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Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.

Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.

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Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.

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@wjctjax

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Episodes

Reopening Long-Term Care Facilities; Sheriff Mike Chitwood; Voting In Florida

8/7/2020
As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the formation of a Task Force on the Safe and Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities in Florida.

Duration:00:49:20

Hurricane Isaias; Unemployment; Eviction Moratorium Extended

7/31/2020
On Friday's program, we got an update on Hurricane Isaias from Ray Hawthorne , who is a meteorologist with the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN) .

Duration:00:49:22

Jacksonville RNC Canceled; Gov. DeSantis And The Pandemic; Reopening Schools

7/24/2020
On Friday’s program, we discussed President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Jacksonville component of the Republican National Convention.

Duration:00:49:25

Reopening Florida's Schools; COVID-19 And The State's Safety Net Hospitals

7/17/2020
On Friday’s program, we took a closer look at how schools across Florida are planning to reopen during the pandemic.

Duration:00:49:14

COVID-19 Update; Plan To Reopen Florida's Schools

7/10/2020
This week, we took a closer look at the rising number of COVID-19 cases, how patients are being cared for, and what’s being done to try and help slow the spread of the virus in Florida.

Duration:00:49:24

Voting In The Sunshine State

7/3/2020
On this week’s program, we took a closer look at voting in Florida and how the election might play out here this fall.

Duration:00:46:35

Florida's Rising Number Of COVID-19 Cases And Attempts To Slow Its Spread

6/26/2020
Due to a spike in new coronavirus infections and hospitalizations this week, many cities and counties in Florida are now requiring face coverings in public.

Duration:00:49:23

Florida's Surging COVID-19 Cases; Celebrating Juneteenth

6/19/2020
Coronavirus cases are surging in Florida, with more than 89,000 cases and 3,104 reported at the time of this story's publication.

Duration:00:49:22

GOP Aims To Help Win Over FL Voters With Jacksonville RNC; Recommendations To Reopen FL Schools

6/12/2020
President Trump will now accept the Republican presidential nomination in Jacksonville in August.

Duration:00:49:25

Florida Protests; COVID-19 And Nursing Homes

6/5/2020
People took to the streets across Florida this week - from Pensacola to Key West - marching against police violence and for racial justice.

Duration:00:49:10

Invitation For RNC To Move To FL; Reopening State Universities; Restoring Voting Rights

5/29/2020
President Donald Trump is threatening to move the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte this summer unless North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper can assure "full attendance" will be allowed. Cooper has said North Carolina is guided by public health and nothing else. That prompted Florida Republicans to make a bid for it. We spoke to State Senator Joe Gruters , who is Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, and POLITICO Political Reporter Marc Caputo about whether the GOP...

Duration:00:49:25

Unemployment Issues; Questions About Florida's COVID-19 Data

5/22/2020
The U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday that Florida’s unemployment rate in April was 12.9 %, higher than during the Great Recession.

Duration:00:49:51

Florida's Gradual Reopening; Unemployment Issues

5/15/2020
Some areas of Florida, such as Miami, are just beginning to reopen parts of their economy, while others, like Jacksonville, are planning to expand their reopening. Ron DeSantis announced Friday in Jacksonville that restaurants, stores, and museums can ramp up to operating at 50 percent capacity. Gyms can reopen Monday.

Duration:00:49:09

Florida's Reopening; The Continuing Battle Over Voting Rights

5/8/2020
Florida has entered the Phase 1 stage of reopening with restaurants operating at 25 percent capacity. Parks and beaches have also reopened, across much of the state.

Duration:00:49:23

Reopening the Sunshine State; Florida's Flawed Unemployment System

5/1/2020
This week Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his Phase One reopening plan, which will take effect across most of the state (with tighter restrictions remaining in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, where over half the confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths are located) on Monday, May 4.

Duration:00:49:41

Reopening Florida; Coronavirus And Long-term Care Facilities

4/24/2020
Some parts of the state are gradually reopening, even as the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths continue rising.

Duration:00:49:38

Lt. Gov. Nuñez, Agriculture Commissioner Fried Address Gov. DeSantis' Handling Of COVID-19

4/17/2020
On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis met with his newly-formed task force to discuss how to reopen the state. This meeting comes as he faces growing criticism over his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:48:57

Hydroxychloroquine; Coronavirus Peak In Florida; Demographics Of The Virus

4/10/2020
Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malarial drug, has been touted by some politicians, including President Donald Trump and Governor Ron DeSantis to treat coronavirus, but it does not have the approval of the Centers for Disease Control for this use.

Duration:00:49:28

Statewide Safer At Home Order; Coronavirus Around The State; Filing For Unemployment

4/3/2020
After mounting pressure, Governor Ron DeSantis issued a safer at home order for the entire state of Florida this week, to try and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Duration:00:49:18

Calls For Desantis To Issue Stay-At-Home Order; COVID-19 Impact On Restaurants

3/27/2020
Governor Ron DeSantis has resisted pressure to shut down the state. Critics say he’s being too timid in the face of the coronavirus crisis.

Duration:00:49:11