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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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4/19/19: The Debate Over Immigration And Sanctuary Cities

4/19/2019
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On Friday’s Florida Roundup , we devoted the full hour to the debate over immigration and sanctuary cities in the Sunshine State.

Duration:00:50:03

4/12/19: The Debate Over Offshore And Everglades Oil Drilling

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On Friday’s Florida Roundup , we took a closer look at the debate over drilling for oil in Florida’s waters with Zack Colman , Climate & Energy Reporter, Politico and David R. Mica , Executive Director, The Florida Petroleum Council. We also discussed Governor Ron DeSantis’ moves on the environment with Zack Coleman and Jackie Flynn Mogensen , Assistant Editor, Mother Jones . Photo used under Creative Commons license.

Duration:00:50:29

4/5/19: Prescription Drug Costs

4/5/2019
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On this week's Florida Roundup, we took a closer look at the rising costs of prescription drugs in the Sunshine State - and what state leaders are trying to do about it.

Duration:00:49:31

3/29/19: Students & Trauma; E-Verify & Sanctuary Cities

3/29/2019
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On Friday's Florida Roundup we took a closer look at how Florida can better help students with mental health issues – especially those exposed to traumas like school shootings.

Duration:00:49:55

03/22/19: Voter Registration Drive; Local Taxation Bill

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Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum , who narrowly lost his bid in the gubernatorial race last year, has launched a push to register 1 million Florida residents to vote before the 2020 presidential election.

Duration:00:50:15

3/15/19: College Admissions Scandal; Medical Marijuana

3/15/2019
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Federal prosecutors say a Florida man helped rich and famous parents get their kids into colleges with bribes and fake test scores. We took a closer look at the college admissions scandal with John Delaney , Former Jacksonville Mayor and President Emeritus of the University of North Florida; and Colleen Wright , Education Reporter for the Miami Herald .

Duration:00:50:21

3/8/19: Battle Over Single-Use Plastics; First Spring Break After Hurricane Michael

3/8/2019
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On today’s program, we looked at the environmental battle over single-use plastics in the Sunshine State with Holly Parker Curry, Florida regional manager with the Surfrider Foundation , and Samantha Padgett, general counsel with the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association . We also got an update on Hurricane Michael recovery efforts as the Panhandle prepares for spring break from Jessica Foster with WJHG-TV in Panama City.

Duration:00:49:17

3/1/19: Human Trafficking; Legislative Preview

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This week, we took a closer look at human trafficking in Florida. We discussed the issue, and efforts to combat it with: Julie Brown of The Miami Herald Mary Helen Moore , of USA Today’s Florida Network and TC Palm Vicky Basra , Senior Vice President, the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. We also examined arming teachers and charter school money, which are just two of the big education issues lawmakers will deal with in the upcoming Legislative session. We previewed the session, which...

Duration:00:51:00

2/22/19: Fla.'s Space Industry; Sanctuary Cities; Military Spending In Fla.

2/22/2019
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From Sanctuary Cities to a bid to bring the headquarters of President Donald Trump 's Space Force to Florida, here's a summary of what you'll hear in this week's Roundup.

Duration:00:49:21

2/15/19: Examining The One Year Impact Of The Parkland Mass Shooting

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This week, we devoted the full program to the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The incident, which took place on February 14, 2018, helped spark a national youth protest movement to stop gun violence in America. In the last year, March for Our Lives has attracted more than 1 million protesters to rallies across the country. The movement has also turned its focus to voter registration and turnout, resulting in more young...

Duration:00:48:57

2/8/19: Prison Reform; Airbnb

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Almost 100,000 people are serving time behind bars in Florida state prisons, where there’s a shortage of guards and healthcare costs are expensive. We took a closer look at the state’s attempts to address its overcrowded and underfunded prisons with Health News Florida’s Julio Ochoa and John Kenned y , capitol reporter for GateHouse Media. Airbnb We also took a closer look at the revenue and issues surrounding the Airbnb industry in the Sunshine State with John Kennedy and Taylor Dolven , a...

Duration:00:50:17

2/1/19: Hurricane Michael Recovery; Common Core

2/1/2019
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On The Florida Roundup this week, we began with a look at the predicament of the state’s so-called “Forgotten Coast.”

Duration:00:50:19

1/25/19: Medical Marijuana

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This week on The Florida Roundup , we took a closer look at the future of medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.

Duration:00:50:20

1/18/19: Abortion Rights; Government Shutdown

1/18/2019
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Florida may be the next battleground state over abortion rights. With six weeks until the start of the Legislative session, a new proposal has been filed that would ban abortions if a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat. It would require a doctor to tell a woman wanting an abortion if the fetus has a heartbeat and show it to her or have her listen to it. The woman could decide not to, but would have to do so in writing. If a doctor performed the abortion, it would be a third-degree felony. The...

Duration:00:50:11

1/11/19: Gov. DeSantis’ First Days in Office; Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Deaths

1/11/2019
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This week on The Florida Roundup , we discussed Governor Ron DeSantis’ first few days in office – and what lies ahead – with Jim Saunders , Executive Editor for News Service of Florida and Ana Ceballos , who covers state government and politics for the USA TODAY NETWORK. We also took a closer look at a USA TODAY NETWORK - FLORIDA investigation into nursing home neglect and abuse deaths with Melanie Payne , one of the reporters covering the story, and William Scott , an attorney specializing...

Duration:00:50:15

1/4/19: A Look Ahead At 2019 Politics; New Report On Florida's Sexual Offenders

1/4/2019
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This week on The Florida Roundup , we discussed some of the state's biggest political stories to watch in the year ahead with A.G. Gancarski , a writer for Florida Politics and Adam Smith , the political editor for the Tampa Bay Times . We also looked at a new state report that says the number of sexual offenders and predators living in Florida has risen by more than 50 percent in the last 13 years. WMFE Orlando reporter Danielle Prieur joined us with a look at the numbers. Photo used under...

Duration:00:49:44

12/28/18: Florida Roundup Year In Review

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This week on the Florida Roundup , we looked back at some of the biggest statewide stories of 2018, such as the deadly school shooting in Parkland, which led to a landmark gun and school safety law; the election, which resulted in several mandated recounts; the blue-green algae and red tide that appeared in bodies of water around the state; and Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Panhandle. We were joined by Caitie Switalski , WLRN Broward County Reporter; Lynn Hatter , news director...

Duration:00:49:10

12/21/18: The Future of Public Education in Florida

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Education is an enormous piece of the state budget. Hundreds of thousands of people work in the industry, and millions of Florida families send their kids to public schools each day.

Duration:00:50:23

12/14/2018: Felon Voting Rights Next Steps

12/14/2018
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Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment restoring the voting rights of most felons, but with just weeks before it goes into effect, there’s no clarity on how it will be implemented.

Duration:00:50:18

12/07/18: Seismic Testing; Healthcare Coverage In Fla.

12/7/2018
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Soon you may hear the sound of seismic tests up and down Florida’s Atlantic Coast.

Duration:00:50:20