Monday, 02 October 2017 00:00

Episode 123: Captured

THE ROTUNDA - Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks out on the city’s mysterious FBI investigation that he says is making a direct impact on his campaign for governor. Plus, Gomes travels back in time with Democratic Senator-elect Annette Taddeo to her early pledge to never give up after losing three previous elections. Democratic Consultant Steve Schale weighs in on the latest political storms and victories. Plus Gomes looks into a new report that claims Florida’s Public Service Commission has been “Captured” by the utility industry. Ben Wilcox, research director of Integrity Florida and a co-author of the report discusses the reports’ findings. 
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Friday, 05 February 2016 00:00

Episode 46: Please Clap

THE ROTUNDA -- This episode looks at Governor Rick Scott's big push to rally support for his $1 billion in tax cuts plan, including staging a game of cornhole in the Capitol rotunda. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum talks with Gomes about his decision to skip a run for Congress and why he’s speaking out against the Legislature’s Open & Campus-Carry gun bills. The family of former FSU football player Devaughn Darling makes an impassioned plea to lawmakers to process a claims bill for his untimely death. And Gomes checks in on Florida’s presidential candidates after Iowa. Plus, Will Galloway with the Capital Steps returns.           
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Saturday, 05 December 2015 00:00

Episode 39: Abort

THE ROTUNDA - In the wake of the deadly shootings at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs, John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Council tells Gomes why he’s postponing his capitol rally to defund the organization. Meanwhile Planned Parenthood’s Missy Wesolowski explains why they are not backing down from their efforts to provide reproductive health care. 
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Friday, 04 December 2015 00:00

Gillum inching closer to congressional run

TALLAHASSEE — Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a rising figure in Democratic politics, is actively taking calls about mounting a primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, whose seat was drastically altered as part of a long-running redistricting legal challenge. “People are reaching out to Mayor Gillum because Washington desperately needs the type of energy and focus he brings every day as mayor,” said Kevin Cate, a longtime Gillum adviser. “He’s listening and will make his decision on how he can best continue creating new jobs and opportunities, while also being a great husband and father.” With Florida Democrats viewed as having a short candidate bench, Gillum, 36, has long been considered destined for higher office.  That buzz intensified when the Florida Supreme Court ended a long running congressional redistricting lawsuit by selecting a map that draws Brown’s Jacksonville-based 5th Congressional District in a configuration stretching west to the Tallahassee region. Read more in POLITICO
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Friday, 20 November 2015 00:00

Episode 38: Seeking Refuge

THE ROTUNDA -A conversation with Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum about his decision to proclaim Florida’s capital city a safe haven for Syrian refugees. Gillum tells Gomes Gov. Rick Scott’s attempt to block those escaping violence and persecution from immigrating to Florida is all about divisive politics fueling mistrust of a rigorous vetting process.
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Friday, 24 July 2015 00:00

Episode 21: Mount Tallahassee

THE ROTUNDA -  We examine how former Florida governor and presidential contender Jeb Bush plans to tackle “Mount Washington” the same way he claims to have tackled “Mount Tallahassee.”
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