Monday, 13 June 2016 00:00

Episode 64: Act of Terror

THE ROTUNDA - Condolences and solidarity are pouring in from around the globe after a gunman opened fire on a gay nightclub in Orlando killing at least 50 in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, a recap of the events which first caught the attention of international media. Gomes talks with news director Jill Roberts for WQCS, the NPR station for the Treasure Coast who found herself camped outside the Fort Pierce apartment of Omar Mateen, the suspected shooter who was killed by police following his attack. Mateen and his family lived along the Treasure Coast. Gomes also talks with Bob Poe, former state Democratic Party Chair and candidate for Central Florida’s 10th Congressional District, about his decision to reveal he is HIV-positive. Poe, 61, said he was diagnosed with HIV 18 years ago but tells Gomes how he struggled to come to terms with his own fear and stigma with regard to the virus that causes AIDS.
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Monday, 02 May 2016 00:00

Episode 58: Politics Of The 'N' Word

THE ROTUNDA - From insinuating Jeb Bush is on suicide watch to calling President Obama the “N” word, comedian Larry Wilmore delivered a cringeworthy set of jokes at this year’s ‘Nerd Prom.’ Now critics are calling the act shameful and degrading. Did Wilmore go too far or was the audience just too sensitive to Wilmore’s warped sense of humor? Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda includes analysis on the White House Correspondents Dinner as News Service of Florida reporter Jim Turner recaps Gov. Rick Scott’s own cringeworthy standoff with Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater over the search for Florida’s new Insurance Commissioner. Plus, Justin Sayfie, the publisher of the popular online political news site, Sayfie Review, chats with Gomes about the hottest political races to watch in the Sunshine State. The Fort Lauderdale based lawyer-lobbyist who was also a former senior policy adviser to Gov. Bush reveals to Gomes how his friend, Jeb, is dealing with life after getting off the road to the White House. 
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Monday, 21 March 2016 00:00

Episode 52: Fresh Start & Cuba

THE ROTUNDA - President Barack Obama makes a  historic trip to Cuba. Gomes also checks in on Marco Rubio’s return to the halls of Congress after his disappointing second-place finish in Florida’s primary election. With Gov. Rick Scott’s signing of the state’s record $82 billion budget, Florida Policy Institute Executive Director Joe Pennisi tells Gomes the spending plan still lacks adequate investments in health care, public education, prisons and other state services. Gomes also chats with Florida NOW lobbyist Barbra DeVane about her strategy to get Gov. Scott to veto a bill (HB 1411) that could restrict access to reproductive health care. 
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Monday, 15 February 2016 00:00

Episode 47: Delay, Delay, Delay

THE ROTUNDA - This episode debuts a Monday release and explores the impact of Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on the presidential campaign. Gomes also talks with Politico’s Matt Dixon about the Florida Legislature’s budget divide along with other hot-button issues at session’s midpoint. What does it mean to be a Conservatarian? Gomes chats with National Review staff writer Charles C.W. Cooke about his book, The Conservatarian Manifesto. Also, with tax season in full swing, the president of the Florida Institute of CPAs Deborah Curry offers up important tips for filing taxes in 2016.    
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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, 25 September 2015 00:00

Episode 30: Get Read. Set. Go!

THE ROTUNDA - This episode features leaked audio of Rep. Janet Adkins discussing how to defeat U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown by filling district with prisoners. Florida's presidential candidates say they are open to the message of Pope Francis except when it comes to his politics. The Rotunda goes in-depth with Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner following a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice detailing the voting technology crisis across the country.
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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.

 

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