Monday, 15 October 2018 12:20

Episode 156: Political Climate

THE ROTUNDA – Governor Rick Scott discusses ongoing response and recovery efforts with Hurricane Michael, how it compares to Hurricane Hermine and he’s asked about the impact of climate change on Florida’s environment. David Hastings, a marine and chemistry professor at Eckerd College, talks with Gomes about Florida’s ongoing red tide bloom. How will voters respond to negative campaign ads aired during and after the storm? Aubrey Jewett, a political science professor at the University of Central Florida addresses the potential impact on campaigns. Gomes also talks to a group of Republicans calling for the country to have a united front in holding the Trump administration accountable. Chris Truax with Republicans for the Rule of Law is a guest this week. 
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THE ROTUNDA - A recap of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s speech during the funeral for his mother, former first lady Barbra Bush. Plus Gomes reviews Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission and a controversial decision to combine 24 separate ideas into a dozen items voters might see in November. CRC Commissioner Tim Cerio talks with Gomes about the need for bundling the amendments and his proposal, Marsy’s Law, headed for the ballot. Also, as a student-led lawsuit filed against Gov. Rick Scott over climate change moves forward, the trend of young people challenging their government appears to be growing. However, the youth activism so far isn't being reflected by some voter registration numbers. Gomes interviews Oscar Psychas, a student suing the state.
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Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Episode 122: Taking The Knee

THE ROUNDA - NFL players take a knee after Trump’s call for a boycott. Also, is Florida a “State of Denial?” Despite Florida’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and extreme weather events, state employees are discouraged from using the term “climate change.”  Gomes chats with Ken Berlin, president of the Climate Reality Project founded by Al Gore. Plus, Joan Alker who heads the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families warns Florida’s progress on insuring children is in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t act soon to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP.
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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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Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

Episode 3: Changing Climate

THE ROTUNDA - As controversy grows over Florida’s ban on the terms “climate change” and “global warming,” lawmakers find humor in state agency heads refusing to say the terms. State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda explains why now is the right time to share her story of using a gun to prevent rape while in college and why she thinks other students should be able to do the same.
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