Monday, 14 November 2016 00:00

Episode 83: Electioneering

THE ROTUNDA - President-elect Donald J. Trump has completed the biggest upset in modern political history. Florida politicos react to Trump’s election victory. Republican strategist and pollster Brian Graham tells Gomes that Trump was just a more exciting candidate than Hillary Clinton. Gomes also talks with retiring Leon County Supervisor of Elections Ion Sancho about voter fraud and travels to the University of Florida to see how students help ProPublica investigate election irregularities for a nationwide project called Electionland. Gomes then interviews The Capitolist publisher, Brian J. Burgess, about the impact of Trump's victory on the future of Florida politics.
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Monday, 31 October 2016 00:00

Episode 82: Emailgate

THE ROTUNDA - As Donald J. Trump continues to improve his standing in state and national polls, his Florida campaign co-chairman Joe Gruters claims that this means Trump will win the sunshine state’s 29 electoral votes. Gruters, who is also a member of Florida State University’s Board of Trustees said he’s proud to stand with Trump despite calls for his resignation. Known for wearing many hats, the vice-chairman of the Florida Republican Party expresses his belief that he’s done a great job keeping his numerous duties separate. Gruters also elaborates on why he feels former state senator and FSU President John Thrasher deserves a 10 percent raise. In addition, the November election marks the end of Florida House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s term in office. In one of his final in-depth interviews, Trimmel Gomes chats with Crisafulli about one of his priorities in overseeing the passage of a comprehensive water policy bill. Rich Budell with the Florida Agribusiness Council, who helped craft the bill, explains its impact on the state. 
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NBC - Democrat Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in the key battleground states of Florida and Pennsylvania, including by double digits in the Keystone State due to her strength in Philadelphia and its suburbs, according to two brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls.  In Florida, Clinton is ahead of Trump by three points among likely voters, 45 percent to 42 percent, which is within the poll's margin of error. Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 5 percent, and the Green Party's Jill Stein gets three percent. Read more on NBC News
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Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Episode 79: October Surprise

THE ROTUNDA - October is filled with plenty of surprises including the most recent batch of Wikileaks docs on Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump’s leaked tapes revealing a possible pattern of sexual abuse. This episode captures highlights from the second presidential debate including Trump's unexpected pre-debate press conference with Bill Clinton’s former accusers. Trimmel Gomes also talks with Florida State University Political Scientist Carol Weissert about the biggest surprise of them all in addition to growing political storm following Gov. Rick Scott’s refusal to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  
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Monday, 03 October 2016 00:00

Episode 78: Pot Shot

THE ROTUNDA - While Donald Trump and his allies scramble to defend his tax records, a second look at the world of politics and beauty pageants thanks to Trump’s feud with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado. The Rotunda gets featured on CBC Radio and Public Radio International as one of the best podcasts around. Meanwhile, despite Florida polls showing growing support for a medical marijuana initiative, Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater and former Florida Supreme Court Justice Kenneth Bell ramp up their fight against Amendment 2 with just weeks left before voters decide on the November ballot. News Service of Florida reporter Dara Kam breaks down the latest in Florida’s fight for medical marijuana including an update on why initiate’s front man, attorney John Morgan, is keeping out of the spotlight.    
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Monday, 19 September 2016 00:00

Episode 76: In Between Jobs

THE ROTUNDA - Thanks to his comedic appearance at the Emmy Awards, we now know ex-presidential candidate and former Florida governor Jeb Bush is moonlighting as an Uber driver. On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, you’ll hear how Bush is handling his “in-between jobs” status along with soon to be former Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Also, Bay News 9 capitol reporter Troy Kinsey discusses the bipartisan blowback from Gov. Rick Scott’s attack on Sen. Bill Nelson over Zika funding. Gomes then talks with Dan Peterson, director of the Center for Property Rights at the James Madison Institute about solving the “Everglades Riddle” with the ongoing debate over government vs. private land ownership for conservation purposes and finding the right balance that works for Florida. Plus, is it the end of an era with Donald Trump’s ‘birther’ announcement?  
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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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