Monday, 23 January 2017 00:00

Episode 91: Trump Wars

THE ROTUNDA - A fiery start to President Donald Trump’s administration as White House press secretary Sean Spicer attacks the press for accurately reporting on inauguration crowds. Gomes interviews Trump supporters and familiar faces from Florida like veteran lobbyist, Lena Juarez, and former executive director of the Department of Economic Opportunity, Jessie Panuccio. The Women’s March on Washington also attracts many from the Sunshine State to protest against Trump’s presidency. The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit for daily updates.
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Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

Episode 41: New Opportunities

THE ROTUNDA -- An exit interview with Governor Rick Scott’s most trusted advisor, Jessie Panuccio. The state’s jobs czar tells Gomes about his often-bitter battles with legislators, his accomplishments and the true reason for his departure.
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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, 11 September 2015 00:00

Episode 28: Launch Fraud Prevention

THE ROTUNDA -- This episode goes into space (almost) as media consultant Kevin Cate discusses the launch of his new product, Rocket Lobby, which is designed to help people know who their elected officials are, anywhere in the country, while allowing users to rate their lawmakers. Plus, Gov. Rick Scott’s point person for creating jobs is battling a major crisis on his hand; unemployment fraud.
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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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