THE ROTUNDA - This episode tells the story of U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown’s battle with the courts and the media over her congressional district and a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into her financial dealings. Florida Times Union Bureau Chief Tia Mitchell who received the brunt of Browns fiery remarks during a tense press conference, shares her reaction with Gomes. Also, the consumer health advocacy organization, Florida CHAIN is calling on Gov. Rick Scott to extend the same compassion he’s giving to former Florida Surgeon General John Armstrong by helping him to keep his health coverage, to the nearly 600,000 Floridians who are left without access to care. Gomes talks with Florida CHAIN board member LuMarie Polivka-West who says Scott and the Legislature should work to close the coverage gap through the Affordable Care Act.  
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Friday, 02 October 2015 00:00

Episode 31: No Help

THE ROTUNDA - This episode covers Florida’s congressional redistricting mess with University of Florida political science professor Michael McDonald. Meanwhile Congresswoman Corrine Brown speaks out on the GOP plot to get her out of office.
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TALLAHASSEE—Rep. Corrine Brown reiterated her belief today that a proposed redrawing of her North Florida congressional district includes too many prisoners, which will make it difficult for a black Democratic candidate to win.
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TALLAHASSEE — House staffers defended their work drawing new congressional maps, and plaintiffs made a failed plea to shield their own deliberations, during a marathon first day in what is expected to be the final stretch of a three-year legal battle over the state's redistricting.
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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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Tallahassee- The Florida House at 11:10 a.m. Friday dug its heels in, reiterating its push for its own base map and further widening the rift between the House and Senate. They also refused by a 99-3 vote to extend the special session to 6 p.m. Tuesday, which the Senate passed minutes earlier. The session will end at noon Friday. “I can tell you with all honesty, I did not expect to be standing here today,” said Rep. Jose Oliva, R-Hialeah, the House redistricting committee chairman.
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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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