Monday, 24 April 2017 00:00

Episode 103: Racial Politics

THE ROTUNDA - A recap of Miami GOP Sen. Frank Artiles use of racial slurs and other controversies leading to his resignation. Florida Times-Union reporter Tia Mitchell was first to probe and shine a spotlight on the private conversation held at the members-only Governors Club. Gomes and Mitchell chronicle the bipartisan outrage following Artiles’ use of the N-word and other derogatory terms. Plus, Philip Singleton, also known as the Hip Hop Lobbyist explains why the harshest racial slur in American English is a mainstay in pop culture.
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Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

Episode 97: Veto-Proof

THE ROTUNDA - POLITICO’s Matt Dixon discusses how Democrats could make some gains due to the widening rift between Gov. Rick Scott and House Speaker Richard Corcoran. Sen. Frank Artiles faces scrutiny for accelerating bills favorable to Florida Power & Light. “This is corporate welfare for FPL,” said Nathan Skop, a former FPL manager and commissioner on the Florida Public Service Commission. Gomes also talks with Congressman Al Lawson about his work in Washington and with Volunteer Florida’s CEO Chester Spellman about the second annual #SuitsForSession. At a time when there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding health care, Gomes shares stories from seniors rallying support for Medicare Advantage Plans.
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