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The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast, all about the people and issues shaping Florida politics.

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OPINION: Florida is known to be one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Given that fact, most Floridians know tourism is the main driver of the economy in the Sunshine State. What most aren’t aware of is that agriculture is a primary reason why Florida has a top 5 GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the United States. From citrus and vegetables to sugarcane and forestry, the agriculture industry employs over 2 million people and contributes $127 billion statewide annually. All this success was negatively impacted, however, when the Obama administration and the EPA broadened the clean water regulations and banned the industry’s most widely used pesticide.
Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Trimmel Gomes On Gun Legislation

Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

FL Legislature: What Passed, What Failed

TALLAHASSEE — When the Legislature convened in January, the Capitol was abuzz with sex scandals, and tax cuts, education reforms and “sanctuary cities” topped the agenda.
Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

Episode 141: Sine Die

THE ROTUNDA - We follow the Legislature’s journey to approving an $89 billion budget all while in the shadow of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.
Monday, 05 March 2018 00:00

Episode 140: Last Minute Negotiations

THE ROTUNDA - We track how the Legislature’s response to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is dominating the final week of the 2018 legislative session. Gomes follows the latest negotiations during the gun debate plus he talks with Rep. Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville, about her bill that requires public schools to display the motto “In Gond We Trust.” Gomes also chats with Rep. Emily Slosberg, D-Delray Beach about her attempt to fully ban texting while driving.  Gomes also features an interview with Fane Lozman, a corruption-fighting activist, who has seen two of his many cases get argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Lozman talks with Gomes about the importance of free speech.
Monday, 26 February 2018 00:00

Episode 139: The Gun Debate

THE ROTUNDA - A look at the early successes from the #NeverAgain movement as Gov. Scott and Republican legislators defy the National Rifle Association with gun restriction proposals that would ban the sale of firearms to anyone under 21. Gomes interviews David Hogg, Ashley Santoro, and Sammy Feuerman, all students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School visiting Tallahassee to share their stories of survival while demanding change to Florida’s gun laws. Gomes also talks with Florida Education Association president Joanne McCall, Republican strategist Rick Wilson and more.  
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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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