The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast

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

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OPINION: Growing things takes the right environment. That’s true not just in nature, but in business as well. That’s why it is critical that Florida steers clear of misguided climate change lawsuits that help trial attorneys, but hurt the state’s business climate. As a small business owner in Southwest Florida, I pay close attention to what is happening in other cities and regions. I’ve been alarmed, for example, at what has happened in places like New York, California, Colorado, Rhode Island, Maryland, and Washington, where local and state leaders  have joined with for-profit trial attorneys to sue energy manufacturers over climate change. Claiming that manufacturers should be held responsible for sea level rise and wildfires, a handful of people hope to gain sizable paydays by claiming that these manufacturers—who provide the products we all rely on daily—represent “public nuisances.”
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Voting- and civil-rights groups held a rally outside a Tallahassee federal court Monday, calling for a temporary injunction to allow former felons to continue to register to vote. In 2018, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment allowing some 1.4 million felons to regain their voting privileges. But the state's Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis requiring all fines, restitution and other financial obligations to be settled in order for felons to complete their sentences.
Monday, 30 September 2019 12:00

Episode 166: Keeping Busy

THE ROTUNDA – The latest episode of "The Rotunda," features former congresswoman Gwen Graham, the daughter of former Florida governor and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham.  Last year Graham sought the Democratic nomination for governor but lost to Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum. Graham tells Gomes that she was ready to join the Gillum campaign to help him win, but says they never engaged.
Friday, 20 September 2019 10:58

Conservationists Seek Help to #BringBirdsBack

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new study from the journal Science shows a steady decline of nearly three billion wild birds in North America since 1970. Nearly a half century ago, about 10.1 billion birds used to soar the skies across the United States and Canada. That has dropped by 29%.Scientists say while the cause varies, from development, agricultural conversion to even sea-level rise, they all stem from human activity.
Friday, 13 September 2019 20:10

Is Florida Protected from Offshore Drilling?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Despite a White House threat to veto legislation that would permanently ban drilling off Florida's Gulf Coast, Gov. Ron DeSantis says he's confident President Donald Trump will still protect the Sunshine State. DeSantis and the president are close allies – however, while Trump is keen on increasing U.S. fossil fuel production with offshore drilling, DeSantis says he's been urging Trump to make sure Florida isn't included.
MIAMI - Ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's says everyone deserves the sweet taste of justice, and wants its new flavor to call attention to what the company founders see as "structural racism" in the criminal legal system.The Vermont-based company announced the "Justice ReMix'd" flavor on Tuesday, along with plans to give a portion of the sale proceeds to support the Advancement Project national office. It's a multi-racial civil rights group that works with local grassroots organizers on racial-justice issues.
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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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