The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast

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

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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.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The battle to raise Florida's and the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour continues. Orlando attorney, entrepreneur, and megadonor John Morgan is backing the group Florida for a Fair Wage, which is trying to put a $15 minimum-wage proposal on the ballot for the 2020 election.
OPINION: Governor Ron DeSantis continues to focus on Florida’s environment and its challenges with the recent appointment of a renowned biologist as the state’s first chief science officer.  In announcing the newly-created position which will initially focus on water problems, the governor noted, “My environmental policy is just to do things that benefit Floridians. … We’re going to do what works.” As we work towards safeguarding our environment and applauding ongoing efforts to make our planet a cleaner, we should keep in mind one group who has been a leading force behind creating real-life environmental solutions: America’s manufacturers. 
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - As of today, Florida property owners can grow fresh produce in their yards without fear of local government restrictions. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 82 last week, which prohibits local governments from banning vegetable gardens on any part of a residential property.
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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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