The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast

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

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THE ROTUNDA - An overview of opening week of the 2015 legislative session. Issues will include those such as the infamous “bar fight” with state Rep. Frank Artiles.
Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00

Episode 2: Florida’s Political Chess

THE ROTUNDA - Florida’s ‘Guns in School’ bills with Richard Martinez, father of Christopher Michaels-Martinez, a 20-year-old killed in a shooting near the campus of UC. Santa Barbra. Martinez is calling on lawmakers to stop and think of people like himself, who have lost loved ones to gun violence. Gomes also chats with some Florida Department of Corrections employees who say the chances of any real reform is “nearly impossible” when those responsible for corruption, are now in charge of cleaning things up.
Monday, 23 March 2015 00:00

Episode 3: Changing Climate

THE ROTUNDA - As controversy grows over Florida’s ban on the terms “climate change” and “global warming,” lawmakers find humor in state agency heads refusing to say the terms. State Rep. Michelle Rehwinkle Vasilinda explains why now is the right time to share her story of using a gun to prevent rape while in college and why she thinks other students should be able to do the same.
Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

Episode 4: Buckle Up For Uber Wars

THE ROTUNDA - Uber takes center stage on both the Florida Legislature and streets of Tallahassee. State Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Jeff Brandes explain why Uber is here to stay, while members of the Florida Taxi Cab Association and Florida Limousine Association say they are being thrown under the bus as they call for a level playing field.
Monday, 06 April 2015 00:00

Episode 5: Budget Breakdown

THE ROTUNDA - The budget battle in the Legislature gets intense with huge a spending gap between the House and Senate over Obamacare. The showdown over the $2 billion Low Income Pool program causes Joan Alker, executive director at the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University, to lash out against Florida officials via Twitter. 
Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

Episode 6: Revenge

THE ROTUNDA - We hear the story of Florida State University student Carly Hellstrom, a victim of revenge porn and how she managed to get lawmakers to advance measures to make the practice a felony if passed. As Governor Rick Scott backs away from his support for Medicaid expansion, Senate President Andy Gardiner denies claims that his chamber is being vengeful by delaying confirmation of Department of Health Secretary John Armstrong.
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About Us

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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