The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast

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

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Monday, 09 October 2017 00:00

Trump zeroes in on 2020 battlegrounds

President Donald Trump’s campaign operatives and other allies have begun surveying the political landscape for his 2020 reelection bid, viewing a handful of upcoming midterm races as especially insightful to his strategic path three years from now.
Monday, 09 October 2017 00:00

Episode 124: Abbreviated

THE ROTUNDA - Florida lawmakers are back in Tallahassee for committee week to jumpstart the legislative session which begins in January. Trimmel Gomes also talks with Patti Brigham, co-chair, Florida Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence about State Sen. Linda Stewart and state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, both D-Orlando, about their bill to ban the sale of assault-style weapons and large-capacity magazines in Florida.
Monday, 02 October 2017 00:00

Episode 123: Captured

THE ROTUNDA - Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum speaks out on the city’s mysterious FBI investigation that he says is making a direct impact on his campaign for governor. Plus, Gomes travels back in time with Democratic Senator-elect Annette Taddeo to her early pledge to never give up after losing three previous elections. Democratic Consultant Steve Schale weighs in on the latest political storms and victories. Plus Gomes looks into a new report that claims Florida’s Public Service Commission has been “Captured” by the utility industry. Ben Wilcox, research director of Integrity Florida and a co-author of the report discusses the reports’ findings. 
Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

Episode 122: Taking The Knee

THE ROUNDA - NFL players take a knee after Trump’s call for a boycott. Also, is Florida a “State of Denial?” Despite Florida’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and extreme weather events, state employees are discouraged from using the term “climate change.”  Gomes chats with Ken Berlin, president of the Climate Reality Project founded by Al Gore. Plus, Joan Alker who heads the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families warns Florida’s progress on insuring children is in jeopardy if Congress doesn’t act soon to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP.
Monday, 18 September 2017 00:00

Episode 121: Storm Surge

THE ROTUNDA - Politics of Hurricane Irma: Will Governor Rick Scott’s response to the storm provide enough of a political boost for him to run for and win Sen. Bill Nelson’s seat? As President Donald Trump revs up his campaign for Scott, supporters like Republican strategist Anthony Pedicini gives the governor a grade of A+ for handling Irma. However Democratic consultant Kevin Cate says Scott should also be ready to take credit for the bad especially when it comes to handling the tragic nursing-home deaths in Hollywood. Gomes also interviews Brian Lee who served as the state’s long-term care ombudsman before being forced out of a job.
Monday, 28 August 2017 00:00

Episode 120: Multiracial Floridians

THE ROTUNDA - Could Multiracial Americans Ease Racial Tensions? Amid racial and cultural divide nationwide, advocates for the multiracial community are on a mission to remind the country that more things bind than separate the people in the United States. Gomes discusses the cultural and racial divide with Susan Graham, co-founder, and president of Project RACE. Gomes also interviews Andy Behrman, the president and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers about the services Floridians will be at risk of losing if the state’s Low Income Pool (LIP) funding model changes.
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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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