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Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.

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Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.

What the infrastructure bill means for Florida; Public schools adjust mask mandates

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What the infrastructure bill means for Florida; Public schools adjust mask mandates

Nov 12 2021

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University of Florida controversy; Special legislative session

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University of Florida controversy; Special legislative session

Nov 05 2021

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Dr. Joseph Ladapo; utility bill hikes; Disney World turns 50

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Dr. Joseph Ladapo; utility bill hikes; Disney World turns 50

Oct 29 2021

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Annette Taddeo; special legislative session; Gov. DeSantis visits JAXPORT

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Annette Taddeo; special legislative session; Gov. DeSantis visits JAXPORT

Oct 22 2021

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State investigates local governments; breast cancer awareness month; Florida manatees in trouble

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State investigates local governments; breast cancer awareness month; Florida manatees in trouble

Oct 15 2021

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School districts sue the FLA Department of Health; Redistricting

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School districts sue the FLA Department of Health; Redistricting

Oct 08 2021

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Minimum wage rises; Immigration in Florida

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Floridians who earn the minimum wage received a raise this week; this week, the state filed a lawsuit against President Joe Biden’s administration, claiming his immigration policy along the Southern border is illegal.

Oct 01 2021

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Dr. Joseph Ladapo Appointed Surgeon General; Texas-Style Anti-Abortion Bill

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Gov. Ron DeSantis named Dr. Joseph Ladapo Florida’s new surgeon general this week. Ladapo has questioned the effectiveness of masks, downplayed vaccines and, changed quarantine protocols for schools.

Sep 24 2021

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Vaccine Mandates; COVID-19 Data; FSA Testing; Inspiration4

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This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis leveled a new threat against Florida municipalities, saying that any city or county that requires its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine will receive a $5,000 fine per employee.

Sep 17 2021

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Masks In Schools; Abortion Legislation; Proud Boys

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Note: This episode was broadcast just before the appeals ruling was issued on Friday, so the information in the show about the mask case is not up to date.

Sep 10 2021

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School Mask Debate; COVID-19 Data Change; Ghost Candidates

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Thirteen Florida school districts now require students to mask up for school. This comes as Leon County Judge John Cooper has ruled Gov. Ron DeSantis cannot ban mask mandates in public schools.

Sep 03 2021

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Judge: DeSantis Overstepped On Masks; Rivkees Out; COVID-19 Crisis In Hospitals

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Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper today ruled that Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order banning mask mandates for students in Florida public schools is unconstitutional.

Aug 27 2021

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Feds Weighs In On Mask Mandates; State Lawsuit; Nursing Home Vaccines; Regeneron

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Despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order banning mask mandates in public schools, four of the five largest public school districts in Florida implemented mask mandates. The only exception is if a doctor provides a note stating a child has a medical reason for not masking up.

Aug 20 2021

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Districts Defy DeSantis; Ventilators To Fla.; Back To School; Doctors Advocate For Students

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A handful of school districts across the state are enforcing mask mandates despite Gov. Ron DeSantis’ executive order guaranteeing parents have the right to choose when it comes to masks. Today, a judge hears a lawsuit from Florida parents as they go to court to fight DeSantis’ order in an effort to let local school districts require mask wearing in schools.

Aug 13 2021

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Masking Debate Continues About Fla. Schools; Hospitals Exceed Capacity

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This week, four Florida school districts defied, to varying degrees, an executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis that bans mask mandates. Duval, Alachua, Leon and Broward counties' school boards and superintendents announced or reaffirmed plans to require masks for students when classes begin (although Duval's has an opt-out clause for parents, in line with the governor's order).

Aug 06 2021

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COVID Cases Overwhelm Hospitals; Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Plan For Public Schools

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COVID-19 infections are rising in Florida and hospitals are filling up with patients sick with the Delta variant. Public hospitals serve a large portion of the 9,000 people currently hospitalized, with numbers rising daily.

Jul 30 2021

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Covid Surge & Gov. Ron DeSantis' Response; Red Tide

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COVID cases have surged in Florida in the past few weeks amid a plateau of vaccination rates and the spread of the Delta variant.

Jul 23 2021

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COVID Surge; Crisis In The Caribbean

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Florida has nearly doubled since last week.

Jul 16 2021

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Rep. Val Demings; Eviction Bans; Covid Numbers On The Rise

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Democratic Congresswoman Val Demings is hoping to take on Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the 2022 election.

Jul 09 2021

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Biden Visits Surfside; Florida Real Estate; DeSantis’ Big Tech Law

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President Joe Biden arrived this week in Surfside, where he met with the first responders and families affected by the Champlain Towers collapse and pledged that the federal government will pick up 100% of the costs of the response to the collapse.

Jul 02 2021

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Well done

By mhbucklin - Feb 10 2019
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Glad to be able to get Florida NPR on a podcast.