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The Florida Roundup

Hear what Florida is talking about each week with newsmakers and journalists discussing issues defining the Sunshine State, hosted by Tom Hudson.

This show is co-produced by WLRN in Miami and WUSF in Tampa.

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  • This week on The Florida Roundup, we discussed the debate between Gov. Ron DeSantis and California Gov. Gavin Newsom with fact-checking from PolitiFact Florida’s Samantha Putterman and then simulcast with LAist daily news show AirTalk to hear what both Floridians and Southern Californians thought about the showdown. And later, we hear some of the major education stories from across the state. Plus, a Florida distillery will bottle a new signature rum from The Rolling Stones.
  • On the Florida Roundup, we look at the impact of President Biden's humanitarian parole for migrants, one year later. Throughout the hour, we explore the WLRN News’ series “Waiting for America” with some of the reporters who contributed to it.
  • This week on The Florida Roundup, Seminole Hard Rock Casino has relaunched its sports betting app after a court fight over bringing sports betting to the state. We talk about the stakes with sports betting attorney Daniel Wallach, the head of No Casinos John Sowinski and Jessica Cattelino, author of “High Stakes: Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty.” Plus, we look at how the Medicaid unwinding process is going with WMFE’s Joe Mario Pedersen and WUSF & Health News Florida’s Stephanie Colombini, and later KFF’s Jennifer Tolbert. And later, we catch up on some of the wildlife stories from across the state.
  • This week on The Florida Roundup, we heard from some Florida voters about what’s on their minds ahead of the 2024 presidential election. Plus, we talked with a U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, a Republican member of Florida’s congressional delegation, and Adam Kinzinger, a former Republican U.S. lawmaker. And we spoke to veteran Capitol reporter Mary Ellen Klas about Florida’s influence on national politics. Then later, a recap of this week’s special legislative session from our partner stations.
  • The property insurance market has been in crisis for several years in Florida. Some insurance companies like Farmers and Progressive are not writing any new home insurance policies. Others, like United Property and Casualty, have gone bankrupt.
  • This week on The Florida Roundup, we talk about the legal limbo around abortion access as the Florida Supreme Court considers a challenge to the state’s 15-week ban. Plus, Politico’s Gary Fineout joins us for a preview of November’s special legislative session. And later, a collection of stories about coastal communities' efforts to mitigate flooding.
  • This week on The Florida Roundup, we talk about the U.S. Humanitarian Parole Program with Luis Miranda, principal deputy assistant secretary for communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Plus, we look at Florida’s chartered flights from Israel with the Miami Herald’s Ana Ceballos. And later, an update on how school districts are navigating book reviews.
  • This week on The Florida Roundup, we discuss Florida settling a COVID infection information lawsuit that it fought for two years, new laws that may change how you cast your ballot in the 2024 election, and the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Michael's impact on parts of the panhandle.
  • Florida schools have removed more books from public school libraries than any other state. Plus, a Florida Republican leads the charge to bring down the Republican U.S. Speaker of the House. And: wandering bears, a livestream of eagles and hazy skies from wildfires ... we present some wildlife stories throughout the state.
  • This week on The Florida Roundup, we take a look back at Hurricane Ian one year later with reporting from Florida Public Radio member stations. Plus, we look at the state’s minimum wage increase with FIU’s Dr. Maria Ilcheva and then WUSF’s Gabriella Paul. And later, fact-checking Florida claims in the latest GOP debate with PolitiFact’s Samantha Putterman.