Fluent in Floridian is a podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, business and more.
Episodes of the podcast will be released every week and feature interviews with Florida’s top political leaders, job creators, innovators and influencers from around the state. In addition to learning more about Florida’s top issues, the conversational interviews will allow listeners of the podcast to learn more about who and what inspires Florida’s newsmakers and where they see Florida headed.
80. Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Jeanette Nuñez is not only the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Florida, she’s also the state’s first female Cuban-American to hold the title, a mother of three, and a daughter of immigrants. She describes the start of her career in politics as somewhat of a fluke, but nonetheless has had quite a successful run, having previously […]
79. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida President & CEO Dave Krepcho
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida President and CEO Dave Krepcho wasn’t always in the food banking business. The native Canadian was formerly in advertising before moving to South Florida. Krepcho got involved as a volunteer at a local food bank in Miami and found his calling. His previous work for Feed America led […]
76. The Children’s Movement of Florida Chairman David Lawrence Jr.
The Children’s Movement of Florida Chairman David Lawrence Jr. is a lifelong advocate of children’s education and has proven to be an outstanding ally to kids across Florida. In his conversation with SalterMitchell PR President Heidi Otway, Lawrence discusses racism and discrimination in education and how we can confront them. He also discusses the importance […]
78. Council for Educational Change President & Executive Director Dr. Elaine Liftin
New Yorker turned Floridian, Council for Educational Change Executive Director Dr. Elaine Liftin got her start as a singer on Broadway. While attending Hunter College, she became intrigued by the challenge of education and, upon graduating, began her teaching career in South Florida. Dr. Liftin has dedicated her career to education advocacy and believes “if […]
77. League of Women Voters of Florida President Patti Brigham
An Orlando resident since she was eight years old, League of Women Voters Florida President Patti Brigham began her career as a public servant working in suicide prevention and crisis intervention. After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Patti went on to become a radio DJ, journalist, thespian, and eventually, a member of the […]
75. Florida Nonprofit Alliance Executive Director Sabeen Perwaiz
Florida Nonprofit Alliance Executive Director Sabeen Perwaiz has dedicated her life to helping others. In addition to her work in the nonprofit sector, she is also the founder and executive producer of TEDxJacksonville, where she’s amplifying the voices of other Floridians and positively impacting others. FULL TRANSCRIPT Chris Cate: Welcome to the Fluent in Floridian […]