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Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

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Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

    Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state?

    Should Puerto Rico become the 51st state?

    Something that’s been debated for what seems like forever: Puerto Rico and statehood. 
    For years, there’s been a call for Puerto Rico to become the 51st state, but with supporters, there are also those who are against it. 
    Are there advantages to the U.S. to bring Puerto Rico into the Union? And how could it affect Florida? 
    This week’s guest Congressman Darren Soto, Democrat from District 9, discusses the issues of turning Puerto Rico — where its people are already U.S. citizens — into the next U.S. state.
    In This Episode
    U.S. Rep. Darren Soto's Twitter: @RepDarrenSoto
    About This Podcast
    Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

    • 48 min
    LGBTQ+ Pride Month: The Path of Progress

    LGBTQ+ Pride Month: The Path of Progress

    June is Pride Month, a celebration of the gay community and the advances that have been made over the years. 
     
    Those advancements coming, though, with heartbreak interweaved throughout Florida history, where you have a breakthrough like legalizing gay marriage or you have a tragedy like the Pulse attack, so it hasn’t been the smoothest of journeys.
     
    But do we fixate on the past or focus on the future?  Honestly, that’s a conversation we’ve had on so many occasions in the newsroom here, and one of the people that’s been integral in many of those conversations is Spectrum News 13 Executive Producer of Special Projects John Handiboe as he shares his struggles of coming out and how the LGBTQ community has diverse opinions from Pulse to the bill banning transgender athletes.
    In This Episode
    John Handiboe's Twitter: @JBoe11
    About This Podcast
    Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

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    The most notorious cold cases in Central Florida: How close are they to being solved?

    The most notorious cold cases in Central Florida: How close are they to being solved?

    One of the most traumatic and gut-wrenching feelings that families endure is when one of their family members is a victim of a crime and they disappear without a trace, or their assailant is never found or convicted. 
    You’ve heard about these cases, and as days turn into weeks that turn into months and even years, the wounds never completely heal without closure. 
    Several cases in the Central Florida area over the years are brought back to our attention, usually on a yearly observance of that disappearance. 
    Spectrum News 13’s Watchdog reporter Curtis McCloud has followed these cold cases and the law enforcement departments tasked with finding answers. 
    In This Episode
    Curtis McCloud's Twitter: @CurtisNews13
    About This Podcast
    Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

    • 59 min
    Law Enforcement in 2021: Lessons learned by Orlando's police chief

    Law Enforcement in 2021: Lessons learned by Orlando's police chief

    May 2020: George Floyd dies in Minneapolis while being detained by police. Nearly one year later, Derek Chauvin is convicted of Floyd’s murder. 
    Other officers are also set to stand trial. In the aftermath of the death of Floyd, nationwide protests regarding “Black Lives Matter” were held, and calls to “defund the police” both, of course, politicized by both Republicans and Democrats. 
    With a year in the rear-view mirror, how do we move forward as a community, a state, and a nation to make this a better and safer place to live? 
    We’ll ask our guest Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón on this week’s “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite.”
    In This Episode
    Orlando Police Chief Orlando Rolón's Twitter: @OrlandoPDChief
    About This Podcast
    Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

    • 38 min
    What you need to know right now about Decision 2022

    What you need to know right now about Decision 2022

    If you thought there was a respite from elections and campaigns because the November 2020 elections are in the rear-view mirror, guess again. Now it’s time to look ahead to 2022.
     
    The first big-name here in Florida to get on board, former Gov. and current U.S. Congressman Charlie Crist announcing his plans to run for governor in 2022. 


    Before Crist’s announcement, political speculation was sort of bubbling under on which people would campaign for what office, and so now it’s sort of a domino effect, so what are all these politicians going to do? Grab your scorecard, because you can’t tell the players without a scorecard.
     
    Political analyst Frank Torres has once again joined Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite to help spell out what you need to know right now about Decision 2022.
    In This Episode
    Frank Torres' Twitter: @MrFrankTorres 
    About This Podcast
    Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

    • 35 min
    The role of the NASA administrator

    The role of the NASA administrator

    If you’ve heard some rumblings lately from due east, you’re not alone. After 10 long years, activity along the Space Coast is reaching epic proportions as public-private partnerships with companies like SpaceX are thriving.
    Soon, it won’t be just about going to the International Space Station. The moon, and eventually Mars, are in our sights, but with these new partnerships with private businesses, what’s the role of NASA and the NASA administrator?  
    We talk exclusively with the former head of NASA Charles Bolden on this week’s Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite and he shares what his role was like, what it was like flying the space shuttle and much more.
    IN THIS EPISODE
    Former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden’s Twitter: @cboldenjr
    ABOUT THE SHOW
    Political figures and influencers are often heard in brief bites that don’t capture the context of the whole story. “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite” expands the conversation with these newsmakers along the I-4 corridor and beyond. Join award-winning Spectrum News 13 anchor and Orlando Woman of the Year Ybeth Bruzual, political reporter Greg Angel, and veteran producer Gary Darling for a must-hear interview each week and learn about the issues affecting Central Florida.

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A great mix!

Just love this team! Really enjoy the tone.

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Love Ybeth, Greg and Gary

It’s nice to finally have a podcast about Central Florida politics! Ybeth, Greg, and Gary make catching up on what’s going on a joy. Thanks guys, I’ll be listening every week!

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