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.Ways To ConnectX: @FloridaRoundup(305) 995-1800Subscribe to the podcastiTunes
Changes to child labor laws; Woodward and Bernstein reflect on Watergate; homelessness in Florida
This week on The Florida Roundup, we talked about proposed changes to the state’s child labor laws with Florida Rep. John Snyder and WLRN’s investigative reporter Danny Rivero. Then, we spoke with legendary journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about the current state of journalism and American Democracy. Plus, we round up some news stories about homelessness in Florida before checking in on a new Orlando-area volleyball team. We also preview “Never Drop the Ball,” a new documentary that explores how Black baseball players built a brand of baseball out of segregation and into a worldwide pastime.
Coastal migration; DeSantis in Florida full time; a legislative briefing
This week on The Florida Roundup, we spoke with the director of the Congressional Budget Office about how the country’s population is expected to get older. Then, we talked with FSU researchers about Florida’s rapidly aging coastal communities. Plus, we spoke with a Politico reporter Gary Fineout and UCF political science professor Aubrey Jewett about how Gov. Ron DeSantis’ move away from the presidential race will affect state politics. We also spoke with former state Sen. Jeff Brandes about how the governor’s return affects Florida’s Republican Party. Then, later, a briefing on recent legislative news.
Florida's kratom industry; DeSantis a distant second in Iowa caucuses; and federal lawsuits could upend the real estate industry
This week on The Florida Roundup, we speak with a Jacksonville-based owner of a Kava Bar about kratom, and we look into the Tampa Bay Times’ multipart investigation into the kratom industry with some of the reporters who contributed to the series. Then, a conversation with longtime Florida reporter Matt Dixon about his latest book exploring the battle between former President Donald Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis. And later, we find out how federal lawsuits are challenging the way real estate agents have been paid for decades. Plus, why some lawmakers consider changing Florida’s official state bird.
Fact-checking DeSantis’ State of the State; Canadian drug imports; condo reform; Florida GOP’s new leadership
This week on The Florida Roundup, we fact-checked Gov. Ron DeSantis’ State of the State address with PolitiFact. Then, we spoke with the former secretary for the Agency for Health Care Administration about Florida’s plan to import prescription drugs from Canada. Next, we heard from Sen. Jason Pizzo, D-Hollywood, about his push for condo reforms and then spoke with the new chairman of the Florida Republican Party. Plus, an update on winter storms from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and some recent education news. Finally, we ask: Is it “Sani-belle” or and “San-a-bull”?
Partisan school board elections; the push for abortion and marijuana on the ballot; weekly news roundup
This week on The Florida Roundup, we talked about the proposed amendment to shift to partisan school board races in Florida with state Rep. Spencer Roach and FAU associate professor Meredith Mountford. Then, we discussed the push to get abortion rights on the 2024 ballot with the president of Women’s Voices of SW Florida. And later, we heard from a spokesperson for the campaign to put recreational marijuana up to a vote. Plus, we caught up on some recent health and environmental news stories from across the state.
2023: Florida’s year in review
This week on The Florida Roundup, we look back at some of the Sunshine State's biggest stories in 2023, including Gov. Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign and other political news; changes in public education; record heat; Hurricane Idalia; and rising home insurance rates.
September 16, 2022
This recording is not Florida Roundup, it must be a different program posted by mistake. I hope the episode will be available once this apparent error is corrected.
It is ok
An ok source of news and information particular to Florida. The hosts are unexceptional. Should not rely on as only source. Take the leftward tilt into account and look elsewhere for full account of other sides of the controversial issues.
With Melissa Ross having left and with it just Danny, I can’t say I enjoy it anymore. He has a lot of trouble getting through any segment without stumbling over his words. It’s frustrating to listen to, I miss Tom Hudson too. I loved that Melissa is always willing to call out misinformation, whether it was guest or callers. Not hearing anything like that from Danny, very bland, seems confused, and like I said just stumbles over words and just is too difficult to follow. Please keep this show a priority, get some good solid hosts back.