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If nothing else, Florida politics is always entertaining.

Now you can hear the stories that make politics in the Sunshine State so special.

So, start the coffee and listen to the stories that are driving the day.

Welcome to SUNRISE, the daily podcast on the issues, people and policies behind The Process — and beyond.

SUNRISE features guests from all stops on the political spectrum in the Sunshine State: elected officials, consultants, and other behind-the-scenes players.

Also powered by the plugged-in journalists of Florida Politics and elsewhere. Hosted by broadcast veteran Craig Kopp and brought to you by Peter Schorsch, publisher and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics and "SUNBURN," the daily digest of what is hot in Florida politics.

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    • 4.5 • 77 Ratings

If nothing else, Florida politics is always entertaining.

Now you can hear the stories that make politics in the Sunshine State so special.

So, start the coffee and listen to the stories that are driving the day.

Welcome to SUNRISE, the daily podcast on the issues, people and policies behind The Process — and beyond.

SUNRISE features guests from all stops on the political spectrum in the Sunshine State: elected officials, consultants, and other behind-the-scenes players.

Also powered by the plugged-in journalists of Florida Politics and elsewhere. Hosted by broadcast veteran Craig Kopp and brought to you by Peter Schorsch, publisher and editor-in-chief of Florida Politics and "SUNBURN," the daily digest of what is hot in Florida politics.

    Zoom

    Zoom

    Florida Democrats broke the internet with Zoom news conferences talking about everything from the way minorities are fitting into redistricting maps to abortion rights.


    Also on today’s Sunrise:


    — A Florida legislator tells her own story about a fetal abnormality in pregnancy and how a 15-week limit might have changed that story.


    — Democrats are raising questions about the state Surgeon General’s resume.


    — And a preview of tonight’s “Red Dog, Blue Dog” event.

    • 20 min
    Fake feud?

    Fake feud?

    Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t share his booster status, so does that mean he’s on the outs with former President Donald Trump? Well, Trump says their supposed feud is “fake news.”


    Also on today’s Sunrise:


    — Florida Politics Reporter A.G. Gancarski shares his read on Trump, DeSantis and “Fauci flip-flops.”


    — The Governor has declared two Southwest Florida counties in states of emergency after tornados last weekend.


    — And the new “smart” elevator system in the state Capitol has inspired a mocking Twitter account.

    • 18 min
    Maps

    Maps

    The Florida Senate has approved redistricting maps for the Senate and congressional districts. A few Senators questioned whether the congressional map really addresses the state’s growing Hispanic population.


    Also on today’s Sunrise:


    — We dig deeper into the redistricting situation with someone who crunches data to help draw redistricting maps.


    — The Governor had some good news today about the First Lady’s cancer treatments.


    — And efforts to change the Florida state bird and song failed in the Senate.

    • 16 min
    15 weeks

    15 weeks

    The 15-day abortion ban had its first hearing, giving Democrats their first crack at challenging it. Question No. 1: Why fifteen days — and how is that constitutional?


    Also on today’s Sunrise:


    — Big Issues like abortion aren’t the only things being talked about this Session. We talk to a veteran political reporter about county delegations pushing their big issues … like sewers and road improvements.


    — A Republican poll says there may be a reason behind the alleged rift between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. The Governor is polling almost as high as Trump among Republican primary voters.


    — And we’ll let you hear what Roger Stone has to say about the Governor in a new YouTube video.

    • 18 min
    Spreader?

    Spreader?

    COVID-19 absences at the 2022 Florida Legislative Session have begun. We have a conversation about how bad it could get and what might be done to prevent the Session from becoming a spreader event.


    Also, on today’s Sunrise:


    — Debate has begun on legislation aimed at keeping critical race theory out of schools, and in the case of one bill … businesses. Democratic opponents predict a lot of fallout.


    — Democratic leadership doesn’t think much of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ map drawing skills.


    — And a bill to protect the national anthem at pro sports events advances.

    • 18 min
    Disgraceful

    Disgraceful

    Just one week into the Legislative Session and still a long way from the next gubernatorial election and “Hitler” is now in play. Hear why the Governor’s wife calls comments from a would-be opponent “disgraceful.”


    Also on today’s Sunrise:


    — The day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a Republican state Senator says the fight for civil rights has been won.


    — Are Democrats just “blowin’ smoke” with their bills to legalize marijuana?


    — Pinellas County has a record year for pedestrian and bike rider fatalities.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Wordmom65 ,

Great coverage of FL politics

I like the interviews and actual words & sound bytes from our elected officials. I do, however, miss Florida Man stories.

mrdanieldean ,

Great show!

Trimmel Gomes does a fantastic job interviewing guests and keeping us updated on the latest in Florida’s political process. Each day I like listening to Sunrise and following the process on floridapolitics.com.

DivergentBird ,

Very biased

This podcast does not cover news from a fact-finding or reporting mission. Republicans are evil and hate for Christians, conservatives and independents is pretty obvious.

Most interviews are with democrats, should tell you all you need to know. when other sides are represented they’re heavily confronted but not from the left.

As with most news today, solid passes and no push back on this podcast to the left.

Tell us you’ve had an abortion without telling us you’ve had an abortion dem house rep Ana V “patient of PP” we see you.

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