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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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    • 4.4 • 79 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.

    Theater fan

    Theater fan

    Gov. Ron DeSantis is not a theater fan … at least not a fan of “COVID-19” theater. He wants things like the masking on planes rules suspended.


    Also, on today’s Sunrise …


    — Charlie Crist released a video of himself pumping gas – for over 5 bucks a gallon. He wants the Governor to reduce the state gas tax … now.


    — When emergency pandemic orders expire, what happens to kids who got on Medicaid under the order? Sunrise talks with Florida Politics reporter Christine Sexton.


    — The information was over the Russian invasion of Ukraine has been taken to a new level. Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks to the Russian people.

    • 21 min
    Skyrocketing

    Skyrocketing

    So, we all know that the rent’s too damn high in Florida. Now, thanks to Gov. Ron DeSantis, we know why … it’s the Center for Disease Control, the Joe Biden administration and the COVID-19 rent moratorium.
    Also on Today’s Sunrise …


    — A powerful online speech to Congress from the besieged leader of Ukraine has Sen. Rick Scott criticizing the President and Congressman Charlie Crist criticizing Florida’s Governor.


    — Is it a little deal or a big deal that Marco Rubio just might get daylight saving time made permanent this time?


    — And how have we lived without a pizza ATM?

    • 19 min
    No standards

    No standards

    Gov. Ron DeSantis kills standardized testing in Florida schools with the stroke of a pen … and then knocks recently approved term limits for school board members, saying they’re too short.


    Also, on today’s Sunrise …


    — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried likes all the AG money the Legislature put in the budget. The rest of the Session — not so much.


    — Catching up on Session postmortems — this time with Senate Democrats.


    — Marco Rubio may be seeing light at the end of the tunnel in his campaign for permanent daylight saving time.

    • 17 min
    Sine Die

    Sine Die

    Sine Die has come and gone. The 2022 Legislative Session is finally over, with a couple of days’ extension. Gov. Ron DeSantis says it was “the year of the parent” in the Legislature, with the passage of “Stop Woke” and the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bills.


    Also, on today’s Sunrise:


    — Redistricting maps have been drawn and approved, but they still aren’t on the Governor’s desk and he’s still hinting at a veto.


    — As the Session ends, there’s already talk about a Special Session to focus on the unaddressed problem of homeowners insurance.


    — The Democrats had a pretty soul-baring Session. They say it upped their visibility.

    • 23 min
    Stop Woke

    Stop Woke

    The “Stop Woke” bill is on its way to Gov. Ron DeSantis. The Senate approved the measure, but not before hearing so ‘uncomfortable’ debate about the bill banning ‘uncomfortable’ history conversations in schools.
    Also, on today’s Sunrise:
    — Senators also passed legislation that gives anyone the right to challenge books and teaching materials. Democrats say it will lead to book banning.
    — Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill has stirred the wrath of the king of reality TV, Andy Cohen.
    — And, as regular as the bi-yearly time change, Marco Rubio is once-again calling for an end to time changing.

    • 19 min
    Fact vs. fiction

    Fact vs. fiction

    A tougher immigration law has passed the Florida House and is going to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk. He’s sure to sign it. It was kind of his idea.
    Also on today’s Sunrise:
    — Debate over the Immigration law was a battle of fact versus fiction, with Democrats saying Republican arguments about immigrants were short on facts.
    — The Senate is getting into the so-called “Stop Woke” bill, with Democrats trying to make sure its origins are clear. It’s Donald Trump.
    — And, Rep. Bryan Ávila says his goodbyes … and clue us in on his “Moose” nickname.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
79 Ratings

79 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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