8 episodes

Why should you be concerned about what’s going on in the Tampa Bay Area?
Because Tampa is a reflection of the Nation! Although the State of Florida went RED for Trump Hillsborough County went BLUE for Biden. Sitting right on the I-4 corridor it is in one of the most important Regions of the country in one of the most important States when it comes to deciding who will be President. It’s diversity represents our country with it’s Long Cuban history with those who came to support the cigar industry, Italian immigrants who left their mark on West Tampa, African Americans there since Reconstruction & Segregation, and the ever migrating newcomers from up north. It’s a melting pot dealing with every issue affecting our country.

Get to know the Politicians and the movers and shakers who are navigating and running one of the most important and up and coming cities in the USA. They have to deal with it all! The shortage of affordable and workforce housing, The effect of discrimination on underserved communities, displacement due to gentrification, transportation solutions that are outdated by the time they are finished, fighting developers who don’t want to pay impact fees, crime, school to prison pipelines, voter suppression and so much more! It’s America!

Tampa Bay Politics Angela Birdsong

    • Government

Why should you be concerned about what’s going on in the Tampa Bay Area?
Because Tampa is a reflection of the Nation! Although the State of Florida went RED for Trump Hillsborough County went BLUE for Biden. Sitting right on the I-4 corridor it is in one of the most important Regions of the country in one of the most important States when it comes to deciding who will be President. It’s diversity represents our country with it’s Long Cuban history with those who came to support the cigar industry, Italian immigrants who left their mark on West Tampa, African Americans there since Reconstruction & Segregation, and the ever migrating newcomers from up north. It’s a melting pot dealing with every issue affecting our country.

Get to know the Politicians and the movers and shakers who are navigating and running one of the most important and up and coming cities in the USA. They have to deal with it all! The shortage of affordable and workforce housing, The effect of discrimination on underserved communities, displacement due to gentrification, transportation solutions that are outdated by the time they are finished, fighting developers who don’t want to pay impact fees, crime, school to prison pipelines, voter suppression and so much more! It’s America!

    Tampa's Public Defender Julianne M. Holt

    Tampa's Public Defender Julianne M. Holt

    With the crime rate on the rise Hillsborough County's Public Defender talks about what she has learned in the last 30 years about what causes crime and how to defend the poor. A Behind the scenes look at the court room from one of Tampa's most prominent Elected officials. Don't go to court without listening to this.
    Episode Resources And LinksVisit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/julianne-m-holt (https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/julianne-m-holt)
    Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=warzjbmPHQw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=warzjbmPHQw)
    Find out more about our guest Juliette Holt here: http://www.pd13.state.fl.us/ (http://www.pd13.state.fl.us/)
    Connect With Julianne on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-holt-041848134/
    Connect With Julianne on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/publicdefender13/

    • 1 hr
    Unions Fighting the Good Fight Back!

    Unions Fighting the Good Fight Back!

    Unions are Back! Jason Smith Union Rep from IBEW explains how and why they pick the candidates they do to support. Why union apprenticeships are something young people should consider if they are not college bound. The fight to get more union workplaces including AMAZON. Visit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/unions-fighting-back (https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/unions-fighting-back)
    Episode Resources And LinksWatch this Episode on YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E5FWbRzuj58 (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E5FWbRzuj58)
    Find out more about our guest Jason Smith and the IBEW Union here: http://www.ibew915.org/ (http://www.ibew915.org/)

    • 59 min
    Can the Hispanic Vote Turn Florida Back to BLUE!

    Can the Hispanic Vote Turn Florida Back to BLUE!

    Tampa Native and Political Mover and Shaker Victor DiMaio stops by to talk about Tampa Politics Past, Present and Future. His opinion on the Cuban influence on Florida voting and why his friend Manny Diaz the new President of the Florida Democratic Party can turn Florida back to BLUE!
    Episode Resources And Links---
    Visit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/hispanic-vote (https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/hispanic-vote)
    https://www.facebook.com/tampabaypolitics (https://www.facebook.com/tampabaypolitics)
    Watch this Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gig6uaxlbFw (https://youtu.be/gig6uaxlbFw)
    Find out more about our guest Victor DiMaio here:
    On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-dimaio-655ba514/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/victor-dimaio-655ba514/)
    On The Web: https://www.facebook.com/victor.dimaio (https://www.facebook.com/victor.dimaio)
    On Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Diaz_(Florida_politician) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manny_Diaz_(Florida_politician))
    Also check out: https://www.tampabay.com/news/With-congressional-help-Tiger-Bay-honors-elders-Castor-Bilirakis_165484705/ (https://www.tampabay.com/news/With-congressional-help-Tiger-Bay-honors-elders-Castor-Bilirakis_165484705/)

    • 58 min
    They Have Gone Buck Wild Crazy in Tallahassee!

    They Have Gone Buck Wild Crazy in Tallahassee!

    With a Republican Majority the Florida Legislature and Governors office has gone Buck Wild!. From Voter suppression to permission to run over protesters with your car the laws coming down from the State Houses in Tallahassee have become a Republican horror show. Getting Democrats elected seems to be the only answer but listening to former candidates like Julie Jenkins you will see it's not easy.
    Episode Resources And LinksVisit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/crazy-in-tallahassee (https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/crazy-in-tallahassee)
    Find out more about our guest Julie Jenkins, former Candidate Florida State Representative, here:
    https://ballotpedia.org/Julie_Ann_Jenkins (https://ballotpedia.org/Julie_Ann_Jenkins)
    https://floridapolitics.com/archives/347727-meet-julie-jenkins-a-democrat-running-for-house-district-60/ (https://floridapolitics.com/archives/347727-meet-julie-jenkins-a-democrat-running-for-house-district-60/)

    • 56 min
    Meet the New Chairman of the Tampa City Council, Orlando Gudes

    Meet the New Chairman of the Tampa City Council, Orlando Gudes

    Former Tampa Police Officer Orlando Gudes who was unanimously elected City Council Chairman faces the competing interests of concerned residents, developers and newcomers in the city bringing "MONEY, POWER & POLITICS to the table.

    Councilman Gudes also talks about the challenges of serving on the East Tampa CRA as affordable housing becomes non-existent.

    The Governor and the Florida House and Senate pushing more and more Home Rule and over ruling local government decisions.

    Episode Resources And Links
    Visit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/orlando-gudes

    • 1 hr
    Transportation Woes and What Is Takes to Run Tampa, With City Councilman Luis Viera

    Transportation Woes and What Is Takes to Run Tampa, With City Councilman Luis Viera

    Luis Viera is one of the most exciting politicians in Tampa. In this episode of the Tampa Bay Politics Podcast, we discuss transportation, affordable housing, and facing racial issues. The city councilman has been a stalwart supporter of progressive policies, championing for affordable housing and LGBT rights among other issues. He’s not afraid to take on the establishment either.
    Episode Resources And LinksVisit us at https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/transportation-woes (https://tampabaypoliticspodcast.com/episode/transportation-woes)
    Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snXJWaDzzb4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snXJWaDzzb4)
    Find out more about Luis Viera and his role on the council here:
    The council: https://www.tampa.gov/city-council/about-us/luis-viera (https://www.tampa.gov/city-council/about-us/luis-viera)
    Luis Viera on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-viera-95151324/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-viera-95151324/)

    • 58 min

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