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The Rotunda with Trimmel Gomes: A weekly podcast about the people and issues shaping Florida politics. Join the conversation, tell us your story and interact with us @RotundaPodcast We appreciate your feedback - leave comments!
Website: www.rotundapodcast.com

The Rotunda with Trimmel Gomes The Rotunda with Trimmel Gomes

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    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The Rotunda with Trimmel Gomes: A weekly podcast about the people and issues shaping Florida politics. Join the conversation, tell us your story and interact with us @RotundaPodcast We appreciate your feedback - leave comments!
Website: www.rotundapodcast.com

    Episode 174: Challenge Accepted

    Episode 174: Challenge Accepted

    On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, U.S. Representative Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee, reflects on his time in Congress. As he seeks re-election, he fights off accusations from opponents that he’s a special interest candidate. One of Lawson’s challengers, Democrat Albert Chester, tells Gomes that constituents in Congressional District 5 need new energy and claims his experience as a pharmacist will help solve the country’s healthcare problems. Also, Florida House candidate Elijah Manley says he’s running to wake up Rep. Bobby DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale, who won his last two terms unopposed. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

    • 32 min
    Episode 173: Speaking Out

    Episode 173: Speaking Out

    On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, the protester at a news conference who shouted and called for the resignation of Governor Ron DeSantis over his handling of the pandemic says he would do it again. Gomes talks with Thomas Kennedy, a longtime Miami-Dade advocate for undocumented immigrants, about his vocal opposition. Also, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum breaks his silence, opening up and discussing his time in rehab and therapy. Plus, the Florida Education Association president Fedrick Ingram says they have filed suit against the state of Florida over Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran’s order to open school buildings in August as coronavirus infections surge.
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    • 19 min
    Episode 172: Reopening Florida

    Episode 172: Reopening Florida

    On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, Governor Ron DeSantis outlines his plan for reopening Florida this week. Gomes talks with Debra Bennett, Florida state organizer for the National Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, who highlights the growing number of COVID-19 cases at the Department of Corrections. Other guests include, Leon County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge as the National Association of Counties calls on Congress to steer more COVID-19 relief funds to local governments. Plus, as the need for local news increases, Jean Kiddoo, with the Federal Communications Commission, joins the program to discuss the national switch of TV station frequencies impacting several Florida cities this week.
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    • 22 min
    Episode 171: Social Distancing

    Episode 171: Social Distancing

    On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, former Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor Andrew Gillum announce he’s entering into rehab to seek treatment for alcohol abuse. Gomes looks back on one of Gillum’s first one-on-one interview about his 2018 bid for governor. As state officials urge citizens to isolate during the Coronavirus pandemic, social media company Facebook lends a hand with a new “Local Alerts” tool. Gomes talks with U.S. Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., about the company’s other initiative called “Boost with Facebook” designed to help small businesses grow. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

    • 16 min
    Episode 170: Healthcare and Prison Reform

    Episode 170: Healthcare and Prison Reform

    On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda, a look at the ongoing fight for independence between nurses and physicians. David Herbert, the CEO of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, explains why he thinks removing physician oversight from qualified nurse practitioners will help solve the problems of increasing healthcare costs and the shortage of primary care physicians. Also, Gomes talks with civil-rights activists and families of people serving time in Florida prisons rallying support for a package of prison-reform bills. Gomes talks with Rep. Dianne Hart, D-Tampa, as she explains why so many of the reform bills are hitting roadblocks. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

    • 24 min
    Episode 169: Florida Children

    Episode 169: Florida Children

    On Trimmel Gomes' latest episode of The Rotunda, Alan Abramowitz, the executive director of Florida's Guardian ad Litem program, discusses policy priorities and tactics by child advocates to ensure lawmakers address the needs of Florida's children in the state budget. In honor of Black History month, Gomes profiles the Rev. C.K. Steele, who led the Tallahassee Bus Boycott in 1956 after two Florida A&M University students were arrested for sitting in the "whites only" section of a segregated bus. Throughout Black History Month, The Rotunda will highlight notable African Americans and related topics in Florida's history.
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Florida Politics Must Listen

If you’re interested in staying up to date on the current happenings in Florida politics, this is a MUST LISTEN. Great info, great podcast!

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The Only Podcast Florida Politicos Need

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Music to the ears of Florida political nerds

If you care about Florida politics, then the Rotunda is right up your alley. The Rotunda explores the stories behind the headlines, and the people that make decisions in Florida. This industry is long overdue for a quality source of audio content, and the Rotunda is a great new player in the Florida political world.

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