Episode 162: Changing Course Florida Archives
THE ROTUNDA – former Republican Gov. Bob Martinez said Florida’s environment has been neglected for eight years and he's excited about the swift change of course with Gov. Ron DeSantis. Martinez also shares his concerns with seeing Florida’s public education system being starved of resources in favor of competition and suggests ways for more equitable reforms.

Gomes also talks with state Sen. Joe Gruters of Sarasota who just became chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. Gruters pledges that Gov. DeSantis and the Republican party will be responsible for the environmental cleanup of the state. Gomes also interviews Gilbert King, author of “Devil in the Grove,” the Pulitzer Prize-winning book about four black men falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1949. The book renewed interest in the case leading to posthumous pardons. The accuser, Norma Padgett, speaks publicly for the first time since 1952.  

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A weekly podcast focusing on the people and stories shaping Florida politics produced by Trimmel Gomes an award-winning journalist and former statewide news director of Florida Public Radio. Gomes hosted its flagship program "Capital Report" and created the public affairs program "It's About Florida." Gomes is political commentator and regular political contributor to WTXL ABC 27 in Tallahassee.


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