The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast

The Rotunda Podcast, all about the people and issues shaping Florida politics.

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - After months of keeping Floridians in prisons and jails off the priority list for a COVID vaccine, the state is finally distributing the shots. But despite their vulnerability, many inside are skeptical. Florida's Department of Corrections Secretary issued a recent statement, with a personal appeal to staff and anyone incarcerated to "get the shot." But families and advocacy groups say good information is hard to come by from the inside, so people are leery.
OPINION: According to a new survey conducted by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, most Floridians are on board with the state legislature’s efforts to address the growing power and influence that Big Tech companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google have over Florida consumers and businesses of all sizes. This should send a clear signal to our elected officials in Tallahassee that the time has come to finally crack down on these Silicon Valley giants, particularly when it comes to their ability to silence, censor, or ban users whose political beliefs or opinions run contrary to theirs.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Despite emotional testimony from Democrats and civil-rights groups, Florida's Republican lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass the so called "anti-riot" bill in the wake of last summer's racial unrest.Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican lawmakers such as Senate bill sponsor Danny Burgess - R-Zephyrhills - decried the destruction of property for those marching to protect Black lives.
TAMPA, Fla. - The uncontrolled release of millions of gallons of polluted wastewater at Piney Point into Tampa Bay is raising concerns about a massive wave of harmful algal blooms. As officials relax concerns about a complete breach at the old phosphate plant, inviting evacuees back to their homes this week, environmental groups warn neighboring communities are far from being out of the danger zone.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - New restrictions to voting by mail in Florida could endanger the vote of anyone who chooses to use that option, according to voting-rights advocates. Even though Gov. Ron DeSantis touted Florida's November elections as a model for the nation, he's backing changes by way of House Bill 7041 and Senate Bill 90.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Republicans in Congress and more than 20 state legislatures, including Florida, seek to ban trans athletes from competing in sports. The bills moving through Florida's Legislature appear to be on fast-track, with talk from insiders that the Senate version by Sen. Kelli Stargel - R-Lakeland - might skip one of its three committee stops.
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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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