The Florida Roundup Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup Statewide edition.
The Florida Roundup

The Florida Roundup

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Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup Statewide edition.

Most Recent Episodes

Rep. Crist's Run For Governor; Mayors Discuss DeSantis Suspending COVID Restrictions

This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, announced he's running for governor in 2022.

Rep. Crist's Run For Governor; Mayors Discuss DeSantis Suspending COVID Restrictions

Florida's Census Results And What They Mean; Politics And Policies

The U.S. Census Bureau announced the initial results of the nationwide 2020 population count this week.

Continued Controversy Around Florida's 'Anti-Riot' Law; Addressing Climate Change

On today's program, we took a closer look at the continued controversy around Florida's "anti-riot bill" or HB-1, which Governor DeSantis signed into law on Monday. The bill raises the penalties for violence, burglary, looting and property damage during protests, among other things. Supporters say the new law gives added protection to innocent people who might get caught in the crosshairs of violent protests. Critics say the law contains vague language that could lead to people being arrested

Continued Controversy Around Florida's 'Anti-Riot' Law; Addressing Climate Change

Social Media And COVID Misinformation; Legislation Banning On Transgender Athletes

On Friday's program we took a closer look at YouTube's decison to take down a video of Gov. Ron DeSantis and controversial health policy experts. YouTube claimed the video spread misinformation about kids and masks to stop COVID-19.

Social Media And COVID Misinformation; Legislation Banning On Transgender Athletes

'60 Minutes' Piece On DeSantis; Allegations Against Gaetz; Piney Point Updates

On Friday's program we took a closer look at the 60 Minutes piece on Gov. Ron DeSantis' vaccine rollout and his reaction to it with Marc Caputo of Politico and Joshua Scacco , an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of South Florida.

'60 Minutes' Piece On DeSantis; Allegations Against Gaetz; Piney Point Updates

Latest On Vaccinations; Hesitancy Among Young Adults; 'Anti-Riot' Bill

On Friday's program, we took a look at the latest on Florida's vaccination efforts and the reluctance of some young adults to be vaccinated. Starting Monday, all Florida residents that are age 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. Our guests exploring the topic were: Dr. Michael Lauzardo , Deputy Director of the University of Florida's Emerging Pathogens Institute Alex Lytle , a University of Florida student Cindy Krischer Goodman, Reporter, Sun-Sentinel We also took examined

Florida's Pandemic Response; Proposed Voting Changes

On Friday's program, we discussed Florida's pandemic response – and how it measures up to that of other large states - with Dr. Ali Mokdad , Chief Strategy Officer, Population Health, University of Washington. We also took a closer look at some of the controversial changes Republican lawmakers want to make to voting in the Sunshine State with State Sen. Joe Gruters , (R-Sarasota), who also chairs the Republican Party of Florida and leads the Republican National Committee's Committee on Election

DeSantis Lowers Vaccination Age To 50 Starting Monday; Fla. Spring Breakers During COVID

Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Florida will start offering COVID-19 vaccines to all people age 50 and older starting Monday.

DeSantis Lowers Vaccination Age To 50 Starting Monday; Fla. Spring Breakers During COVID

How COVID Vaccines Are Being Administered Around Fla., Controversy Over Pop-Up Site

On Friday's program we took a closer look at how COVID-19 vaccines are being administered in Florida with reporters from around the state, including:

How COVID Vaccines Are Being Administered Around Fla., Controversy Over Pop-Up Site

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout & Controversies; Addressing Climate Risk

On Friday's program we took a closer look at who is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine - and where to get it - with Julio Ochoa of WUSF and Nicole Darden Creston of WMFE. We also examined why Governor Ron DeSantis and Publix continue to face questions about decisions on where to distribute the medicine with Sarah Blaskey of the Miami Herald . And, we discussed how state lawmakers might address the risk climate change poses to Florida, as the state legislative session gets underway, with Aliki

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