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On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Presidential politics in Hialeah; watching for a Covid surge; a Miami-Dade transit project gains momentum.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
Turnout has been strong for early voing in Florida. More than 4.8 million Floridians - a third of the state’s registered voters - had already voted by mail or at the polls by Friday morning.By Katherine Hobbs
What you should know as you head to the polls. How are high school seniors applying for college during the pandemic? And a program that's helping young people find their purpose through music.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
Fantasy Fest is canceled, but people are still showing up. A look at the 2000 election and the role South Florida played. And what you would see if you walked the distance of Florida?By Leslie Ovalle
Miami-Dade County will have a new mayor come November. We heard from the two remaining candidates for the mayoral post.By Leslie Ovalle
Don Peebles' real estate career in South Florida began because of racial tension and economic inclusion 25 years ago – a theme that has emerged again in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. Peebles wants to diversify his industry as he's optimistic about the post-pandemic recovery.By Tom Hudson
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: A panel of editorial page editors reflect on the presidential election and its campaign footprint in South Florida.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
As COVID-19 cases rise in Florida, state leaders are at odds over how cases and deaths are tracked. The statistics are used to inform policy decisions, such as the state’s phased reopening.By Katherine Hobbs
The Supreme Court ruled the u.s. Census count can end this week. Plus, a look at young voters in Wisconsin and Florida and what's getting them to turnout this election. And Grammy award winner Jon Secada in a virtual concert benefiting those impacted by COVID-19.By Chris Remington, Suria Rimer
The role of the Black vote in Florida. A projected nurse shortage in the next decade. And Miami-Dade's bus system is set for a makeover.By Leslie Ovalle
Miami-Dade and Broward school board races. The perils of driving on I-95 and a program for art lovers to get personalized pieces.By Leslie Ovalle
A record number, 70 percent of voters, in Palm Beach County are expected to cast their ballot this year ahead of the November election. Plus, the importance of getting a flu vaccine during COVID-19. And a conversation about Indigenous Peoples' Day with artist and activist Houston Cypress.By Chris Remington
Biden and his campaign didn't take the GOP's "socialista" attacks seriously enough. On-the-ground Latino activists did. It may help him win Florida.By Tim Padgett
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic on the need for more economic stimulus from the federal government, the uneven rebound, and a more vocal central bank on race and the economy.By Tom Hudson
On Monday, which was the deadline to register to vote in Florida, the state’s voter registration website crashed. Governor Ron DeSantis extended the registration deadline to this past Tuesday at 7 p.m., but voters’ rights groups sued, arguing voters should have more time.By Katherine Hobbs
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Public schools in Broward and Miami-Dade counties reopen; the latest on the Miami presidential debate; Miami sports have their moment.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
The second presidential debate scheduled to be in Miami next week has been upended. How the Black Lives Matter movement is viewed among some Latino groups in South Florida. And a conversation with the Miami Heat's team doctor.By Chris Remington
Key West voters will have a big say on the future of the local cruise industry. Hate groups with deep roots in South Florida. Plus, a 1998 group of students from Miami who took on all odds and became national chess champions.By Leslie Ovalle
Gov. Ron DeSantis extends the state's voter registration deadline. A Florida nurse shares her story of struggle and resilience through an audio diary. Plus, being creative while being exiled at home during the pandemic.By Leslie Ovalle
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Broward and Miami-Dade public schools reopen soon as the region responds to phase threeBy Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
Many Latinos who back President Trump bring the racial — and racist — complexities of Latin America to their attacks on the racial justice movement.By Tim Padgett
Democratic candidate Joe Biden is in Miami this week. How is South Florida’s hospitality industry making a comeback? And when are school sports coming back?By Leslie Ovalle
The American job market went from one of the strongest into a deep recession in a matter of a couple of weeks this spring. Tens of millions of the country’s youngest workers were just getting started.By Amber Amortegui, Natalia Clement, Tom Hudson
Late last week, Governor DeSantis reopened the state for business under Phase 3. Among other things, that means that most restaurants and bars can now be open at full capacity. He also eliminated fines against anyone ticketed for breaking local mask orders.By Katherine Hobbs
Mayor Gimenez On Phase 3 reopening in South Florida. PBS celebrates 50 years. Plus, a Haunted House experience from your car.By Leslie Ovalle
We've got a packed program for you this October 2020 as we head into elections season! First up, hear Jenna DiQuarto deliver WLRN's greeting before hearing the world news written and delivered by WLRN's Emiliann Lorenzen. Emiliann also offers listeners a rundown on all of the presidential tickets this year, including the Green Party's and the Liber…
Broward Schools face pressure to reopen. Local community colleges and the coronavirus. Plus, a conversation about jazz and social justice.By Leslie Ovalle
A look at this year’s ballot amendments in Florida. The new restrictions on Cuba and a historic hurricane takes on a new meaning.By Leslie Ovalle
Florida enters Phase 3 of reopening. TPS is under threat for some 300,000 immigrants. Plus, dozens of manta rays have been found swimming in the shallow waters of South Florida's coastline.By Leslie Ovalle
Critics say Colombian elected officials are increasingly involved in — and helped create — President Trump's 'socialismo' scare campaign against Joe Biden.By Tim Padgett
Winter can’t come fast enough for South Florida’s hotels. The industry is struggling with fewer people traveling. Demand remains low in most places with tourism and business travel still way down.By Tom Hudson
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Back to school in Broward County, Colombian involvement in the U.S. election, and what’s at stake in the Census count.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
With less than six weeks until Election Day, Gov. Ron DeSantis has proposed new legislation outlining stiffer penalties for violent protests.By Katherine Hobbs
The investigation into the FinCEN files dump and the Miami connection. Plus, defining the term Latinx and who's using it. And analysis of Judge Barbara Lagoa, on President Trump's shortlist of potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.By Chris Remington
Miami-Dade County Public Schools have a start date for in-person classes. The Trump campaign’s strategy for winning Florida. And a new survey shows that young Americans don't know the basics about Holocaust history.By Leslie Ovalle
Governor DeSantis proposes a controversial new law that challenges the rights of protesters. We hear from a Palm Beach County teacher about having students back in the classroom. And we revisit one of the worst hurricanes to hit the United States with this month's Sundial Book Club pick.By Leslie Ovalle
Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost, restaurants have closed permanently while others struggle to get by on a fraction of their business as they slowly and partially reopen. How can the industry bounce back?By Tom Hudson
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: how school districts are planning for students and teachers to return to classrooms.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
Four months’ worth of rain fell in just four hours in Pensacola on Wednesday as Hurricane Sally hit the far western portions of Florida . The Category 2 storm resulted in rescue efforts to save Floridians from storm surge and floodwaters. Tens of thousands in the Panhandle remain without power as more rain threatens the area this weekend. Damages i…
The Democrats’ plans for winning Florida. A disturbing trend of homicides in Palm Beach County and a music legend discusses creating art — on a canvas.By Leslie Ovalle
Florida’s history with voter suppression. COVID-19 and its effects on veterans. Plus, talking with South Florida artists from a rocking chair.By Leslie Ovalle
Ten days into the new school year the Miami-Dade County Public School Board voted to stop using troubled virtual classroom software from K12. The CEO responds to critics.By Tom Hudson
A third of Venezuela's reported COVID deaths are frontline healthcare workers. Efforts are underway to protect them – but the regime may block the help.By Tim Padgett
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: the 2020 election, police review boards and coronavirus economic recovery effortsBy Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
Editor’s Note: The Florida Roundup experienced technical difficulties during Friday’s program. In the final months of the presidential race, Florida’s Latino voters are a focus of President Donald Trump's and Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden's attention, as Marist polling shows that this critical and diverse demographic could swing the ele…
In this interview with Jeanna Hoch, mother of children enrolled in the Denver Public Schools, you will hear Ms. Hoch talk about how the Denver Public Schools board responded to her letter expressing concern about the compelled speech, bullying and confusion children are being subjected to due to transgender ideology being widely accepted and put in…
Venice Allan is a mother, jewelry maker and women's rights campaigner with the UK based organization Standing for Women.She spoke with Thistle about the August 30th confrontation between Black Lives Matter protesters and women at Speakers' Corner who had been speaking out about transgender ideology and gender self-id politics. The two groups were m…
As the Inter-American Development Bank prepares to help Latin America rebuild post-COVID, will an American take over, breaking one of its core traditions?By Tim Padgett
As coronavirus cases decline, school districts leaders in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties discuss starting up in-classroom learning again.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
On Friday’s program, we discussed how Florida is preparing to vote in the presidential election during the pandemic. One of the areas we focused on was vote-by-mail.By Katherine Hobbs