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March 8, 2022

The Florida Senate passed legislation that bans classroom instruction of gender identity and sexual orientation grades K-through-3. The measure is now headed for the desk of one of its biggest supporters, Governor Ron DeSantis, as we hear from Sarah Mueller.

A bill is now on its way to the governor’s desk that critics say will result in more poor kids facing felony charges. The measure changes the penalties for shoplifting. Supporters say it’s aimed at stopping organized theft rings that have plagued other states. Regan McCarthy has more….

President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she will be the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s highest court. WLRN’s Tom Hudson spoke with Melba Pearson about the significance of this nomination. Pearson serves as Policy Director for Florida International University’s Center for the Administration of Justice.