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  • Capital Report (large)
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    On tonight’s program: Florida’s budget luck has run out, forcing state lawmakers to start pulling out the long knives when it comes to spending; A bill giving conditional immunity to businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits passed its first committee stop this week. But not without debate about how that immunity might work; A statewide surge in new coronavirus cases since the start of the year is leading to higher infection rates, especially in Florida’s Big Bend region; Florida health officials said this week they’d received one-point-four million doses of coronavirus vaccine so far. They say they’re working quickly to get those doses out and into the public; And Florida lawmakers are calling for sweeping reforms after a Department of Justice investigation alleged a culture of “systemic” sexual abuse and cover-ups at a women’s prison in Ocala.
  • On tonight’s program: Florida’s budget luck has run out, forcing state lawmakers to start pulling out the long knives when it comes to spending; A bill giving conditional immunity to businesses from COVID-19 related lawsuits passed its first committee stop this week. But not without debate about how that immunity might work; A statewide surge in new coronavirus cases since the start of the year is leading to higher infection rates, especially in Florida’s Big Bend region; Florida health officials said this week they’d received one-point-four million doses of coronavirus vaccine so far. They say they’re working quickly to get those doses out and into the public; And Florida lawmakers are calling for sweeping reforms after a Department of Justice investigation alleged a culture of “systemic” sexual abuse and cover-ups at a women’s prison in Ocala.
  • IB students from Rickards High School, representative of diverse political perspectives, examine and discuss the local, state, and national political climate.
  • IB students from Rickards High School, representative of diverse political perspectives, examine and discuss the local, state, and national political climate.
  • IB students from Rickards High School, representative of diverse political perspectives, examine and discuss the local, state, and national political climate.
  • IB students from Rickards High School, representative of diverse political perspectives, examine and discuss the local, state, and national political climate.
  • Dave Bruns has spent a lifetime writing, reporting, researching, editing and striving for accuracy; first as a print journalist, then as a communications executive for state government and finally for AARP Florida. Along the way, he's accumulated a vast store of insights and opinions. Now, as he embarks on a new phase of life, he shares his thoughts on journalism, politics, advocacy and life in general.
  • Dave Bruns has spent a lifetime writing, reporting, researching, editing and striving for accuracy; first as a print journalist, then as a communications executive for state government and finally for AARP Florida. Along the way, he's accumulated a vast store of insights and opinions. Now, as he embarks on a new phase of life, he shares his thoughts on journalism, politics, advocacy and life in general.
  • On tonight’s program: While coronavirus vaccines remain in short supply, Florida businesses might get legal immunity from pandemic-connected litigation during the upcoming lawmaking session; Even if COVID-19 vaccines become more available than they are now, some groups of people are still hesitant to roll up their sleeves and get the shot; There may be issues with Florida’s vaccine distribution and acceptance, but we’ll also speak with a few folks who say there’s reason for optimism; In the wake of this week’s chaos in Washington, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing legislation to up the penalties for protestors who become violent. The bill has its supporters. It also has some opponents; While some farmers have struggled during the pandemic, officials say hemp growers have seen an increase in demand; And a Florida entrepreneur is urging state and local governments to make more tracked chairs - kind of a cross between a wheelchair and a bulldozer - available to folks with disabilities.
  • On tonight’s program: While coronavirus vaccines remain in short supply, Florida businesses might get legal immunity from pandemic-connected litigation during the upcoming lawmaking session; Even if COVID-19 vaccines become more available than they are now, some groups of people are still hesitant to roll up their sleeves and get the shot; There may be issues with Florida’s vaccine distribution and acceptance, but we’ll also speak with a few folks who say there’s reason for optimism; In the wake of this week’s chaos in Washington, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing legislation to up the penalties for protestors who become violent. The bill has its supporters. It also has some opponents; While some farmers have struggled during the pandemic, officials say hemp growers have seen an increase in demand; And a Florida entrepreneur is urging state and local governments to make more tracked chairs - kind of a cross between a wheelchair and a bulldozer - available to folks with disabilities.
  • Just a few months ago, multiple law enforcement agencies broke a massive human trafficking operation that operated in Tallahassee. More than 170 suspects were arrested in connection with the abuse of a young teen girl. Now, during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, an expert panel talks about the pervasiveness of the crime and what's being done to address it. On the program are: Robin Hassler Thompson, executive director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center; Former federal prosecutor, now attorney with the Holland & Knight law firm Barbara Martinez; and Leon County Commission Chair Rick Minor.
  • Just a few months ago, multiple law enforcement agencies broke a massive human trafficking operation that operated in Tallahassee. More than 170 suspects were arrested in connection with the abuse of a young teen girl. Now, during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, an expert panel talks about the pervasiveness of the crime and what's being done to address it. On the program are: Robin Hassler Thompson, executive director of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center; Former federal prosecutor, now attorney with the Holland & Knight law firm Barbara Martinez; and Leon County Commission Chair Rick Minor.