The Florida Roundup http://blog.wlrn.org en The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-problems-prisons <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:55:35 +0000 Elaine Chen 35370 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons Florida Roundup: Will You Take UberX, Lyft Or A Taxi? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-will-you-take-uberx-lyft-or-taxi <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on the Florida Roundup:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The trial over how Florida re-drew its congressional districts wraps up. Was it a</span>&nbsp;secret plan to carve out political competition or nothing more than innuendo? And will it be resolved before the November election? While we wait for the ruling, p<span style="line-height: 1.5;">lay our ethics in politics <a href="http://wlrn.org/ethics-game">q</a></span><a href="http://wlrn.org/ethics-game" style="line-height: 1.5;">uiz: Are You Tallanasty?</a></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:40:00 +0000 Stefania Ferro 33420 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Roundup: Will You Take UberX, Lyft Or A Taxi? Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/should-people-without-permits-be-able-carry-guns-during-hurricane <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Hurricane season is a few months away, and that may be what was on the mind of legislators this session.</span></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:10:26 +0000 Maria Murriel 30997 at http://blog.wlrn.org Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Passes: Now What? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/deadline-sign-obamacare-passes-now-what <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">The sign-up is over: now the coverage.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 15:53:43 +0000 Elaine Chen 30293 at http://blog.wlrn.org Deadline To Sign Up For Obamacare Passes: Now What? Beckham's Charm Offensive To Bring Soccer To Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/beckhams-charm-offensive-bring-soccer-miami <p></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 17:00:22 +0000 Elaine Chen 27562 at http://blog.wlrn.org Beckham's Charm Offensive To Bring Soccer To Miami Take Our First Annual News Quiz On South Florida Stories From 2013 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/take-our-first-annual-news-quiz-south-florida-stories-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:15:21 +0000 Elaine Chen 25512 at http://blog.wlrn.org Take Our First Annual News Quiz On South Florida Stories From 2013 Was The Miami Trial Of The Cuban Five Fair? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/was-miami-trial-cuban-five-fair <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 17.98611068725586px;">On a special edition of The Florida Roundup, we discuss the controversial case of the Cuban Five,</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 17.98611068725586px;">&nbsp;Cuban agents who were convicted in 2001 of espionage along with other charges.</span></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 20900 at http://blog.wlrn.org Was The Miami Trial Of The Cuban Five Fair? Is Florida Back To Work Yet? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-back-work-yet <p></p><p>Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 20538 at http://blog.wlrn.org Is Florida Back To Work Yet? Did A Florida Mob Boss Rig The 1973 'Battle Of The Sexes' Tennis Match? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/did-florida-mob-boss-rig-1973-battle-sexes-tennis-match <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 1973 tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, dubbed "The Battle of the Sexes," is an iconic moment in sports history.&nbsp; King beat Riggs at the height of the feminist movement, proving that women could beat men in a test of physical ability, at a time when women could not even obtain a credit card without a man’s signature.&nbsp;</span></p><p>For years, though, speculation has been that Riggs threw the match. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 16:05:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 20342 at http://blog.wlrn.org Did A Florida Mob Boss Rig The 1973 'Battle Of The Sexes' Tennis Match? Could Florida's DCF Have Prevented These Children's Deaths? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/could-floridas-dcf-have-prevented-these-childrens-deaths <p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 13pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 19476 at http://blog.wlrn.org Could Florida's DCF Have Prevented These Children's Deaths? Were Miami Beach Police Wrong To Taser Graffiti Artist Israel Hernandez? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/were-miami-beach-police-wrong-taser-graffiti-artist-israel-hernandez <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup, a week after a fatal&nbsp;</span>tasering<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;by Miami Beach Police, graffiti artist Israel Hernandez is buried. Michael E. Miller of the Miami New Times, who broke the story about Hernandez’s death, will talk about police conduct and the safety of&nbsp;</span>tasers<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:22:50 +0000 Elaine Chen 19123 at http://blog.wlrn.org Were Miami Beach Police Wrong To Taser Graffiti Artist Israel Hernandez? What You Should Know About The Miami Beach Taser Death http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-you-should-know-about-miami-beach-taser-death <p></p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 15:16:14 +0000 Elaine Chen 18919 at http://blog.wlrn.org What You Should Know About The Miami Beach Taser Death Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/live-chat-can-floridas-department-children-and-families-be-fixed <div style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif;"><p><span style="font-size: 13px;">The U.S. Department of Justice&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tampabay.com/news/courts/justice-department-files-lawsuit-against-florida-over-medical-care-for/2132566" style="font-size: 13px;" target="_blank">charges that Florida denies fragile, disabled children any option but nursing homes.</a></p></div><p></p><p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 18048 at http://blog.wlrn.org Can Florida's Department Of Children And Families Be Fixed? How The Zimmerman Verdict Was Decided http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-zimmerman-verdict-was-decided <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Days after the jury’s decision, South Florida – and the nation – still struggles to understand the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the killing of </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Was it Stand Your Ground or other self-defense laws that determined the outcome? &nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/17/justice/zimmerman-verdict-aftermath/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">One juror who spoke with CNN said</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:09:30 +0000 Elaine Chen 17666 at http://blog.wlrn.org How The Zimmerman Verdict Was Decided Zimmerman Trial: Race, Self-Defense And The Law http://blog.wlrn.org/post/zimmerman-trial-race-self-defense-and-law <p></p><p>Today on the Florida Roundup at noon on 91.3 FM:</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">We’re bracing for a verdict in the Zimmerman case, a trial that has the state on edge. Does Florida’s Stand Your Ground law make it an open-and-shut case for the defense? And is too much being made of the possible reaction if </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> Martin’s killer is set free?</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 17289 at http://blog.wlrn.org Zimmerman Trial: Race, Self-Defense And The Law