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Episode 119: Going Nuclear
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August 20, 2017 05:04 PM PDT
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott proves his loyalty by sticking close to President Donald Trump through his most recent controversy. Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic candidate for governor, Andrew Gillum calls for the removal of a Confederate monument in front of Florida’s Historic Capitol. Also, should Florida’s utility customers pay now for future power? Gomes follows a federal appeals court case challenging the constitutionality of a state law that has led to Florida Power and Light and Duke Energy Florida collecting money from customers for nuclear-power projects.
The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 118: Many Sides of Charlottesville
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August 14, 2017 02:21 AM PDT
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Florida lawmakers react to the violence between white supremacist groups and counter protesters that left three people dead in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heather D. Heyer, 32, was killed when a car driven by a man from Ohio plowed into the crowd. Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, said her daughter died standing up for her beliefs. On this episode, Gomes also follows Sen. Jack Latvala’s second announcement that he’s making a run for governor. The Clearwater Republican's first announcement was to Gomes back in February. The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 117: More Sexy Beaches
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August 07, 2017 02:51 AM PDT
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Florida’s “Sexy Beaches” is back in the news. After nearly being eliminated during the legislative session over a secret contract with rapper Pitbull, Florida’s tourism marketing agency is now struggling to keep county tourism groups in traditional co-op advertising campaigns. Some political observers claim the fallout it is all part of a long held strategy by House Speaker Richard Corcoran. Bay News 9’s Troy Kinsey weighs in on the controversy. Gomes also explores President Trump’s new media ventures. When it comes to “fake news,” President Trump is creating his own as a conservative pundit, Kayleigh McEnany, jumps from CNN to hosting pro-Trump news segments direct from Trump Tower in New York. The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 116: Hitting Reset
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July 31, 2017 06:52 AM PDT
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Following another turbulent week for President Donald Trump and the GOP, will staff changes and a shift in focus lead to good news for the administration? On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda POLITICO’s White House reporter, Nolan D. McCaskill discusses the turmoil and tactic of covering what’s usually a month’s worth of breaking news in a single day. The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 115: Social Network
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July 24, 2017 09:00 AM PDT
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As healthcare remains up in the air, Congressional Democrats say they are ready and willing to work with Republicans on a solution. On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda Congressman Al Lawson, D-Tallahassee explains how Democrats are offering a lending hand to GOP leadership so everyone can see a win on health care. Also, is Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg planning a run for president in 2020? Gomes dips in on Zuckerberg’s nationwide outreach tour, including his Facebook live chat at his backyard barbecue where he tackled issues from healthcare, technology and once again shared his love for grilling.
The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 114: Net Neutrality
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July 17, 2017 05:28 AM PDT
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As web companies and activists band together in protest of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rollback of net neutrality rules, supporters of the change share their concerns with the current Title II regulations. On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda features interviews with Brad Swanson, president, and CEO of the Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, and Julio Fuentes, president, and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Gomes also examines why South Florida is leading the nation in high-growth tech startups. Joseph Russo the executive director of Palm Beach Tech, a non-profit trade association shares his vision for building a hub for technology entrepreneurship in Florida. he Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 113: Election Smoke Screen
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July 10, 2017 06:45 AM PDT
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Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda explores why Orlando Attorney John Morgan is suing the state over its medical marijuana smoking ban. Gomes also looks back on how Florida prepared combat fraud in the 2016 presidential election with an interview with Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Plus, elections expert Paul Craft with the Freeman, Craft, McGregor Group Inc. explains why he thinks President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission is going through a necessary and long overdue process to clean up voter rolls. The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 112: Power of Attorney
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July 02, 2017 11:26 PM PDT
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Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda follows the death penalty dispute between Gov. Rick Scott and Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala in Florida’s Supreme Court. News Service of Florida reporter Brandon Larrabee makes an announcement and opines on the future of the Capitol Press Corp. Gomes also tackles the hot-button issue of reimbursement rates for air ambulances.
The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 111: Relapse Capital
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June 26, 2017 02:48 AM PDT
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Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda focuses on Delray Beach where a decade ago it was seen as a haven for recovering addicts but thanks to a rise in new drug rehab scams, the city is trying to fight off a new title of ‘Relapse Capital.’ The episode features compelling audio from Gomes’ first reporting series in Delray Beach back in 2008. It was a time when local officials didn’t even want talk about growing crisis. The episode also features the city’s current Mayor, Cary Glickstein, and State Attorney Dave Aronberg as they call attention to the opioid epidemic.
The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 110: Cuba Hype
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June 19, 2017 02:29 AM PDT
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Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of The Rotunda journeys to Cuba where locals and tourist share stories about the positive impact from Obama-era rules to restore diplomatic ties with Cuba. Despite the hype of President Donald Trump’s and Sen. Marco Rubio’s proposed rollbacks, the travel industry will continue to grow on the island, though the journey may be tougher for some.

The Rotunda podcast is available each Monday via iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

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