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Episode 158: Florida Recount
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November 12, 2018 04:27 AM PST
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” Florida's election recounts are underway in three of the state’s biggest races — governor, U.S. Senate and agriculture commissioner. The unprecedented review is dredging up memories of the 2000 presidential recount. Gomes talks with legal experts involved who argue frequent mistakes and glitches, particularly in Broward and Palm Beach counties, undermine the entire electoral process. Len Collins, an attorney representing the Republican Party of Florida chats with Gomes from the epicenter of the controversy in Broward County. Democratic Strategist Steve Schale is also guest. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 157: The Debate
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October 22, 2018 04:33 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” highlights from Ron Desantis and Andrew Gillum’s fiery exchanges during their first national debate on CNN. Plus, in exploring new models for journalism Gomes talks with Florida Phoenix Editor-in-Chief Julie Hauserman about her approach to covering state government and politics. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 156: Political Climate
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October 15, 2018 05:16 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” Governor Rick Scott discusses ongoing response and recovery efforts with Hurricane Michael, how it compares to Hurricane Hermine and he’s asked about the impact of climate change on Florida’s environment. David Hastings, a marine and chemistry professor at Eckerd College, talks with Gomes about Florida’s ongoing red tide bloom. How will voters respond to negative campaign ads aired during and after the storm? Aubrey Jewett, a political science professor at the University of Central Florida addresses the potential impact on campaigns. Gomes also talks to a group of Republicans calling for the country to have a united front in holding the Trump administration accountable. Chris Truax with Republicans for the Rule of Law is a guest this week. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 155: Supreme Crisis
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September 30, 2018 09:09 PM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” John Mills, an attorney for the League of Women Voters explains why he thinks Gov. Rick Scott’s attempts to appoint three new justices to Florida’s Supreme Court defies common sense. Mills tells Gomes that Scott is on the verge of causing a constitutional crisis. After emceeing an awards dinner at Florida’s 2018 Court Reporters’ Workshop, which featured Chief Justice Charles Canady and retiring Justices Barbara Pariente, R. Fred Lewis, and Peggy Quince, Kinsey predicts a fourth justice could soon leave the high court. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 154: Dog Whistle Politics
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September 10, 2018 01:47 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” a closer look at the many dog whistles that could lead the Andrew Gillum campaign into the “Trumpian Trap,” according to Brian Burgess of The Capitolist. Burgess claims the racial undertones from the Ron DeSantis campaign are unintended. Gomes also talks with Danny McAuliffe of Florida Politics about some of the highlights in Florida’s gubernatorial race. Even, if shocked at running mate choices, you are not alone. Plus we a look back at the big primary night stunner with Gillum campaign advisor, Kevin Cate.
Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 153: Coming Out
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August 27, 2018 01:45 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” Rep. Shevrin Jones, a Democrat from Broward County shares his ‘announcement of freedom’ that he is gay. Jones chats with Gomes about his decision to step out of the closet and his plans to continue being an advocate for the LGBTQ community in Tallahassee. Gomes also offers up a quick guide to Florida’s primary election. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 152: Progressive Surge
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August 06, 2018 02:05 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” a discussion about how some Florida candidates are inspired and are trying to replicate the grass-roots success of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York primary win over high-ranking Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley. Gomes talks with Anna Eskamani, a Democrat running for Central Florida’s House District 47 and Tallahassee City Commission Seat 3 candidate Jeremy Matlow. Both share their thoughts about the future of the Democratic Party. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 151: AG Candidate Ashley Moody
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July 30, 2018 03:43 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” former Judge Ashley Moody shares her background including being a former federal prosecutor and explains why she thinks she’s the best candidate to replace Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who is facing term-limits. Moody is hoping to secure the Republican primary nomination over state Rep. Frank White, R-Pensacola. Moody shares her thoughts with Gomes about Florida’s “stand your ground law,” how she would handle police brutality cases and her plans to find solutions to the state’s opioid epidemic. Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

Episode 150: Manchurian Candidates
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July 23, 2018 01:56 AM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg talks about his decision to file ethics complaints against eight “sham” write-in candidates. After a failed effort to get a constitutional amendment on the 2018 ballot through Florida’s Constitution Revision Commission, Aronberg and Sherry Plymale, a Republican commission member, filed complaints with the Florida Commission on Ethics and the Department of State to issue fines against the candidates scattered across the state, as they believe they are bogus. Also, Aronberg provides Gomes with an update on the opioid crisis in Palm Beach County. 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 149: Top Influencers
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July 15, 2018 11:36 PM PDT
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On Trimmel Gomes’ latest episode of “The Rotunda,” Peter Schorsch, the publisher of Florida Politics shares his predictions on the campaign trail including a likely win for Gov. Rick Scott against Sen. Bill Nelson’s re-election efforts. Also, is the race for governor over for Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam? As the dark cloud from the Russia investigation continues to grow, would President Trump’s endorsement still give Rep. Ron Desantis a boost? Schorsch also combs through the field of Democrats for the best contender. Also, Gomes tackles some weird news courtesy of Rep. Matt Gaetz and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
Follow on @RotundaPodcast on Twitter and visit www.rotundapodcast.com for daily updates.

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