Wonk and Circumstance 111 - Post-Session Wrap (Pt. 1)

May 16, 2017

This session was such a roller coaster ride, we've had to break up the review episode into two parts. Part 1 will fill you in on the fate of most of the bills we discussed this season. We can't completely wrap, however, because the state doesn't have a budget yet.....

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Post-session episode delayed

May 9, 2017

Just here to let you know that we need a couple more days to get the session wrap up. Stay tuned and we'll have it up shortly!

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Wonk and Circumstance 110 - Sanctuary Cities & Federal Supremacy

May 2, 2017

Immigration is a story that has been in the news throughout the election of 2016 and well into the administration of President Trump. While the issue has many facets, our focus in this episode is the relationship between local, state, and federal governments when it comes to immigration enforcement. We hear from Mario Ariza and Chris Sanchelima, who offer us differing perspectives on a Florida bill that would bar any city from serving as a "sanctuary city."

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Wonk and Circumstance 109 - Enterprise Florida

April 25, 2017

One of the most controversial issues of this year's legislative session is an agency that isn't a household name - Enterprise Florida. The House and Senate have wildly divergent views on the future of the agency, and its sister organization in Visit Florida. The fight has gotten so extreme that it has placed the budget, the legislature's primary responsibility, in jeopardy of not being completed on time.

 

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Wonk and Circumstance 108 - Recess in Schools

April 18, 2017

On this week's show, we dip our toe into the waters of education by looking at a surprisingly controversial topic - recess. As the Florida Senate and House of Representatives battle it out to see whether recess should be mandatory, we welcome Rene Medina on to give us a look into the daily lives of students, teachers, and how recess fits into those snapshots.

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Wonk and Circumstance Episode 107 - The Death Penalty

April 11, 2017

It seems that one of the most popular topics for high school opinion essays is capital punishment, also known as the death penalty. It's an issue that divides opinion across the political spectrum, the country, and the world. Its origins can be traced back to Biblical times, with Hammurabi's Code ("eye for an eye") often being cited when discussing the issue.

On today's podcast, we are joined by four esteemed guests to discuss this sensitive topic. Each of the four guests presents a different perspective and has a different preferred outcome for capital punishment. Father Willy Garcia-Tuñon advocates for repealing the death penalty on moral grounds. Francesca Corallo argues that the death penalty should be repealed, though her arguments are practical. Arthur Freyre offers a defense of the status quo - capital punishment used primarily for first-degree murder. Finally, Juan Perez makes the case for a death penalty that is expanded to include crimes other than murder.

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Coral Gables Election Preview

April 7, 2017

Special episode! Today we are joined by Elaine de Valle, aka "Ladra" of the Political Cortadito, for a sneak peek at Tuesday's Coral Gables election. If you're a Coral Gables resident, or a local politics junkie, this is the episode for you.

Remember to go to www.voteraid.co before you head to the polls!

 

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Episode 106 - Marijuana

April 4, 2017

This week, we tackle an issue that Florida's voters passed a constitutional amendment on just last year - marjuana. We touch on the medicinal aspects as well as the recreational side. We also look at how marijuana compares to other drugs, both legal and illegal.

 

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Tongo's cover of Linkin Park's Numb

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Episode 105 - AirBnB

March 28, 2017

On this week's episode, we invite on four different guests to discuss a popular issue - AirBnb. You'll hear Alan Bradin, Jessica Fernandez, Armando Ibarra, and Nick Jimenez discuss what's going on in Tallahassee, what the differences are between hotels and short-term rental sites, and what the ideal regulatory structure for AirBnB (et al.) should look like.

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Meet the Candidates: Chip Withers

March 27, 2017

Get to know Wayne "Chip" Withers, a candidate for Coral Gables Commission in Group III. Election Day is fast approaching - Coral Gables heads to the polls on April 11th, 2017.

 

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