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By Mihail Halatchev
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Each week a panel of journalists from South Florida and around the state discuss the week in news.
||CleanWhat Does Marsy's Law, Amendment 6 Mean For Florida?||Floridians passed Amendment 6 this past election . It was one of those bundled amendments that sandwiched together questions about judges with what’s known as Marsy’s Law. The law is a version of one that’s been passed in several states and adds a||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMSD Commission Report Calls For Arming Teachers But Few Mentions Of Mental Health||Code Reds, hard corners, and arming teachers are some of the recommendations made by the state commission investigating the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The commission submitted its report to the state Legislature a day after the Ne||1/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanParkland, Florida Recount: Looking Back On 2018 In South Florida||Much of the past year in South Florida can be traced to Feb. 14, when tragedy struck the Parkland community. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reignited the conversation around gun control and fueled a wave of youth activism across th||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMSD Commission Report: Better Law Enforcement, Stronger School Security Needed To Protect Schools||Better law enforcement and stronger school security are the big takeaways from the draft report released this week by the state commission investigating the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “We know that bad things will happe||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPutting A Price On Carbon Dioxide Emissions||Three Florida lawmakers want to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions. They have recently introduced legislation, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act , which would charge $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide produced by oil refineries||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFort Lauderdale's Downtown Tent City Gets Cleared, New Housing Transition Programs Kick Off||This week, Broward County and Fort Lauderdale officials, along with business partners, cleared out a homeless camp in downtown Fort Lauderdale where about 80 people were living in tents. Monday morning there was a press conference to announce the "Home||11/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiami Book Fair Authors Respond To Florida Recount||November isn’t just Thanksgiving and elections in South Florida. It's also when the Miami Book Fair sets up shop at Miami Dade College’s downtown campus.||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExperts Warn: Expect To See Magnifying Glasses As Broward County Braces For Another Election Recount||Florida is once again counting ballots. The election has lasted three more days in at least three major statewide races: U.S. Senate, governor and agriculture commissioner. They’re likely heading for recounts because of close margins. And caught in th||11/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Final Countdown To Election Day In South Florida||Candidates are revving up their campaigning in the final days before Nov. 6. The momentum can be felt in South Florida and across the country. More than 800,000 people have already voted across the region – surpassing those who voted early or by mail||11/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnderstand The 2018 Ballot: Miami Voters To Decide On Beckham Soccer Stadium||Voters are facing a long ballot this general election – 105 different questions across the region. City of Miami voters will be deciding on a few land-related deals. There’s the fate of David Beckham’s soccer stadium – whether to build the stadi||10/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVoter's Guide: Navigating The Amendments, Referenda On The 2018 Ballot||It’s going to be a marathon for South Florida voters this general election. They’ll run into a long ballot: several candidates for state and local office, a dozen proposed constitutional amendments and all the local referenda.||10/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Problem With Affordable Housing In Broward County||Broward County is the most cost-burdened area in the country, according to a Harvard study . Residents are paying more than 30 percent of their monthly income on rent alone. The county commission met this week to discuss the problem of affordable housin||10/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe High Cost Of Living By The Water||Floridians pay a price for living on the coast. Hurricane Michael, which made landfall just shy of a Category 5 storm, ravaged the Panhandle and Big Bend area. The storm destroyed neighborhoods and washed out roads – changing lives forever. Meanwhile,||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRare Red Tide Outbreak Puts South Florida Beaches On Alert||After almost a year along the beaches on the Gulf Coast, toxic algae has made its way to South Florida. This week, a rare red tide outbreak closed beaches up and down the region’s eastern coastline. Beaches in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties have||10/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Voting Security Issues Florida Is Facing This Election Season||Two years ago, “spearphishing attacks” -emails targeted towards specific individuals with the intent to steal data for malicious purposes- flooded the inboxes of election officials in several Florida counties. This year, as Florida prepares for the||9/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Trouble With Traffic In South Florida||South Floridians complain a lot about traffic. Jammed expressways, reckless drivers and unreliable public transportation contribute to a perennial dissatisfaction about the state of the region’s roadways – which sometimes not even the best Waze-like||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrivers Not Living In Miami Could Be Paying More For City Parking||The city of Miami could be hiking the price to park for nonresidents. City commissioners are considering increasing the hourly rate to $3.25 an hour in some neighborhoods. Rates would increase for public parking lots, garages and curbside spots. Accordi||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Year Later, Hurricane Irma Leaves Lasting Impact In South Florida||A year ago, South Florida was bracing for Hurricane Irma. The Category 4 storm made landfall in the Lower Keys. Irma ripped through islands, damaging thousands of homes and businesses. The storm effectively closed the Keys for a week and scattered lives||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMiami Voters Approve Ballot Questions Concerning Parrots, Shopping Mall||Politicians and property taxes weren’t the only questions on some ballots this primary season . Voters in the cities of Miami and South Miami approved opening the way for the redevelopment of two high-profile properties. In Miami, it’s a 13-story ho||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Environmental Issues Facing Florida This Election Season||The algae-choked waters of Lake Okeechobee and the deadly red tide along the Gulf Coast have dominated the political debate over Florida’s environment. The Republican gubernatorial candidates have focused their environmental positions on the pollution||8/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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