The Florida Roundup http://wlrn.org en Florida Roundup: Can Gays Marry In Monroe? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-can-gays-marry-monroe <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On the Florida Roundup, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;judge in the <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/despite-key-wests-gay-friendly-history-gay-marriage-took-long">Keys overturns the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.</a> But an appeal by Florida Attorney General&nbsp;Pam Bondi calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the matter.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Stefania Ferro 35778 at http://wlrn.org Florida Roundup: Can Gays Marry In Monroe? The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons http://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://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons The Florida Roundup: As Cuba Changes, Does U.S. Policy? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-cuba-changes-does-us-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the U.S. and Cuba have relaxed travel restrictions so family visits are easier and more money is flowing to the island nation, so what’s next?</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR Morning Edition host David Greene joins us after spending a week in Cuba, talking with government officials, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers and fishermen.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:37:53 +0000 Elaine Chen 34656 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: As Cuba Changes, Does U.S. Policy? The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-medical-marijuanas-sticky-web <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Governor signed the Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bill. Some Florida doctors will be able to start writing prescriptions on January 1. But how will the system work?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>And last week Jamaica’s prime minister announced the country will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Other Caribbean governments look poised to follow suit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 34270 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web Miami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-will-offer-transgender-benefits-fall <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Miami Beach will be the first in the state to offer transgender benefits to city employees, starting this October. </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2014/06/transgender-miami-beach-city-employees-granted-trans-healthcare-insurance-a-first-in-florida.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday to offer the coverage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:34:44 +0000 Elaine Chen & Wilson Sayre 33978 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-week-south-florida-sports <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:57 +0000 Elaine Chen 33881 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports Florida Roundup: Will You Take UberX, Lyft Or A Taxi? http://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://wlrn.org Florida Roundup: Will You Take UberX, Lyft Or A Taxi? Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases http://wlrn.org/post/despite-record-surplus-citizens-coastal-policyholders-likely-see-rate-increases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the hurricane season's begun, state-backed insurer Citizens Property Insurance assures everyone, it’s in the best shape it’s ever been.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That may be cold comfort for former customers now with smaller insurers, or current customers living on the coast who may still see rate increases.</span></p><p>Citizens CEO Barry Gilway says after shedding thousands of policies, the company is in a very good position.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:26:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 33295 at http://wlrn.org Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida All Aboard? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-south-florida-all-aboard <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Designers of All Aboard Florida's Miami station say the complex will remake downtown. But folks between the train's proposed stations aren't so thrilled with potentially 16 trains each way barreling through their neighborhoods.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:24:53 +0000 Elaine Chen 33183 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida All Aboard? Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? http://wlrn.org/post/can-beckham-bend-it-boat-slip <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On The Florida Roundup: Former soccer star David Beckham's team presents a new plan for a stadium and park at a boat slip by the American Airlines Arena after their vision for a facility at Miami's Port faced fierce opposition.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez got into office by touting his opposition to Marlins Park. But this week he was all over in the news for deals with sports teams, including the Miami Heat and Dolphins. What’s changed?</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei & Elaine Chen 32831 at http://wlrn.org Can Beckham Bend It At A Boat Slip? The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida Going More Nuclear? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-south-florida-going-more-nuclear <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet approved two more nuclear reactors to the Turkey Point power plant on Biscayne Bay. But neighbors are worried about the construction of 88 miles of transmission lines, and environmentalists question why Florida Power &amp; Light wants more nuclear facilities by the coast.</span></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:42:02 +0000 Elaine Chen 32449 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida Going More Nuclear? The Florida Roundup: Beckham Wants To Boldly Build Where No One Has Built Before http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-beckham-wants-boldly-build-where-no-one-has-built <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap;">In Miami, the debate over land for a Major League Soccer stadium now moves where there currently is no land -- a deep water boat slip next to the American Airlines Arena.</span></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:26:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 32039 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Beckham Wants To Boldly Build Where No One Has Built Before Education Bills Highlight Differences Among Republican Leadership http://wlrn.org/post/education-bills-highlight-differences-among-republican-leadership <p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:29:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 31345 at http://wlrn.org Education Bills Highlight Differences Among Republican Leadership Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? http://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://wlrn.org Should People Without Permits Be Able To Carry Guns During A Hurricane? Winners And Losers Halfway Through Session http://wlrn.org/post/winners-and-losers-halfway-through-session <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida lawmakers are more than half finished with the legislative session. Will they deliver on Governor Scott’s goal of $500 million in tax cuts?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Support has been building for allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. And how are lawmakers responding to the deaths of hundreds of kids involved in the state child welfare system?</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:09:13 +0000 Elaine Chen 30650 at http://wlrn.org Winners And Losers Halfway Through Session