Stefania Ferro

Public Insight Network analyst

Stefania Ferro brings South Floridians into the reporting process. She asks locals topical questions and shares their answers. The community's insights are often published in the Miami Herald and heard on WLRN 91.3 FM.

Previously, she was a digital news producer for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., the Miami Herald and the Indianapolis Star. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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Ways To Connect

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  On the Florida Roundup, the date for the special session has been set to organize a budget.

Florida Legislature

After no agreement during the legislative session, lawmakers will meet again on June 1 for budget discussions. They must decide before July 1.

Police behavior

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A twist to the end of the state legislative session means lawmakers need to reconvene again. 

Legislative Session

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  On the Florida Roundup, here are the week's topics we discuss.

Health Coverage Gap

About 850,000 Floridians live in the health coverage gap -- they don't earn enough for subsidies through the Affordable Care Act but they don't qualify for Medicaid. However, they would benefit from Medicaid expansion if it was enacted in the state.  Lawmakers haven't come to an agreement.

On the Florida Roundup, we discuss the week's news with the area's top journalists. Here's a quick recap of the issues we'll discuss on the show.

U.S. And Cuba Relations

  On the Florida Roundup, we discuss the week's top news with area journalists. 

Summit of the Americas

The State Department recommended this week removing Cuba from the U.S. list of countries that sponsor terrorism - a move that could speed up normalizing relations with the island. Though no formal announcement has been made yet to remove Cuba from the list, Obama said a decision on it would be soon. The two leaders will be together at the Summit of the Americas for the first time.

Presidential Aspirations

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Editor's note: This is a pre-recorded episode of the Florida Roundup. There is no live chat this week. 

On the Florida Roundup, we talk about the week's top news with the area's top journalists.

National Politics

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  This week on the Florida Roundup, we discuss the week's news with the area's top journalists.

LEGISLATIVE SESSION

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  On the Florida Roundup, we talk to the area's journalists about the week's top stories.

2011 Memorial Day Weekend Shooting

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On the Florida Roundup we discuss the week's news with the area's top journalists.

Immigration Ruling

Pres. Obama's immigration reform plans were blocked after a federal judge put an order to halt the process. This hold has affected families in South Florida.

Schools 

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Despite the president's diplomatic-restoration plans with Cuba moving through three days of Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill, discussions continue among South Floridians about parts of the policy. Whether changes to policy will influence change on the communist island is still up in the air. 

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