Florida Roundup: Diplomacy And Immigration

Feb 6, 2015

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

U.S. AND CUBA DIPLOMACY

U.S. lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the renewed diplomatic relations with the communist island going forward. Despite the move to normalize relations, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Miami Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen voiced concerns about making concessions without progress in Cuba.

As talks continue to resume diplomatic relations, is the Cuban Adjustment Act at risk? The journey of immigration has its twists and turns. WLRN and NPR are gathering your immigration stories and discussing the path on Feb. 24 in Miami.

RICK SCOTT AND CABINET

On Tuesday, Florida media organizations, including WLRN's news partner the Miami Herald, filed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott and his cabinet for not making a personnel change in a public meeting. On Thursday, at a meeting of the four members of the Florida cabinet, Governor Rick Scott admitted he did not handle the process well.

STAPLES TO MERGE WITH OFFICE DEPOT

Staples announced that it was looking to buy the Boca Raton-based Office Depot. It hasn't been the first time that Staples has tried to make this merger happen. If the buyout happens, Boca Raton would lose its designation as Office Depot’s hometown.

Host Tom Hudson is joined by Michel Martin of NPR, Maria Hinojosa from Latino USA, Mary Ellen Klas and Hannah Sampson from the Miami Herald, Frank Denton of The Florida Times-Union, Al Lewis of South Florida Business Journal and Tim Padgett of WLRN.

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