Florida Roundup: Gun Control, Medicaid, Venezuela

Apr 19, 2013

Join us for an hour of conversation about the week's news on The Florida Roundup, live at noon on WLRN:

  • The U.S. Senate strikes down gun control legislation favored by President Obama and a majority of Floridians. Democratic Senator Bill Nelson supported the bill while Republican Senator Marco Rubio opposed it.
  • The so-called "Gang of Eight" (including Rubio) releases an immigration reform plan.
    Nicolás Maduro, former vice president under Hugo Chavez, wins Venezuela's presidential election with 50.7% of the vote. His challenger Henrique Capriles received 49.1%.
    Credit chavezcandanga / Creative Commons/Flickr
  • Venezuela chooses the anointed successor to Hugo Chavez, much to the chagrin of South Florida’s expatriate community.
  • And the Florida Legislature wrangles over whether and how to expand Medicaid with only two weeks left to go in the session.  

Host Phil Latzman speaks with Steve Bousquet of The Tampa Bay Times, Tim Padgett of Time and Rosemary Goudreau of the Sun-Sentinel

Be part of our live chat below from noon to 1 p.m.