The Florida Roundup: Miami-Dade's Gender Wage Gap, Mental Illness in Broward Jails & Zika

Dec 11, 2016

This week on The Florida Roundup...

A new study done by Florida International University's Metropolitan Center has found that despite steady wage increases for women in Miami-Dade County, women still make less in the workplace. 

The study is called The Status of Women in Miami-Dade County. It shows women in Miami-Dade earn 87 cents for every dollar men earn. That pay gap is less than the national average--79 cents on the dollar--and has been narrowing over the years. Still, despite improvements significant gaps persist and the study finds women are more likely to live in poverty than men.

Dr. Maria Ilcheva, lead investigator of the report  joins Senator Oscar Braynon to discuss the report's findings and explore legislation initiatives to address the inequality. 

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Also, a Sun-Sentinel investigation discovers that some mentally ill inmates in Broward County Jail were not protected by the private health care company paid to do so. Reporter Stephen Hobbs and Lieutenant Colonel Keith Neely discuss the newspapers report. 

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Governor Rick Scott visited Miami Beach on Friday make a big announcement: the last Zika-zone on South Beach has been lifted.

South Beach was the final remaining of the four Zika-zones in Miami-Dade County: Wynwood, South Beach, Mid-Beach and Little River. All four have now been cleared. But, does that mean South Florida is Zika-free? We ask The Miami Herald's health reporter Dan Chang. 

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