Why Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Isn't Budging
By Elaine Chen • Mar 1, 2013
On The Florida Roundup, here's what we're talking about from this week's news:
- On the one-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin and ahead of the trial of his shooter, we look at why Stand Your Ground is here to stay in Florida and get your views on the divide between North and South Florida on this issue.
- State lawmakers are ready to convene their annual lawmaking session in Tallahassee. We’ll hear what resonated here in South Florida during this week’s Town Hall on issues such as voting, ethics reform and health insurance.
- One area we didn’t have a chance to discuss at the Town Hall, the use – or abuse – of state economic development money. At $500,000 per job—was the cost of Palm Beach County’s Scripps Research center worth it?
- Plus, a look at what leadership changes in Cuba, with a final Castro term, and Venezuela, with Chavez "battling for his life", will mean for their people and U.S. relations.
Host Phil Latzman speaks with Juan Tamayo of The Miami Herald, Gina Jordan of WLRN, and Doug Lyons of the Sun Sentinel.