This Week in South Florida Roundtable podcast – July 8, 2018

On “This Week in South Florida,” hosts Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg are joined by attorney Marlon Hill, South Florida Sun Sentinel Editorial Page Editor Rosemary O’Hara and Miami Herald Political Reporter David Smiley to discuss the week’s top news stories.

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This Week in South Florida Roundtable Podcast – Miami’s new Mega-Mall, Fla. governor race

On the This Week in South Florida Roundtable podcast, Local 10’s Glenna Milberg and Michael Putney are joined by Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times, Tim Padgett of WLRN and The Miami Times’ Andrea Robinson to discuss the new Miami Mega-Mall, the Florida governor and Senate races, as well as election day in Venezuela.

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This Week in South Florida Roundtable Podcast – U.S. embassy, race for governor

Join Local 10’s Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg as they discuss the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, the Iran nuclear deal and the race for Florida governor with Politico Florida senior editor Sergio Bustos, attorney Marlon Hill and Jessica Fernandez of Miami Young Republicans

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This Week in South Florida Roundtable – Watching the Races

In this week’s This Week in South Florida roundtable, Local 10’s Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg lead a discussion on the crowded South Florida congressional races and the governor’s race with Marc Caputo of Politico, Miami Herald editorial page editor Nancy Ancrum, and lawyer and Republican activist Marili Cancio.

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Shalala faces competitive election for Ros-Lehtinen’s seat with new outlook on marijuana

District 27 in Miami-Dade is at the center of one of the most competitive Congressional races in Florida during both the Aug. 28 primary elections and the Nov. 6 general election. This Week in South Florida‘s Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg devoted most of the Sunday show to the race. 

University of Miami president Donna Shalala, also the former Health and Human Services secretary under Clinton, paid for a poll that showed she has been dominating the crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-lehtinen, the longest-serving Republican woman in Congress. 

While Shalala talked about her new outlook on decriminalizing marijuana, one of her Democratic rivals Miami Beach commissioner Kristen Rosen Gonzalez said she is “the Democratic version of Ileana” and her fluent Spanish is an advantage. 

“I can be strong on Israel,” Rosen Gonzalez said. “I can go and give a rousing speech in Spanish about Jose Marti.”

Rosen Gonzalez said this despite having sent a “None of us can beat Shalala” text message, which she also discussed Sunday. Aside from discussing her controversial flip-flop position on marijuana, Shalala also talked about the need for more subsidies for health care, and Medicaid coverage of rehab for opioid addiction.

Shalala also defended some of the decisions she made during her time with UM. She is still facing criticism for handling of the UM janitors’ strike for better pay and Miami-Dade land sold to a developer

Rosen Gonzalez didn’t talk about marijuana or healthcare. She talked about the Me Too movement and accusations she made against a candidate in Miami Beach. She also made her case for the need for free-for-all community college in South Florida

The other candidates in District 27’s Democratic primary race include Matt Haggman, Michael Hepburn and David Richardson.

This Week in South Florida, which airs Sundays at 11:30 a.m., will interview the candidates before the race. 

This Week in South Florida’s Editorial by Glenna Milberg

 

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