Episode 1

Welcome to Sunrise: Rick Flagg is back!


September 7th, 2019

13 mins 21 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome to Sunrise, a podcast hosted by veteran journalist Rick Flagg. Each day, Flagg will bring the hottest in Florida political news, data and more, as well as heads-up to what to expect each day.

In this premiere episode:

— After Hurricane Dorian’s near-miss along Florida’s coast, Gov. Ron DeSantis received kudos and praise for his storm preparation efforts.

— Sunrise also looks at the Governor’s latest fundraising numbers.

— State Sen. Gary Farmer comes clean with colleagues about an affair and new relationship with a Florida lobbyist, as well as the split from his wife.

— The 2020 Legislative Session is fast approaching, as the Florida House releases its committee hearing schedule, beginning the week of Sept. 16.

— The 1st District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee has an opening, and with some of the applicants, there are some very interesting tidbits.

— Sunrise takes a deep dive into the newest push for an Equal Rights Amendment, almost four decades after it failed in the Florida Senate

— And … Florida Man! We keep up with the latest antics of the everyman antihero that gives the Sunshine State its reputation for weirdness.