Episode 127

Surge

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March 23rd, 2020

25 mins 33 secs

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Florida’s unemployment office is facing an unprecedented surge. Hundreds of thousands of people already lost their jobs in the hotel and restaurant industries and Florida has the stingiest unemployment benefits in the country.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Gov. DeSantis travels to South Florida to open a new coronavirus testing facility at Hard Rock Stadium.

— Moskowitz, head of Florida’s emergency management agency, has some harsh words for people who insist on partying in large groups during a pandemic.

— Two state Senators — Janet Cruz and Lori Berman — ask why it took so long for the state to begin its response to the coronavirus. They’re also expressing some doubts about the performance of Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, who runs the state health department.

— Today’s the day the Governor had planned to appoint two new justices to the Florida Supreme Court — but that’s not going to happen quite yet.

— And the stories of two Florida Men who produced very different (and very illegal) ways to deal with coronavirus.