Episode 155

Phase 1


April 30th, 2020

21 mins 22 secs

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About this Episode

Gov. Ron DeSantis unveils his plan to reopen the Sunshine State, with Phase One beginning Monday — except for Miami/Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— In short, the reopening plan has schools sticking with virtual learning from home and nursing homes still off-limits to visitors. Theaters, bars, gyms, and personal services like hairdressers cannot reopen yet, but restaurants, retail stores and hospitals can open for business as usual, as long as they engage in social distancing.

— Businesses (and even a few Democrats) are giving positive reviews to the Governor’s strategy, but many are still griping about Florida’s troubled unemployment system. Democratic Rep. Geraldine Thompson was there when then-Gov. Rick Scott created that house of cards seven years ago. She offers a special “ask” for DeSantis.

— Both of Florida’s U.S. Senators are asking the USDA to rethink their decision to allow the importation of five types of citrus from China, the home of citrus greening disease.

 — And the latest on Florida Man, which includes a backhanded tribute from the Conan O’Brien Show.