Episode 185

School's in?


June 12th, 2020

21 mins 2 secs

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About this Episode

Florida education officials say they have a plan for the safe reopening of public schools. Sunrise hears from both Gov. Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Florida hits a record for coronavirus: 1,698 new cases reported Thursday — the biggest one-day increase since the pandemic began. There have now been more than 69,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The Department of Health is also reporting 47 new deaths and the total number of fatalities in the Sunshine State stands at 2,938.

— Months before Thanksgiving, Florida TaxWatch found 180 turkeys in the new state budget, which they call on DeSantis veto since they got there through some sort of “hanky-panky” and not through the regular appropriations process.

— Two state lawmakers from Tampa — Sen. Janet Cruz and Rep. Dianne Hart — say they’ve begun work on three bills to respond to the death of George Floyd and the demonstrations by Black Lives Matter.

— A deep dive into some of the racial inequities COVID-19 has exposed in Florida. Blacks and Latinos are paying a much higher price during the pandemic.

— And one man and two women who are doing their best to live down to the standards set by Florida Man.