Episode 228

Good & bad


August 12th, 2020

23 mins 3 secs

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About this Episode

Most of Florida’s COVID-19 numbers are looking better — except the most important one. The Florida Department of Health reported another 276 fatalities from COVID-19. That’s a new record for the most fatalities reported in a single day. Florida’s death toll has now reached 8,685.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Officials in Hillsborough County are pushing back after the Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran rejected their plan to start the new school year online, and reopen classrooms later in September.

— South Florida lawmakers are calling on Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump to produce a more aggressive response to the COVID-19 crisis.

— Former Vice President Joe Biden has selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Orlando Congresswoman Val Demings says it was an incredible honor for her to make the shortlist of candidates and even though she wasn’t selected, Demings says seeing a Black woman nominated for the first time reaffirms her faith that in America, there is a place for every person to succeed no matter who they are or where they come from.

— A deep dive into the politics of playing ball. Trump says postponing or canceling the 2020 college football season would be a "tragic mistake." And, by the most amazing coincidence, that was the topic as the Governor held a roundtable discussion at the indoor practice field of the FSU football team.

— The latest with Florida Man, who for some reason decided to drop his pants and rub one out in front of a security camera monitored in real-time.