Episode 230



August 14th, 2020

24 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a roundtable discussion to talk about one person who survived COVID-19 thanks to convalescent plasma from her son-in-law.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— While he concentrated on the good news, the Governor did NOT mention the 9,046 fatalities caused by COVID-19 in Florida so far — or the 148 new cases added to the list Thursday.

— As fatalities rise in the state prison system, Democrats in the Florida Legislature renew their call for the state to release nonviolent inmates who have almost finished their sentences and are facing the greatest threat from coronavirus.

— The state teachers’ union and the DeSantis’ legal team square off as a Tallahassee judge takes up the lawsuit challenging the state’s school reopening order. The state is trying to short circuit the lawsuit by asking the judge to toss it without holding a trial.

— State officials go to bat for Florida’s agriculture industry as the U.S. Trade Representative holds a public hearing about the damage to Florida seasonal growers — first by NAFTA, and now by the USMCA trade deal.

— Checking-in with Florida Man, a county sheriff who is ordering his deputies not to wear masks in the office or on patrol.