Episode 234

Another grim milestone


August 20th, 2020

20 mins 48 secs

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About this Episode

Florida hits another grim milestone. The state Department of Health reported 174 added fatalities from COVID-19 Wednesday, increasing Florida’s statewide death toll to 10,106.

Also, on today's Sunburn:

— Florida also added 4,115 new coronavirus cases Wednesday to push the statewide total to more than 584.000. And more than 53,000 COVID-19 patients are now hospitalized in the Sunshine State. But Gov. Ron DeSantis says it’s an improvement.

— COVID-19 is getting all the attention now, but DeSantis would also like you to be aware of other problems that have dropped out of the headlines: like mental illness and opioid overdoses.

James Lis of Orlando has spent more than 20 years teaching, but he’s going to resign if he is forced back into the classroom tomorrow. Lis was among the witnesses in a civil trial where the teacher’s union is challenging the state’s order forcing schools to reopen.

— A deep dive into the aftermath of Florida’s pandemic primary. Gov. DeSantis says everything went smoothly and voting rights advocates agree.

— But Brad Ashwell with All Voting is Local says the November election won’t be as easy unless the state makes changes.

— Checking-in with a Florida Man accused of making repeated visits to his 7-year-old neighbor’s window — wearing nothing at all.