Episode 239

Tourist trap


August 27th, 2020

24 mins 56 secs

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About this Episode

Florida politicians (on both sides of the aisle) are trying to figure out how to lure tourists back to the Sunshine State. With that in mind, Gov. Ron DeSantis hosted a roundtable discussion in Orlando about the theme parks of central Florida. The Governor says it’s safe to visit Disney, Universal or SeaWorld because of their emphasis on safety.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— DeSantis is also teasing a new PR campaign, teaming up with airlines to get more people to fly to Florida. He insists air travel is safe.

— Officials in South Florida are also grappling with the collapse of their tourism market, and unlike the Governor, they believe mandatory masking is a big part of the solution.

— The winter tourist season in South Florida usually starts in October, but many are worried 2020 could be a lost cause.

— Happy belated birthday to the 19th Amendment. Wednesday was Women’s Equality Day, but members of the Florida chapter of the National Organization for Women say the work is not done.

— A conversation with Mike Czin at the Congressional Integrity Project about their report on the finances of Florida’s junior Sen. Rick Scott, who refused to put his assets in a blind trust and increased his net worth by $55 million during his first year in Congress.

— Checking-in with the Florida Man in a Mohawk who stole a $6,000 Pomapoo, but left his ID at the pet store.