Episode 342



February 17th, 2021

19 mins 36 secs

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About this Episode

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried has a few choice things to say about Gov. Ron DeSantis’ role in the COVID-19 crisis.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

— Fried dropped that gem on her Twitter feed, in what may be considered the opening salvo in the 2022 Governor’s race.

— Florida’s vote-by-mail system worked so well last year that Republicans are already trying to change it. Sen. Randolph Bracy is not surprised. Democrats say the system worked pretty well last year and Republicans should leave it alone.

— Reefer madness in The Capitol … a Harvard professor who believes marijuana is not medicine and compares high-potency weed to crack and crystal meth was invited to testify. By the time she was done, some lawmakers were cracking jokes and accusing her of pushing bogus science.

— And how about a bit of religion? A House subcommittee has approved Rep. Randy Fine’s moment of silence bill. An American Atheists lobbyist calls it a school prayer bill in disguise.

— Another bill targeting Big Tech: State Rep. Scott Plakon wants to punish social media platforms with fines of $100,000 per day if they don’t act fast enough to remove child porn from their websites.

— And finally, a Florida Man is back in the news after a cocaine bust.