Episode 437

Still surging


July 14th, 2021

18 mins 32 secs

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About this Episode

Florida's COVID-19 surge continues with more than 20,000 new cases over the past four days, but the Governor won't be changing policies or imposing any mask mandates.

Also, on today’s Sunrise:

Ron DeSantis wants the federal government to do something to help the demonstrators in Cuba; he supports their street protests against the Cuban government. Quite a change for the guy who wanted to lock up Black Lives Matter protesters in America.

— DeSantis says one thing the U.S. can do to support the dissidents in Cuba is to provide satellite internet after their government pulled the plug on the net.

— Florida will be spending more than $100 million to beef up civics education this year, including a new emphasis on debate in high school.

— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is asking for your suggestions to help encourage what's known as “energy equity.”

— Fried runs the state energy office and says studies have shown that Black, Hispanic and low-income families face an energy burden three times higher than other consumers.

—And finally, a Florida Woman went to jail after refusing to wear a mask on an airplane, spitting on her fellow passengers as she was being removed from the plane.