Florida Matters News Roundtable: CRC Bundling, Medical Marijuana And Political Races

Florida Matters News Roundtable: CRC Bundling, Medical Marijuana And Political Races
Florida Matters News Roundtable: CRC Bundling, Medical Marijuana And Political Races

This week on Florida Matters we'll talk about some of the latest news impacting our state during another edition of our monthly reporters’ roundtable.

Our guests include longtime political reporter William March and Tampa Bay Times health reporter Justine Griffin.

We discuss some of the political races heating up in Florida, including the race to fill former U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross’ (R-Lakeland) open House seat, Gov. Rick Scott entering the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson and Sarasota Congressman Vern Buchanan’s bid for re-election.

We talk about some of the proposed amendments recently approved by the Constitution Revision Commission and the controversy that aroused from those that bundle different issues.   

We also discuss some medical marijuana news: Florida recently hit a milestone of having over 100,000 patients registered to use medical marijuana; and Tampa strip club owner and stage 4 lung cancer survivor Joe Redner seems to have come out on top of a legal battle with the Department of Health to grow his own medical marijuana.

You can hear more conversation about the latest news, including the opening of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in downtown St. Petersburg, on our podcast Florida Matters More.

 

Original Broadcast Date: 
04/26/18

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Carson Cooper

Carson Cooper is a familiar voice. He has become a favorite of WUSF listeners as the local host of NPR's "Morning Edition" on WUSF 89.7 since he took the job in 2000. Carson has worked in Tampa Bay radio for more than two decades. He has been the host of WUSF 89.7's Florida Matters since its launch in 2006. During that time he has reported on a variety of issues of importance to the community, including growth management, education, transportation, affordable housing, taxation, public health and the environment.

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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