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The South Florida Roundup

Presidential Politics In Hialeah; A Potential Covid Surge And Transportation In Miami-Dade

A person is waving flags during a political rally. The person is wearing a mask because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Matias J. Ocner
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Miami Herald
Joe Biden supporters participate in a Cubans Con Biden caravan at Bright Park in Hialeah, September, 2020.

On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Presidential politics in Hialeah; watching for a Covid surge; a Miami-Dade transit project gains momentum.

Should South Florida expect a new COVID-19 surge?

Florida is seeing cases rise almost a month since the state entered phase three of reopening.

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Mary Jo Trepka, an infectious disease epidemiologist and chair of the epidemiology department at Florida International University, talked about the trends.

Covid Concerns

What does the Latino vote really mean, especially after the 2016 election?

Hialeah, the sixth largest city in Florida, is known as the "City of Progress" and is home to many Cuban Americans.

Issues like healthcare, and the economy, matter, but so does patriotism.

A recent report by Politico’s Sabrina Rodriguez delves into presidential politics in Hialeah. She shared her reporting on the Roundup — along with Democrat and former Hialeah mayor Raul Martinez, who’s now a radio host on Caracol 1260 AM.

All Politics Is Local

A major transportation project is moving forward in Miami-Dade.

This week, county commissioners approved a $14 million contract to design a monorail. It would run four miles over the MacArthur Causeway — connecting downtown Miami and South Beach by rail for the first time since streetcars made the trip in the 1930s.

Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman, who represents parts of Miami Beach, talked about transit with host Tom Hudson.

Miami Beach Monorail

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Alexander Gonzalez produces the afternoon newscasts airing during All Things Considered. He enjoys helping tell the South Florida story through audio and digital platforms. Alex is interested in a little of everything from business to culture to politics.
In a journalism career covering news from high global finance to neighborhood infrastructure, Tom Hudson is the Vice President of News and Special Correspondent for WLRN. He hosts and produces the Sunshine Economy and anchors the Florida Roundup in addition to leading the organization's news engagement strategy.