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Each week, journalists and newsmakers from South Florida analyze and debate some of the most topical issues from across the region.

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  • The South Florida Roundup covered whether Southeast Florida could extend its five-year winning streak with hurricanes, a decade-long federal lawsuit that may force Florida to remove medically fragile kids from homes for the elderly (18:55) and the modernizing effect Chile’s young President Gabriel Boric may have on a movement that haunts South Florida: the Latin American left (34:42).
  • This week on the South Florida Roundup, WLRN’s Tim Padgett led a discussion about the latest happenings in Miami’s government, examined why a Miami-Dade public school removed books from the shelves for elementary students (18:40) and whether Russia’s footprint is about to get bigger in Cuba (34:54).
  • On the South Florida Roundup, we spoke about the Broward County school board’s closed-door discussion about backpacks and uniforms, how dangerous climate change is making Miami heat (19:38), and how difficult daily life is in Haiti amid the country’s violent security collapse (37:46).
  • This week on the South Florida Roundup we held our annual post-legislative session discussion with the editorial page editors of South Florida’s three major newspapers. We examined the immigration crackdown (1:00) and the effects measures like abortion restriction will have in South Florida (19:14), as well as what this all may mean for Gov. Ron DeSantis if he seeks the Republican nomination for President (34:27).
  • On The South Florida Roundup, we spoke about the convictions placed on four members of The Proud Boys. We also looked at Broward County's current search for another superintendent, and the wave of vigilantism across Haiti.
  • On the South Florida Roundup, we looked at the effort to use freight-train tracks, running mainly across Miami-Dade’s west suburbs, for passenger rail lines to reach long neglected areas of the county: north, east, west and especially south. We also examined Hialeah’s controversial bid to expand into unincorporated Brownsville — one of Miami’s most important historically-Black neighborhoods (21:28). Finally, we talked about why Colombia expelled Venezuelan democracy hero Juan Guaidó — and why he is now in South Florida (37:56).
  • On The South Florida Roundup, we received updates on the flooding that impacted all of Fort Lauderdale and other parts of Broward County (01:02); we discussed Fabián Basabe, a controversial state lawmaker at the center of a political storm in Miami Beach (19:54); and we looked at a reversal in the the abortion realities in Florida and Latin America (35:07).
  • On this week's South Florida Roundup we looked at the flooding that impacted all of Fort Lauderdale, the call for action on the disparities in health care outcomes that Black pregnant women face in the U.S. (17:37), and the civil trial against Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo (41:12).
  • On this episode of the South Florida Roundup, we spoke about Miami's low ranking as one of the friendliest and helpful cities in America. We also spoke about a rare intersection of faith, as Christians, Jews and Muslims all observe some of their holiest periods this week (21:41).
  • On The South Florida Roundup, we looked at the end of Medicaid's expansion as the federal government's public health emergency ends. We talked about Citizens Insurance's proposed rate hike for Florida and its potential effects in the state (19:42). We also talked about Florida's presence in the Final Four of the NCAA March Madness Tournament (39:23).