Election Day in South Florida, The Seedy Side of Florida Politics, Latest on TPS for Nicaraguans

Nov 8, 2017

Today on Sundial: Voters of four Miami-Dade municipalities go to the ballot box. New mayors will be elected, as well as other big-ticket resolutions and bills. WLRN News Director Terence Shepherd gives us an update on what to expect today:

Controversy looms over Tallahassee as six anonymous sources claim Ssate Sen. Jack Latvala had sexually harassed them over a period of years, touched them inappropriately and made demeaning comments about their bodies. Although not a new story, these claims make it clear that sexual harassment is a tool used by the politically powerful. Mary Ellen Klas, Tallahassee bureau chief at the Miami Herald, recently wrote about these scandals in a story published in the Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times. She joins us to better understand the world of sex, lies and lobbyists in the state capital. 

The Department of Homeland Security announced that it was ending TPS protection for a couple of thousand Nicaraguans living in the United States. Nicaraguans have until Jan. 5, 2019 to make arrangements for some form of legal residency or leave. WLRN's American correspondent Tim Padgett joins us to understand the DHS decision.