The Florida Roundup: The Zika Test Backlog, Tracking Pollution in Biscayne Bay & All Aboard Florida

Sep 16, 2016

There’s a backlog of health department test results for many pregnant women.
Credit THE TIMES/RICHARD POHLE

This week on The Florida Roundup: 

How much or how little the state of Florida is  telling the public about the spread of the Zika virus has come under scrutiny. So why are some saying the Florida Department of Health's daily Zika update may not be providing the complete picture? 

Also, why is it taking so long for pregnant women in Florida to get their Zika test results back from the state labs? WLRN's Sammy Mack and Kate Stein fill us in on the latest. 

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Plus, the sparkling waters of Biscayne Bay are marred by trash, pollution and toxic algae, but how it all gets there remains a mystery. Now a new project could provide an answer. We have the leader in that effort, Rosentiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's Oceanographer Tamay Özgökmen, and Miami Herald environmental reporter Jenny Staletovich  to explain the new research. 

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And finally, a federal ruling raises tough questions about the proposed train service between Miami and Orlando. But, will it bring All Aboard Florida to a screeching halt? Florida Bulldog's Ann Henson Feltgen joins us for more. 

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