Utility Rates In Florida, Uninsured Children Study & Berlin Wall

Nov 6, 2019

On this Wednesday, Nov. 6, episode of Sundial: 

Utility Rates In Florida

On Tuesday, Florida’s Public Service Commission took two votes. One, rejected a plan that would’ve removed the state’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act, a 30-year-old energy conservation program. The other, approved a plan that would allow utility companies to charge customers an estimated $50 billion over the next several decades for underground power lines and prevent storm-related damage. Mary Ellen Klas, Miami Herald Tallahassee Bureau Chief joins Sundial for an update on the impact of these two decisions. 

Uninsured Children Study

A new study by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found that there has been a growing number of uninsured children in the U.S. The report, “The Number of Uninsured Children Is On the Rise,” shows Florida has experienced an 18 percent increase of uninsured children from 2016 to 2018. Joan Alker, the executive director of the center and lead author of a report joins Sundial to explain the reasons numbers have been increasing.

30th Anniversary Of The Collapse Of Berlin Wall

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. A portion of the wall is currently on display at the Wolfson campus at Miami-Dade College. Andreas Siegel, the Consul General of the Republic of Germany in Miami, joined Sundial to explain the story behind South Florida getting a piece of the wall and its history.