Why Florida Picks Fights With The U.S.

Sep 6, 2013

Florida’s top prosecutor wants to overturn a federal gun law and allow 18 year-olds to own handguns.  It’s just the latest example of the Sunshine State battling the federal government.  It’s done it over health care, voting rights and now gun control.  

The motto on the first flag to fly over the capitol when Florida became the 27th state seems to be guiding the state's response today to federal programs.
Credit http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/

Halfway through the hurricane season, it’s been awfully quiet. No major storms in August, but Citizens Property Insurance will be shedding more policies and up to 400,000 Citizens customers could be shifted to private insurance companies.

An historic effort three decades in the making ends as 64 year-old Diane Nyad walks out of the ocean in Key West. Meanwhile, we learn that another historic feat, Billie Jean King’s defeat of Bobby Riggs, the “Battle of the Sexes,” may have been rigged by a Florida mob boss

Host Tom Hudson speaks with Steve Bousquet of the Tampa Bay Times, Tolu Olorunnipa of Bloomberg News, Don Van Natta, Jr. of ESPN and Alicia Zuckerman of WLRN-Miami Herald News.