Broward Sheriff Facing Pressure From The Union, 1A Host Joshua Johnson & Felonious Florida Podcast
Guests for Sundial Monday, April 23 2018:
The union that represents Broward County sheriff's deputies is holding a “no confidence” vote regarding Sheriff Scott Israel. The poll is an unprecedented measure, and the head of the union, Jeff Bell, has said the poll is partly a result of concerns on how Israel handled the Parkland Shooting. The sheriff's position is an elected one and Israel has said the vote is a political stunt. Miami Herald reporter Chuck Rabin joined the program from our studio in Doral to give us the latest update.
Joshua Johnson is the host of the NPR show 1A. He was born and raised in West Palm Beach and began his public radio career at WLRN.
Johnson is in town to host his show from the downtown studio and joined Sundial in the afternoon as a guest. He spoke about his brief stint in television, his rise in radio and the way he handles controversial topics on his show.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel and the podcast company Wondery joined forces to create the true-crime podcast Felonious Florida. It is produced by Lisa Arthur, David Schutz and Juan Ortega. Arthur and Ortega called in to the show to speak on how the podcast came to be.