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The South Florida Roundup

What The UM Scandal Says About College Athletics


On The Florida Roundup: we look at the University of Miami’s punishment by the NCAA and the role of student athletes in the big money game of college sports with guests Billy Corben of Rakontur Films and Michelle Kaufman of the Miami Herald.

Florida Blue cancels health insurance plans for hundreds of thousands of people, blaming the Affordable Care Act. While Floridians will be looking for new health plans and providers, they may want to take note of this: the state on average takes over a year to resolve complaints against medical professionals. Daniel Chang of the Miami Herald and Eric Barton of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting explain.

Early voting has started in Miami-Dade, and the mayoral race drawing the most attention is in Miami Beach. Michael Miller of the Miami New Times and Christina Veiga of the Miami Herald tell us why figures like Bill Clinton, Virgin CEO Richard Branson and U.S. Senator Bill Nelson have weighed in on the race for a job carrying no executive power. 

Plus we’ll hear why Cuba is finally going to drop its dual currency system and what that means for South Florida’s economy with WLRN-Miami Herald News' Americas Editor Tim Padgett.