© 2021 WLRN
MIAMI | SOUTH FLORIDA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
image001__1_.png
The South Florida Roundup

The Florida Roundup: A Look Back At 2016

490973665.jpg
JOE RAEDLE / GETTY IMAGES
/

This week on The Florida Roundup...

2016 was a big year. It played host to a long contentious and historic election with Donald Trump winning the presidency--with a big hand from Florida. 

His one-time presidential competitor, Marco Rubio, won reelection to the Senate, as did Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to the House despite controversy following her leadership of the Democratic National Committee.

Listen here: 

Florida also saw green sluggish algae take over the Treasure Coast and its decade-long hurricane-free streak come to an end. Also, the Zika virus was a persistent and unwelcome visitor. 

Listen here: 

03-tfr_20161223_seg_b_2016-12-22t10_43_27.mp3

Plus, Fidel Castro's death brought loud celebration in the streets of Miami. And Haiti held a groundbreaking election despite massive devastation from Hurricane Matthew. 

Listen here: 

04-tfr_20161223_seg_c_2016-12-22t11_05_27.mp3

To breakdown the year's biggest news, we have senior editor for Politico, Sergio Bustos; executive editor for el Nuevo Herald, Myriam Marquez; and editorial page editor for the Sun-Sentinel, Rosemary O'Hara.