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The South Florida Roundup

Rapid Transit, Solar Panels And Opioids On The Florida Roundup

Katie Lepri

This week on the Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson, Miami Dade Commission Chairman Esteban Bovo and Miami Herald reporter Doug Hanks addressed the county mayor's change of heart that led him to come out in support of rapid transit buses. Also discussed: A new law in South Miami that requires all homes to install solar panels, and how local cities are responding to the opioid crisis in South Florida. 

What’s the smart way to get Miami-Dade moving on public transit, new train lines or fast bus lanes? County Mayor Carlos Gimenez said during an editorial board meeting with the Miami Herald earlier this week that he wants rubber and not rail.

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South Miami passed a measure this week that will require all new homes to install solar panels. The law is the first of its kind in Florida. Should your town require it, too?
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And a look at how local South Florida communities are taking action in hopes of addressing the growing opioid epidemic. 
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Katie Lepri Cohen is WLRN's engagement editor. She previously covered city government and corruption, environment and the arts at the Miami Herald. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Florida International University.