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The Florida Roundup
The Florida Roundup is a live, weekly call-in show with a distinct focus on the issues affecting Floridians. Each Friday at noon, listeners can engage in the conversation with journalists, newsmakers and other Floridians about change, policy and the future of our lives in the sunshine state.Join our hosts, veteran journalists from our partner public radio stations: WLRN’s Tom Hudson, broadcasting from Miami and WJCT’s Melissa Ross, broadcasting from Jacksonville.

10/26/18: Bomb Scares Suspect Arrested In Fla.; Gambling & Dog Racing Amendments

FBI agents cover a van after the tarp fell off as it was transported from Plantation, Fla., on Friday, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs.
FBI agents cover a van after the tarp fell off as it was transported from Plantation, Fla., on Friday, that federal agents and police officers have been examining in connection with package bombs.

On Friday’s Florida Roundup we led with breaking news as authorities arrested a man in connection with the wave of suspicious packages sent this week to political critics of President Donald Trump.

Cesar Sayoc
Credit Broward County Sheriff's Office via The Associated Press
Cesar Sayoc

Cesar Altieri Sayoc, 56, was arrested in South Florida as we were going on the air. David O'Valle of The Miami Herald joined us with the details.

At least one of the packages passed through a large U.S. mail sorting facility in Opa-locka, Fla., near Miami.

The Miami Herald, citing a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation, reported that the package sent from the facility is likely the one that ended up on Wednesday at the South Florida office of U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Proposed Gambling And Greyhound Racing Amendments

Twelve amendments are on the November 6 ballot. We centered in on two of them that deal with gambling and greyhound racing. Among the questions we explored: how should the state regulate them, or perhaps even phase them out?

Our guest for the discussion was Arek Sarkissian of POLITICO Florida.

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