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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.

7/19/19: Florida Heat Could Be Life Threatening In 20 Years; Moon Landing At 50

An airman assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE drinks water while working on a construction site.
An airman assigned to the 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE drinks water while working on a construction site.

Florida’s heat set record highs last month. The Union of Concerned Scientists says in less than 20 years, Florida will be so hot for so much of the year that it could literally be life threatening. The scientists in a new report say the world must reduce carbon emissions now or face extreme heat that will take lives within decades. 

Our guests for the discussion were:


Apollo 11 Moon Landing Anniversary

Fifty years ago this week, Apollo 11 launched from Florida’s Space Coast and landed on the moon. As we mark that milestone, we take a look at the future of space travel in Florida with: 

  • Space reporter Brendan Byrne with WMFE in Orlando
  • Director of General Aviation for Cecil Airport Rusty Chandler

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