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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.

GOP Aims To Help Win Over FL Voters With Jacksonville RNC; Recommendations To Reopen FL Schools

Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana watch with their families as the balloons fall during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, and Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana watch with their families as the balloons fall during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

President Trump will now accept the Republican presidential nomination in Jacksonville in August.

But, what will it take for him to win Florida voters? We discussed the Republican National Convention and campaign with Dean Black, Chairman, Republican Party of Duval County; and Adam Goodman, Partner at Ballard Partners and Republican Media Strategist.

The State's Plan to Reopen Schools 

On Thursday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced recommendations for how to reopen schools at full capacity in the fall. WLRN Education Reporter  Jessica Bakeman joined us, along with Florida Education Association (FEA) President  Fedrick Ingram, for a closer look at the state’s “roadmap” and how people are reacting to it.

Denetra Lee can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org.

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