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Florida Matters News Roundtable: The Puerto Rican Migration

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More than two months after Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico, thousands are still fleeing the island and many are coming to Florida.

This week on Florida Matters we'll discuss the impact of the Puerto Rican migration to Florida during the latest edition of our monthly news roundtable.

We'll talk about how the influx of Puerto Rican residents could shape Florida's political landscape, and whether slow recovery efforts on the island could persuade those temporarily seeking refuge in the state to become permanent residents.

Our guests include:

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Tim Padgett: reporter with WLRN in Miami, who covers Latin America and the Carribbean for the NPR member station.

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Dr. Susan MacManus: political analyst and Distinguished Professor in the University of South Florida's Department of Government and International Affairs.

Share your questions and comments on the situation in Puerto Rico and how it could impact Florida on our Facebook page, on Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org

I cover health care for WUSF and the statewide journalism collaborative Health News Florida. I’m passionate about highlighting community efforts to improve the quality of care in our state and make it more accessible to all Floridians. I’m also committed to holding those in power accountable when they fail to prioritize the health needs of the people they serve.
Steve Newborn is a WUSF reporter and producer at WUSF covering environmental issues and politics in the Tampa Bay area.