Rick Scott

In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo supporters watch the program outside the venue where Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden is speaking, during the Democratic National Convention at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware.

How Puerto Ricans in central Florida may decide the US election

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Florida is a must-win state in the race for the White House this Nov. 3. Whether President Donald Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden wins the state’s 29 electoral votes could depend on a few hundred thousand Puerto Ricans in central Florida.

Green algae bloom in Florida

Florida’s ‘red tide’ could help turn the state blue

Houses in this Florida neighborhood are perched at the edge of a rapidly-eroding part of the town of Satellite Beach. The town is one of the few in the state that's investing in a major plan to shore itself up against the rising seas and stronger storms b

One small Florida city tries to adapt to climate change, mostly alone

For cities along Florida's Atlantic coast, flooding from high tides has already become a reality. Fort Lauderdale, Fla., September 2015.

South Florida Republicans are fed up with their party leaders on climate change


On anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, activists looking for change

Conflict & Justice

Florida Presidential Outcome Remains Undecided

The only thing sure about Florida politics is that it’s rarely a sure thing.  By 8 a.m. this morning, Florida was still too close to call.  The closeness of the presidential race in Florida is reminiscent of state’s gubernatorial election in 2010. In that election, Democrat  Alex Sink, the state’s former chief financial officer, lost to Republican Rick […]

The World

Districts in play: what is the forecast for the sunshine state?

Global Politics

Joining us to shed some light on the election issues in Florida are Sergio Bustos, political editor for the Miami Herald, and The Takeaway’s political correspondent Andrea Bernstein.

The World

Rumble in the Sunshine State: inside Florida’s primaries

Global Politics

On Tuesday, Florida’s voters head to the polls to vote in primaries for U.S. Senate and governor. Our guests describe how the races have been shaping up and what we can expect on Tuesday.

Florida Rejects President’s High Speed Rail Plan

Global Politics

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has said thanks — but no thanks — to $2 billion in federal funds that were meant to create a high speed line between Orlando and Tampa. We talk with Andrea Bernstein and Mark Simpson.