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Intersection: Florida HD 47 Candidate Stockton Reeves

The war of words over Florida House District 47 is heating up, with Democratic candidate Anna Eskamani sending the Florida GOP a letter demanding they “cease the use of fake quotes” attributed to her in campaign fliers and TV ads. Earlier this week Eskamani joined Intersection for a conversation about the issues she’s campaigning on. Today we hear from Republican candidate for Florida House District 47 Stockton Reeves, executive director of the Center for Public Safety- which focuses on research and planning for police, fire and other first responders building new facilities.
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A view of the eye of Hurricane Michael taken on Oct. 10, 2018 from the International Space Station currently orbiting Earth. The photo was taken by astronaut Dr. Serena M. Auñón-Chancellor, who began working with NASA as a Flight Surgeon in 2006. In 2009, she was selected as a NASA astronaut. Credit: NASA

Intersection: Campaigning In Hurricane Season

As Hurricane Michael battered the panhandle Wednesday, candidates running for election in the mid terms suspended their campaigns and rolled into disaster response mode. But even as the eye of the storm came ashore, attack ads were still flying… prompting cries of foul play.
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An aerial view of Mexico Beach, Fla. homes destroyed by Hurricane Michael.
Florida Roundup

10/12/2018: Hurricane Michael’s Aftermath, Global Warming’s Potential Impact

This week The Florida Roundup looked at the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael along with what the response has been from officials. Not since August of 1992 has Florida and Floridians witnessed the kind of wholesale, widespread destruction from a hurricane.  Our guests during the discussion were: Dolores Hinckley, a reporter for WUFT in Gainesville Lynn Hatter, News Director at WFSU in Tallahassee Bryan Norcross, Hurricane Specialist for WPLG-TV in Miami and The Weather Channel Abe Aboraya, a health care reporter for WMFE in Orlando’s “Trauma After Tragedy” project with ProPublica joined us with some insights as well. We also looked at a new report on global warming that suggests climate change may strengthen hurricanes. The Florida Roundup is produced …
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