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Fishkind Conversations: South FL condo collapse should spark state safety changes

Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE
Hank Fishkind. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

The Champlain Towers condominium building collapse in South Florida killed 98 residents last June.

Since then, at least seven other large condo buildings have been evacuated due to safety concerns. Last week, the surviving owners from Champlain Towers were offered a proposed $83 million settlement.

Legislative changes for Florida's building safety are pending, but economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston they are too slow to deal with a problem this immediate, and this big.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.