90.7 WMFE and 89.5 WMFV are Central Florida's primary provider of NPR programming and Classical Music. Part of the community since 1965, providing quality national and local news and programming. We inspire and empower all Central Floridians to discover, grow and engage within and beyond their world.
Support for 90.7 WMFE is provided by

Reopening the Sunshine State; Florida’s Flawed Unemployment System

Play Audio

This week Gov. Ron DeSantis announced his Phase One reopening plan, which will take effect across most of the state (with tighter restrictions remaining in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, where over half the confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths are located) on Monday, May 4.

We took a closer look at the plans with Bill Galvano, president of the Florida Senate and a member of the executive committee of the governor’s Re-Open Florida Taskforce; and John Kennedy, the Florida Capitol reporter for Gannett newspapers.

Florida’s unemployment system continues to be plagued by huge issues. Thousands of residents across the state report they’ve been declared ineligible for benefits or can’t get through to apply at all. We talked about what’s being done to rectify the situation with the Florida Senate minority leader, Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, and John Kennedy.

Get The 90.7 WMFE Newsletter

Your trusted news source for the latest Central Florida news, updates on special programs and more.

Stay tuned in to our local news coverage: Listen to 90.7 WMFE on your FM or HD radio, the WMFE mobile app or your smart speaker — say “Alexa, play NPR” and you’ll be connected.

WMFE Journalistic Ethics Code | Public Media Code of Integrity