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Battleground Florida with Christopher Heath
23 minutes | 4 months ago
The polls were wrong, again.
In 2016 the polls were wrong. Sure, the national polls got things right on the money. But state-level polling was all over the place and missed Donald Trump's victories in several states. Now with 2020’s numbers rolling in, the polling industry is looking at hits and a lot of misses. Michael Binder is the Faculty Director of the Public Opinion Research Lab at the University of North Florida. He joins the podcast to see what went right and what went so, so wrong
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Liam is Back, Again
Self-described “GOP Operative Turned Advocate and Political Observer” Liam Donovan joins the podcast to handicap the 2020 election. Who is going to win Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, and the rest? Are we seeing a shift in the electorate or is this a temporary realignment? Also, how many Senate races could be headed to a run-off. This is the last episode before the election, so buckle up! It’s going to be fun!
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Perspective on the Pandemic
Since February, WFTV reporter Lauren Seabrook has been covering the COVGID-19 crisis from lockdowns and masks, to schools and nursing homes. Lauren joins the podcast again to talk about what's going on right now in Central Florida, concerns as we head into the winter months, and what gives her optimism as we continue to deal with the virus.
34 minutes | 4 months ago
Decision Desk HQ contributor Niles Edward Francis (@NilesGApol ) joins the podcast from Atlanta to try and convince the world that Georgia is a swing state just like Florida. With two senate races, a close presidential race, and state-specific rules, the Peach State is getting a lot of attention with both the Trump campaign and the Biden Campaign planning stops in the final week of the election. What counties he’s watching on election night and how long it could be before all the votes get counted in Florida’s neighbor to the north.
47 minutes | 4 months ago
Matt is back and the debates are finished
Senior Columnist for The Daily Beast, Matt Lewis, makes his triumphant return to the podcast. With the final presidential debate in the books and some 50 million Americans having already voted, Matt discuss is what we learned from Thursday night's debate and will it matter with just 10 days to go. We also talk about the very real possibility that Donald Trump is reelected but does not win the popular vote again and what that means for the country and the Republican Party, as well as what a Biden administration might look like.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
The Alec Baldwin of Battleground Florida
Peter Schorsch returns to the podcast for his 4th(?) time. A record, if we kept those things. In his first appearance on the podcast since the state went into a lock down over COVID-19, Peter discuss is what Florida got right and what Florida is getting wrong as well as why much of the blame targeted at the governor is misdirected. We also squeeze in a little time to discuss the presidential debate such as it was.
34 minutes | 5 months ago
Ertel on Elections
Former Seminole County Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel joins the podcast do discuss everything election in Florid and the other 49. What voters need to know ahead of November 3, how to track your ballot to make sure it’s counted, and why social media could make the election aftermath so much worse.
40 minutes | 5 months ago
Patricia on Politics
New York Times reporter Patricia Mazzei joins the podcast from south Florida to discuss the state of the race in south Florida, the congressional seats in play, what the national media doesn’t get about Florida, as well as her recent reporting on Judge Barbara Lagoa. Judge Lagoa is on the short-list to fill the vacant 9th seat on the US Supreme Court.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
Of Campaigns and Candidates
Jacob Perry is a former campaign consultant who passed on running two different presidential campaigns this cycle. He currently publishes the email newsletter Monticello (https://monticello.substack.com/ ). In this episode we’ll talk about running congressional races in Florida, what DC doesn’t get about the Sunshine State, filling the vacancy on the US Supreme Court, and the worst campaign promise you could make.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
What $100 million can buy in Florida
Kevin Cate, the founder of media production company CATECOMM, has been involved in several Democratic campaigns in Florida. Some wins, some losses. He knows first-hand what an influx of money can do to a race and where campaigns have to go to win. We’re talking 2020 and the one Florida county he says he’ll be watching on election night to know if Joe Biden is winning the state.
40 minutes | 6 months ago
The races you’re not watching, and the one you are
Politico Florida’s Matt Dixon suppresses his wrong opinions pro football long enough to shed some light on fight for Florida’s 29-electoral votes as well as the down-ballot races that will have much more of an impact on the state and yet are so far flying under the radar.
29 minutes | a year ago
CZ VC FL GOP
Christian Ziegler, the Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida stops by to talk keeping Florida red, preparing for 2020, and what congressional seats the GOP is targeting in the Sunshine State]]>
40 minutes | a year ago
Florida’s Response to Coronavirus
Peter Schorsch of Florida Politics and Lauren Seabrook of WFTV join the podcast to discuss the state’s response to the coronavirus and its first two confirmed cases.
47 minutes | a year ago
The consummate Florida Man: Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman the award-winning author of "Oh, Florida!" joins the podcast to discuss his new book "Cat Tale: The Wild, Weird Battle to Save the Florida Panther" as well as the state's invasive species.https://www.tampabay.com/writers/?plid=craig-pittmanhttp://www.oh-florida.com/https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45734780-cat-tale]]>
45 minutes | a year ago
Liam Donovan is Back!
Liam Donovan of the Policy Resolution Group is back on the podcast to talk Iowa, New Hampshire, and who doesn’t make it to Super Tuesday. We also discuss the entrance of Michael Bloomberg and his billions into the race, as well as why Florida probably won’t deliver a knock-out blow like it did for the GOP in its 2016 primary.
39 minutes | a year ago
The Exit Interview
WFTV news director Matt Parcell is preparing to retire. But before he leaves the business and the station, he sits down to discuss the changing landscape of broadcast news; what we do well and where we fall short.]]>
26 minutes | a year ago
Presidents and Precedents with Paul Rosenzweig
R-Street Senior Fellow Paul Rosenzweig served as a senior counsel to Ken Starr during the investigations of President Clinton. He joins the podcast to discuss the end of the Trump impeachment and what this means for future administrations]]>
43 minutes | a year ago
Super Bowls and School Vouchers with Billy Corben
Documentary film director Billy Corben shakes off the Super Bowl hangover and joins the podcast to discuss tax giveaways, school vouchers, and bags full of drugs.... Florida.]]>
37 minutes | a year ago
You've got to know when to hold 'em, Know when to fold 'em
Attorney Daniel Wallach joins the podcast to discuss sports wagering and the odds that Florida opens up sports betting in the next few years.]]>
24 minutes | a year ago
Stand and Deliver a Pay Raise
Michael Lopardi @MLopardiWFTV]]>
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