Florida this week talks tension between Rubio and Bush, falling test scores for 8 graders

Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee. photo by Infrogmation via Wikimedia commons


By Rob Lorei

Today we listen back to the latest edition of Florida This Week, a political panel discussion show moderated by Radioactivity Host Rob Lorei and broadcasted on Local PBS stations WEDU on Friday nights. This episode of FTW tackles the biggest stories in Florida News and Politics: The heated exchange between presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio during the latest republican debate, the fall in state standardized test scores amongst 8th graders, and the new congressional district map that narrowly passed the state senate.

This episode’s panelists are:

Rita Ferrandino, Treasurer for the Pinellas county Democratic Party

Bill Bunting, Pasco County State committeeman

William March, political analyst

Joe Brown, Tampa Tribune columnist

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