Episode 1

This is State of Emergency


June 4th, 2021

44 mins 23 secs

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About this Episode

On the premiere episode of State of Emergency, former Florida Division of Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz joins Florida Politics editor-in-chief Peter Schorsch and Democratic pollster/political consultant Steve Vancore for a no-holes-barred discussion of the Sunshine State’s political landscape.

Topics include:

— Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried’s financial reporting misstep on the first day of her gubernatorial campaign and how it could be “weaponized” in the future.

— The danger (and double standard) of objectifying female candidates.

— Challenges of covering the politics of Gov. Ron DeSantis.

— Being in “the room where it happens” during Florida’s COVID-19 response and its vaccination effort.

— A possibility (or lack thereof) of higher office for Moskowitz.

— Peter and Jared bumping into each other in Puerto Rico.

— Politicos with “big smiles” after being cooped up for months of pandemic.