The Point Podcast
The Point Podcast 06-30-2021
Wednesday’s host, Meleah Lyden, speaks with Miami New Times intern Alan Halaly about Miami’s mayor saying Surfside’s condo collapse may have been preventable. Plus, California added Florida and four other states to a list of places where state-funded travel is banned, a judge upheld Florida’s ban on gun sales to people under 21, and more.
The Point Podcast 06-16-2021
Wednesday’s host, Meleah Lyden, speaks with WUFT’s Grethel Aguila on how learning during a pandemic affected Alachua County Public School Students. Plus, a new Florida election law is hit with another challenge, a previous ballot amendment is creating a grim future for police accountability, and more.
The Point Podcast 06-09-2021
Wednesday’s host, Meleah Lyden, speaks with Alan Halaly from The Independent Florida Alligator about how Gainesville High School documented a year marked by a pandemic. Plus, a change in how the state department of health is reporting COVID-19 data updates, a key deadline is approaching for those planning to run for office in Florida next year, and more.
The Point Podcast 06-02-2021
Wednesday's host, Meleah Lyden, spoke with WUFT's Anthony Montalto about a bill effectively banning transgender student-athletes from female sports. Plus, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried is running for Florida governor, Floridians are encouraged to purchase flood insurance before peak hurricane season arrives, and more.
The Point Podcast 05-26-2021
Wednesday's host, Meleah Lyden, brings us a story from Black Student Storytelling Project member Yewande O. Addie on black students' experiences on race and justice. Plus, Florida Sen. Randolph Bracy will run for the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Val Demings, five lawsuits have been filed against bills that were passed and signed, and more.
The Point Podcast 05-19-2021
Wednesday's host, Meleah Lyden, speaks with WUFT reporter Lawren Simmons about the history of the tenant houses in Shiloh near Micanopy. Plus, Rep. Val Demings is considering running for U.S. Senate, a new state election law is being hit with another legal challenge and more.
The Point Podcast 05-12-2021
Wednesday's host, Meleah Lyden, speaks with WGCU's environmental reporter Valerie Vande Panne about how wearing masks may help with respiratory irritation from red tides. Plus, panic buying because of a pipeline outage is causing a gas shortage, Governor Ron DeSantis will need to decide if he'll sign to cut two financial programs for college students and more.
The Point Podcast 05-05-2021
Wednesday's host Meleah Lyden spoke with Tampa Bay Times reporter Romy Ellenbogen about a revised data sharing agreement between the Pasco County Sheriff's Office and the school board. Plus, Rep. Charlie Crist announces his run for governor, the outcome of the Florida legislative session, and more.