Scott talks Iran; Dyer sizes up MLB in Orlando
Sen. Rick Scott, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and state Sen. David Simmons are guests on Orlando television’s public-affairs programs this weekend.
Sen. Scott, R-Fla., will discuss Iran on
at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on Spectrum News 13. Other topics include the impeachment proceedings and affordable housing. The program previews the Florida legislative session. PolitiFact Truth-O-Meter rates a claim, made on social media, about Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi attack.
Mayor Dyer, a Democrat, discusses transportation problems with Greg Warmoth on
at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. Other topics include affordable housing, the recent downtown panhandling study and the proposed sales tax for transportation initiatives. They talk about bringing Major League Baseball to Orlando and the prospects of luring the Rays here from St. Petersburg. Dyer’s bottom line: Former Magic executive Pat Williams needs to bring forward a team and ownership group to develop serious discussions about a new stadium and MLB in Orlando. Dyer also discusses Orlando’s culture of innovation and the strides the city made last year with the downtown UCF/ Valencia campus and EA’s announced relocation to the Creative Village area.
State Sen. Simmons, R-Altamonte
Ryan Elijah on
at 10 a.m. Saturday on WOFL-Channel 35. Simmons, the Senate president pro tempore, will discuss key issues heading into next week’s legislative session in Tallahassee, including how to fund Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to increase teacher pay. (The Sentinel has a content-sharing agreement with WOFL.)
Simmons is also a guest on will join host
at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Spectrum News 13. The program previews the legislative session. Other guests are state Sen. Dennis Baxley, ROcala; state Sen. Janet Cruz, DTampa; and state Rep. Fentrice Driskell, D-Tampa.
looks at low wages in the hospitality industry at 8:30 p.m. Friday on WUCF TV. Host Nancy Alvarez of WFTV welcomes Chabeli Herrera and Caroline Glenn of the Orlando Sentinel and independent journalist Renata Sago. They discuss Orange County’s decision to help pay for the construction of a road to Universal’s new theme park. They also examine the recommendations from a task force charged with finding a solution to Central Florida’s affordable housing crisis. The program repeats at 9 a.m. Sunday.
features Murat Somer at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on WUCF TV. Somer, a professor of political science and international relations at Koç University in Turkey, discusses the global economy, Turkey’s polarized politics and the country’s relations with the United States.
“I can’t imagine that budgeting in Florida is so bad that we can’t afford OJ for visitors,” he lamented.
Michele Kelly of Colorado wrote about visiting Florida for the past 60 years, always knowing she had arrived when she stopped at the welcome center on Interstate 75 near Jennings for a cup of juice.
“How sad and short-sighted to eliminate this symbol of Florida sunshine, beaches and beauty,” she wrote. “Not a wise way to make budget cuts.”
does not matter the speed. By law, if you are in the left lane and going slower than approaching traffic behind you, you must move over. That is what causes rage — slow traffic, even at limit, refusing to move. It’s simple. Move over. Then, no problems! It’s really not that hard to comprehend.
must think they are the Ritz. I just paid the equivalent of two upper bowl tickets for a cheeseburger and a drink. They should take a few lessons from the Masters when it comes to food pricing.
off how some people feel discriminated against for different reasons, but go on to treat others badly. Did you ever realize you get back what you send out? Maybe try the Golden Rule and see good things come back your way!
at the man in our neighborhood who sits in his folding chair and turns his preschool grandchildren loose to play in the street and ride their bikes. They go up and down to the end of the block and he could not possibly get to them in the event of an oncoming car or truck. Our HOA assesses all of the residents an association fee, which in large part goes to maintaining parks and play areas. For the safety of your grandchildren and for the consideration of your neighbors, take them to the playground four blocks away. If you are too lazy to walk, then drive them!