Saturday, October 23, 2021

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Some states entice people back to the workplace by increasing safety standards and higher minimum wage; Bannon held in Contempt of Congress; and the latest cyber security concerns.

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House votes to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress; Trump announces new social media platform TRUTH Social; and the Biden administration says it will continue to expel migrants under Title 42.

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An all-Black Oklahoma town joins big cities in seeking reparations; a Kentucky vaccination skeptic does a 180; telehealth proves invaluable during pandemic; and spooky destinations lure tourists at Halloween.

Trimmel Gomes

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Trimmel Gomes is a veteran broadcaster with more than 15 years experience as an award-winning journalist for major news outlets including NPR and PBS, before joining Public News Service. Formerly news director of Florida Public Radio/WFSU-FM in Tallahassee, Trimmel often appears on national and statewide media. Immigrating from Guyana, he graduated from the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida, he is now a member of the college advisory council and an adjunct instructor in the College of Communication & Information at Florida State University. Gomes also serves on the boards of the First Amendment Foundation, LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts and hosts The Rotunda; a weekly public affairs podcast about the people and issues shaping Florida politics.


Languages Spoken: English

Topic Expertise: Politics, Environment

Location: Tallahasssee, FL

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Latest Work

FL Teachers, Volunteers Go Door-to-Door to Get Missing Students Back to Class

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National Business Women’s Week Highlights Need for Credit Equity

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Florida OK'd for More than $1B in P-EBT Funding for Children

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Bill to Ban Critical Race Theory Sparks Call for African American History

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - State Rep. Randy Fine, R-Palm Bay, is lashing out against the idea of Critical Race Theory, filing a bill to ban its use in all …


"Help a Brother Out" – FL Groups Rally to Resettle Afghan Refugees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Organizations providing relief support for Afghan refugees say more people can help by simply taking time to learn about the …

FL Supporters Amplify Need for Biden's Free Community College Plan

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Despite the raging pandemic, college students are flooding Florida classrooms and campuses this week as the fall semester begins…


Piney Point Pollution Could Overflow with Storms, Hurricanes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Due to the recent tropical weather systems threatening the region, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is …

GoFundMe, Federal Aid Offered to School Officials in Masking Disputes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- As the DeSantis administration continues its attempt to block school districts from imposing public-health protections on …


FL Dems: DeSantis Should Focus on COVID, Not Ben & Jerry's

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Gov. Ron DeSantis is promising to block any state money from going to the parent company of ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry's unless …

Report: Power Companies Block Rooftop Solar Growth in FL, US

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A new report shows an effort by investor-owned utilities in the Sunshine State to block the growth of rooftop solar. The …


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