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Policymakers and activists debate moves to add restrictions to discussions of sexual orientation and gender identity with younger students in Florida schools. Plus, a discussion over moves to make school boards partisan and unpaid. And Governor DeSantis slams the federal government over monoclonal antibody supplies. But do the treatments work on the omicron variant?

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Issues in front of the Florida legislature this session

The Florida Legislature discusses abortion, guns, voting and education issues.

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'Don't Say Gay' Bill Proposal

Brandon Wolf from Equality Florida discusses HB-1557 on Parental Rights, also known as the "Don't Say Gay" bill that is being debated in the Florida Legislature. 

NewsNight | Rep. Anna Eskamani discusses Florida legislative issues

Democratic State Rep. Anna Eskamani discusses issues including the "Don't Say Gay" bill and the "Stop WOKE Act," proposals to revamp Florida school boards, the federal supply of monoclonal antibody therapies to Florida, and efforts in the legislature to introduce a 15-week abortion ban.

Rep. Randy Fine weighs in on 'Don't Say Gay' and 'Stop WOKE Act'

Republican State Rep. Randy Fine discusses issues including the "Don't Say Gay" bill and the "Stop WOKE Act," proposals to revamp Florida school boards and the federal supply of monoclonal antibody therapies to Florida.

Florida legislature's special session

NewsNight’s Steve Mort spoke with Republican State Senator Dennis Baxley and started by asking him about the bills lined up for the special session next week.

NewsNight en Español | El caso de Miya Marcano

La presentadora de NewsNight, Nancy Alvarez, habló con su colega de WFTV, Alexa Lorenzo, sobre el caso de Miya Marcano y su reciente entrevista con los padres de Miya en sur de la Florida.

Protestas en Cuba y en Florida Central

Steve Mort presentador de NewsNight habló con Luis Martinez-Fernández, Profesor de Historia en UCF y experto en asuntos cubanos, acerca de las recientes protestas en Cuba y en Florida Central.

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NewsNight Wins FABJ Award

NewsNight is a weekly, taped 30-minute program, featuring a team of journalists in radio, tv, newspaper, and blogs from across Central Florida. The show is a weekly round-table discussion that highlights local journalism around important community topics. It is the story behind the story. The panel will break down the big story or stories of the week and discuss what and how they’ll impact the community.

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NewsNight Wins Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists

WUCF’s weekly news program NewsNight took home an award during the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, May 9. NewsNight won first place in the transportation and traffic category in the large television market division for its work on transportation reporting in 2019.

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