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Florida This Week Podcast

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WEDU | Fridays at 8:30 p.m.

WEDQ | Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.

About the Show

Florida This Week is Tampa Bay’s longest-running prime time public affairs program. Moderator Rob Lorei leads a diverse roundtable of journalists, academics, officials, and other political insiders for a lively talk.

About the Host

Managing editor Rob Lorei joined WEDU PBS in 2001 to anchor Tampa Bay Week. Now titled Florida This Week, it is the longest-running news and political affairs program in West Central Florida.

Lorei earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Antioch College where he reported for NPR station WYSO-FM 91.3. Lorei continued to engage in a thoughtful dialog as a regular contributor to WEDU and WTOG-TV after moving to Florida. Before moderating Florida This Week, Lorei co-founded the public radio station WMNF in 1979 where he was the host of Radioactivity on WMNF-FM 88.5.

His Suncoast Emmy-nominated work at WEDU includes moderating televised debates for Florida’s attorney general election (2002), the Tampa mayoral race (2003), the U.S. Senate primaries (2004), and the gubernatorial primaries (2006). Lorei has interviewed notable newsmakers including President Jimmy Carter, Ralph Nader, Ferdie Pacheco, Sen. Mel Martinez, Janet Reno, Darryl Jones, E.J. Dionne, John Dean, Tampa mayors Dick Greco and Pam Iorio, Gov. Charlie Crist and Bill Moyers over the past two decades.

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Florida This Week | Clips

The Springs | Florida This Week

An in-depth look at the troubles facing Florida's natural springs and the measures being taken to preserve them.

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The Springs | Florida This Week
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The Springs | Florida This Week
Teacher Amy Donofrio | Florida This Week
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Teacher Amy Donofrio | Florida This Week
Piney Point Toxic Wastewater | Florida This Week
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Piney Point Toxic Wastewater | Florida This Week
Rep. Val Demings on Acquittal | Florida This Week
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Rep. Val Demings on Acquittal | Florida This Week
Gina Duncan on Transgender Legislation | Florida This Week
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Gina Duncan on Transgender Legislation | Florida This Week
Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber on Spring Break | Florida This Week
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Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber on Spring Break | Florida This Week
Rick Wilson | Florida This Week
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Rick Wilson | Florida This Week
Margaret Hoover | Florida This Week
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Margaret Hoover | Florida This Week

FRONTLINE: POISONED

For years, hundreds of workers at the Gopher Resource lead smelting plant in Tampa were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the air.