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     This week on NewsNight, Governor DeSantis says the state is likely to assume control of the Reedy Creek Improvement District and that tax payers will not foot the bill for Disney’s debt. The panel breaks down how the plan might work. The legislature meets for a special session to tackle a crisis in the state’s property insurance market. Plus, the challenge of creating green spaces amid relentless growth and construction. 

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Abortion rights and our region's underserved communities

The impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on underserved populations in Central Florida.

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NewsNight | DeSantis vetoes net metering bill

President of the Florida Solar Industries Association, Justin Vandenbroeck, talks to NewsNight's Steve Mort about Governor DeSantis's veto of the controversial net metering bill passed by the legislature.

How the pandemic exacerbated hospital staff shortages

Orlando Sentinel health reporter Caroline Catherman discusses the shortage of hospital staff in Florida, and how the issue has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

Leaked draft opinion from the US Supreme Court

Chabeli Carrazana from The 19th discusses the leaked draft opinion from the US Supreme Court that could see Roe v Wade overturned. 

Hospitals face critical staff shortage across Florida

Mary Mayhew, President and CEO of the Florida Hospital Association, talks to NewsNight about the critical shortage of hospital staff across Florida.

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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.

Los mandatos de las máscaras en la Florida Central

Nancy Alvarez y Hazel Ortiz de Noticias Univision en Orlando discuten los mandatos de las máscaras en la Florida Central, incluso si los distritos escolares deberían continuar exigiendo cubrimientos faciales.

La vacuna en Florida

Con las nuevas variantes del Coronavirus-19 y el contagio en nuestra comunidad, Nancy Alvarez comenta con Verónica Zaragovia de WLRN y Health News Florida los esfuerzos para expandir el acceso a la vacuna en Florida.

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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 FABJ Award

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.