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Episode 26: Andrew Warren Discusses His 'Vindication' By a Federal Judge

Suspended Hillsborough County State Attorney joins Dara again for a Deeper Dive into his legal battle with Gov. Ron DeSantis, after a judge decided the governor broke the law by suspending the prosecutor but the court lacked the power to reinstate him.

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Episode 25: The Importance and Challenges of Meeting Mental Health Needs

Dara is joined by two experts in the mental-health field for episode 25 of Deeper Dive

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Episode 24: John Lockwood Returns to Talk Gaming

Attorney John Lockwood, who specializes in regulated industries, joins Dara on episode 24 to talk all things gaming in Florida

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Episode 23: Desmond Meade Embodies the Effort for Rights Restoration

Desmond Meade, executive director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, joins Dara on this episode of Deeper Dive to talk about his role in spearheading a 2018 constitutional amendment to restore voting rights for felons.

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Episode 22: Nikki Fried Reflects On Her Time As Agriculture Commissioner

To kick off 2023, Dara sat down with state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried for one of the Democrat's last media appearances in the role

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Episode 21: How Will Changes to Florida's Insurance Laws Affect Homeowners?

Dara is back in the Terracotta Room talking about property insurance, this week with consumer advocate Amy Bach, executive director of United Policyholders

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Episode 20: DeSantis Inauguration, Special Session ... And More!

City & State Florida Editor-In-Chief Jim Rosica joins Dara once again for a Deeper Dive Variety (half) Hour to discuss Gov. Ron DeSantis' inauguration festivities, an upcoming special legislative session and much more

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Episode 19: House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell on Energizing Dems

For episode 19 of Deeper Dive, Dara chats with House Minority Leader Fentrice Driskell about efforts to energize Democrats after the November elections, and some of Driskell's priorities heading into the 2022 session

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Episode 18: Cannabis Law Expert Talks 'Potlandia'

Attorney John Lockwood, who specializes in regulated industries, visits the Terracotta Room to chat with Dara about medical marijuana in Florida

Episode 17: House Speaker Paul Renner Talks Priorities

Dara brings you a can't-miss Deeper Dive from the Terracotta room, chatting with House Speaker Paul Renner about the 2022 elections, Republicans' power in the House and his priorities as he prepares to take the helm

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Episode 16: Deeper Dive Breaks Down The One-Sided Midterm Elections

City & State Florida Editor-In-Chief Jim Rosica is back for another podcast, this time joining Dara to break down the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the Nov. 8 elections, and how Gov. Ron DeSantis might wield his growing political power

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Episode 15: Making Discourse Civil Again?

Florida Atlantic University political science professor Kevin Wagner joins Deeper Dive host Dara Kam to discuss civility in government and politics, and social media's role in eroding civil conversations

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Episode 14: The Consumer Side of Florida's Insurance Crisis

Property insurance claim dispute attorney Amy Boggs joins Dara Kam and News Service of Florida Executive Editor Jim Saunders to discuss how Florida's troubled insurance market is impacting consumers.

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Episode 13: The Deeper Dive November Elections Preview

City & State Florida Editor-In-Chief Jim Rosica joins Dara once again to preview the November elections, talk public records and hit on other hot topics in Florida politics

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Episode 12: The Legal Challenge to DeSantis' Migrant Flights

Join Dara this week as she talks with Oscar Chacón, executive director of Alianza Americas, which is a plaintiff in the lawsuit challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis' controversial migrant flights.

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Episode 11: Florida's Troubled Property Insurance Industry Faces Hurricane Ian

Florida's insurance law guru Fred Karlinksy joins host Dara Kam and News Service of Florida Executive Editor Jim Saunders for a deep dive into the state's beleaguered property insurance industry and how much of a punch Hurricane Ian could land on an already ailing market.

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Episode 10: NRA Titan Marion Hammer Reflects on Career

On Episode 10 of Deeper Dive, longtime NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer sat down with Dara to reflect on her decades-long career, lifelong love affair with firearms, and explain why she says "freedom came out of the barrel of a gun."

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Episode 09: Florida's Elections Supervisors Safeguard Democracy

Leon County Supervisor of Elections Mark Earley and Dara discuss the impact of the 2020 presidential election and how elections officials combat distrust of their offices.