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By Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel Conversations aims to keep you up to date on what makes Central Florida tick. We cover news, politics, entertainment, crime, communities – whatever is on the mind of those that call Orlando and its surrounding communities home.

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    #OSNow: COVID-19 variant spreading in Florida, Orlando home prices soar in 2020, and Mike Bianchi on Danny White leaving UCF (EP. 577)01/21/2021
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    #OSNow: Seniors struggle to get COVID-19 vaccine, grocery workers want a place in vaccination line, and a visit to Cranes Roost Park (EP. 576)01/20/2021
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    #OSNow: Publix vaccination program, Disney’s Hall of Presidents, and Mad Cow Theatre goes online (Ep. 575)01/19/2021
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    #OSNow: State braces for inauguration unrest, Scott Maxwell on DeSantis hiding public info on COVID-19, and Walt Disney’s big announcement in ‘65 (Ep. 574)01/15/2021
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    #OSNow: Voters leave GOP, a new way to get Girl Scout cookies, and Florida Fresh Air at Mead Botanical Garden (Ep. 573)01/14/2021
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    #OSNow: Orange continues to push for vaccinations for some teachers, U.S. Space Coast headquarters not coming to Florida (Ep. 572)01/13/2021
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    #OSNow: DeSantis says state will be ready for any threat to Florida Capitol, and Florida GOP responsible for inciting D.C. insurrection (Ep. 571)01/12/2021
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    #OSNow: Vaccinations in Orange, paying tribute to 2 local icons, and Disney at 50 flashback (Ep. 570)01/11/2021
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    #OSNow: Fight to rename Stonewall Jackson Road, Ask Amy Drew, and Matt Murschel on the national title game and an early Top 25 fo 2021 (Ep. 569)01/08/2021
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    #OSNow: Florida in ‘uncharted territory’ with coronavirus, colleges aim to limit outbreaks as students return, and weekend weather (Ep. 568)01/07/2021
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    #OSNow: Florida members of Congress react to violent pro-Trump mob storming Capitol, vaccines for homebound seniors, and Museum of Illusions opens (Ep. 567)01/06/2021
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    #OSNow: Florida COVID cases rise, Ayala backs off death penalty, Visit Orlando reveals CEO salary (Ep. 566)01/05/2021
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    #OSNow: AdventHealth sees jump in COVID hospitalizations, new Audubon Park eateries, and Central Floridian of the Year finalists (Ep. 565)01/04/2021
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    #OSNow: Florida teachers aren’t getting COVID-19 vaccine priority, 2020 was triumphant year in space, and wild theme park happenings last year (Ep. 564)01/04/2021
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    Orlando airport’s holiday traveler numbers surge, Members of Congress among the first Americans to receive COVID-19 vaccine, Orlando arts groups offer Christmas Eve thrills12/23/2020
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    What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine (Ep. 562)12/22/2020
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    #OSNow: White House COVID-19 task force report has Florida in red zone, coronavirus cases rising in Orange nursing homes, and deferred mortgage mixup (Ep. 561)12/21/2020
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    #OSNow: Beware of fake delivery scams, where to see best home Christmas light displays in Central Florida, and Matt Murschel talks bowl games (Ep. 560)12/18/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange County coronavirus infections on rise, convention center slashes rent, and cottage bakeries thriving (Ep. 559)12/17/2020
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    #OSNow: Adapting to an online and takeout world, vaccines at Florida nursing homes, Dezerland Park and Icon Park (Ep. 558)12/16/2020
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    #OSNow: COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Central Florida, Scott Maxwell says Florida Attorney General Moody a disgrace, and Frontyard Festival (Ep. 557)12/15/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange County to start vaccinations, Orlando hotels hope for bump from holiday travel, and Editorial Board apologizes for endorsement (Ep. 556)12/14/2020
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    #OSNow: Body-building competition may signal rebound for conventions, Legoland expandion, and Orlando Magic preseason (Ep. 555)12/11/2020
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    #OSNow: COVID deaths likely to increase in Orange County despite vaccine, booze-to-go law, hot chocolate bombs, and weekend weather (Ep. 554)12/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange County tax district siphons millions for I-drive corridor, tourism industry could get more. Also: Holiday at Gatorland (Ep. 553)12/09/2020
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    #OSNow: Some marijuana convictions could be erased, Scott Maxwell on candidates skipping debates, and Breakthrough Theatre tradition endures (Ep. 552)12/08/2020
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    #OSNow: OUC’s clean-energy plan criticized, Mayor Demings takes charge, and GoFundMe efforts help Will’s Pub (Ep. 551)12/07/2020
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    #OSNow: COVID fines for Orange businesses, CARES portal reopens, prosecuting OD deaths as murder, and Gators win SEC East (Ep. 550)12/07/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida home insurance premiums set to rise, Rick Singh sues his office, and Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens (Ep. 548)12/03/2020
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    #OSNow: Scott Maxwell says DeSantis proposal is just plain nuts, Mike Bianchi on McKenzie Milton leaving UCF, and Amy Drew Thompson on McRib spins (Ep. 549)12/02/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida drug OD deaths up 70%, mental health counselors could respond to Orlando police calls, and SpaceX’s Starlink internet web (Ep. 547)12/01/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis OKs online learning in 2021, state budget shortfall, lawmakers’ promise to jobless (Ep. 546)11/30/2020
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    #OSNow Orlando City playoff run ends and 2020 to be hottest on record (Ep. 545)11/30/2020
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    #OSNow: Scott Maxwell on 101 things to love about Central Florida, what to expect if you are flying this week, and FusionFest (Ep. 544)11/25/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange officials urge safe Thanksgiving, Orlando courthouse looks to balance case backload and COVID-19 protocols, and state’s use of unpermitted mine (Ep. 543)11/23/2020
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    #OSNow: Holiday shopping during pandemic, Florida’s first snow park opens, and Orlando City’s wild playoff win (Ep. 542)11/20/2020
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    #OSNow: Thanksgiving travel at Orlando airport, unemployment system investigation, and a dish for anchovy lovers (Ep. 541)11/19/2020
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    #OSNow: AdventHealth Orlando among 1st Florida hospitals to get COVID-19 vaccine, Van Gogh art experience, and will online learning continue next semester? (Ep. 540)11/18/2020
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    #OSNow: Santa visits at mall are a bit different this year, gas prices fall below $2, and Exploria Stadium sculpture (Ep. 539)11/17/2020
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    #OSNow: Surging coronavirus infections and noncompliant bars, local home sales spike, and police neighborhood patrol unit (Ep. 538)11/16/2020
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    #OSNow: Disney and hospitality industry woes, COVID vaccine trials, Gators rout Arkansas (Ep. 537)11/13/2020
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    #OSNow: Some UCF faculty not thrilled with more in-person classes, Festival of Trees at OMA, Thanksgiving sandwiches and the turducken (Ep. 536)11/12/2020
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    #OSNow: Controversial Winter Park hotel, voters can’t weigh in on single-member districts, and environmentalists press Mayor Demings (Ep. 535)11/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Scott Maxwell on DeSantis going full fringe, money for the Central Florida Zoo, and Seminole online schooling (Ep. 534)11/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Sky taxis coming to Lake Nona, opioid crisis, and Biden wax figure (Ep. 533)11/09/2020
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    #OSNow: Struggling restaurants adjust to new way of business, Give Kids The World light display, and Orlando City looks ahead to playoffs (Ep. 532)11/06/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida education commissioner urges kids to return to classrooms, outdoor activities, peanut butter treats, and we are keeping our eye on Eta (Ep. 531)11/05/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida Dems call for new party leadership, Seminole delivers for Biden but not local Democrats, and Magic Kingdom holiday merriment (Ep. 530)11/05/2020
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    #OSNow: Parliament House to close Monday, and Halloween outings, recipes and cocktails (Ep. 529)10/29/2020
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    Exploring Central Florida’s civil rights history: 7 sites to see (Ep. 528)10/28/2020
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    #OSNow: Disney World layoffs slash entertainment, public safety task force targets gangs, and Scott Maxwell on DeSantis being all-in for Trump (Ep. 527)10/28/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida hides COVID-19 information, growing vegetables in space, Animal Kingdom welcomes baby rhino (Ep. 526)10/26/2020
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    #OSNow: OIA travel rebounding gradually, college political groups, and MIke Bianchi on UCF, UF (Ep. 525)10/26/2020
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    #OSNow: How to Halloween safely, ACA open enrollment, celebrating bologna, and weekend weather (Ep. 524)10/21/2020
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    #OSNow: Movie theater shutdowns hurting malls, pandemic spurs animal adoptions, and ‘Pompeii’ exhibit (Ep. 522)10/21/2020
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    #OSNow: Dr. Phillips Center readies to open outdoor and indoor shows, helping downtown’s homeless, and Scott Maxwell on latest CEO to threaten layoffs if Trump loses (Ep. 521)10/21/2020
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    #OSNow: Early voting, Disney workers lose education perks, historic Sanford home on market (Ep. 520)10/19/2020
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    #OSNow: University applications down, Split Oak Forest on the ballot, and Orlando City makes the playoffs (Ep. 519)10/19/2020
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    #OSNow: Unemployment reform bill, theater reviews, and moldy cheese (Ep. 518)10/08/2020
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    #OSNow: Private school LGBTQ awareness, Seminole GOP mailers, and Central Florida attractions welcome new critters (Ep. 517)10/07/2020
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    #OSNow: Change for resisting-arrest charges, tax breaks for ‘high-crime’ theme parks, county charter questions for Orange ballot (Ep. 516)10/07/2020
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    #OSNow: Facebook group aims to help laid-off Disney employees, Regal movie theaters closing, and Central Florida hotel deals (Ep. 515)10/06/2020
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    #OSNow: Women voters could turn Seminole blue, extreme weather boosts wildfire chances in 2021, and Gator football (Ep. 514)10/05/2020
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    #OSNow: Trump has mild COVID-19 symptoms, coronavirus hospitalizations in Central Florida hit plateau, teacher pay boost, and 2 new Halloween attractions (Ep. 513)10/01/2020
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    #OSNow: Disney World layoffs, Florida students forced to take standardized tests on campus, free financial advice (Ep. 512)09/30/2020
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    #OSNow: Scott Maxwell on the presidential debate, Orlando stores still requiring face masks, and Broadway shows in Orlando delayed again (Ep. 511)09/29/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange County’s ‘superspreader’ warning, random COVID-19 tests at UCF, and Sen. Rubio and the Supreme Court (Ep. 510)09/29/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis' Phase 3 order brings confusion, Florida charities reeling, weekend sports recap, and will workers return to downtown Orlando? (Ep. 509)09/28/2020
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    #OSNow: Rejected mail-in-ballots, Packing District plans, and National Rice Month (Ep. 508)09/24/2020
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    #OSNow: 15,700 OCPS students want to return to campuses, DeSantis protest laws, and fall festivals (Ep. 507)09/23/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus tamping down Halloween, Scott Maxwell on polls, and Season Preview (Ep. 506)09/22/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis proposes law to quash ‘disorderly assemblies,’ CDC backtracks on how COVID-19 is spread, and cruise lines agree to new safety protocol (Ep. 505)09/21/2020
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    #OSNow: Drug overdoses and mental health issues on rise during pandemic, OCPS faces laptop shortage, and Orlando City and Pride (Ep. 504)09/20/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida transportation priorities, new bouldering gym, and Rosh Hashanah honey cake (Ep. 503)09/17/2020
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    #OSNow: More officers coming to Orange campuses, Census deadline looms, and Halloween at the theme parks (Ep. 502)09/17/2020
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    #OSNow: Biden in Kissimmee, Maxwell on poverty amid tourism, and ‘puppet chats’ (Ep. 501)09/16/2020
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    #OSNow: 30% of Orange campuses report COVID cases, gardening flourishes during pandemic, and Trump’s offshore drilling ban (Ep. 500)09/15/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida hospitals and businesses adapt to COVID-19, FSU’s fizzle, UCF’s opener (Ep. 499)09/13/2020
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    #OSNow: Bars to reopen in Florida, protest at UCF, and Tasty 20 (Ep. 498)09/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Orlando OKs budget, NPA candidates and Disney cancels holiday events (Ep. 497)09/10/2020
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    #OSNow: Olympia High students exposed to COVID at party, Scott Maxwell on candidates' oath of honesty, and Blue Star moves to Church Street (Ep. 496)09/09/2020
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    #OSNow: COVID-19 cases force school closure, huge theme park expo canceled, financial planners fielding tough questions, and call to end corporate welfare (Ep. 495)09/08/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida limits school coronavirus data, rare COVID-19 complication in kids, parents get creative with teaching options, and Chef Norman Van Aken shares his favorite foods (Ep. 494)09/04/2020
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    #OSNow: CDC’s national eviction moratorium, Visit Florida $13M ad campaign, and hotels lure ’work from home’ families (Ep. 493)09/03/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida cuts ties to Quest over coronavirus test dump, nursing homes reopen to visitors, summer arts camps, and Scott Maxwell on convention center spending (Ep. 492)09/02/2020
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    #OSNow: Possible first case of COVID-19 caught at Orange school, all convention center work halted, buying a car during the pandemic and DeSantis letting water boards wither (Ep. 491)09/01/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida’s stagnant economy, new Seminole trail, and high school football (Ep. 490)08/31/2020
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    #OSNow: COVID bankruptcies, Orange school infections, and Mecum auction (Ep. 489)08/28/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus, school quarantines, nursing home visitation, and theme park updates (Ep. 488)08/27/2020
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    #OSNow: Mask enforcement team, Scott Maxwell on government’s ‘swamp dwellers,’ and Garden Theatre balances safety and artistry (Ep. 487)08/26/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus and Florida face-to-face school ruling, rejected mail-in ballots, and struggling small businesses (Ep. 486)08/25/2020
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    #OSNow: More younger people, minorities dying of COVID-19 in Central Florida, Orlando unemployment, and Orlando City to play in front of fans (Ep. 485)08/24/2020
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    #OSNow: DeLand allows open alcohol containers downtown, movie theaters reopen, and Universal expands Halloween offerings (Ep. 484)08/21/2020
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    #OSNow: What can Orange students can expect when they go back to campus, diversity in the arts, and Florida coronavirus deaths surpass 10,000 (Ep. 483)08/20/2020
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    #OSNow: Big winners and losers in Central Florida primary, and body cam video released (Ep. 482)08/19/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida primary election, races to watch, Orange County school start date, and coronavirus deaths rate (Ep. 481)08/18/2020
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    #OSNow: Students back in Seminole schools, Orange schools weigh options, how to vote safely in primary, and Magic vs. Bucks (Ep. 480)08/17/2020
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    #OSNow: Hospitals feel financial loss due to pandemic, demands for body cam video of Florida Mall shooting, and thousands of theme park employees remain on furlough (Ep. 479)08/14/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis blames ‘data dump’ for coronavirus spike, COVID-19 testing at UCF, Red Lobster troubles, and are virtual eviction hearings fair? (Ep. 478)08/13/2020
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    #OSNow: Orlando City’s MLS tournament run and upcoming games, Scott Maxwell on class size, and Orlando Philharmonic’s Pulse flap (Ep. 477)08/12/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange launches new school year online, SeaWorld delays new coasters, and disenfranchising Florida voters (Ep. 476)08/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Too early to claim victory even as COVID numbers improve, some UCF students return to campus, and Mike Bianchi on Orlando City, UCF football (Ep. 475)08/10/2020
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    #OSNow: Lake Minneola algae, Orlando City’s win, Enchanted Fairy Doors and weekend weather (Ep. 474)08/07/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus numbers, Florida school tax holiday, Winter Park’s Park Ave. struggles, Ronald McDonald House help (Ep. 473)08/06/2020
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    #OSNow: Nursing home task force, convention center expansion, Scott Maxwell on elections, and Orlando City vs. Minnesota United (Ep. 472)08/05/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus cases continue downward trend, Seminole elementary students likely to wear masks all day, and Publix sales soar by $2.5 billion (Ep. 471)08/04/2020
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    #OSNow: Latest coronavirus numbers, Orlando’s Church Street struggling, Mike Bianchi on NBA Bubble, and masks until spring? (Ep. 470)08/03/2020
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    #OSNow: Hurricane Isaias, record high numbers of coronavirus deaths, SunRail challenges mount, and National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (Ep. 469)07/31/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida in storm’s path, record coronavirus deaths reported again, DeSantis defends schools reopening, and theme parks keep characters at a distance (Ep. 468)07/30/2020
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    #OSNow: Record coronavirus deaths, Central Florida hospitalizations, Scott Maxwell on DeSantis’ Supreme Court pick, and Steinmetz Hall delay (Ep. 467)07/29/2020
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    #OSNow: Record coronavirus deaths, Orange County school start, work requirements for food stamps, and Celebration family murder update (Ep. 466)07/28/2020
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    #OSNow: Latest coronavirus cases, VanderLey conflict of interest, Halloween Horror Nights canceled, and Magic’s Isaac to play (Ep. 465)07/27/2020
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    #OSNow: 100 Florida breweries could close in 2 weeks without help, Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP convention, gun sales spike, and lagging COVID-19 test results (Ep. 464)07/24/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida’s coronavirus deaths up by a record 173 in one day, so far most parents choosing virtual schooling, small business relief in Orange, and Disney updates face mask policy (Ep. 463)07/23/2020
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    Photographing Florida wildlife with veteran photographer Red Huber (Ep. 462)07/22/2020
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    #OSNow: Trump on Florida's coronavirus numbers, schools push learning option that lets them keep student funding, Scott Maxwell on property appraiser election, and Floridian’s lullaby inspires project (Ep. 461)07/22/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida passes 60K coronavirus cases, protesters shout ‘Shame on you, DeSantis!,' parents face deadline on schooling decision, and political endorsements (Ep. 460)07/21/2020
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    #OSNow: The latest on coronavirus cases, Florida unemployment, college students weigh options for return to campus, and Orlando City vs. Philadelphia (Ep. 459)07/20/2020
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    #OSNow: July deadliest month so far for COVID-19, Numbers on the rise in nursing homes, Disney park openings (Ep. 458)07/17/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida Schools return plans, coronavirus reporting discrepancies, union pulls endorsement of Sheriff John Mina (Ep. 457)07/16/2020
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    #OSNow: Ron DeSantis should lead or get out of the way, Florida needs COVID-crisis plan, AAU volleyball a go in Orlando despite concerns (Ep. 456)07/15/2020
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    #OSNow: School boards to vote on return to school, area restaurants struggle and NBA/MLS players are inside Disney "bubble" (Ep. 454)07/13/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida’s deadliest day with 120 COVID-19 fatalities, inside Disney World parks, New food series ‘Leaning in’ on social issues and weekend weather (Ep. 453)07/10/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida coronavirus death toll passes 4,000, Orange deputies feelings over Sheriff Mina, voting by mail, and Orlando City’s win (Ep. 452)07/09/2020
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    #OSNow: Seminole hospitals worried about becoming overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, federal PPP loan recipients, and Scott Maxwell on Visit Orlando (Ep. 451)07/08/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus update, 5 area hospitals hit ICU capacity, Florida school mandate, Bank of America closes 50 Central Florida branches, and Orlando Police change policies (Ep. 450)07/07/2020
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    #OSNow: NBA in Orlando, MLS delays games, coronavirus numbers, and Orlando airport update (Ep. 449)07/06/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida adds 10K coronavirus cases in one day, restaurant and store cases, some still waiting on unemployment checks, and Fourth of July celebrations (Ep. 448)07/02/2020
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    #OSNow: Number of children getting COVID-19 rising, Disney tax fight, and Moonlight Players update (Ep. 447)07/01/2020
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    #OSNow: Latest coronavirus numbes, Seminole’s mask order, DeSantis slashes budget, and statue protests (Ep. 446)06/30/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus numbers, hospitalizations, state response, and MLS players testing positive (Ep. 445)06/29/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida coronavirus record with 9,000 new cases, evictions coming soon, Disney’s redo of Splash Mountain, ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in Orlando (Ep. 444)06/26/2020
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    #OSNow: Rising coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, officers who beat Markeith Loyd cleared, some teachers to get raises, and Orlando City preps for tournament (Ep. 443)06/25/2020
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    #OSNow: Scott Maxwell on migrant workers being blamed for coronavirus, $700M convention center expansion moving forward, and Seminole Tax Collector Joel Greenberg indicted (Ep. 442)06/24/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida hospitalizations rising, Disney World workers’ petition urges against reopening, and coronavirus closing Orlando restaurants, bars (Ep. 441)06/23/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida’s new COVID-19 cases are asymptomatic young people, Trump’s GOP convention in Jacksonville, unemployment in metro Orlando and Disney World reopening details (Ep. 440)06/22/2020
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    #OSNow: Masks mandatory in Orange County, 28 Orlando firefighters test positive for COVID-19, and should NBA and MLS think twice about coming to Orlando? (Ep. 439)06/19/2020
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    #OSNow : DeSantis’ alarming airport comment, plan to rework Florida budget could violate constitution, and Universal’s new Jason Bourne show (Ep. 438)06/18/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis won’t roll back reopening, coronavirus cases rising near UCF, to wear a mask or not, and Breakthrough Theatre closing (Ep. 437)06/17/2020
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    #OSNow: Orange mayor wants to avoid second shutdown, SeaWorld has fallen behind on millions of dollars in construction bills, and Florida should follow Supreme Court’s lead on LGBTQ rights (Ep. 436)06/16/2020
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    #OSNow: Hospital beds exceeds 80% in Orange and Seminole, tourism businesses want taxpayers to pay people to travel, and do local cops have a duty to stop excessive force? (Ep. 435)06/15/2020
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    #OSNow: Central Florida coronavirus numbers rising, thousands of Floridians abruptly stopped getting $600 federal unemployment, and when will movie theaters open? (Ep. 434)06/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Scott Maxwell calls convention center plans irresponsible, Common Core replacement deemed ‘weak,’ and Orlando Shakes to stream shows online (Ep. 433)06/10/2020
  136. 144.
    #OSNow: Orange County sees rise in coronavirus cases, a look at how The Villages are keeping coronavirus numbers low, the demise of malls, and cops and body cameras (Ep. 432)06/09/2020
  137. 145.
    #OSNow: Tornado strikes Orlando neighborhoods and what the numbers tell us about coronavirus as Central Florida enters Phase 2 of reopening (Ep. 431)06/08/2020
  138. 146.
    #OSNow: DeSantis reopens bars, movie theaters, concert halls, protests continue across Central Florida, and schools, universities plan for fall reopening (Ep. 430)06/04/2020
  139. 147.
    #OSNow: More protests in Central Florida, moratorium on evictions extended, and restaurants report frustrations, success as they reopen amid coronavirus (Ep. 429)06/02/2020
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    #OSNow: Mayhem marks Orlando protests after dark, could protests spark COVID-19 outbreaks, Legoland reopens today, and new federal program extends unemployment pay for some (Ep. 428)06/01/2020
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    #OSNow: U.S. coronavirus deaths surpass 100,000, Orange and Seminole small business relief money, and social distancing with Gatorland Skunk Ape (Ep. 427)05/28/2020
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    #OSNow: Walt Disney World, SeaWorld present reopening plans, SpaceX launch, Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando, and how are breweries serving again? (Ep. 426)05/27/2020
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    #OSNow: Floridians face evictions even with DeSantis’ moratorium in place, unemployment surges to 16.2% in metro Orlando, and crowds slam beaches over holiday weekend (Ep. 425)05/26/2020
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    #OSNow: Hispanic deaths linked to coronavirus, VP Pence visit, theme park plans, UCF plans, unemployment and vacation rentals (Ep. 424)05/21/2020
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    #OSNow : CDC, Florida report vastly different coronavirus testing numbers, Orange County offering $10,000 grants to small businesses and $1,000 to households, and Disney Springs reopens today (Ep. 423)05/20/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus uptick in Orange County, small attractions reopening plans, DeSantis blames applicant errors for unresolved unemployment claims, and survey lets parents have a say in school reopenings (Ep. 422)05/19/2020
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    #OSNow: I-4 interchange, gyms reopening, AdventHealth test issues, theme park updates, airline confusion, and summer camp changes (Ep. 421)05/18/2020
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    #OSNow: I-Drive attractions want to reopen, convention center to host 30,000 next month, and governor urges pro sports teams to train, play in Florida (Ep. 420)05/14/2020
  149. 157.
    #OSNow: Reopenings could lead to hundreds of additional deaths statewide, Universal’s CityWalk to reopen Thursday, and July 4 fireworks at Lake Eola canceled (Ep. 419)05/13/2020
  150. 158.
    #OSNow: Who should get tested for coronavirus, Orange County hotels suffer, 4,600+ small businesses signed up to get PPE kit, and union demands worker safety (Ep. 418)05/12/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida salons, barbershops reopening today, local ranchers worry about meatpacking problems due to coronavirus, and teachers worry about students (Ep. 417)05/11/2020
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    #OSNow: Coronavirus antibody tests coming, school absenteeism hits 2,900 in Orange, jobless claims decline, and pawn shops thrive (Ep. 416)05/07/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis deploys mobile RV to test at nursing homes, Disney plans reopenings and hurricane prep during coronavirus pandemic (Ep. 415)05/06/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida jobless system investigation, Stephanie Murphy blasts virus response, restaurants reopen, and local Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day suggestions (Ep. 414)05/05/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida starts slow reopening, DeSantis touts coronavirus antibody tests, child abuse cases spike, and UCF hosts virtual graduation (Ep. 413)05/04/2020
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    #OSNow: What you need to know about Florida reopening following coronavirus crisis, Universal’s delay of Epic theme park, and possible school ‘catastrophe’ (Ep. 412)04/30/2020
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    #OSNow: Florida coronavirus death toll past 1,200, DeSantis reopening announcement and Orlando’s roadmap, colleges seek to drop ACT/SAT scores for 2021, and acts of kindness (Ep. 411)04/29/2020
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    #OSNow: DeSantis says reopening state will be ‘very methodical,’ testing in hot ZIP codes, 200K Floridians deemed ineligible for unemployment, and reopening plans for hospitals (Ep. 410)04/28/2020
  159. 167.
    #OSNow: CDC adds new symptoms to COVID-19 list, coronavirus cases in Orlando decline for 4 straight weeks, and changes expected when theme parks reopen (Ep. 409)04/27/2020
  160. 168.
    #OSNow: Florida coronavirus deaths top 1,000, Trump suggests injecting sanitizer, Grim Reaper protester, and area doctors feel coronavirus pressure (Ep. 408)04/24/2020
  161. 169.
    #OSNow: DeSantis praises Orange County for coronavirus response, 25% of all unemployment claims in Florida file by tourism workers, and Universal sees temperature checks, virtual queuing for reopening (Ep. 407)04/23/2020
  162. 170.
    #OSNow: DeSantis says Florida avoided public health disaster, steps to reopen state, hundreds of thousands still waiting on unemployment, and where you can get tested in Orange, Seminole, Lake (Ep. 406)04/22/2020
  163. 171.
    #OSNow: New data shows who coronavirus is killing in Central Florida, Re-Open Florida Task Force, a look at Bridge Loan program, and Publix workers to wear masks (Ep. 405)04/21/2020
  164. 172.
    #OSNow: Florida coronavirus deaths approach 800, 26 Central Florida senior-living facilities on coronavirus state list, schools will remain shut for rest of academic year, and reopening some beaches causes controversy (Ep. 404)04/20/2020
  165. 173.
    OSNow: Florida’s unemployment system processed just 4% of claims, Winter Park using city dollars to help businesses stay afloat, No gym blues? Keep active with these online fitness classes (Ep. 403)04/17/2020
  166. 174.
    OSNow: Orange ramps up coronavirus testing, DeSantis sets up Florida ‘reopening’ task force, farmers face destroying surplus crops because of coronavirus, Orlando airport to defer payments from airlines, rental cars and concessions, Virtual races them04/16/2020
  167. 175.
    OSNow: 37,000 small businesses turned away after Florida closes emergency loan program, Coronavirus scare prompts surge in telehealth visits, Florida food stamps recipients can shop online to avoid coronavirus exposure (Ep. 401)04/15/2020
  168. 176.
    OSNow: Latest COVID-19 numbers, flattening of curve in Orange County, WWE classified as ‘essential business,’ Central Florida companies shift gears to produce hand sanitizer and PPE (Ep. 400)04/14/2020
  169. 177.
    OSNow: Convention Center coronavirus testing site expands criteria, coronavirus killing African Americans disproportionately, Disney furloughs 40,000 workers starting April 19, East Orange PTA moms organize school meal deliveries for needy families, app h04/13/2020
  170. 178.
    OSNow: What you need to know about filing unemployment in Florida, Universal parks closed through May 31st, Coronavirus quarantine violators can be jailed without bond in some Florida counties, No date for reopening public schools (Ep. 398)04/10/2020
  171. 179.
    OSNow: AdventHealth to start drive-through testing in Daytona Speedway, Charities struggle with unprecedented demand for food, Liens filed against SeaWorld for unpaid construction bills, Orlando airport workers file OSHA complaint, food delivery workers t04/09/2020
  172. 180.
    OSNow: Convention Center could be makeshift hospital, AdventHealth treating some COVID-19 patients with experimental therapy, Florida ban on evictions leaves small businesses exposed, Altamonte Springs to close city parks, Today is the deadline to apply t04/08/2020
  173. 181.
    OSNow: Darden Restaurants furloughs Orlando headquarters’ staff, Sanford company builds portable ICU, Orange County braces for tourist tax plummet, Florida fights coronavirus price gouging, Seminole graduations, senior dances planned for mid-June (Ep. 304/07/2020
  174. 182.
    OSNow: COVID-19 testing site opens at UCF today, Gov. DeSantis says state bought new servers to fix unemployment system, SeaWorld CEO Serge Rivera resigns, April 7 declared ’407 Day’ to support local restaurants (Ep. 394)04/06/2020
  175. 183.
    OSNow: DeSantis orders help for unemployment system, bans foreclosures and evictions for 45 days, Disney to begin furloughing employees, DeSantis quietly signs second order overruling all local coronavirus orders, OneBlood taking plasma from COVID-19 surv04/03/2020
  176. 184.
    OSNow: Statewide shutdown, Limbitless Solutions producing face shields, lenders overwhelmed by small businesses filing for loans, coronavirus doesn’t stop Orlando arts scene (Ep. 393)04/02/2020
  177. 185.
    OSNow: Drive-thru testing at Orange Convention Center open to more people, coronavirus could kill 5,500 in Florida, how to get health insurance after losing your job (Ep. 392)04/01/2020
  178. 186.
    OSNow: Orlando Health continues with elective surgeries, Demings frustrated by partisan state response to coronavirus, Florida public schools to remain closed through April, Seminole sheriff issues warnings to businesses that violate social distancing ord03/31/2020
  179. 187.
    OSNow: Executive order allows recently retired first responders’ return to workforce, SeaWorld furloughs 90% of staff, Disney remains closed, public schools start online lessons, Lynx and SunRail modify schedules to prevent spread of coronavirus (Ep. 3903/30/2020
  180. 188.
    OSNow: Orange, Osceola County now under stay-at-home order, medical examiners worry about staffing shortage, stimulus bill hits a last-minute snag, Orlando bartenders share ideas for cocktails with limited resources (Ep. 389)03/27/2020
  181. 189.
    OSNow: Stay-at-home order for Orange and Osceola starts tonight, coronavirus among the homeless, record 3.3 million Americans claim unemployment (Ep. 388)03/26/2020
  182. 190.
    OSNow: Orange and Osceola issue stay-at-home orders, testing site open at Orange County Convention Center, Coronavirus stimulus package, Universal closed until April 19, help support local businesses with restaurant take-out (Ep. 387)03/25/2020
  183. 191.
    OSNow: DeSantis seeks Trump disaster declaration, DeSantis orders 14-day self-quarantine for travelers from U.S. coronavirus hotspots, coronavirus and mental health concerns, Orange County’s hotline for case assistance, Publix, Walmart, CVS and others a03/24/2020
  184. 192.
    OSNow: New coronavirus testing sites in east Orange County and the Villages, Florida hospital preparedness for coronavirus, public schools give free meals (Ep. 385)03/23/2020
  185. 193.
    #OSNow: UCF student and military contractor test positive for COVID-19, Tax Day delayed, thousands face meager unemployment benefits, and senior shopping hours (Ep. 384)03/20/2020
  186. 194.
    #OSNow: State tracking nearly 400 coronavirus cases, economic fallout from outbreak, and Florida toll changes (Ep. 383)03/19/2020
  187. 195.
    #OSNow: Almost 100 new coronavirus cases across Florida, public schools closed until April 15, infected TSA employee feeling better (Ep .382)03/18/2020
  188. 196.
    #OSNow: Coronavirus update on latest state numbers, Orlando ban on alcohol sales and Florida’s primary election (Ep. 381)03/17/2020
  189. 197.
    OSNow: Coronavirus update on new local cases, expanded criteria for testing, Florida’s primary election, and theme park, event closures (Ep. 380)03/16/2020
  190. 198.
    Photographing the presidents – ‘a front-row seat to history’ for 32 years (Ep. 379)03/12/2020
  191. 199.
    #OSNow: Coronavirus – latest state numbers, health officials face criticism, Disney response and NBA, MLS suspends play (Ep. 378)03/12/2020
  192. 200.
    #OSNow: Florida coronavirus updates from the latest health numbers, next week’s election and Scott Maxwell on politicians’ response (Ep. 377)03/11/2020

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