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HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT HAS ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR. AMONG HIS OTHER "DREAMS" IS HIS PLAN TO TURN FLORIDA INTO A MEGA-PORT FOR OCEAN SHIPPING TO AND FROM THE ORIENT. HE THINKS THE OPENING OF THE WIDER PANAMA CANAL WILL MAKE THIS A CINCH AND WANTS TO HANDLE THE HUGE NEW CLASS OF PANAMAX SHIPS, INCLUDING POST-PANAMAX AND NEW PANAMAX AT HIS PORTS, INCLUDING JACKSONVILLE AND TAMPA. IT IS A MAJOR COMPONENT OF HIS REASONING FOR BUILDING A NEW HIGHWAY NETWORK BETWEEN TAMPA AND JACKSONVILLE.
A NUMBER OF MAJOR PROBLEMS, HOWEVER, STAND IN HIS WAY. FOREMOST AND OF IMMEDIATE CONCERN IS THE HUGE DOWNTURN OF ASIAN OCEAN GOING SHIPMENTS. CHINA'S INDICES FOR EVALUATING OCEAN SHIPPING HIT A NEW LOW YESTERDAY, THE LOWEST IT HAS EVER BEEN SINCE CONTAINERIZED SHIPPING VOLUME MEASUREMENT WAS DEVELOPED. AND THIS MEANS THAT THE REVENUE IS REALLY NOT THERE TO CREATE NEW PORTS OF CALL; IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN FULL CAPACITY AT EXISTING PORTS AS WELL. AND EQUALLY IMPORTANT IS THE FACT THAT NEITHER JACKSONVILLE OR TAMPA IS CAPABLE OF PORT ENTRY BY THE HUGE NEW SHIPS. TAMPA ADMITS IT WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE REALLY BIG VESSELS AND JACKSONVILLE'S ENTRY VIA THE ST. JOHNS RIVER WILL REQUIRE MAJOR DREDGING, DREDGING FOR WHICH THERE IS NO FUNDING AVAILABLE. OTHER PORTS HAVE PROBLEMS AS WELL AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE OVERALL PICTURE TOMORROW AT 10 A.M.
CAN FLORIDA AFFORD THE PRICE FOR AN END RESULT THAT IS LIKELY NOT EVEN REALISTIC? AND DOES THE GOVERNOR EXPECT THE TAXPAYERS TO ASSUME THE HEAVY RISK OF PROJECTS THAT ARE HIGHLY SUSPECT FROM THE OUTSET? WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US WEDNESDAY MORNING ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE.
IT'S CRUNCH TIME IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WITH THE TOP TWO CANDIDATES, DONALD TRUMP, THE LEADER, AND TED CRUZ, STILL COMPETITIVE, GOING AT IT HOT AND HEAVY AS IS NORMAL IN POLITICS. BUT NEVER BEFORE HAS THE ANIMOSITY BETWEEN SUPPORTERS BEEN QUITE SO INTENSE AND ACTUALLY HATEFUL. SOCIAL MEDIA IS BRIMMING WITH SARCASM AND SOMETHING FAR BEYOND SNARK, AND THE HASH TAG #NEVER WITH THE OPPOSITION ATTACHED IS EVERYWHERE. NOW I'VE LOST SOCIAL MEDIA "FRIENDS" OVER THIS SINCE I FAVOR TRUMP BUT HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THAT IF CRUZ IS THE WINNER I'LL SUPPORT HIM WHOLEHEARTEDLY. UNFORTUNATELY, IT APPEARS THAT MILLIONS OUT THERE AREN'T WILLING TO FORGIVE AND FORGET WHEN THE BATTLE IS DONE AND IF THAT PLAYS OUT WE'LL BE GUARANTEED THE ELECTION OF HILLARY CLINTON, AN IDEOLOGUE WHO COULD VERY WELL PROVE TO BE MUCH MORE DAMAGING TO THE COUNTRY THAN OUR CURRENT PRESIDENT. AND THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT, THE ONES WHO CREATED THE CURRENT PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE, WOULD LIKELY BE PLEASED IF HILLARY IS ELECTED OVER EITHER TRUMP OR CRUZ. THEY, AFTER ALL, HAVE SHOWN REPEATEDLY THAT THE ONLY THING OF IMPORTANCE TO THE THEM IS MAINTAINING THEIR POSITIONS IN WASHINGTON.
WE'LL TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF REPUBLICAN AFFAIRS TOMORROW EVENING ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE AND I'M SURE THERE ARE THOSE WHO WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR POSITION BUT I'M HOPING ENOUGH WILL TO AVOID A TOTAL CATASTROPHE TO THIS GREAT LAND. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT IF HILLARY IS ELECTED, THE CONCEPT OF FREEDOM UNDER A CONSTITUTION IS GONE. I DON'T THINK WE'LL GET ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY. SO VIGOROUS SUPPORT OF YOUR CANDIDATE IS HEALTHY, BUT WHEN IT'S SAID AND DONE IF THE NATION SLIPS INTO FOUR MORE YEARS, WE'LL ONLY HAVE OURSELVES TO BLAME IF WE CAN'T PULL THINGS TOGETHER. I HOPE YOU'LL LISTEN IN AND GOD BLESS AMERICA.
TED CRUZ WINS IN WISCONSIN AND SETS DONALD TRUMP BACK A BIT, YET THE RACE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION IS FAR FROM OVER. REGARDLESS OF YOUR FAVORITE, THE SENATOR IS TO BE CONGRATULATED FOR A WELL ORGANIZED PRIMARY WIN. AND NOW WHAT SHOULD CONCERN US MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE IS WHAT THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLISMENT IS UP TO. SINCE WE KNOW THAT THEY DON'T LIKE EITHER OF THE TWO LEADERS IN THE RACE, ARE THEY SETTING UP A DOUBLE CROSS, ARE THEY COOPTING A CANDIDATE, OR IS THEIR EVEN SOMETHING MORE DEVIOUS COMING UP? AFTER ALL, NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID TO YOUNG CHRIS MCDANIEL IN MISSISSIPPI IN 2014 AND THAT WAS JUST A SENATE SEAT. A BRIGHT YOUNG MAN WAS SMEARED BY THE PARTY THAT HE HAD SUPPORTED SINCE HE WAS 13 YEARS OLD BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T WANT A CONSERVATIVE TO REPLACE AGING THAD COCHRAN. SO NEVER DOUBT WHAT THEY'LL TRY TO DO IN A PRESIDENTIAL RACE WHEN THE TWO LEADERS DO NOT FIT THEIR MOLD OF "GOING ALONG TO GET ALONG". REGULAR GUEST MARK COLLIER WILL JOIN NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS WE DISCUSS THE UNFOLDING DRAMA OF THE ELECTION CYCLE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CONSERVATISM. WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR A TIMELY DISCUSSION.
THURSDAY ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER WE'LL ONCE AGAIN TALK REPUBLICAN POLITICS. MY REGULAR GUEST MARK COLLIER WILL JOIN ME AS WE TRY TO UNDERSTAND IFTHE UNLIKELY ALLIANCE BETWEEN TED CRUZ AND JOHN KASICH IS REAL AND POSSIBLY A GAME CHANGER OR IS IT ALREADY FIZZLING. DONALD TRUMP, OF COURSE, HAD A BIG NIGHT TUESDAY IN THE NORTHEAST, SWEEPING ALL FIVE PRIMARY CONTESTS BY HUGE MARGINS. BUT THE NEXT BIG TEST COMES UP NEXT TUESDAY IN INDIANA, A MUST WIN STATE FOR CRUZ BUT POLLS CURRENTLY SHOW TRUMP AHEAD. AND WHILE AFTER ESTABLISHING A QUESTIONABLE RELATIONSHIP WITH CRUZ, KASICH THEN SAID THAT HE WOULD STILL ASK HIS VOTERS IN THE HOOSIER STATE TO VOTE FOR HIM ANYWAY. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT? BUT AFTER ALL IT'S THE WORLD OF POLITICS, FOLKS, IN A VERY UNUSUAL YEAR SO DON'T BE SURPRISED AT ANYTHING THAT COULD HAPPEN. AND WHATEVER THE END GAME, LIBERTY LOVERS OF ALL PERSUASIONS NEED TO COME TOGETHER IN THE END TO INSURE THAT HILLARY CLINTON DOES NOT BECOME PRESIDENT. MORE TAXES, LESS FREEDOM AND EDICTS FROM A MORALLY BANKRUPT PRESIDENT WOULD BE THE END RESULT. WE AS A NATION LIKELY CAN'T SURVIVE MORE OF WHAT WE'VE HAD FOR MUCH OF THE LAST GENERATION. THIS WE ALL NEED TO UNDERSTAND. THE SHOW GOES LIVE AT 10 AM AND THEN WILL REMAIN AVAILABLE ON DEMAND. HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US.
On this live edition of Real Talk Miami Live - Bobby is joined by Charlie, who is filling in for a vacationing Alex as they discuss the following hot topics in the sports world:
The Ultimate Troll: Lebron James continues to tease Cavs nation and the sports world of his departure from "the land" - this time unfollowing his team on twitter. The guys share their thoughts.
The Four Musketeers!: Lebron says he hopes to play one or two seasons with Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, and Chris Paul before they all retire and would take a pay cut to make it happen. Do the guys believe it could happen and on which team?
ARod be gone: Yankees star Alex Rodriguez announced that he will retire after the 2017 season - The guys react.
Running Back Scavenger Hunt: Reports are the Dolphins are talking to multiple teams about trading for a running back - the guys react and play some Yay or Nay.
Not so sweet 16 ending? The guys share who they believe will win tomorrow's game between the Hurricanes vs. Villanova.
We discuss these topics and soooooo much more....
Do not forget to follow us on twitter at @realtalk_miami along with the host's @BobbyMelendez88 and @aj_atia. Check out realtalkmiami.com for the latest stories and opinionated pieces on everything sports.
Season 16" - EP4 - NFL and Miami Dolphins draft talk (of course). Wrapping up the Miko Grimes saga a
Bask in the glow of aqua and orange as we discuss everything Miami Dolphins on our first live show. Catch a new live show the last Wednesday of every month at 7:30PM Est. Thanks for listening everyone and Phins Up.
On this Thursday edition of Real Talk Miami Live, the guys get REAL with the following topics -
Dolphins Talk - Are the guys disappointed with the Fins offseason so far?
More Dolphins Talk - Reports say Dolphins are willing to give former 1st round pick Dion Jordan 1 more chance - should they?
A little more Dolphins Talk - Bobby shares his 'NOT FINAL' 7 round Miami Dolphins mock draft!
Heat Talk - The Heat are tied for 3rd in the East - Can they stay there?
More Heat Talk - HOW 'BOUT THEM ROOKS?! Winslow and Richardson stealing the show in South Beach.
Hurricane Talk - MARCH MADNESS!!! The guy's share how far they believe the Hurricanes can go in the tournament.
This and plenty more! Don't be left out - Listen in!
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On this episode of Real Talk Miami, Bobby & Alex will discuss all the hot topics around the sports world & a little extra on the side...
Heat Check- Welcome to Miami Cool Joe! Pat Riley's grand plan for 2017? Scariest team in the EAST?
Around the NBA- Miami: the veteran magnet, Buy-out season in full effect, Rise of the Blazers!
LeBron's Secret Love- LeBron's love affair with Miami, his state of mind...
NFL News- Franchise/Transition tags, extensions, releases, all NFL recent news
Dolphins Talk- Latest rumors, On The Clock preview with Bobby
2 Minute Drill
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It's Live..It's Late..It's REAL!
The Miami Dolphins used to be one of the league's premier teams. For decades we were always in the hunt and always in the conversation. From the 72 Season to the Marino years it was rare we didn't have a winning record and making a playoff push at the very least. What the hell happened. How did we get to where we are now. Who's to blame? Owners, GMs, coaches, all of them??
On this special live NFL Draft edition of Real Talk Miami Live, Bobby and Alex prep you for the NFL Draft with the following topics on tap:
Heat Talk - Quick Game 5 reaction and recap. Did the Heat cool down the hot Hornets? Alex leaves us for the night and Dylan takes over!
Firesale! - Two trades have already been signed sealed and delivered but should more trades be expected. The guys discuss how many trades can be made in Round 1.
Quarterbacks Buffet - How many QBs will go in the 1st round? The guys answer.
Do they stay or do they go? - What will the Dolphins do with the 13th pick? Do they stay put? or trade out (up/down).
Scout talk - Pro Scout David West joins the show at 6:30 pm to talk about potential sleepers and busts in this years draft.
Falcons talk - Falcons writer Eric Robinson joins the show at 7:15 pm to share which direction he believes the Falcons will go and give his predictions on how the draft will play out.
Final Round One predictions - The guys play psychic and predict how Round 1 plays out.
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Friday afternoon at 3 pm North Florida Writer Live will present an overview of the happenings at the I-75 Task Force meeting on April 6th at the Villages, a meeting generated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) at the request of Governor Scott and his Secretary of Transportation. Yours truly was one of the group of private citizens from the six county study area who spent the day observing and listening to the Task Force discussion of interstate roadway needs before offering public comments on the matter. There are a number of issues which are troubling in the overall process and this session was by far the most active session since the process started last December. For the first time since the sessions started, a number of the state-appointed panel members had serious questions and reservations about the process as it unfolded. The panel even put into the mix for consideration the option of no new roadway at all, just modification of existing roads. We will talk about this matter, offer comments on a few of the key moments during the day and take a few calls if time allows and we hope that local area listeners will pass the information on to others in the way of possible road changes. It's your state and your land, folks, so get involved, be informed and speak up. We hope you will tune in for the show.
On this special live Thursday edition of Real Talk Miami Live - Bobby and Alex discuss the following:
Heat Talk - The Heat are White Hot! The guys talk about Coach Spo and the evolution of his imprint on the Heat.
NBA Talk - How do the guys feel about how the playoffs are going? What are their observations?
Culture Shock - Former WWE Diva Chyna passes away - The Guys react.
More Culture Shock - Is he or isn't he? Conor Mcgregor retires/ unretires to get out of UFC 200 match against Nate Daiz - The guys share their thoughts.
Panthers Talk - The Panthers win yesterday helped them even the series at 2-2. Can they steal it and advance?
Dolphins talk - All Pro Corner Josh Norman is a Free Agent - The Dolphins are reportedly interested. The guys share if they think the Dolphins should pay the CB $16 million plus to sign with the team.
Draft Talk - The Rams and the Eagles now hold the first and second pick, most likely to grab both of the top QB's - The guys discuss how the trades will impact the draft.
Follow the show and host's on twitter at @realtalk_miami - @BobbyMelendez88 - @aj_atia and check out realtalkmiami.com to get the latest breaking news and opinionated pieces.