Transportation, the tech industry and WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Bob Opsahl are among the topics this weekend on Orlando's public-affairs programs. The lineup:
U.S. Rep. John Mica, R-Winter Park, is a guest on "Political Connections" at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Sunday on News 13. In an interview with Ybeth Bruzual, Mica discusses the recent Puerto Rico financial crisis, funding to combat the Zika virus and transportation issues in Central Florida. The program offers a follow-up on Eatonville and interim Mayor Eddie Cole's approach to getting things done. PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter rates a claim by U.S. Senate candidate Carlos Beruff about the Iran nuclear deal. In the Common Ground segment, former Florida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink and political analyst Chris Ingram discuss "bathroom bills" that are in the headlines.
WKMG-Channel 6's "Flashpoint" looks at the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project at 8 a.m. Sunday. Morning traffic anchor Amy Biondello hosts the program. Her guests are Loreen Bobo, the I-4 project manager; Brad Bauknecht, the state's manager on the I-95 Major Interchange Project; and David Feise of SGL Constructors and the I-4 project's maintenance of traffic manager. The panel discusses the work zone safety awareness campaign, which the Florida Department of Transportation started last month.
WFTV-Channel 9 anchor Bob Opsahl, who retires next week, is a guest on the station's "Central Florida Spotlight" at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. In an interview with Greg Warmoth, Opsahl talks his early days in broadcasting, the major stories he covered and what's next for him.
"Orlando Matters" host John Brown looks at the booming tech industry in Central Florida at 7 a.m. Saturday on WRBW-Channel 65. Randy Berridge, president of the Florida High Tech Corridor Council, explains the region's rapid growth in tech jobs and how universities factor into the equation. He suggests what needs to be done to ensure the sector continues to grow.
Jeff Atwater, chief financial officer of Florida, is a guest on "Metro Center Outlook" at 9 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-Channel 24. In an interview with host Diane Trees, he discusses his political philosophy and future.