Issues has responded to the community’s need for in-depth representation of local concerns for almost 30 years, bringing together local leaders and journalists to discuss the important topics facing South Florida. The weekly half-hour public affairs and news program provides the type of extensive and probing analysis that addresses the community’s continuous concerns.
Friday, August 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 28 @ 12:00 PM
Host: Sean Foreman
Florida Primary 2016 More than 1 million Floridians have taken advantaged of early voting - which ends August 28th. Then, voters will have to wait until Tuesday – Primary Day - to cast their ballots for local and state races such as Miami-Dade County Mayor, various state representative and senate seats, candidates for U.S. Congress, and a state-wide constitutional amendment.
In a lively debate, our panel examines the key races to watch and the impact they could have in the general election this fall. Tune in to find out which candidate one guest called, “the Ryan Lochte of politics”.
Guests: Dan Gelber, Former State Senator Mayra Macias, Florida Democratic Party Juan-Carlos “JC” Planas, Esq., KYMP Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm
Friday, August 19 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 21 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
One-on-One with Superintendent Carvalho The man at the helm of nation’s fourth largest school district, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, joins us for a special episode to discuss the latest initiatives within Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Specifically, the superintendent highlights a pilot program which aims to show the benefits of regular “mental breaks” and recess for students, as well as how the district is dealing with fears of locally transmitted Zika.
Guest: Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Friday, August 12 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 14 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
One-on-One with Superintendent Runcie As summer winds down, both students and parents are preparing for the start of a new school year. What can they expect at Florida’s second largest school system? Superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, Robert Runcie, speaks with us about new and expanded initiatives, which go beyond the typical schooling approach.
Guest: Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, Broward County Public Schools
Camillus House - Helping Miami’s Homeless What started as a small shelter for Cuban refugees more than 50 years ago has grown to become the leading resource for Miami-Dade County’s homeless and its poorest residents. Camillus House and Health’s Sam Gil joins us to discuss how this organization goes beyond providing basic necessities, to give some of Miami’s neediest residents a second chance.
Guest: Sam Gil, Camillus House and Health
Pregnant in the Zika Zone Miami's Wynwood neighborhood is considered the epicenter of most of the locally-acquired cases of the Zika virus in South Florida. A Center for Disease Control (CDC) warning for pregnant women traveling in and around this popular area remains in effect – but what if you call this area home? Multimedia Producer Charlotte Cushing followed one local pregnant woman, living by the Zika zone, to see how she is protecting both herself and her unborn child.
Friday, August 5 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 7 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Zika in South Florida As of Friday morning, 15 cases of non-travel-related Zika have been confirmed in South Florida – with the majority of these cases coming from a 10-block radius in Downtown Miami’s Wynwood area. This has led to the Center for Disease Control to issue an unprecedented tourism warning – recommending a travel ban for pregnant women. Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Chief of Emergency Medicine, Dr. Bobby Kapur, joins us to explain the latest on this developing situation.
Guest: Dr. Bobby Kapur, M.D., M.P.H., Jackson Memorial Hospital
Lotto Sales Up – Where Does the Money Go? Big lotto sales should equate to big money for education. But in a soon-to-be released article, the Sun Sentinel found this isn't always the case. Though scratch-off sales have risen from $2 billion – $3.7 billion last year – more than half of which came from poor communities -- money funneled to help fund education within Florida, has not kept pace. The Sun Sentinel’s Dan Sweeney joins us to share his surprising findings.
Guest: Dan Sweeney, Sun Sentinel
Love the Everglades Well before the establishment of the Everglades as a national park in 1947, activists have worked to conserve and repair this important ecosystem. As we recognize the National Parks Services’ 100th anniversary, The Reverend Houston Cypress, co-founder of the “Love the Everglades” movement, joins us to discuss his group’s efforts to continue this work and their 3-day event, dedicated to raising awareness about the River of Grass.
Guest: Rev. Houston R. Cypress, Love the Everglades Movement
Friday, July 29 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 31 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Higher Ed Spotlight: Nova Southeastern University In this week’s higher education spotlight, we focus on Broward’s Nova Southeastern University. From its humble beginnings in the 1960’s, to today – with its status as the nation’s 7th largest not-for-profit, independent university - their growth has been unceasing. NSU’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies joins us to discuss the institution’s vision for the future, including helping students succeed with a competitive edge.
Guest: Brad Williams, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Democratic National Convention After two weeks of conventions, the candidates’ sights are now set on the general election. Whether it was the “Never Trump” Republicans at last week’s RNC, or this week’s “Bernie or Bust” Democrats, it’s clear both parties have a lot of work ahead of them to win over voters. But as each convention focused on unity within their respective parties, both conventions were under a haze of controversy, as well. With our panel of guests, we look back on this week in Philadelphia.
Guests: Mike Abrams, Ballard Partners Jorge L. Arrizurieta, Arrizurieta & Associates, LLC Kathryn A. DePalo, Ph.D., Florida International University Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm