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, December 6 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 8 @ 12:00 PM
Obama’s Poll Numbers President Barack Obama's approval rating fell below 40% in several polls this week. Even Millennials, originally strong supporters of this administration, have lost confidence as well. We discuss President Obama’s weak polling and how the current generational divide is influencing politics.
Guest: Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Miami Beach Convention Center Update Incoming Miami Beach Mayor Phillip Levine based his campaign on the issue of the Miami Beach convention center. This after voters approved a rule that makes it harder to proceed with major renovations of the City-owned center. What can we expect in the months to follow?
Guest: Daniel Ricker, Watchdog Report
The Business of Art in South Florida Art Basel returns to Miami this week and art aficionados are here to celebrate and nurture art, as well as to sell it. We discuss the business of art and Miami’s “inferiority complex.”
Friday, November 29 @ 7:30 p.m. Sunday, December 1 @ 12:00 p.m.
Building Community Retired Miami Herald publisher and children’s rights advocate, David Lawrence Jr., joins us on the program to discuss building community in diverse South Florida.
Guest: David Lawrence Jr., The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation
Profile on Boston Marathon Hero Carlos Arredondo Cowboy-hat wearing Carlos Arredondo is perhaps best known for rushing in to help the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in April. But in South Florida, he may be remembered as the father who set a Marine Corps van on fire after learning that his son was killed in Iraq. Sun Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo profiles the complex life of this unintentional hero.
Guest: Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
Engaging Youth in Service How do you convince and motivate youth to volunteer their time?
Friday, November 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 PM
Florida 2014 Governor’s Race: Nan Rich Former State Senator Nan Rich joins us on the program to discuss her gubernatorial campaign, issues such as Common Core and women’s reproductive rights, and who the real Democrat is in the 2014 governor’s race.
Guest: Nan Rich (D), Candidate, Florida Governor
Runoff Election Results Runoff elections were held this week in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach—and political newcomers won in every race. Are incumbents losing their advantage in South Florida?
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Political Anniversaries this Week Two important political anniversaries were held this week: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We discuss the significance of these events in our country’s history.
Guest: Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 17 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez Miami-Dade’s new aviation director, Emilio Gonzalez, joins us on the program to discuss topics such as the renovation of the central terminal, expanding the airport’s cargo business and the Airport City proposal.
Guest: Emilio Gonzalez, Ph.D., Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Political Friends and Foes With former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announcing a gubernatorial run and switching to the Democratic Party, Republicans are now tasked with trying to taint their former friend and colleague. Sun Sentinel’s political writer, Anthony Man, explains.
Guest: Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
Climate Change and Real Estate in South Florida We have long heard that climate change is imminent. But recent projections that the entire state of Florida may be underwater have caused even greater concerns. How might climate change affect the South Florida real estate market?
Guests: Shahid Hamid, Ph.D., Florida International University Roy Oppenheim, Esq., Oppenheim Law
Friday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 10 @ 12:00 PM
Election Results and More Elections were held in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday. We review the results and this week’s top political stories, plus one local story making national headlines: the Miami Dolphins and their bullying saga.
Guests: Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel Guillermo Martinez, Sun Sentinel