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, November 9 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 11 @ 12:30 PM
Decision 2012: Post-Election Analysis President Barack Obama won a second term on Tuesday, defeating Mitt Romney in both the electoral and popular vote. In Florida, voters withstood long lines, a complicated ballot and shortened early voting to voice their choice in this year's election. We gathered a panel to discuss this and analyze the 2012 election results.
Guests: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Casey Klofstad, Ph.D., University of Miami Joseph Uscinski, Ph.D., University of Miami Robert Watson, Ph.D., Lynn University
Miami-Dade Charter Reform Ballot Initiatives We review the Miami-Dade County questions on the ballot, such as who should take over during a mayoral vacancy and term limits for county commissioners.
Guest: Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Miami-Dade County Commission District 5 Runoff We invited the two candidates for the Miami-Dade County Commission District 5 runoff election to discuss topics such as the future of gaming in Miami-Dade, the fiscal health of Jackson Memorial and transportation concerns.
Guests: Bruno Barreiro, Candidate, Miami-Dade County Commission, District 5 Luis Garcia, Candidate, Miami-Dade County Commission, District 5
U.S. Representative District 22 Race: Lois Frankel (D) and Adam Hasner (R) Republican candidate Adam Hasner joins us on the program to discuss key issues impacting Florida’s 22nd congressional district. Democrat Lois Frankel, the other candidate in this race, did not accept our invitation to attend.
Guest: Adam Hasner (R), Candidate, U.S. Rep. District 22
Florida’s Senatorial Race At stake in this election—besides the presidency— is the balance of the U.S. House and Senate. One of the races which could affect the make-up of the Senate is between frontrunners Bill Nelson and Connie Mack. We discuss these two campaigns.
Guests: Luz Gonzalez-Maribona, FreedomWorks Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Florida's 2012 Amendments - Amendment 8 Florida voters are deciding on 11 constitutional amendments this election season—Amendment 8 is easily one of the most controversial. This proposal, titled “Religious Freedom,” aims to remove language in the Florida constitution that prohibits the public funding of religious institutions. We gathered a panel to present the arguments in favor and against Amendment 8.
Guests: David Barkey, Esq., Anti-Defamation League Juan Bauta, Esq., Citizens for Religious Freedom and Non-Discrimination State Senator Anitere Flores, (R) District 38 Dan Gelber, No on 8 Committee