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, October 18 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 20 @ 12:00 PM
“For the Next Generation” with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz The government shutdown hurt our nation's economy and the approval rating of our national leaders. Given this and the incendiary nature of politics, how do we begin to move the country forward? Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz tackles this and other issues on her new book, “For the Next Generation.”
Guest: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D) District 23
Key West-Cuba Relations Key West City Commissioners passed a resolution several months ago inviting Cuban diplomats to visit for an "exchange of ideas on the present and future relations between the City and the Island of Cuba." The meeting was ultimately canceled after complaints from anti-regime legislators and activists. But should it have been?
Guest: Rafael Peñalver, Esq., Peñalver & Peñalver, P.A.
Budget of Homeless Trust Ron Book, lobbyist and chair of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, joins us on the program to discuss his organization’s annual budget and to correct erroneous statements that the Homeless Trust has a $13 million dollar surplus.
Guest: Ronald Book, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
Friday, August 16 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 18 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Superintendent Alberto Carvalho Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade Public Schools, joins us on the program to discuss education-related topics such as the start of the coming school year, Common Core and changing standards, and a new plan to open select school libraries to public.
Guest: Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami-Dade Libraries at Risk? Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is proposing to close 4 libraries and lay off 192 library workers in order to avoid raising property taxes. This is considered an improvement from the original proposal seeking to close almost half of the county’s libraries and eliminate 251 positions. Does balancing the budget shortchange Miami-Dade's public libraries?
Guests: Patricia Martinez, Esq., Community Advocate for Libraries Raymond Santiago, Miami-Dade Public Library System
Friday, July 5 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 7 @ 12:30 PM
Property Appraiser Suit Is the property appraiser—an elected position in Miami-Dade County—beholden to the public or the mayor? Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera is considering legal action to find out.
Guest: Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Miami-Dade County Office of the Property Appraiser
CEO Study on Local Economy A study on CEOs in South Florida reveals a lot of information about our areas economic engines, such as the entertainment industry and Latin American enterprises. What companies and industries help keep the local economy afloat?
Guest: Luis Navas, Global Governance Advisors
Thurgood Marshall Biography Thurgood Marshall argued many important civil rights cases and was later named the first African American justice on the Supreme Court. We discuss his legacy.
Guest: Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Friday, March 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 10 @ 12:30 PM
“Chavismo” without Chavez? After a prolonged absence, the government of Venezuela announced on Tuesday that their president, Hugo Chavez, died at the age of 58. Can Chavismo survive without Chavez? What are the implications for Cuba, a country that relied on Venezuelan assistance?
Guest: Tim Padgett, TIME Magazine
2013 State of the State Speech On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott gave his third State of the State address where he outlined his priorities, such as pay raises for teachers and Medicaid expansion. SunSentinel columnist Michael Mayo joins us to discuss this and other Tallahassee news of the week.
Guest: Michael Mayo, SunSentinel
“Finding Florida” with T.D. Allman Journalist and author T.D. Allman’s latest book, "Finding Florida,” promises to reveal the true history of our state—and when you find it, you might be surprised.