Friday, July 10 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 12 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez
Earlier this week, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez proposed his 2016 budget for approval to commissioners. The Mayor’s $6.8 billion plan includes increased funding for libraries, parks and roads, amongst others, thanks to property values that are bringing in more dollars to the county. However, there is some discussion that a mileage rollback may be on the table. The mayor joins Helen to discuss this and more.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County
The Future of the Library System
The future of libraries is a debate that startled many in Miami-Dade County when it appeared that serious funding cuts would critically diminish much needed library services. A concerted effort made by the grassroots level was successful in convincing county officials of the need to support and nourish libraries considered by many a fundamental to maintaining democracy. Can libraries make a comeback in the digital age?
John Palfrey, Author
Friday, May 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 25 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado
Plans continue to move forward on the proposed downtown Miami soccer stadium on the FEC boat slip, which belongs to the City of Miami. Mayor Tomas Regalado has said voters should decide on the matter in November, but what would the ballot read?
Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami
Cuba Oil Drilling
Exploratory drilling off the coast of Cuba has some worried about the safety standards of operations and what might happen to Florida’s waters should a disaster strike. Novelist James Grippando and former Governor and Senator Bob Graham have joined forces to raise awareness to what they perceive to be a potential hazard.
Bob Graham, Former U.S. Senator
James Grippando, “Black Horizon”