Friday, July 8 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 10 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Miami Prosperity Report
Just last week, Wall Street 24/7 released a study labeling Miami the “worst city in America” - mainly due to the large economic disparity. Now, a different study - conducted by Florida International University's Metropolitan Center- shows Miami is actually on the rise. While there are challenges, the study's results show there is great opportunity as well – but our guest, and author of the study, urges an aggressive approach.
Kevin T. Greiner, J.D., MUP, FIU’s Metropolitan Center
It’s a dark day for Miami Heat fans - as they bid farewell to future Hall-of-Famer, Dwyane Wade. After 13 seasons with The Miami Heat - the man that changed the name of an entire county - has taken an offer to play for the Chicago Bulls. Fans hoped D-Wade would finish his career with the team, but instead, he's headed back to his hometown. What will his loss mean for the future of The Heat?
Will Manso, Local 10/Fox Sports Sun
HistoryMiami – Beyond the Game
From the iconic Fifth Street Gym where Muhammad Ali “floated like a butterfly” during segregation, to the game of Jai-Alai brought from Cuba- Miami has made its mark in the world of sports and beyond. HistoryMiami’s latest exhibit highlights this and more, including new documentaries and plenty of sports memorabilia, to showcase the way sports impacted the evolution of South Florida.
Gaspar Gonzalez, Guest Curator, HistoryMiami Museum
Michele Reese, HistoryMiami Museum
Friday, July 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 3 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Zika Virus - Update & Prevention
This week, a mother from Haiti gave birth to a baby with Zika-related microcephaly – which is characterized by a noticeably underdeveloped head - right here in Florida. Up until now, most travel-related cases of the Zika virus have originated from countries in South America - but the island nation of Haiti is less than 700 miles from Miami. Is enough being done to prevent this mosquito-borne virus, or is it just a matter of time before we see cases originating in South Florida?
Nina Berrocal, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Chalmers Vasquez, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Operations
Camila Ventura, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami is “The Worst”
It was just four years ago that Forbes called Miami “America’s Most Miserable City", and now we’re apparently living in the worst city in the United States - that's what financial news and opinion website, 24/7 Wall Street, says. Their survey, based on social and economic factors, attributes Miami’s ranking to the large economic gap. The South Florida Business Journal’s senior reporter, Brian Bandell, joins us to break down these findings – is Miami really the worst?
Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal
The Eat Beat
From sports to politics, the Sun Sentinel's Michael Mayo has been informing and entertaining readers for 27 years, but as he says in his latest post: “not everybody votes, but everyone has to eat.” Now he plans to go beyond the typical food review in his latest gig as dining critic with the publication’s blog – SouthFlorida.com.
Michael Mayo, “The Eat Beat”/ Sun Sentinel
Friday, June 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 26 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Laurel Sauer, Veteran Journalist/ South Florida PBS Host
Homeless in Paradise
From its beautiful beaches to its thriving nightlife, Miami is seen as a vibrant, world-class destination. But that glitz and glamour is lost on one population: the homeless.
Hundreds of people live on the streets of Miami-Dade County. For many of them, a key cause is a treatable mental illness. But recent cuts to the county's federal homeless funding mean less help for the people who need it most. While the problem is not unique to our region, we look at a unique program one South Florida organization is using to help homeless people with serious mental health issues get off the street.
Veteran journalist and South Florida PBS host, Laurel Sauer, engages our expert guests on the important role programs like the Lazarus Project play in ending the cycle of homelessness versus the cost of doing nothing at all.
Constance Collins, J.D., Exec. Dir., Lotus House
Hon. Steven Leifman, Chair, Supreme Court of Florida Task Force on Substance Abuse & Mental Issues
Friday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 24 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Henry Mack
Tim Canova for Congress
For the first time in her lengthy political career, Debbie Wassermann Schultz has a challenger, and a formidable one at that. Law professor Tim Canova, who calls the 6-term congresswoman the "quintessential corporate machine politician", has raised more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions in just the first three months of 2016- from over 15,000 individual donations. This is a huge sum, particularly for a relative political newcomer. But this isn't just any political race - the outcome has nationally reaching implications, with the Huffington Post calling it "a test of whether progressive ideas or corporate money are more central to the Democratic Party’s future”.
Tim Canova, (D), Candidate, U.S. Rep. District 23
Child Abuse Prevention Month
In 2013, over 1,500 children died from abuse and neglect in the U.S. Like years past, Amigos For Kids takes this time – the month of April - to honor the lives of children lost to child abuse and educate the community to help foster healthy and safe environments for our children, through their Blue Ribbon Week campaign. The organizations president, Rosa Maria Plasencia, discusses the importance of their focus of preventing child abuse over the last twenty five years.
Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos For Kids
Friday, March 11 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 13 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Henry Mack
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, comments on how her party’s candidates addressed the issues, in a wide-ranging debate at Miami-Dade College Kendall Campus this week. She doesn’t hold back on the GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump, either.
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D) District 23
Democratic & GOP Debates – Republican Analysis
Thursday night's GOP debate at the University of Miami took a turn towards civility, with candidates veering away from the typical unruly discourse, and instead focusing on issues ranging from Social Security, Cuba and climate change.
Juan-Carlos “JC” Planas, Kurkin Brandes, LLP
Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm