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, October 11 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 13 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman joins us on the program to discuss local issues such having municipalities annex currently unincorporated areas, the Jackson Health bond referendum, and separating the mentally ill from the general jail population.
Guest: Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade County Commission, District
Upcoming Legislative Session Committee meetings started in Tallahassee this week to prepare for the upcoming legislative session. We invited two South Florida legislators to share their thoughts on what's in store for 2014.
Guest: State Rep. Erik Fresen, (R) District 114 State Rep. Perry Thurston, (D) District 94
Debt Ceiling Crisis Republicans and Democrats are inching their way to a temporary compromise on raising the debt limit—but what does the debt limit really mean for our country's economy?
Friday, June 28 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 30 @ 12:30 PM
Immigration Reform Bill Passes Senate On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that would pave the way for undocumented residents to earn citizenship while also strengthening our nation's borders. But how will it fare in the Republican-controlled House?
Guests: Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Supreme Court Rulings: DOMA, Voting Rights Act On the final week of their term, the U.S. Supreme Court opined on several long-awaited cases involving same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the Voting Rights Act. Our panelists analyze the Court’s decisions.
Guests: Caroline Mala Corbin, J.D., University of Miami Gary Gershman, J.D., Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University Amy Ronner, J.D., St. Thomas University
Friday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, February 3 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart joins us on the program to discuss his thoughts on the comprehensive immigration reform proposals being touted this week and the state of the current economy.
Guest: U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, (R) District 25
Interview with Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado joins us on the program to discuss local topics such as Miami’s increase in crime, the city’s plans to become an Immigrant Investor Regional Center and his thoughts on casino gambling in Downtown Miami.