Friday, September 12 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, September 14 @ 12:00 PM
Miami-Dade County: Police Body Cameras & Budget
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has called for all county police to wear body cameras; making this camera plan a centerpiece of his public agenda. With the support of the local NAACP and push-back from the police union, commissioners still need to approve the purchase of the devices in the coming months.
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Video of former NFL player Ray Rice beating his then girlfriend – whom he later married - has brought the issue of domestic violence to the forefront of the American consciousness. We discuss why this incident sparked a national conversation on social media and why some victims find it hard to leave.
Ellen G. Cohn, Ph.D., Florida International University
Friday, July 25 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 27 @ 12:00 PM
Undocumented, Minor Immigrants: A Moral & Political Issue
As border shelters fill up, many undocumented children are being sent to shelters in non-border cities like Miami, which has increased beds to accommodate the influx. One South Florida group, Americans for Immigrant Justice, is leading the charge, offering these children legal means to evade deportation and eventually become U.S. citizens
Cheryl Little, Esq., Americans for Immigrant Justice
Interview with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez
After getting most of what he wanted from his proposed budget, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez still has more work to do. Will he veto the increased millage rates for libraries? The mayor joins Helen to discuss this and other county endeavors.
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County
Here are the links to watch Friday's program on uVu.
Friday, June 6 @ 7:30 PM and Sunday, June 8 @ 12:00 PM
ISSUE ONE: Interview with Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie
ISSUE TWO: FWD.us Immigration Reform Event at MDC
INTERVIEW: Joe Green, Founder & President, FWD.us
HIGHLIGHTS: FWD.us Forum on Immigration Reform Panel
***The full unedited panel will be available online early next week
Friday, June 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 8 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie
The Florida Department of Education is reporting that this year’s FCAT scores show 6,000 students in Miami-Dade and another 4,000 in Broward County failed the reading portion of this soon-to-be defunct assessment test. Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie joins us on the program to discuss these results and why he supports the transition to Common Core.
Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools
FWD.us Immigration Reform Event at MDC
Miami Dade College hosted a forum on immigration reform this week. Panelists included Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen as well as local immigration reform advocates. Organized by FWD.us, an advocacy group promoting bipartisan policy agenda, the discussion focused on the economic impact of immigration reform in the U.S. Helen sat down with the group’s founder and president, Joe Green, to discuss why he and his organization feels so strongly about this hotly contested issue.
Joe Green, Founder & President, FWD.us
Rudy Fernandez, Republican Political Strategist
Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Miami Dade College hosted a forum on immigration reform today at its Wolfson Campus. Organized by FWD.us, the format of this event was a panel discussion on the economic impact of immigration reform in the United States.
Issues host and Chair of the Board of Trustees of MDC, Helen Ferre, moderated the discussion whose participants included members of Congress and immigration reform advocates.
Tune in this Friday, June 6th @ 7:30 PM on WPBT2 to see interviews from panelists and a sit-down interview with Founder & President of FWD.us, Joe Green.