Friday, December 12 @ 7:30 PM & Sunday, December 14 @ 12:00 PM
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Friday, December 12 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Congressman-elect Carlos Curbelo
Congressman Joe Garcia was defeated in his recent bid for re-election by former Miami-Dade County School Board Member Carlos Curbelo in a closely watched, contentious race. Helen speaks to the new congressman about his plans once in office including his views on Common Core, Transportation and following a bipartisan work model.
Congressman-elect Carlos Curbelo, (R) District 26
Interview with Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine
Last week wrapped up the annual Art Basel and Art Miami which attracts art aficionados from around the world to Miami-Dade County each year. The fair has become a catalyst for growth in the city of Miami Beach -- organizers of the fair estimate that $13 million was contributed to the local economy. This cultural development is also affecting high-end real estate and it could have an impact on the redevelopment of the convention center.
Mayor Philip Levine, City of Miami Beach
Friday, November 28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 30 @ 12:00 PM
Xavier Suarez on Marine Stadium
Last week, the proposal to renovate the Miami Marine Stadium crumbled after City of Miami officials expressed great reservations regarding the funding proposal. The city announced it would pursue a smaller deal that would focus only on stadium improvements and keeping the Miami International Boat Show at this historic waterfront venue - suggesting a competitive bidding process and even a possible voter referendum. One county commissioner, Xavier Suarez, shares his concerns that he previously expressed in a memo to City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado prior to the city's decision.
Xavier Suarez, Miami-Dade County Commission, District 7
Solar Energy in the Sunshine State
According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, Florida ranks third for solar potential nationally, but ranked 18th when it comes to development of this clean energy option. Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy discusses the untapped clean energy potential in Florida and how climate change plays a role.
Stephen Smith, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Friday, November 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 9 @ 12:00 PM
Midterm Elections Review
Just two years ago, a number of polls rated Governor Rick Scott as being the most unpopular governor in the U.S. This week, he was narrowly re-elected, defeating former Governor Charlie Crist in one of the country's closest and most expensive races. Also on the ballot were a number of amendments including medical marijuana, which surprised many when it failed to pass by two percentage points. Our panel discusses what this midterm election means for Republicans, Democrats and the state of Florida.
Brian May, Floridian Partners
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm
Friday, August 29 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 31 @ 12:00 PM
Burger King to Canada?
This week, Miami-based fast-food chain, Burger King, announced its plans to buy Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons for over $10 billion, becoming a foreign entity in order to, some say, avoid U.S. corporate taxes. Is this truly a tax-dodging maneuver?
Timothy Canova, J.D., Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad Law Center
Review of State & Local Primaries
The primary election results for local and state offices are in – some expected others surprising. Former Governor Charlie Crist won over Nan Rich, clinching his spot in the general election against current Governor Rick Scott. New-comer Daniella Levine Cava won over Lynda Bell for Miami-Dade County Commissioner of district 8; being only the third person to unseat an incumbent in the last 20 years.
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild, LLP
Juan-Carlos “J.C.” Planas, Esq., Kurkin Brandes, LLP
Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Friday, July 18 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 20 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera
The Florida gubernatorial race took a new turn with Charlie Crist's announcement of local Colombian-American Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate. Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera considers her a “class act”, but thinks she’ll “have a tough time with this race.”
He joins Helen to discuss the campaign, All Aboard Florida, Medicaid expansion and why he feels former Gov. Crist was “never focused on the job at hand” while in office.
Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, (R) Florida
Miami-Dade County Commission: Budget Vote, Police Layoffs & Exile Museum
The Miami Herald’s Doug Hanks joins Helen to discuss the latest in Miami-Dade County Commission news:
-Commissioners voted in favor of raising property taxes to avoid cuts to an already under-funded library system.
-Layoffs are still anticipated for the county's police force, with a proposed 8 percent cut to their payroll, eliminating 230 positions.
-Commissioners approved a Cuban Exile Museum for the land behind American Airlines Arena
Doug Hanks, The Miami Herald