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, January 31 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, February 2 @ 12:00 PM
2014 State of the Union Address On Tuesday, President Barack Obama called 2014 a “year of action” during his State of the Union address. Our panelists discuss their thoughts on President Obama’s speech.
Guest: Marili Cancio, Esq., Law Office of Marili Cancio Johnson, P.A. Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland Eric Padrón, Esq., Law Office of Eric C. Padrón, P.A. Olga Porven, Esq., Law Office of Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A.
NAFTA: 20 Years Later The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created a trade bloc between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Twenty years after being signed into law, has NAFTA help or hurt our economy?
Guest: J. Antonio Villamil, Washington Economics Group
Friday, January 17 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 19 @ 12:00 PM
Panthers Requesting Public Dollars The Florida Panthers hockey team is seeking changes to their contract with Broward County to receive more in public funding. Sun Sentinel news columnist Michael Mayo explains.
Guest: Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
Scott Picks Lieutenant Governor On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott picked Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Florida’s lieutenant governor. We discuss this and whether or not this will galvanize the Scott 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
Guests: Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP Juan-Carlos “J.C.” Planas, Esq., Kurkin Brandes LLP Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Miami-Dade Democratic Party
Friday, January 10 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 12 @ 12:00 PM
Medical Marijuana in Florida? Recreational marijuana has lit up Colorado—will medical marijuana do the same for Florida?
Guest: Ben Pollara, People United For Medical Marijuana
Bar License for Undocumented Immigrant? A Tampa-area man, who is undocumented, passed the Florida Bar and would like to receive his law license. But can he practice law without a legal status? Law professor Ediberto Roman explains the evolving circumstances surrounding this case.
Guest: Ediberto Roman, J.D., Florida International University
Small Business Outlook for 2014 Access to credit continues to be a critical issue for small businesses. We discuss this and how South Florida’s small businesses will fare in 2014.
Guest: Albert Williams, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Friday, December 20 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 22 @ 12:00 PM
Legislative Preview The 2014 Florida legislative session is set to begin in March—committee meetings are already underway. Our panelists share their thoughts on top legislative priorities, such as healthcare, gaming, sea level rise, and energy issues.
Guests: State Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, (R) District 116 State Rep. Mark Pafford, (D) District 86
Real Estate Review and Forecast A recent report by CoreLogic says that Florida has the highest amount of foreclosures in the country. Despite this, foreclosures are still down in comparison to last year. What’s fueling the current market and what can we anticipate in the world of real estate for 2014?
Guest: Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting