Friday, November 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 22 @ 12:00 PM
City of Miami Commissioner-Elect Ken Russell
When it comes to elections in Florida, things are never easy, and the recent City of Miami District 2 election was no different – in fact, it was unprecedented.
After coming in a distant second to businessman Ken Russell in the primary, Teresa Sarnoff, wife of out-going Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, announced she would withdraw from the race, though a run-off election would still need to take place by charter. Nonetheless, City of Miami residents came out to the polls, resulting in 2,700 votes for Russell, solidifying his win. The commissioner-elect joins Helen to discuss his plans for District 2 which includes solving transportation woes and preserving open, green spaces.
Ken Russell, Commissioner-Elect, City of Miami Dist. 2
Bill to Shrink School Districts
The State of Florida is home to five of the country's largest school districts, including Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties -- but could they be too large? Proponents of a legislative bill say yes.
If approved by state legislators and voters, school districts as we know them, could fall under the governance of cities as opposed to counties - allowing more local control. Opponents argue this would cause a greater inequity between more affluent schools and schools in inner-city areas -- a concern that killed a similar bill in 1998.
Which is best for our students?
Martha Barantovich, Ed.D., College of Education, Florida International University
Friday, August 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 9 @ 12:00 PM
Henry Mack, Guest Host
Superintendent Carvalho on New M-D School Offerings
As parents and students prepare for the 2015-16 school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools has announced new initiatives and programs that will be implemented. These new offerings include additional Magnet programs and expanding STEM programs. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses these plans and the need to find an alternative option to discipline students.
Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Analysis of First GOP Primary Debate
Thursday night, the first of several Republican primary debates took place in Ohio to an enthusiastic crowd and a record-breaking TV viewing audience. With ten candidates participating, it was a lengthy debate, lasting two hours. Although many topics were discussed, such as foreign policy, the economy and the candidates’ electability, there were some topics that were notably overlooked such as climate change. Our panel discusses some of the stand-out moments and whether there was clear victor.
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Antonio Lopez, Recusant Media
Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm
Friday, June 19 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 21 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host – Henry Mack
Florida’s ‘Favorite Sons’ – Jeb vs. Rubio
At Miami-Dade College on Monday, Jeb Bush finally confirmed months of speculation and anticipation by announcing his candidacy for president in 2016. The former two-term Florida Governor joins 11 confirmed Republican candidates including another Floridian, who also happens to be Bush’s political protégé, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. This leaves members of the state’s GOP divided which is evident in a new Quinnipiac Poll showing Bush leading with 20 percent of Republican voters support and Rubio, in a close second with 18 percent. Which one of Florida’s ‘favorite sons’ will make it to the primary?
Maurice A. Ferrè, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Dan Gelber, Former State Senator
Daniel Diaz Leyva, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Friday, May 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 24 @ 12:00 PM
Florida Legislative Special Session
The recent Florida legislative session came to a rocky end a few weeks ago, under what the Florida Supreme Court ruled was a violation of the state constitution. According to their ruling, the House broke the law when they ended the session three days early, due to an impasse with the Senate over healthcare funding. On Thursday, the federal government indicated the state should expect major reductions in the coming years to help pay for uncompensated care (LIP) and needs to reform its hospital payment system, saying the state may need to justify almost $1 billion in government funding. Now that a special session is set to begin on June 1st, how will this and other issues finally be resolved in order to balance the state budget?
State Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr., (R) Dist. 103
State Rep. Jeanette Nuñez, (R) Dist. 119
Broward News in Review
Sun Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo discusses the latest news making headlines in Broward County including:
- Seminole Tribe of Florida is considering taking the state to federal court if they cannot renegotiate to extend their revenue-sharing agreement and keep their table games running at their casinos
- Former Tamarac Mayor Beth Flansbaum-Talabisco is being retried on corruption charges
- A reformed ex-con is facing 6 years in prison for violating his parole for smoking marijuana – does the punishment fit?
Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
Friday, May 15 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 17 @ 12:00 PM
SPECIAL: eMerge Americas 2015 – Miami’s Place in Tech
Tech aficionados from around the world descended upon Miami Beach last week for the second annual eMerge Americas conference. The biggest names in technology spoke about the importance of education and mentoring, their own failures and successes and why Miami is on the path to become the next big thing in this rapidly growing industry.
Pru Ashby, VP, Business Development, North America - London & Partners
Jim McKelvey, Co-founder, Square & LaunchCode
Manny Medina, Founder, eMerge Americas
Marcela Sabino Riquet, Innovation Consultant & Creative Strategist
Leandro Rodriguez, General Manager, Latin America & Caribbean – Esri
Einar Rosenberg, CEO, Creating Revolutions
Martina Trucco, Strategic Planning & Communications Manager - HP
Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 @ 12:00 PM
Last week, the second round of high level talks between the U.S. government and Cuba were held, this time in Washington D.C. While the U.S. has held firm to its stance against relations with Cuba for 50 years, Canada has had a special relationship with the island nation -- as both investors and tourists. The former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba shares his unique insight into what could come of a stronger relationship between Cuba and the U.S.
Mark Entwistle, Former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba
Miami – Future Tech Hub of The Americas?
Touted as the "organization dedicated to securing Miami's future in technology", eMerge Americas looks to continue its mission in May by holding its second annual 5-day tech conference in Miami Beach. Founder Manny Medina sees Miami as being the tech hub of the Americas, but says there's still a lot of work to be done including education and building the employment base to keep the jobs here.
Manny Medina, eMerge Americas