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.
Thursday, October 14 @ 7:30 PM Issues: Decision 2010
Amendment 4 Amendment 4 would require voter approval for changes to the comprehensive development plans that guide local governments throughout the state. Advocates say it will help out of control growth while opponents say it will increase costly elections. We discuss this controversial amendment.
Guests: Lesley Blackner, Florida Hometown Democracy Alan Farago, Friends of the Everglades Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting Cliff Schulman, Vote No on 4
Friday, August 14th @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 16th @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: Interview with Republican Senatorial Candidate Marco Rubio Pundits say former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio is an underdog in his senatorial aspirations against Governor Charlie Crist in the Republican primary. Can a conservative Republican win over Florida, who voted for President Barack Obama in the November election?
Guest: Marco Rubio, Candidate for U.S. Senate (R)
ISSUE TWO: Debating the U.S. Sugar Deal The U.S. Sugar deal has been wrapped in political and environmental entanglements since the time it was initially proposed. We gathered a panel to discuss where the deal stands today and what is best for the state of Florida.
Guests: Eric Buermann, South Florida Water Management District Kirk Fordham, Everglades Foundation Joe Klock, Jr., Esq., Rasco Klock Reininger Perez, P.L. Claudio Riedi, Esq., Lehtinen Riedi Brooks Moncarz, P.A.
On this week's program we'll talk about the rising gas prices, the state of Florida's universities with new FIU President Mark Rosenberg and have a roundtable discussion on the highly contested Growth Management Bill.