Friday, August 29 @ 7:30 PM & Sunday, August 31 @ 12:00 PM
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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, August 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 24 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Annette Taddeo
In the most closely watched campaign in Florida, former republican turned democrat Charlie Crist announced his choice of Annette Taddeo as his running mate for governor. Opponents refer to her as a “class act”, but feel she is unprepared to run for this coveted political seat. If Crist wins in November, Annette Taddeo will be the first female, Hispanic Lt. Governor of Florida.
Annette Taddeo, (D), Candidate, Florida Lt. Governor
As early voting comes to a close, reports show only about 3 percent of Miami-Dade County's total registered voters have turned out to cast their ballot-- drastically lower than the county's anticipated 20-25 percent turnout. What is causing such a low numbers? Could it be low voter interest?
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
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
Friday, June 20 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 22 @ 12:00 PM
High-Speed Rail in Florida
All Aboard Florida is on the cusp of being the first private rail line in the U.S. in 30 years. If approved, this multi-billion dollar project will connect Miami to Orlando with stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. This proposal is not without its obstacles. A committee has been organized to review some concerns from residents and officials, as Governor Rick Scott calls for sensitivity to these hesitations.
Julie Edwards, All Aboard Florida
Miami-Dade County: Big Donations, Big Cuts
Doug Hanks from The Miami Herald joins Helen to discuss what’s happening in Miami-Dade County:
•Review of the Herald’s in-depth analysis of those writing big checks to county commissioners running for re-election and whether this influences future projects and local politics
•Mayor Gimenez Budget Battle: looming cuts to the police force to balance the budget
•Sun Life Stadium renovation
Doug Hanks, The Miami Herald