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, November 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 PM
Florida 2014 Governor’s Race: Nan Rich Former State Senator Nan Rich joins us on the program to discuss her gubernatorial campaign, issues such as Common Core and women’s reproductive rights, and who the real Democrat is in the 2014 governor’s race.
Guest: Nan Rich (D), Candidate, Florida Governor
Runoff Election Results Runoff elections were held this week in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach—and political newcomers won in every race. Are incumbents losing their advantage in South Florida?
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Political Anniversaries this Week Two important political anniversaries were held this week: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We discuss the significance of these events in our country’s history.
Guest: Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 17 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Aviation Director Emilio Gonzalez Miami-Dade’s new aviation director, Emilio Gonzalez, joins us on the program to discuss topics such as the renovation of the central terminal, expanding the airport’s cargo business and the Airport City proposal.
Guest: Emilio Gonzalez, Ph.D., Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Political Friends and Foes With former Florida Governor Charlie Crist announcing a gubernatorial run and switching to the Democratic Party, Republicans are now tasked with trying to taint their former friend and colleague. Sun Sentinel’s political writer, Anthony Man, explains.
Guest: Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
Climate Change and Real Estate in South Florida We have long heard that climate change is imminent. But recent projections that the entire state of Florida may be underwater have caused even greater concerns. How might climate change affect the South Florida real estate market?
Guests: Shahid Hamid, Ph.D., Florida International University Roy Oppenheim, Esq., Oppenheim Law
Friday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 10 @ 12:00 PM
Election Results and More Elections were held in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday. We review the results and this week’s top political stories, plus one local story making national headlines: the Miami Dolphins and their bullying saga.
Guests: Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel Guillermo Martinez, Sun Sentinel
Friday, November 1 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 3 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Governor Rick Scott In the wake of the federal government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, Florida consumer confidence is reported to be at an all-time low. Florida Governor Rick Scott joins us on the program to share his thoughts on how this trend will affect his continued efforts to entice companies to relocate to the state, job growth in South Florida, education, and tax cuts.
Guest: Gov. Rick Scott, (R) Florida
State of the State We gathered a diverse panel to analyze our interview with Governor Rick Scott and how his current term will effect voting in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Guests: Marili Cancio, Esq., Marili Cancio Johnson, P.A. Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland Manuel Lasaga, Ph.D., StratInfo Doug Lyons, SunSentinel
Friday, October 11 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 13 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman joins us on the program to discuss local issues such having municipalities annex currently unincorporated areas, the Jackson Health bond referendum, and separating the mentally ill from the general jail population.
Guest: Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade County Commission, District
Upcoming Legislative Session Committee meetings started in Tallahassee this week to prepare for the upcoming legislative session. We invited two South Florida legislators to share their thoughts on what's in store for 2014.
Guest: State Rep. Erik Fresen, (R) District 114 State Rep. Perry Thurston, (D) District 94
Debt Ceiling Crisis Republicans and Democrats are inching their way to a temporary compromise on raising the debt limit—but what does the debt limit really mean for our country's economy?