Friday, July 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 3 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Zika Virus - Update & Prevention
This week, a mother from Haiti gave birth to a baby with Zika-related microcephaly – which is characterized by a noticeably underdeveloped head - right here in Florida. Up until now, most travel-related cases of the Zika virus have originated from countries in South America - but the island nation of Haiti is less than 700 miles from Miami. Is enough being done to prevent this mosquito-borne virus, or is it just a matter of time before we see cases originating in South Florida?
Nina Berrocal, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Chalmers Vasquez, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Operations
Camila Ventura, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami is “The Worst”
It was just four years ago that Forbes called Miami “America’s Most Miserable City", and now we’re apparently living in the worst city in the United States - that's what financial news and opinion website, 24/7 Wall Street, says. Their survey, based on social and economic factors, attributes Miami’s ranking to the large economic gap. The South Florida Business Journal’s senior reporter, Brian Bandell, joins us to break down these findings – is Miami really the worst?
Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal
The Eat Beat
From sports to politics, the Sun Sentinel's Michael Mayo has been informing and entertaining readers for 27 years, but as he says in his latest post: “not everybody votes, but everyone has to eat.” Now he plans to go beyond the typical food review in his latest gig as dining critic with the publication’s blog – SouthFlorida.com.
Michael Mayo, “The Eat Beat”/ Sun Sentinel
Friday, January 8 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 10 @ 12:00 PM
2016 Florida Legislative Preview
It’s an election year which means the Florida Legislature gets an early start arguing a litany of items in this session. Aside from expected budget negotiations, lawmakers will be addressing a few contentious issues, including bills allowing guns on college campuses, Medicaid expansion and changes to the state’s testing system for students – prompting one panelist to call Florida a “laboratory for high-stakes testing”.
Dan Gelber, Former State Senator
Genaro “Chip” Iglesias, Ballard Partners
Jose Mallea, JM Global Consulting, Inc.
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild, LLP
Friday, August 21 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 22 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Henry Mack
Protecting South Florida’s Aging
2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. As Florida’s population of 65 and over grows - and is anticipated to nearly double by 2040 - many are asking for improvements to these programs to ensure proper long-term care for the aging. Former State Representative Elaine Bloom discusses how tax deductions and other support systems are inherent in assisting South Florida’s growing elderly population. What should presidential candidates consider when it comes to care for seniors?
Former State Rep. Elaine Bloom, Plaza Health Network
Uber Fans Save App in Palm Beach & Broward
The popular ride-sharing app, Uber, has fought to stay in both Broward and Palm Beach counties -- recently going toe-to-toe with county commissioners over threats of tougher regulations that align them with traditional taxis. In the end, both county commissions stood down from these threats - a main reason was due to a tremendous backlash from Uber users, demanding to keep this beloved service in their areas. Miami-Dade County is next to face-off with Uber. The county has also made it clear that new regulations are needed to keep the service in town, but will commissioners stand strong against them, or listen to the public and back down?
Daniel Vasquez, Sun Sentinel
Friday, July 17 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 19 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host – Henry Mack
Obama’s Accomplishments & Challenges During his Presidency
With a year and a half left in office, Obama’s legacy is starting to take shape, for good or for bad. It has led many to try and determine what type of impact he has made in the United States and abroad. According to an article by Vox.com, entitled “Barack Obama is Officially One of the Most Consequential Presidents in American History,” it states that the president will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism. Obama’s supporters will point out his important achievements and his critics will argue that his accomplishments are not successful. What are the measures of presidential success?
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Marcia Narine, St. Thomas University
Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm