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, March 13 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 15 @ 12:00 PM
U.S. & Israel: “Stronger Together” In a recent address to a joint session of Congress, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the Obama Administration against a deal being negotiated with Iran. Since this controversial speech, many have come to question whether the relationship between the U.S. and Israel has become strained. Our guest discusses the need to keep this long-time relationship intact and the status of security in the Middle East.
Florida Medicaid Expansion Medicaid expansion has long been an issue that's divided the Florida Legislature. This week, the state's Senate Health Policy Committee, approved a comprehensive proposal to allow the use of billions of federal dollars to fill in a healthcare coverage gap that affects almost a million low-income residents. Aside from covering the uninsured, supporters say filling this gap could fund hospitals and create more healthcare jobs throughout the state, causing great economic impact. But first, the proposal needs to pass in the more conservative Florida House -- many are doubtful it will.
For the first time in more than half a century, the United States reinstated formal diplomatic relations with Cuba. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced he is using executive action to increase business and travel to Cuba, In addition, remittances will be dramatically increased and the use of debit and credit cards from U.S. banks in Cuba will now be allowed. The president is also asking Secretary of State John Kerry to review Cuba’s status as a terrorist state and plans on re-opening embassies on the island.
As South Florida’s Cubans remain torn, our guests join Helen to discuss their reactions to this sweeping change and what this will mean for the 2016 Presidential Election.
Guests in order of appearance: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27 Ana Carbonell, The Factor, Inc. Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP George LeMieux, Former U.S. Senator
Friday, Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, Aug 17 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Former Sen. Bob Graham Twelve years after being published, 28 pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (JICI) are still classified – prompting some legislators to request declassification for matters of national security. Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham believes that within these pages, there is compelling evidence that 9/11 terrorists received funding from a foreign, sovereign government and were able to function so successfully in the U.S. due to internal assistance.
Guest: Bob Graham, Former U.S. Senator & Co-Chair of the JICI
City and County: Ballot Amendments and Mayor Recall As early voting continues, we take a look at some of the amendments on the ballot affecting Miami and Miami Beach voters. And, we discuss the grassroots effort to recall Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Guests: Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm Terry Murphy, Ph.D., Public Affairs Concepts