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, February 28 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 2 @ 12:00 PM
State of the County Address The annual State of the County address by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez was held this Wednesday in Hialeah. Miami Herald writer Patricia Mazzei joins us to discuss the speech and the mayor’s “budget battles.”
Guest: Patricia Mazzei, The Miami Herald
Senate Gaming Proposal The Florida Senate Gaming Committee this week released their proposal to reform gambling statewide. Are destination casinos in the future for Miami-Dade and Broward Counties?
Guest: Doug Lyons, Sun Sentinel
Sanctions Against Venezuela? U.S. politicians are calling for sanctions against Venezuela over protest violence. We discuss this and Cuba’s influence in Venezuela’s political affairs.
Friday, February 14 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, February 16 @ 12:00 PM
Changing Attitudes on Cuba? Sun Sentinel political writer Anthony Man joins us to discuss topics such as: recent polling that says more than half of Americans favor changing U.S. policy on Cuba, Charlie Crist announcing he’s against the Cuban embargo, and Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers in Florida for a 2016 presidential race.
Guest: Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
Soccer in Downtown Miami? Last week, soccer superstar David Beckham was in town to announce his commitment to bringing a Major League Soccer team to Miami. PortMiami is one of the locations being considered—but should it be?
Guest: Terry Murphy, Ph.D., Public Affairs Concepts
Friday, August 30 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 1 @ 12:30 PM
Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen on Syria Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen joins us on the program to discuss the ongoing civil strife in Syria and whether or not the United States should intervene given the new intelligence suggesting the Syrian government was responsible for using chemical weapons against civilians.
Guest: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
March on Washington 50th Anniversary This week, the nation reflected on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. We gathered a panel to discuss the current state of affairs in South Florida's African-American community.
Guests: Bill Diggs, Mourning Family Foundation T. Willard Fair, Urban League of Greater Miami Freddie Young, Ed.D., Miami-Dade NAACP Branch
Friday, March 29 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 31 @ 12:30 PM
Cuban Blogger in Miami Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez has been on an international tour and is slated to speak in Miami next week. How critical is she to accelerating the democratic process in Cuba?
Guest: Susan Kaufman Purcell, Ph.D., University of Miami
New Pope’s First Easter Newly installed Pope Francis has been at the helm of the Catholic Church for a few weeks now, but he has already distinguished himself from his predecessors. We gathered a panel to discuss this and the Pope’s first Easter celebration.
Guests: Elsie Miranda, D.Min., Barry University Maria Pascuzzi, S.T.D., S.S.L., St. Thomas University