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, 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
Friday, July 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 24 @ 12:30 PM
Mayoral Versus Managerial Role Michael Lewis from Miami Today believes County Mayor Carlos Gimenez should separate his mayoral duties from his managerial ones. He joins us on the program to explain.
Guest: Michael Lewis, Miami Today
Political Week in Review South Florida politicians made national headlines this week; Congressional leaders Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Allen West bickered at each other through the media and it was revealed that Congressman David Rivera is under Federal investigation over finances. We discuss these and other Florida political news of the week.
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Phone Hacking and the British Press News Corp. chief Rubert Murdoch testified before British parliament this week in response to allegations that his company's newspapers hacked into phone lines to get press leads. Is this a common practice in international journalism? When does a news organization blur the line between investigative journalism and spying?
Guests: Fred Blevens, Ph.D., Florida International University Nickesia Gordon, Ph.D., Barry University
ISSUE ONE: Bin Laden Killing Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee during the September 11 terrorist attacks. He joins us on the program to share his thoughts on the killing of Osama Bin Laden ten years later and the role of good intelligence in helping to keep the country safe.
Guests: Bob Graham, Former U.S. Senator
ISSUE TWO: Legislative Review The Florida Legislative session concludes this week after covering a myriad of topics such as abortion, education, immigration, voting rights, and so on. What were this year’s legislative hits and misses?
Guests: Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University Michael Mayo, SunSentinel