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.”
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?
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.
Pedro Roig, Esq., University of Miami
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.
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?
Terry Murphy, Ph.D., Public Affairs Concepts
Friday, February 7 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 9 @ 12:00 PM
Re-Precincting in Miami-Dade
Redistricting occurs every ten years as a result of new census data; this process also affects voting districts. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is urging Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez “to begin the re-precincting process immediately to avoid a repeat of the nationwide embarrassment that occurred in our county during the 2012 election.” Director of Legal Operations for the ACLU of Florida, Nancy Abudu, explains.
Nancy Abudu, Esq., ACLU of Florida
Journalists as Accomplices?
James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, testified last week before the U.S. Senate and called on former NSA contractor Edward Snowden "and his accomplices to facilitate the return of the remaining stolen documents." Where do journalists draw the line between the need to know and national security?
Fred Blevens, Ph.D., Florida International University
Sam Terilli, University of Miami
Friday, January 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 26 @ 12:00 PM
The Florida medical marijuana initiative has collected the required amount of signatures to place the issue before voters in November, pending approval of the ballot language by the Florida Supreme Court. Looking beyond its medicinal use, is it time to legalize marijuana?
Ana Moreno, MS, LMHC, CAP, Family Recovery Specialists
Howard Simon, Ph.D., ACLU of Florida
Same-Sex Marriage Debate in 2014 Elections
Six same-sex couples are suing the state of Florida in an effort to overturn the 2008 constitutional amendment which defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. How will the issue influence 2014 elections?
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
Friday, January 17 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 19 @ 12:00 PM
Panthers Requesting Public Dollars
The Florida Panthers hockey team is seeking changes to their contract with Broward County to receive more in public funding. Sun Sentinel news columnist Michael Mayo explains.
Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
Scott Picks Lieutenant Governor
On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott picked Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera as Florida’s lieutenant governor. We discuss this and whether or not this will galvanize the Scott 2014 gubernatorial campaign.
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Juan-Carlos “J.C.” Planas, Esq., Kurkin Brandes LLP
Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, Miami-Dade Democratic Party