Friday, July 31 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 2 @ 12:00 PM
MIAMI BEACH: 100 Years of Making Waves
As the City of Miami Beach celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, a new documentary highlights the ups and downs of its colorful history -- from socialites and movie stars, to gangsters and art deco – the film, which airs on WPBT2 Monday, August 3rd at 9:00 PM, shows just how far Miami Beach has come to be known as one of the hottest tourist meccas in the world.
Charles Kropke, Host, MIAMI BEACH: 100 Years of Making Waves
Seminole Gaming Compact & Redistricting
A five year Seminole gaming compact is set to expire this week, which means the Seminole Tribe of Florida will likely lose Blackjack and other table games, but the Seminoles are prepared to fight it out in federal court if necessary. And the dates are set for a special session to redraw Florida’s 27 congressional district boundaries in response to a recent decision by the Florida Supreme Court. Former Florida Senate minority leader Steven Geller joins Helen to discuss.
Steven A. Geller, Esq., Greenspoon Marder, PA
Friday, July 24 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 26 @ 12:00 PM
Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen on Cuba & Iran Nuclear Deal
The relationship between Cuba and the United States took another step towards normalizing diplomatic relations this week with the re-opening of Cuba’s embassy in Washington D.C. While Democrats support the Obama Administration’s mending of ties with Cuba and see it as a step forward for both countries, it continues to draw negative reactions from Cuban-American Republicans. Another point of contention is the Iran nuclear agreement, with the majority of Republicans seemingly steadfast in their opposition to the terms. One of the leading opponents to both these issues, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, joins Helen to discuss.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
Minimum Wage & Child Poverty
A report released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in the U.S., shows 16.1 million American children, or 22 percent, were living in poverty in 2013 -- three million more than during the 2008 recession. The statistics are sobering to say the least and will likely have long-lasting affects that will be detrimental to the nation's economy. Economist Albert Williams discusses this report and another study that shows raising the minimum wage will not hurt employment.
Albert Williams, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
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
Friday, June 19 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 21 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host – Henry Mack
Florida’s ‘Favorite Sons’ – Jeb vs. Rubio
At Miami-Dade College on Monday, Jeb Bush finally confirmed months of speculation and anticipation by announcing his candidacy for president in 2016. The former two-term Florida Governor joins 11 confirmed Republican candidates including another Floridian, who also happens to be Bush’s political protégé, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. This leaves members of the state’s GOP divided which is evident in a new Quinnipiac Poll showing Bush leading with 20 percent of Republican voters support and Rubio, in a close second with 18 percent. Which one of Florida’s ‘favorite sons’ will make it to the primary?
Maurice A. Ferrè, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority
Dan Gelber, Former State Senator
Daniel Diaz Leyva, Esq., Foley & Lardner, LLP
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm