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, November 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 24 @ 12:00 PM
Florida 2014 Governor’s Race: Nan Rich Former State Senator Nan Rich joins us on the program to discuss her gubernatorial campaign, issues such as Common Core and women’s reproductive rights, and who the real Democrat is in the 2014 governor’s race.
Guest: Nan Rich (D), Candidate, Florida Governor
Runoff Election Results Runoff elections were held this week in the cities of Miami and Miami Beach—and political newcomers won in every race. Are incumbents losing their advantage in South Florida?
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Political Anniversaries this Week Two important political anniversaries were held this week: the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg address and the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We discuss the significance of these events in our country’s history.
Guest: Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Friday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 10 @ 12:00 PM
Election Results and More Elections were held in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday. We review the results and this week’s top political stories, plus one local story making national headlines: the Miami Dolphins and their bullying saga.
Guests: Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel Guillermo Martinez, Sun Sentinel
Friday, October 25 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 27 @ 12:00 PM
City and County Elections We gathered a panel to discuss some of the key races in the November ballot, such as the Miami Beach mayoral race and the City of Miami race for District 5.
Guests: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Terrence McCoy, Miami New Times
“Root Causes” of Shutdown Jack Pinkowski, associate professor of public administration at Nova Southeastern University, joins us on the program to discuss the "root causes" of the shutdown and what may happen in January if issues aren't resolved by then.
Guest: Jack Pinkowski, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Bullying and School Violence There’s been several high profile cases involving school violence and bullying in Florida and throughout the country. Would things change if parents were also charged when children commit violent acts?
Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 20 @ 12:00 PM
“For the Next Generation” with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz The government shutdown hurt our nation's economy and the approval rating of our national leaders. Given this and the incendiary nature of politics, how do we begin to move the country forward? Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz tackles this and other issues on her new book, “For the Next Generation.”
Guest: U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D) District 23
Key West-Cuba Relations Key West City Commissioners passed a resolution several months ago inviting Cuban diplomats to visit for an "exchange of ideas on the present and future relations between the City and the Island of Cuba." The meeting was ultimately canceled after complaints from anti-regime legislators and activists. But should it have been?
Guest: Rafael Peñalver, Esq., Peñalver & Peñalver, P.A.
Budget of Homeless Trust Ron Book, lobbyist and chair of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust, joins us on the program to discuss his organization’s annual budget and to correct erroneous statements that the Homeless Trust has a $13 million dollar surplus.
Guest: Ronald Book, Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
Friday, October 11 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 13 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Miami-Dade Commissioner Sally Heyman Miami-Dade County Commissioner Sally Heyman joins us on the program to discuss local issues such having municipalities annex currently unincorporated areas, the Jackson Health bond referendum, and separating the mentally ill from the general jail population.
Guest: Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade County Commission, District
Upcoming Legislative Session Committee meetings started in Tallahassee this week to prepare for the upcoming legislative session. We invited two South Florida legislators to share their thoughts on what's in store for 2014.
Guest: State Rep. Erik Fresen, (R) District 114 State Rep. Perry Thurston, (D) District 94
Debt Ceiling Crisis Republicans and Democrats are inching their way to a temporary compromise on raising the debt limit—but what does the debt limit really mean for our country's economy?