Friday, April 17 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19 @ 12:00 PM
Jackson Health CEO on Expansion, Federal Funding
Earlier this year, Jackson Health System announced plans to expand with a new outpatient campus in Doral, which will be known as “Jackson West”. Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya discusses the need for this growth and the impact of Medicaid expansion on safety-net hospitals.
Carlos Migoya, Jackson Health System
Rubio vs. Jeb – Out With Old, In With the New?
Leaning heavily on his personal story as a son of Cuban immigrants, Senator Rubio announced he is running for president in 2016, speaking about faith, family and the “American Dream”. He also drew contrast with his mentor and one of his expected opponents in the primary -- former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. How will their strong political roots in Florida impact the road to the White House?
Freddy Balsera, Balsera Communications
Luis Gazitua, Esq., Gazitua Letelier, P.A.
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Brian May, Floridian Partners
Friday, March 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 8 @ 12:00 PM
Last week, the second round of high level talks between the U.S. government and Cuba were held, this time in Washington D.C. While the U.S. has held firm to its stance against relations with Cuba for 50 years, Canada has had a special relationship with the island nation -- as both investors and tourists. The former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba shares his unique insight into what could come of a stronger relationship between Cuba and the U.S.
Mark Entwistle, Former Canadian Ambassador to Cuba
Miami – Future Tech Hub of The Americas?
Touted as the "organization dedicated to securing Miami's future in technology", eMerge Americas looks to continue its mission in May by holding its second annual 5-day tech conference in Miami Beach. Founder Manny Medina sees Miami as being the tech hub of the Americas, but says there's still a lot of work to be done including education and building the employment base to keep the jobs here.
Manny Medina, eMerge Americas
Friday, February 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 8 @ 12:00 PM
Swing State Polls & Legislative News
Looking ahead to the 2016 presidential election, a new Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll shows Hillary Clinton tops possible Republican candidates, except in Florida, where she is tied with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. At the same time, the former governor is ahead of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio among Florida Republicans. Our panel joins Helen to discuss this and more including Common Core and the ouster of FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey.
Dan Gelber, Former State Senator
Jose Mallea, JM Global Consulting
Richard Perez, Esq., Holland & Knight, LLP
Olga Porven, Esq., Olga Porven, P.A.
Friday, January 16 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 18 @ 12:00 PM
Sun Sentinel Investigation: “The Cuban Criminal Pipeline”
On the heels of President Barack Obama’s announcement of changes to policy with Cuba, the Sun Sentinel has published a three-part series – "Plundering America: The Cuban Criminal Pipeline". After a yearlong investigation, they found that money stolen in the U.S. by Cuban thieves living in South Florida is going back to Cuba -- all by taking advantage of the special status given to them by the U.S.
Megan O’Matz, Sun Sentinel
Amendments to Cuba Sanctions
This week, the Obama Administration outlined specifics for a plan to ease restrictions between the U.S. and Cuba. While not ending the 50 year embargo with the communist nation, these plans significantly loosen restrictions on American trade, travel and investment with Cuba. What will this mean for Cuban-Americans here in the U.S. and their families still on the island?
David Duckenfield, U.S. Department of State
Friday, January 9 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 11 @ 12:00 PM
Same-Sex Marriage Legal in Florida
2015 started with wedding bells for hundreds of same-sex couples as Florida became the 36th state to legalize gay marriage, after U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled that the ban was unconstitutional. Will this ruling help strengthen society or continue to tear it apart?
Asia Eaton, Ph.D., Florida International University
Governor Rick Scott’s New Term
During his second inauguration this week, Florida Governor Rick Scott outlined his accomplishments from his first term and promises for the next four years. These included expanding the state's ports and highway systems, cutting one billion in taxes and improving education. What needs to happen for these promises to be fulfilled?
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Jobs and Education
A growing number of investors are betting that Miami can develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem that plays to its strengths and will thrive. We discuss how education can help to diversify our economic base and keep companies, and jobs, in South Florida.
Frank Nero, Beacon Global Advisors
For the first time in more than half a century, the United States reinstated formal diplomatic relations with Cuba. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced he is using executive action to increase business and travel to Cuba, In addition, remittances will be dramatically increased and the use of debit and credit cards from U.S. banks in Cuba will now be allowed. The president is also asking Secretary of State John Kerry to review Cuba’s status as a terrorist state and plans on re-opening embassies on the island.
As South Florida’s Cubans remain torn, our guests join Helen to discuss their reactions to this sweeping change and what this will mean for the 2016 Presidential Election.
Guests in order of appearance:
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
Ana Carbonell, The Factor, Inc.
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
George LeMieux, Former U.S. Senator