Friday, August 15 @ 7:30 PM & Sunday, August 17 @ 12:00 PM
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Friday, June 6 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 8 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Broward Schools Superintendent Runcie
The Florida Department of Education is reporting that this year’s FCAT scores show 6,000 students in Miami-Dade and another 4,000 in Broward County failed the reading portion of this soon-to-be defunct assessment test. Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie joins us on the program to discuss these results and why he supports the transition to Common Core.
Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools
FWD.us Immigration Reform Event at MDC
Miami Dade College hosted a forum on immigration reform this week. Panelists included Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen as well as local immigration reform advocates. Organized by FWD.us, an advocacy group promoting bipartisan policy agenda, the discussion focused on the economic impact of immigration reform in the U.S. Helen sat down with the group’s founder and president, Joe Green, to discuss why he and his organization feels so strongly about this hotly contested issue.
Joe Green, Founder & President, FWD.us
Rudy Fernandez, Republican Political Strategist
Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Miami Dade College hosted a forum on immigration reform today at its Wolfson Campus. Organized by FWD.us, the format of this event was a panel discussion on the economic impact of immigration reform in the United States.
Issues host and Chair of the Board of Trustees of MDC, Helen Ferre, moderated the discussion whose participants included members of Congress and immigration reform advocates.
Tune in this Friday, June 6th @ 7:30 PM on WPBT2 to see interviews from panelists and a sit-down interview with Founder & President of FWD.us, Joe Green.
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 31 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 2 @ 12:00 PM
2014 State of the Union Address
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama called 2014 a “year of action” during his State of the Union address. Our panelists discuss their thoughts on President Obama’s speech.
Marili Cancio, Esq., Law Office of Marili Cancio Johnson, P.A.
Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Eric Padrón, Esq., Law Office of Eric C. Padrón, P.A.
Olga Porven, Esq., Law Office of Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A.
NAFTA: 20 Years Later
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created a trade bloc between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Twenty years after being signed into law, has NAFTA help or hurt our economy?
J. Antonio Villamil, Washington Economics Group
Friday, December 13 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 15 @ 12:00 PM
Streamlining County Bureaucracy
Commissioner Xavier Suarez thinks Miami-Dade could save as much as $400 million dollars if it only "[streamlined] the outsized county bureaucracy." He joins us to explain.
Xavier Suarez, Miami-Dade County Commission, District 7
Can a handshake mean more than diplomatic courtesy? Some wonder that after President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial services for Nelson Mandela this week. We discuss this and other news from Cuba, such as 150 dissidents being violently detained as they expressed support for International Human Rights Day.
Pedro Roig, Esq., University of Miami
Mental Health and School Shooting Anniversary
It's been a year since the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut stunned the nation. In addition to raising issues such as violence in our society and gun rights, the incident brought awareness to the need for better mental health resources. Has access to mental health improved?
Michael DeDonno, Ph.D., Barry University