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, September 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 28 @ 12:00 PM
Adrian Wyllie – A Third Option for Voters With less than six weeks until Election Day, the latest Quinnipiac poll shows the majority of voters are questioning the integrity of both incumbent republican Rick Scott and democrat Charlie Crist. As voters express their contempt for their party candidates, independent voters and the undecided are eyeing a third option who, though he currently has 8% of the vote, is still not allowed to participate in the gubernatorial debates.
Guest: Adrian Wyllie, (L), Candidate, Florida Governor
Key Issues in Governor’s Race The economy, Common Core and immigration are just some of the key issues candidates for Florida Governor must contend with. But this race will also come down to two words: trust and turnout.
Watch the latest installment of Issues' new investigative series, Issues Reports - Smuggling: Baseball's Open Secret, Friday, September 19th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, September 21st, at a special time, 11:00 AM on WPBT2
Friday, September 12 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 14 @ 12:00 PM
Miami-Dade County: Police Body Cameras & Budget Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez has called for all county police to wear body cameras; making this camera plan a centerpiece of his public agenda. With the support of the local NAACP and push-back from the police union, commissioners still need to approve the purchase of the devices in the coming months.
Guest: Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Domestic Violence Video of former NFL player Ray Rice beating his then girlfriend – whom he later married - has brought the issue of domestic violence to the forefront of the American consciousness. We discuss why this incident sparked a national conversation on social media and why some victims find it hard to leave.
Guest: Ellen G. Cohn, Ph.D., Florida International University
Friday, September 5 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 7 @ 12:00 PM
FIU Expansion Plan Wednesday night, Miami-Dade County Commissioners overwhelmingly backed a referendum that would allow Florida International University to expand its main campus, while relocating the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair at Tamiami Park. If county voters approve this question on the November ballot, FIU, through the state budget, would pay 900 million dollars for the new campus and would also have to finance the youth fair's move.
Guest: Mark B. Rosenberg, Florida International University
Data Breaches From Target, to Home Depot - data breaches are at an all-time high, placing personal information such as your name, email and social security number, at risk. Concerns regarding these types of data breaches prompted the state legislature to pass the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014. What we can do to protect ourselves?
Guest: Luis Salazar, Esq., Salazar Jackson Attorneys at Law