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, June 17 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 19 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Orlando Shooting - Aftermath A week after the mass shooting at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, the cause and effect is still being debated. Our guests analyze this debate and discuss the potential repercussions of this tragedy on the LGBT community, the religion of Islam, and U.S. gun laws.
Guests: Baylor Johnson, ACLU of Florida Eric Lob, Ph.D., Florida International University Robert Rabil, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Friday, June 10 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 12 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
2016 Presidential Race – Presumptive Nominees & Local Impact We've come a long way from the start of the presidential race and it's finally down to two, or is it three? - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump - and let’s not forget Libertarian Candidate, Gary Johnson – who is already taking some of the GOP vote away from Trump. This is no doubt a historic milestone for women, but as of Friday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders is still fighting the good fight and has yet to drop out of the race. Our panel discusses the latest on the race for the White House and how it may impact local and state elections.
Guests: Maurice A. Ferrè, Former Mayor, City of Miami Kathryn A. DePalo, Ph.D., Florida International University Juan-Carlos “J.C.” Planas, Esq., Kaplan, Young, Moll & Parron, PLLC
Inside Miami Real Estate Miami's beaches, nightlife and culture continue to bring tens of thousands of new residents to the “Magic City”; but what should residents - both new and old - know about the local real estate market? Is it the time to buy? And how does the threat of sea level rise play a role? For the second year, The Miami Herald partnered with local polling firm, Bendixen & Amandi International to get the low down from industry insiders. Our guest takes us beyond the statistics and breaks down the latest on the industry.
Guest: Anthony Williams, Bendixen & Amandi International
Friday, June 3 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 5 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Sean Foreman
2016 Hurricane Season June 1st marked the official start of the 2016 Hurricane Season. But after more than a decade of relative peace and quiet, many say we’re long overdue for a more active season. Our expert guests discuss best practices for storm preparation and the new models and maps that will be a benefit to forecasters and residents alike.
Guests: Daniel Brown, NOAA National Hurricane Center Craig Setzer, CBS4 Miami
Hemispheric Congress – Making International Connections for 37 Years Florida's close proximity to Latin America and the Caribbean makes it the center of international trade for the region, with 40% of all U.S. exports to Latin and South America passing through the state. In order to foster and promote these partnerships, the Latin Chamber of Commerce of the United States (CAMACOL), holds its annual Hemispheric Congress. This year, representatives of 25 countries will network and cultivate relationships right here in Miami, June 6-9. What is the impact?
Guest: Jose Matto, Hemispheric Congress
Serving the Underserved Finding activities to keep your child safe and stimulated over the summer break can be a difficult task for any parent - even more so when your child has special needs and has aged out of the school system. Leaders of two local organizations, tell us about programs that help fill the gap.
Friday, May 13 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, May 15 @ 12:00 PM
Host: Sean Foreman
Homeless Funding Cuts – Local Impact At any given point in time, there are thousands of homeless people in South Florida. Already in need of additional funding and resources, millions in recent federal cuts has worsened a dire situation. We discuss the impact of these cuts to local resources and the role one organization plays in helping homeless youth.
Guest: Steve Hope, Miami Bridge
Transgender Bathroom Battle In 2014, Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted in favor of expanding the county's human rights law, giving legal protection for transgender men and woman. But, as the federal government and North Carolina battle it out over transgender rights and the use of public restrooms; could we see the same debate here?
Guest: Caroline Mala Corbin, J.D., University of Miami School of Law
20th Fins Weekend Benefits Local Mentoring May 19-21 is the 20th annual Fins Weekend, where current and former Miami Dolphins players, coaches and cheerleaders come together for three days of fishing, golf and most importantly, raising funds for those in need. Last year, the Dolphins partnered with the non-profit City Year Miami - dedicating funds raised during Fins Weekend to the mentoring program, which helps at-risk youth.
Guests: Alberto Padron, City Year Miami Jeff Peck, Fins Weekend
Miami-Dade: Uber Legal, Taxi’s Sue & Homeless Lose Millions After operating illegally for the past two years, it will soon be legal to use and operate ride-sharing services, including both Uber and Lyft, in Miami-Dade County. But not everyone is happy about it. Hours following the approval, a $1 billion class action lawsuit emerged from the taxi industry claiming the county is giving ride-sharing apps an unfair advantage. The Miami Herald’s Doug Hanks weeds through this and how a multi-million dollar cut will affect the area’s homeless.
Guest: Doug Hanks, The Miami Herald
Broward: Pot & Taxes While a proposed sales tax to fund transportation solutions in Broward is likely dead, Broward voters will still be asked to approve a new penny sales tax this fall. Broward’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which is lead mostly by Broward cities’ officials, voted down the transportation tax this week, instead offering up a plan focused on infrastructure improvements, which gives a bigger piece of the pie to cities. And six months after approving an option to issue tickets in lieu of jail time for minor marijuana possession, NONE have been issued. Why?
Guest: Brittany Wallman, Sun Sentinel
#StampOutHunger Many of us have good intentions when it comes to donating to the needy. But, more often than not, life gets in the way and the excuses pile up - these good intentions turn into empty promises. That’s why, for 24 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers has made donating non-perishable goods as simple as walking to your mail box: The best part? Your donations stay within your community.