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, August 21 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 22 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Henry Mack
Protecting South Florida’s Aging 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Medicaid and the Older Americans Act as well as the 80th anniversary of Social Security. As Florida’s population of 65 and over grows - and is anticipated to nearly double by 2040 - many are asking for improvements to these programs to ensure proper long-term care for the aging. Former State Representative Elaine Bloom discusses how tax deductions and other support systems are inherent in assisting South Florida’s growing elderly population. What should presidential candidates consider when it comes to care for seniors?
Guest: Former State Rep. Elaine Bloom, Plaza Health Network
Uber Fans Save App in Palm Beach & Broward The popular ride-sharing app, Uber, has fought to stay in both Broward and Palm Beach counties -- recently going toe-to-toe with county commissioners over threats of tougher regulations that align them with traditional taxis. In the end, both county commissions stood down from these threats - a main reason was due to a tremendous backlash from Uber users, demanding to keep this beloved service in their areas. Miami-Dade County is next to face-off with Uber. The county has also made it clear that new regulations are needed to keep the service in town, but will commissioners stand strong against them, or listen to the public and back down?
Friday, October 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 28 @ 12:30 PM
Final Presidential Debate The last presidential debate of the 2012 election season focused on foreign policy and was held Monday at Lynn University in Boca Raton. We discuss this debate and what swing states will be critical in this year's election.
Guests: Rudy Fernandez, Romney for President Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Friday, December 9 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 11 @ 12:30 PM
Marlins Garage Property Tax A contractual clause and the interpretation of state law may leave the City of Miami owing millions of dollars on property taxes for the parking garage built next to the Miami Marlins stadium. We discuss this and the federal investigation over the stadium's financing deal.
Guests: Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times Michael Lewis, Miami Today Patricia Mazzei, The Miami Herald
Rothstein Deposition The long awaited deposition of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein has been scheduled to begin next week. Daily Business Review’s Julie Kay explains what new information may be made public.