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.
Carlos Gimenez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
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.
Ellen G. Cohn, Ph.D., Florida International University
Friday, June 13 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 15 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with City of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez
One thing officials seem to agree on is wanting a soccer stadium in Miami, but exactly where in Miami is a different story. The second proposed site at the FEC boat slip "is off the table", according to City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado. Commissioner Francis Suarez joins us on the program to discuss why he feels offended by this decision.
Francis Suarez, City of Miami Commission, District 4
State & Local News of the Week
Our guests join us to discuss some of this week’s local and state political news:
• Governor Rick Scott signs a bill granting in-state tuition for “Dreamers”
• Former Broward Republican Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff is calling for a rematch with Senator
• Redistricting trial
• Equality Florida endorses Charlie Crist for governor
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Here are the links to watch Friday's program on uVu.
Friday, May 16 @ 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 18 @ 12:00 PM
ISSUE ONE PT. 1: Interview with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez
ISSUE ONE PT. 2: Interview with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez
ISSUE TWO: Sleep and Delinquency
Additional links on Sleep Study click here and here
Friday, May 16 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 18 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez
The proposed soccer stadium in downtown Miami being pushed by superstar David Beckham may head to voters for approval. But if the referendum is not required, then why do it?
Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County
Sleep and Delinquency
Criminal justice researcher Ryan Meldrum joins us on the program to discuss how lack of sleep may contribute to delinquent behavior in teens.
Ryan Meldrum, Ph.D., Florida International University
Friday, March 28 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 30 @ 12:00 PM
Legislative Review: E-Cigs, Speed Limit
The Florida legislature brought forth many bills this week on issues such as: red light cameras, school choice, e-cigarette bans and highway speed limits. Our panelists share their thoughts.
Marili Cancio, Esq., Miami-Dade County Republican Executive Committee
Juan Cuba, Miami-Dade Democratic Party
Soccer superstar David Beckham was in town this week to continue to push for building a stadium in the Port of Miami. Sun Sentinel columnist Michael Mayo joins us to discuss this and legislative proposals to change how sales-tax rebates are given to sports franchises.
Michael Mayo, Sun Sentinel
Friday, March 14 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 16 @ 12:00 PM
New Dolphins Stadium Renovation Proposal
The Miami Dolphins now say they can pay for stadium renovations, but what they want in return, is meeting some resistance. The Miami Herald’s Doug Hanks explains.
Doug Hanks, The Miami Herald
Special Election Results: US FL-13
Republican lobbyist David Jolly beat Democrat and former State Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, this Tuesday in a special election. The seat had been held by Bill Young, who passed away in October. What conclusions, if any, can be drawn from the election results?
Greg Allen, NPR News
Diabetes and Nutrition
According to the American Diabetes Association, the total cost of diagnosed diabetes is $245 billion dollars. How much of this is preventable?
Linda Gassenheimer, Dinner in Minutes
Friday, February 14 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 16 @ 12:00 PM
Changing Attitudes on Cuba?
Sun Sentinel political writer Anthony Man joins us to discuss topics such as: recent polling that says more than half of Americans favor changing U.S. policy on Cuba, Charlie Crist announcing he’s against the Cuban embargo, and Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers in Florida for a 2016 presidential race.
Anthony Man, Sun Sentinel
Soccer in Downtown Miami?
Last week, soccer superstar David Beckham was in town to announce his commitment to bringing a Major League Soccer team to Miami. PortMiami is one of the locations being considered—but should it be?
Terry Murphy, Ph.D., Public Affairs Concepts