Friday, July 8 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 10 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Miami Prosperity Report
Just last week, Wall Street 24/7 released a study labeling Miami the “worst city in America” - mainly due to the large economic disparity. Now, a different study - conducted by Florida International University's Metropolitan Center- shows Miami is actually on the rise. While there are challenges, the study's results show there is great opportunity as well – but our guest, and author of the study, urges an aggressive approach.
Kevin T. Greiner, J.D., MUP, FIU’s Metropolitan Center
It’s a dark day for Miami Heat fans - as they bid farewell to future Hall-of-Famer, Dwyane Wade. After 13 seasons with The Miami Heat - the man that changed the name of an entire county - has taken an offer to play for the Chicago Bulls. Fans hoped D-Wade would finish his career with the team, but instead, he's headed back to his hometown. What will his loss mean for the future of The Heat?
Will Manso, Local 10/Fox Sports Sun
HistoryMiami – Beyond the Game
From the iconic Fifth Street Gym where Muhammad Ali “floated like a butterfly” during segregation, to the game of Jai-Alai brought from Cuba- Miami has made its mark in the world of sports and beyond. HistoryMiami’s latest exhibit highlights this and more, including new documentaries and plenty of sports memorabilia, to showcase the way sports impacted the evolution of South Florida.
Gaspar Gonzalez, Guest Curator, HistoryMiami Museum
Michele Reese, HistoryMiami Museum
Friday, October 23 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, October 25 @ 12:00 PM
Beckham Soccer Stadium in ‘Slum’?
The on-going saga to bring a soccer team and stadium to Miami is heating up yet again. A resolution spearheaded by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro, outlines a plan for the creation of a Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) that would include Marlins Park and the surrounding area; using the tax revenue to buy the 10.5 acres just west of the park and include an extension of Metromover from downtown to the proposed site. But, in order to create the CRA, the area must first be deemed as “slum and blighted”. Additionally, David Beckham and company appear to have a new partner in this venture - Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Michael Lewis, Miami Today
Real Estate Struggle
One aspect of the 'American Dream' remains - and that's the dream to own a home. But, in areas throughout much of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, this dream does not seem attainable for middle class home-buyers, even with good credit and financing. In the past three years alone, home prices in the region are up almost 45%, but wages have stayed the same. Adding to this disparity are the cash investors and foreign buyers who have created tremendous competition in the market. Will we see a weakening of this trend?
Alex D. Zylberglait, Marcus & Millichap
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