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, March 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 24 @ 12:30 PM
Trains and Mass Transportation Talks of improving South Florida’s mass transportation have existed for years. More recent proposals make use of trains and light rail. We discuss this and mass transportation as an economic engine.
Guest: Neisen Kasdin, Esq., Akerman Senterfitt
Weekly Legislative Review The Florida Legislature tackled several topics this week, including public pension reform and ongoing discussions on internet cafes. We review the top stories from Tallahassee this week.
Guest: Rosemary Goudreau, SunSentinel
Learning from Callers Radio host Alberto Sardiñas joins us on the program to discuss his book, “The Power of Your Story,” which highlights life lessons he has learned from his callers.
Friday, May 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, May 24 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: Is the Growth Bill good for Florida? A controversial bill loosens state oversight and eliminates fees for developers. Will it provide a needed economic boost, or will it prove disastrous for the state's ability to manage growth?
Guests: State Rep. David Rivera, (R) District 112 State Rep. Oscar Braynon, II, (D) District 103 Jim Murley, Florida Atlantic University
ISSUE TWO: The State of Higher Education State universities explore avenues to ensure financial stability, including possible tuition hikes. How will this affect the access and affordability of a university education in Florida?
Guest: Mark Rosenberg, Florida International University
ISSUE THREE: Gas Prices As the summer driving season approaches, gas prices start to spike. What's behind the increase and when will the price of fuel reach its peak?
Friday, May 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, May 17 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: Transportation Tax Troubles? Miami-Dade County Commissioner Carlos Gimenez joins us to discuss the county's half-penny transportation tax debate and his plan to bring the issue to the voters.
Guest: Carlos Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Commission, District 7
ISSUE TWO: Election Shuffle On Tuesday, Florida Governor Charlie Crist confirmed long-held rumors that he would run for the U.S. Senate being vacated by Mel Martinez. His announcement kickstarted a political shuffle with various candidates posturing themselves for their own 2010 race. We gathered a panel to discuss how Crist’s move will influence state politics.
Guests: Carlos Curbelo, Capitol Gains Steven Geller, Esq., Greenspoon Marder Richard Perez, Esq., Holland & Knight Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Friday, March 13 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 15 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: Interview with Broward School Superintendent James Notter Superintendent James Notter joins us on the program to discuss the novel proposal to switch Broward County high schools to a four day school week and of the fiscal challenges the school system faces given our weakened economy.
ISSUE TWO: U.S. Sugar Deal: Is Now the Time? Last June, Governor Charlie Crist announced plans to buy land from the U.S. Sugar Corporation in an ambitious project to restore the Everglades. But given the $1.34 billion dollar price tag, is now the time for such a large purchase?
ISSUE THREE: Mass Transportation in Palm Beach County Government stimulus funds have promised to aid infrastructure needs--but what about improving mass transportation in a traffic-heavy area such as South Florida? What can be said of the balance between the needs of the general population versus those who are disadvantaged?