Friday, July 17 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 19 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host – Henry Mack
Obama’s Accomplishments & Challenges During his Presidency
With a year and a half left in office, Obama’s legacy is starting to take shape, for good or for bad. It has led many to try and determine what type of impact he has made in the United States and abroad. According to an article by Vox.com, entitled “Barack Obama is Officially One of the Most Consequential Presidents in American History,” it states that the president will be a particularly towering figure in the history of American progressivism. Obama’s supporters will point out his important achievements and his critics will argue that his accomplishments are not successful. What are the measures of presidential success?
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
Marcia Narine, St. Thomas University
Edward J. Pozzuoli, Esq., Tripp Scott Law Firm
Friday, April 3 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 5 @ 12:00 PM
Tech Demands in Latin America
A new study reveals mobile devices, apps and other digital media are in high demand in Latin America. The survey shows those polled are highly influenced by social media and a demand for the same level of services offered in countries such as the U.S., where about 95% have internet access, compared to 65-75% of Latin Americans.
Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Faith & Politics – Looking Towards 2016
Last month, Senator Ted Cruz was the first major candidate to formally announce his presidential bid for 2016. Speaking at a private, Christian university, he spoke at length about his family and his faith -- but, do religious beliefs still inspire voters? As we look towards 2016, what will religions impact be on the election and the war on religious extremists abroad?
Dustin Berna, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Robert Chalwell, Ph.D., OrdM, Broward College
Joe Holland, Ph. D., St. Thomas University
For the first time in more than half a century, the United States reinstated formal diplomatic relations with Cuba. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced he is using executive action to increase business and travel to Cuba, In addition, remittances will be dramatically increased and the use of debit and credit cards from U.S. banks in Cuba will now be allowed. The president is also asking Secretary of State John Kerry to review Cuba’s status as a terrorist state and plans on re-opening embassies on the island.
As South Florida’s Cubans remain torn, our guests join Helen to discuss their reactions to this sweeping change and what this will mean for the 2016 Presidential Election.
Guests in order of appearance:
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
Ana Carbonell, The Factor, Inc.
Alejandro Miyar, Esq., Fox Rothschild LLP
George LeMieux, Former U.S. Senator
Friday, December 12 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 14 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Congressman-elect Carlos Curbelo
Congressman Joe Garcia was defeated in his recent bid for re-election by former Miami-Dade County School Board Member Carlos Curbelo in a closely watched, contentious race. Helen speaks to the new congressman about his plans once in office including his views on Common Core, Transportation and following a bipartisan work model.
Congressman-elect Carlos Curbelo, (R) District 26
Interview with Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine
Last week wrapped up the annual Art Basel and Art Miami which attracts art aficionados from around the world to Miami-Dade County each year. The fair has become a catalyst for growth in the city of Miami Beach -- organizers of the fair estimate that $13 million was contributed to the local economy. This cultural development is also affecting high-end real estate and it could have an impact on the redevelopment of the convention center.
Mayor Philip Levine, City of Miami Beach
Friday, Aug 15 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Aug 17 @ 12:00 PM
Interview with Former Sen. Bob Graham
Twelve years after being published, 28 pages of the Joint Intelligence Committee Inquiry into 9/11 (JICI) are still classified – prompting some legislators to request declassification for matters of national security. Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham believes that within these pages, there is compelling evidence that 9/11 terrorists received funding from a foreign, sovereign government and were able to function so successfully in the U.S. due to internal assistance.
Bob Graham, Former U.S. Senator & Co-Chair of the JICI
City and County: Ballot Amendments and Mayor Recall
As early voting continues, we take a look at some of the amendments on the ballot affecting Miami and Miami Beach voters. And, we discuss the grassroots effort to recall Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez.
Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Terry Murphy, Ph.D., Public Affairs Concepts
Friday, April 4 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 6 @ 12:00 PM
Obamacare Debate Over?
As of the March 31st enrollment deadline, the White House says that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. The enrollment numbers were high in Miami-Dade, which has the greatest number of uninsured residents in the state. But is the debate over repealing Obamacare really over?
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Changing Media Trends
The Pew Research Center's Journalism Project has released its annual report examining the landscape of American journalism. This latest edition shows there has been a surge in news reporting and sharing due to the growing influence of social media and technology. We examine the current trends.
Sam Terilli, University of Miami
South Florida’s Economy
Based on real estate and employment figures, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta suggests South Florida’s economy is recovering quicker than the rest of the southeast United States. Does Miami’s international appeal attribute to these findings?
Manuel Lasaga, Ph.D., StratInfo
Friday, January 31 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 2 @ 12:00 PM
2014 State of the Union Address
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama called 2014 a “year of action” during his State of the Union address. Our panelists discuss their thoughts on President Obama’s speech.
Marili Cancio, Esq., Law Office of Marili Cancio Johnson, P.A.
Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Eric Padrón, Esq., Law Office of Eric C. Padrón, P.A.
Olga Porven, Esq., Law Office of Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A.
NAFTA: 20 Years Later
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) created a trade bloc between Canada, the United States and Mexico. Twenty years after being signed into law, has NAFTA help or hurt our economy?
J. Antonio Villamil, Washington Economics Group