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, September 17 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 19 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: Miami-Dade School Board District 7 Race We invited the two candidates for the Miami-Dade County School Board District 7 runoff election to discuss topics such as SB6 and their thoughts on the class-size amendment. Guests: Carlos Curbelo, Candidate, Miami-Dade School Board, District 7 Libby Perez, Candidate, Miami-Dade School Board, District 7
ISSUE TWO: Fiscal Challenges for Miami-Dade and City of Miami The City of Miami and Miami-Dade County are taking very different tacks to reduce their budget. Oscar Musibay from the South Florida Business Journal explains.
Guest: Oscar Musibay, South Florida Business Journal
ISSUE THREE: Media’s Responsibility in Qur’an Burning Story Journalists flocked to Gainesville last week after a local Baptist pastor claimed he would burn the Qur’an, Islam's holy book, on the 9th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. How do media entities determine credibility? Did the media go overboard covering this story?
Guests: Fred Blevens, Ph.D., Florida International University Sam Terilli, J.D., University of Miami
Greetings, everyone. Welcome to the new Issues blog! Here you'll see stories that caught our eye as well as updates on the program we are preparing for the week.
Ideally, this will be a place where people interested in local "issues" and politics can meet to discuss relevant topics of the day. On Issues, we take pride in our panel discussions so that viewers go behind the headlines and hear different perspectives on the topics we are covering for the week. Having that said, I'm excited about playing devil's advocate online to what I hope is an exciting extension of our weekly program.
In case you've come across this blog and aren't familiar with our program, Issues is a half-hour public affairs program that airs Fridays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 12:30 pm on WPBT Channel 2.