Sunday, November 1st @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, November 15th @ 12:30 PM
The world is witnessing one of the worst humanitarian crises in the modern age. Approximately 10,000 Syrian refugees enter Europe every day from the Middle East. Moreover, nearly 250,000 have been killed, and some four million Syrian’s have fled their country. What does the world owe these refugees? What does America owe them?
Shaikh Shafayat Mohamed, Darul Uloom Institute
Robert Rabil, Ph.D, Florida Atlantic University
Ira M. Sheskin, Ph.D, University of Miami
Sunday, September 6 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, September 20 @ 12:30 PM
Cost & Ethics of Higher Education
According to the U.S. Labor Department, over the last 30 years a four-year degree has increased over one-thousand percent. Moreover, pursuing an advanced education is at an all-time high. Most public colleges and universities have experienced a drop in state funding; leaving it is up to the institution to make up the difference in fees. In most cases, this means higher tuition for a commodity that’s already too expensive, especially given its rate of return. Apart from rising costs, tuition, and debt, the trajectory of higher education is in question. What higher education model is best for our nation’s graduates and taxpayers?
Michael Heithaus, Ph.D., Florida International University
Dart Humeston, Barry University
Avis Proctor, Ed.D., Broward College- North Campus
Lenore P. Rodicio, Ph.D., Miami Dade College
Sunday, August 2 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, August 16 @ 12:30 PM
Immigration reform has been a growing concern for many, particularly those of us who live in South Florida. Even before presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his now infamous, however controversial comments about Mexican illegal immigrants, what to do about the American immigration system weighs heavily on the minds of many, politicians or otherwise. What do we owe – as a matter of justice – to those who do pursue the American dream illegally?
Laura L. Finley, Ph.D., Barry University
Gepsie M. Metellus, Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center
Christine J. Reis, Esq., St. Thomas University School of Law
Ediberto Roman, J.D., Florida International University School of Law
Sunday, April 5 @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, April 19 @ 12:30 PM
Netanyahu Re-Election: Impact on Middle East
Having reached a tentative agenda for nuclear non-proliferation and the ending of Iranian sanctions, the Obama Administration remains cautiously optimistic regarding relations with Iran, while others are highly skeptical. Newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been a leading critic of the talks, saying negotiations would “endanger Israel, the Middle East and the peace of the world”. Our panel of guests discuss the impact of Netanyahu’s re-election for future peace in the Middle East.
Rabbi Jaime Klein Aklepi, Bet Breira Samu-El Or Olom
Daniel Alvarez, M.A., M.T.S., Florida International University
Chaim Shacham, Consul General of Israel to Florida
Amanullah De Sondy, Ph.D., University of Miami
Sunday, October 5th @ 12:30 PM
Sunday, October 19st @ 12:30 PM
The Ethics of Immigration
How do we balance the human rights of undocumented people with the rights of the citizens of that country? Some American citizens may feel that the legalization of immigration could threaten their livelihood and well-being. What do we owe immigrants, morally speaking?
Christine Reis, Human Rights Institute at St. Thomas University
Devorah Sasha, International Solidarity for Human Rights
For more episodes of Viewpoint, see our complete list on the Previous Programs page.
Watch WPBT2 over the next month as our Public Affairs programming covers different aspects of the immigration issue.
Viewpoint will continue the conversation of immigration on Sunday, October 5th @ 12:30 PM and Sunday, October 19th @ 12:30 PM