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, May 17 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, May 19 @ 12:30 PM
Media and Obama Administration The Obama administration has come under scrutiny this week for several stories, including Department of Justice seizing the phone records of journalists working for the Associated Press. Are there circumstances where freedom of the press is not guaranteed?
Guest: Sam Terilli, University of Miami
Property Rights Supreme Court Case The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to rule this summer on a case pitting an individual’s property rights versus governmental regulations. We discuss the implications of this important Florida-based lawsuit.
Guest: Kerri Barsh, Esq., Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Miami-Dade’s Sewer Repairs On Thursday, Miami-Dade officials held a meeting to deal with the looming crisis surrounding the County’s aging sewer pipes. We discuss this and other local stories.
Friday, April 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, April 28 @ 12:30 PM
Two High School Degrees? Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law this week a bill that would create two classes of high school degrees--one for college-bound students, and another for students who plan to enter the workforce after high school. Miami-Dade school board member Carlos Curbelo joins us to share his thoughts.
Guest: Carlos Curbelo, Miami-Dade County School Board, Dist. 7
Tallahassee Recap The Florida Legislative session is set to end next Friday, May 3rd. We discuss the week’s top legislative stories, such as Medicaid and ethics reform.
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Alimony Bill A proposal to eliminate permanent alimony is pending Governor Rick Scott’s approval or veto, but the issue is contentious because it would also allow for retroactive changes to alimony and would award 50-50 child custody to divorcing parents. We discuss this controversial proposal.
Guest: Barry Finkel, Esq., The Law Offices Of Barry I. Finkel, P.A.
Friday, April 19 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, April 21 @ 12:30 PM
Boston Marathon Bombing The bombing attack of the Boston marathon on Monday has kept law enforcement busy and the nation grieving. We gathered a panel to discuss the aftermath and repercussions of this tragedy in terms of law enforcement, safety and society.
Guests: Col. Barry Boulton, USMC (Ret.), Retired Detective Samuel Tettner, Sociologist Markus Wagner, University of Miami
Alimony and the Legislature A bill that would end permanent alimony and grant divorced parents equal custody of their children was passed by the Florida Legislature this week and now awaits Governor Rick Scott's approval. We discuss this and other Tallahassee news of the week.