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, October 29 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 31 @ 12:30 PM
Decision 2010: Pre-Election Review On Tuesday, November 2nd, voters will head to the polls and decide on important races such as the state's next governor and U.S. senator. We gathered a panel to discuss what to expect from the candidates this weekend and into Election Day.
Guests: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Ed Moore, Ph.D., Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida Robert Watson, Ph.D., Lynn University Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
Friday, October 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, October 24 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: County Charter Questions Daniel Ricker joins us on the program to discuss the county charter questions in the Miami-Dade and Broward ballots, such as how the commission communicates with staff in Miami-Dade and whether Broward should establish an Office of Inspector General.
Guest: Daniel Ricker, Watchdog Report
ISSUE TWO: Midterm Election Midterm elections are seen as an indicator of the approval or disapproval of the president's first two years in office. If this election is indeed a referendum on President Barack Obama, what can we expect in November?
Guests: Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times Doug Lyons, SunSentinel Justin Sayfie, Sayfie Review
Although not face to face, Rick Scott and Alex Sink each took the podium at separate luncheons held by the Forum Club of The Palm Beaches during the last two weeks. Scott on Thursday, October 7 and Sink on Friday, October 15.
Each also took questions from the attendees and below are the two speeches in their entirety.
Thursday, October 14 @ 7:30 PM Issues: Decision 2010
Amendment 4 Amendment 4 would require voter approval for changes to the comprehensive development plans that guide local governments throughout the state. Advocates say it will help out of control growth while opponents say it will increase costly elections. We discuss this controversial amendment.
Guests: Lesley Blackner, Florida Hometown Democracy Alan Farago, Friends of the Everglades Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting Cliff Schulman, Vote No on 4