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, November 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 28 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE: Florida’s Economic Climate The state of Florida has been struggling with a weakened economic climate for several years. What steps should be taken now to ensure Florida’s economic success in the future?
Guests: Andrea Heuson, Ph.D., University of Miami Manuel Lasaga, Ph.D., StratInfo J. Antonio Villamil, D. Sc., St. Thomas University Alexander Watts, Northwood University
Friday, November 19 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 21 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: The “Shellacking” of the Democratic Party The Democratic Party took a "shellacking”—to quote President Barack Obama—in the midterm election this year. How much is the economy to blame for this year's Democratic losses? Or is the country becoming too impatient with the political process?
Guests: Dan Gelber, Former State Senator Steven Geller, Esq., Greenspoon Marder, P.A. State Rep. Franklin Sands, (D) District 98
ISSUE TWO: Law Spin Former U.S. Attorney Kendall Coffey joins us on the program to discuss his book, “Spinning the Law: Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion” and how media can help or hurt a client’s case.
Friday, November 12 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 14 @ 12:30 PM
ISSUE ONE: Comeback of the Grand Old Party? The Republican party--with some help from the tea party movement--ran away with this year's midterm election. Is this the comeback of the Grand Old Party, which has long struggled with its ideological identity? Or will the political tide just swing the opposite away in the next election?
Guests: State Rep. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, (R), District 113 Marcelo Llorente, Esq., Bryant Miller Olive, P.A. Hugo Arza, Esq., Law Office of Hugo P. Arza, P.A.
ISSUE TWO: Haiti Outreach Author Kent Annan joins us on the program to discuss the recent storm and cholera outbreak in Haiti, and how his frequent travels to the country led to the writing of his book, “Following Jesus Through The Eye Of The Needle.”
Friday, November 5 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, November 7 @ 12:30 PM
Decision 2010: Post-Election Analysis Voters expressed their anger towards President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party at the polls this week, electing a new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. In Florida, Republicans already held control of the legislature, but their wins will gain them a supermajority and an all-Republican cabinet, topped off by the gubernatorial win of political outsider Rick Scott. We gathered a panel to analyze Tuesday's election results.
Guests: Anthony Man, SunSentinel Tim Padgett, TIME Magazine Joy Reid, The Miami Herald Beth Reinhard, The Miami Herald
Due to technical errors, our pre-election analysis program did not air Friday night on Issues but did air on Sunday. We will play this program tonight, Monday, November 1, at 7:30 pm for those who missed it.