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, March 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 10 @ 12:30 PM
“Chavismo” without Chavez? After a prolonged absence, the government of Venezuela announced on Tuesday that their president, Hugo Chavez, died at the age of 58. Can Chavismo survive without Chavez? What are the implications for Cuba, a country that relied on Venezuelan assistance?
Guest: Tim Padgett, TIME Magazine
2013 State of the State Speech On Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott gave his third State of the State address where he outlined his priorities, such as pay raises for teachers and Medicaid expansion. SunSentinel columnist Michael Mayo joins us to discuss this and other Tallahassee news of the week.
Guest: Michael Mayo, SunSentinel
“Finding Florida” with T.D. Allman Journalist and author T.D. Allman’s latest book, "Finding Florida,” promises to reveal the true history of our state—and when you find it, you might be surprised.
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.”