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, January 18 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 20 @ 12:30 PM
YES: Public Financing for Renovations to Sun Life Stadium The Miami Dolphins are asking for public funding to help renovate their venue, Sun Life Stadium, located near the Miami-Dade and Broward county border. Renovations to the stadium, they say, will help secure future bowl games and other special events. Mike Dee, CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium, joins us on the program to discuss the team’s plans.
Guest: Mike Dee, Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium
NO: Public Financing for Renovations to Sun Life Stadium When the Miami Marlins baseball team asked for public financing of their new stadium in Little Havana, businessman and philanthropist Norman Braman filed suit, saying the issue should be voted upon by the public and not by politicians. He joins us on the program to explain his views on this new Dolphins proposal.
Guest: Norman Braman, Braman Management Association
Friday, July 13 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 15 @ 12:30 PM
Expiring Bush Tax Cuts Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said he was in favor of letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy but would keep the tax cuts for those who earn below a certain threshold for only one more year. We discuss the pros and cons of this proposal.
Guests: Rudy Fernandez, Republican Political Strategist Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Miramar Raise Miramar City Commissioners voted to give themselves a $2,500 raise last week in order to offset the money they say they will lose by following the county's new strict ethics code, which prohibits freebies. Michael Mayo joins us on the program to discuss this story and other county news.
Guest: Michael Mayo, SunSentinel
State Attorney Closed Primary Are write-in candidates being used to force closed primaries in order to keep a segment of voters from participating in an election? Our guest Armando Lacasa thinks so, and is pursuing legal action to open Miami-Dade’s state attorney’s race to all voters.
Friday, January 13 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 15 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie New Broward Superintendent Robert Runcie joins us on the program to discuss his education philosophy and what types of changes he would like to bring to the school system.
Guest: Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools
Interview with Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo On Wednesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez vetoed the county commission's vote on some labor concessions. Commissioner Esteban Bovo joins us to discuss this and other county budget issues.
Guest: Esteban Bovo, Jr., Miami-Dade County Commission, District 13