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 24 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, May 26 @ 12:30 PM
Miami Loses Super Bowl Bids The Miami Dolphins lost their bid to host Super Bowls L and LI after a failed attempt to get public financing for repairs to Sun Life Stadium. In response, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford commented on his blog that the deal had "three strikes against it." But did it?
Guests: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
State of Florida’s Economy We invited two economists to discuss the state of Florida’s economy and to offer their suggestions for diversification and entrepreneurial growth.
Guests: Manuel Lasaga, Ph.D., StratInfo Albert Williams, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University
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, 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, February 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, February 17 @ 12:30 PM
2013 State of Union and Rebuttal On Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address to Congress, outlining plans for improving the economy, tackling climate change, and restricting gun violence. We discuss this and the Republican rebuttal, given by Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
Guests: Richard Perez, Esq., Holland & Knight, LLP Ray Ruga, CVOX Group
Immigration Reform and the Cuban Adjustment Act Republican Senator Marco Rubio has suggested that it may be difficult to justify the Cuban Adjustment Act with his colleagues when tackling immigration reform. Is it is it time to amend or even rescind this “wet-foot, dry-foot” policy?
Guests: David Adams, Thomson Reuters Tim Padgett, TIME Magazine
Friday, February 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, February 10 @ 12:30 PM
Braman on Stadium Renovations The proposal to renovate Sun Life Stadium using public dollars passed a Florida Senate subcommittee this week and will ultimately be decided upon by legislators in Tallahassee. Businessman Norman Braman joins us on the program to share why he still feels it’s a bad deal for area residents.
Guest: Norman Braman, Braman Management Association
Tallahassee Review Legislators are eyeing changes to Citizens Insurance in a continued effort to make it the insurer of last resort. We discuss this and other Tallahassee topics, such as an internet sales tax and teacher’s raises.
Guests: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Vidal Sainz, MDW Insurance Group