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, April 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, April 28 @ 12:30 PM
Two High School Degrees? Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law this week a bill that would create two classes of high school degrees--one for college-bound students, and another for students who plan to enter the workforce after high school. Miami-Dade school board member Carlos Curbelo joins us to share his thoughts.
Guest: Carlos Curbelo, Miami-Dade County School Board, Dist. 7
Tallahassee Recap The Florida Legislative session is set to end next Friday, May 3rd. We discuss the week’s top legislative stories, such as Medicaid and ethics reform.
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Alimony Bill A proposal to eliminate permanent alimony is pending Governor Rick Scott’s approval or veto, but the issue is contentious because it would also allow for retroactive changes to alimony and would award 50-50 child custody to divorcing parents. We discuss this controversial proposal.
Guest: Barry Finkel, Esq., The Law Offices Of Barry I. Finkel, P.A.
Friday, March 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 24 @ 12:30 PM
Trains and Mass Transportation Talks of improving South Florida’s mass transportation have existed for years. More recent proposals make use of trains and light rail. We discuss this and mass transportation as an economic engine.
Guest: Neisen Kasdin, Esq., Akerman Senterfitt
Weekly Legislative Review The Florida Legislature tackled several topics this week, including public pension reform and ongoing discussions on internet cafes. We review the top stories from Tallahassee this week.
Guest: Rosemary Goudreau, SunSentinel
Learning from Callers Radio host Alberto Sardiñas joins us on the program to discuss his book, “The Power of Your Story,” which highlights life lessons he has learned from his callers.
Friday, March 15 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 17 @ 12:30 PM
Guest Host: Sean Foreman, Ph.D.
MDC’s Half-Penny Proposal Miami Dade College is proposing a half-penny sales tax increase to benefit the school and its aging infrastructure. MDC President Eduardo Padron joins us on the program to discuss this and how the measure would need to pass the legislature and county voters first.
Guest: Eduardo Padron, Ph.D., Miami Dade College
Lt. Gov. Carroll and Internet Cafes Lt. Governor Jennifer Carroll resigned unexpectedly this week after an investigation on internet cafes netted a group her public relations company had previously represented. What are internet cafes and why are they being targeted? If Lt. Gov. Carroll has not been charged with a crime, was her resignation necessary?
Guests: Tamara Lave, Ph.D., University of Miami Doug Lyons, SunSentinel Daniel Ricker, Watchdog Report