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 1 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, March 3 @ 12:30 PM
Jackson CEO Carlos Migoya on Trauma Center Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health, joins us on the program to discuss topics such as his thoughts on the ideal number of trauma centers in Miami-Dade County and how the Affordable Care Act will impact Jackson’s figures.
Guest: Carlos Migoya, Jackson Health System
Sequester Deadline Automatic budget cuts to the federal budget are slated to begin Friday, March 1, 2013. What does it say about our leadership? How will this “sequester” impact Florida?
Guest: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Brazil in Global Economy Brazil has been hailed as an economic superpower—a country that will play a prominent part in our global economy in the years to come. What can we learn from the country’s growth over the past 20 years?
Guest: Armando Castelar, Ph.D., University of Miami
Friday, December 14 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, December 16 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux Former U.S. Senator George LeMieux joins us on the program to discuss a variety of issues, such as the fiscal cliff and rising national debt, the future of the Republican Party, and why Republicans blocked the nomination of Susan Rice for Secretary of State.
Guest: George LeMieux, Gunster Law Firm
Florida’s Health Rankings According to America’s Health Rankings, an annual study, the state of Florida ranks 34th in the country in terms of overall health. Why is Florida in the bottom half and what can we do to improve our score?
Guests: Jeffrey Ritter, D.B.A., Barry University Nicholas Zaffiris, UnitedHealthcare South Florida
Healthcare Reform This past week, Governor Rick Scott announced that he would not implement two aspects of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. We gathered a panel to discuss this and how the new healthcare law might impact Florida’s medical and business communities.
Guests: Kathy Cerminara, J.D., LL.M., J.S.D., Nova Southeastern University Barbara Hales, M.D., The Medical Strategist John McFadden, Ph.D., CRNA, Barry University Penny Shaffer, Ph.D., Florida Blue
Friday, June 29 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 1 @ 12:30 PM
Supreme Court Rulings: Constitutional Law This week, the U.S. Supreme Court opined on a variety of topics, such as life sentences for minors, immigration law, campaign financing, and the Affordable Care Act. We discuss the legal interpretations of these rulings.
Guests: Doug Donoho, J.D., LL.M., Nova Southeastern University Frances Hill, Ph.D. J.D., University of Miami
Supreme Court Rulings: Political Ramifications The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the majority of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act this week, scoring a big political win for Democrats. For Republicans, this ruling presents an opportunity to re-energize the party base as we head into the November election. We discuss the political impact of the Court’s decision.
Guests: David Cardenas, The Cardenas Group Daniel Masvidal, Masvidal Partners Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University
Friday, August 26 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, August 28 @ 12:30 PM
UM Athletics Scandal The University of Miami athletics program has been under investigation by the NCAA for allegations made by a former booster that he supplied athletes with money, parties, and prostitutes for 8 years. What did the University know and when? Should the system be reformed to give student athletes an additional spending stipend?
Guest: Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times
Interview with Jackson Chief Carlos Migoya New Jackson Health System CEO Carlos Migoya joins us on the program to discuss his thoughts on how to best handle the hospital’s finances, including the possibility of hiring an additional 200 nurses to reduce staff overtime.
Guest: Carlos Migoya, Jackson Health System
Advisory Commission on Hispanic Education Modesto Abety-Gutierrez, president of The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade County, was recently appointed to President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. He joins us to discuss his thoughts on raising the educational outcomes for Hispanic students.
Guest: Modesto Abety-Gutierrez, The Children’s Trust