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 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, April 12 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, April 14 @ 12:30 PM
County Approves Stadium Special Election Miami-Dade County Commissioners agreed this week to hold a special election on May 14th to let voters decide the fate of the Dolphins stadium renovation project. Will the proposal also pass the Florida Legislature and the Governor?
Guests: Tim Elfrink, Miami New Times Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm
Rubio and Immigration Reform Congressional leaders have been working on an immigration reform proposal set to be announced next week. But U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has been criticized for slowing down the process. Is the criticism merited or is it just politicking?
Guest: Marc Caputo, The Miami Herald
City of Miami Term Limits A judge ruled this week that Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones was not allowed to seek re-election, because despite her suspension, she had already fulfilled her two terms in office. But what was the true spirit of the 1999 charter that led to term limits in the City of Miami?
Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, April 7 @ 12:30 PM
Dolphins Renovation Update SunSentinel news columnist Michael Mayo joins us on the program to share his thoughts on the latest surrounding the Dolphins stadium renovation plans and how a series of missteps have brought national attention to Florida Atlantic University.
Guest: Michael Mayo, SunSentinel
Yoani Sanchez Speaks in Miami Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez spoke at the Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College and Florida International University on Monday. What is the impact of Sanchez's visit to the United States?
Guest: Jorge Duany, Ph.D., Florida International University
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
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