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, 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, 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, January 4 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 6 @ 12:30 PM
Fiscal Cliff Resolution After much disagreement, the fiscal cliff was averted this week when Congress approved a deal to increase taxes on wealthy households, amongst other things. We discuss the week’s developments and other pressing financial concerns.
Guests: Rudy Fernandez, Republican Political Strategist Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland
Real Estate in 2013 Did the real estate market hit its bottom in 2012? And what can we expect in 2013?
Guest: Jack McCabe, McCabe Research and Consulting