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, 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, January 25 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 27 @ 12:30 PM
Guest Host: Sean Foreman, Ph.D.
Interview with Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez City of Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez joins us on the program to discuss topics such as: his recent announcement that he will run for city mayor in November, upcoming construction projects for the area, and Miami’s ranking as a “worst-run” city.
Guest: Francis Suarez, City of Miami Commission, District 4
Lying and Cheating…in Sports? Sports stars and teams are not immune to controversy, as the recent cases of Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o demonstrate. But what about sports fans, who view players as heroes? Is cheating in sports here to stay?
Guests: Fred Blevens, Ph.D., Florida International University Edward DeMott, Barry University Michael Mayo, SunSentinel