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, 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 11 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, January 13 @ 12:30 PM
Issues for Congress in 2013 The 113th United States Congress, which met for the first time last week, will deal with many important issues such as: tax reform, spending cuts, gun control, immigration reform and the debt ceiling.
On this program we talk to two of South Florida’s representatives, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R).
Friday, September 14 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 16 @ 12:30 PM
Privatizing Jackson? Marcos Lapciuc, chair of the Public Health Trust’s Financial Recovery Board, joins us on the program to share his thoughts on the possibility of Jackson Memorial Hospital outsourcing staff in the emergency rooms and rape treatment center in order to bring down costs.
Guest: Marcos Lapciuc, Miami-Dade County Public Health Trust
Political Week-in-Review We discuss some of this week’s political stories, such as presidential campaigning in Florida and the ongoing absentee ballot scandal.
Guests: Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Daniel Ricker, Watchdog Report
Friday, August 31 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, September 2 @ 12:30 PM
Guest Host: Michael Mayo
2012 Republican National Convention After a day-long delay due to tropical storm Isaac, the 2012 Republican National Convention convened this week in Tampa. Our panel discusses the speeches and if they will help Republican nominee Mitt Romney as he heads towards the November election.
Guests: Hugo P. Arza, Esq., Holland & Knight, LLP Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University Michael Hernandez, Penn Schoen Berland Charles Zelden, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University