Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stunned Republicans when he stated that some illegal immigration can be considered an "act of love." We discuss this and how Bush might be angling himself for a 2016 presidential run.
[Air Date: 04/11/2014]
As of the March 31st enrollment deadline, the White House says that 7.1 million Americans have signed up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act. The enrollment numbers were high in Miami-Dade, which has the greatest number of uninsured residents in the state. But is the debate over repealing Obamacare really over?
[Air Date: 4/04/2014]
The Miami Herald published an investigative series titled, "Innocents Lost," highlighting child deaths that may have been preventable with proper oversight from Florida's Department of Children and Families (DCF). How and what policies can be implemented to help keep Florida’s children safe?
[Air Date: 3/21/2014]
Although tourists may think otherwise, distracted by seven or eight miles of pristine beaches, Art Deco ornamentation and a stunning mid-winter array of tropical plants that are surprisingly green for March, being mayor of Miami Beach is no, well, walk on the beach.
But new Mayor Philip Levine is adjusting nicely to his now full-time role as mayor. He’s already made waves tackling big issues for the Beach, from the Miami Beach Convention Center renovation to combating rising seas to alleviating the surge of traffic on Alton Road.
And it’s only been a couple of months.
Miami Today reporter Nina Lincoff interviewed Mr. Levine at his City Hall office.
A little more than six weeks into her role as head of the Miami Branch of the Federal Reserve of Atlanta, Karen Gilmore is adjusting nicely.
The Doral-area compound where Greater Miami’s cash operations are housed provides a different view of the area than that which her previous roles in the banking industry offered. But it’s just that – her 30-plus years in the Miami business and banking community – that make her perfectly suited to her new role.
And while she’s already come out of retirement once before, to co-found a consulting firm, Ms. Gilmore expects to be in her new role for quite some time.
Miami Today reporter Nina Lincoff interviewed Ms. Gilmore in a board room at the Miami Federal Reserve.
In September 2013, the top court of the Dominican Republic ruled that children of undocumented parents living in the country would not be granted automatic citizenship. This law affects tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent who now find themselves stateless. We discuss this and the local efforts being made to bring awareness to the issue.
Dr. Nicol C. Rae is Dean of the College of Letters and Science and Professor of Political Science at Montana State University. Raised and educated in Scotland, Dean Rae has an M.A. from the University of Edinburgh and a D. Phil from Oxford University. His research and teaching have focused on Congress, the presidency and American political parties. A prolific scholar, Dr. Rae has authored, co-authored, and edited nine books, "The Decline & Fall of the Liberal Republicans: From 1952 to the Present"; "Southern Democrats"; "Conservative Reformers: The Republican Freshmen and the Lessons of the 104th Congress"; and "Impeaching Clinton: Partisan Strife on Capitol Hill", among them, and contributed numerous articles to leading journals in his field of scholarly inquiry. He was awarded a Congressional Fellowship by the American Political Science Association in 1995-1996 and served as a Capitol Hill aide to Congressman George P. Radanovich of California and Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi. Prior to assuming the Deanship at Montana State University, Professor Rae was Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Political Sciences at Florida International University. In his presentation, Dr. Rae will argue that America has been uniquely receptive to exiles and their political mobilization, a phenomenon that will most likely continue in the future.
Bright stars and planets that form the Winter Hexagon. For more information on this program go to http://www.stargazersonline.org/.
At her six-month evaluation as interim president of Florida Memorial University, Dr. Roslyn Artis jumped into her role permanently.
Massachusetts born and West Virginia raised, Dr. Artis is a veteran of university administration and brings a lot to table for the Miami Gardens institution, from her past as a lawyer to her fundraising efforts for other colleges and universities.
And now that she’s at Florida Memorial University to stay, she can finally redecorate her office. Plywood paneling just doesn’t suit the university’s newest president. Perhaps window treatments?
Miami Today reporter Nina Lincoff interviewed Dr. Artis at her office.
Sun Sentinel political writer Anthony Man joins us to discuss topics such as: recent polling that says more than half of Americans favor changing U.S. policy on Cuba, Charlie Crist announcing he’s against the Cuban embargo, and Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers in Florida for a 2016 presidential race.
[Air Date: 2/14/2014]
After a year pushing forward as the new senior managing director for Cushman & Wakefield, South Florida, Paul Waters may finally get to have a little bit of fun. Maybe.
In the past year, his firm had 13 new hires, and over the next year he is expecting to do the same. All of the additions to Cushman & Wakefield, one of the large brokerage firms in Miami, South Florida, the US and abroad, including Mr. Waters himself, point to a strong real estate market moving forward. After all, if the same company that holds Ferrari is betting on industrial, office and multi-family spaces in South Florida, the development business is sure to be looking up.
But no, if you were wondering. Cushman & Wakefield employees don't get a Ferrari discount. And yes, an employee did ask. Miami Today reporter Nina Lincoff interviewed Mr. Waters in his Miami office
Redistricting occurs every ten years as a result of new census data; this process also affects voting districts. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida is urging Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez “to begin the re-precincting process immediately to avoid a repeat of the nationwide embarrassment that occurred in our county during the 2012 election.” Director of Legal Operations for the ACLU of Florida, Nancy Abudu, explains.
[Air Date: 2/07/2014]