Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede
A year-long Miami Herald investigation looks at Florida’s for-profit college industry. The industry is a marketing juggernaut and political powerhouse. But many former students say they took out massive student loans for degrees that didn’t lead to jobs. Some former employees say their schools deceived students or committed outright fraud. The series, by Herald reporter Mike Vasquez, begins appearing in Sunday’s Miami Herald.
Jim takes an in-depth look at climate change, which was thrust front and center into the national spotlight by President Barack Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades.
Jim and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will cover a variety of topics, including Medicaid expansion and the governor’s decision to sue the federal government. The two will also discuss the announcement this week by Sen. Marco Rubio that he is running for President, and whether Lopez=Cantera is thinking about his own possible Senate run.
With less than a month until the 2015 Florida legislative session adjourns, Jim and his guests look at what the might or might not accomplish, specifically in regards to casino gambling and Medicaid expansion.
Jim and his guests discuss and analyze the recent poll results of Cubans living in Cuba done by Bendixen and Amandi International. Polling is illegal in Cuba, so the fact that this poll was able to be conducted in the first place is a feat onto itself. That aside, the results are eye-opening.
Jim and his guests look at how the GOP field is shaping up for the 2016 race for the White House, specifically Sen. Marco Rubio’s expected announcement from the Freedom Tower on Monday April 13th that he is running for President.
Jim goes one-on-one with Hollywood Police Chief Frank Fernandez for an inside look at the investigation surrounding the disturbing death this week of Ahizya Osceola, whose father and stepmother have been charged in his death.
Jim sits down for an extended one-on-one interview in the studio with Miami Police Chief “Rudy” Llanes, as the search continues for those responsible for the shooting deaths of a 10-year-old and a 16-year-old this past week.
In this special edition of Facing South Florida, the Fort Lauderdale Police Chief and the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale speak out live for the first time since ther announcement two days prior that four officers had been removed from the force for racist behavior.
Jim goes one-on-one with the congresswoman days after her announcement that she will not run for the U.S. Senate in 2016 and instead will seek re-election to her seat in the U.S. House. The two also discuss the 2016 presidential election, specifically Hillary & Jeb. They also touch on international topics including Netanyahu’s re-election and U-S-Israeli relations, Iran nukes and the historic change in U.S.-Cuba relations.