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Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede

Lynn Summers, Friends of the Library Board member (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Libraries

Jim welcomes a member of the Friends of the Library board and a library operations supervisor to discuss the impact of proposed Miami-Dade County budget cuts. Mayor Gimenez wants to increase the library millage while cutting fire and countywide millage rates, in effect taking from the county and fire to give to the libraries. They will discuss why the library group opposes this plan.

CBS4–07/14/2014

Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Fireboats

Jim sits down with president of the Miami-Dade Firefighter’s Union Al Cruz, and Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey to talk about the fallout surrounding the July 4th boating tragedy in Biscayne Bay that left 4 people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions. The three will see if they can negotiate a solution to the fireboat controversy.

CBS4–07/14/2014

Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward County (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Scott Israel

Jim sits down with the Broward County Sheriff for reaction to his 10-20-Life investigation and a variety of other topics, including Broward’s homeless initiative.

My TV 33–06/30/2014

Rosie Diaz (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: 10-20-Life

As we approach the 15th anniversary of when Florida’s 10-20-Life law went into effect, Jim’s investigation looks at the impact it has had, or not had on gun violence in South Florida. Are our streets safer? Are there fewer shootings? Are there problems with the 10-20-Life law? Is it working? Jim’s in-depth look answers these questions and more.

CBS4–06/30/2014

Vincent DeGennaro (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The V-A Scandal

New developments in Jim’s ongoing investigation. This week Jim confronts local VA officials—the director of the Miami V-A, and its embattled chief of staff.

CBS4–06/23/2014

Bob Graham (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Bob Graham

Jim sits down with the former Florida governor and senator to talk about a variety of subjects, including the crisis in Iraq, the Florida governor’s race, immigration, and Cuba offshore drilling.

CBS4–06/23/2014

Source: CBS4

Facing South Florida: Miami VA Scandal

CBS4’s Jim DeFede takes a look at the problems surrounding the Miami Veteran’s Administration services.

06/16/2014

John Rivera (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Salary Cuts/Layoffs For Miami-Dade Police

Jim DeFede sat down with John Rivera, the head of the Police Benevolent Union in Miami-Dade, to discuss the future for officers at the county’s police department.

06/16/2014

Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff (left) offer his thoughts on a new soccer stadium by the water to CBS4's Jim DeFede,  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Commissioner Marc Sarnoff On Soccer Stadium Plans

Jim DeFede sat down with Miami Commissioner Marc Sarnoff to discuss legendary soccer player David Beckham’s plan to build a news stadium by the water.

06/16/2014

Miami Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenz got soccer star David Beckham to back off his port site and agree to another spot on the water and he negotiated a new deal with the Miami Heat that starts paying the county $1 million a year immediately.

06/09/2014

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