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Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede

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

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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

Stephen Johnson, Miami Gardens Police Chief (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson

Miami Gardens new police Chief Stephen Johnson discusses with CBS4’s Jim DeFede the challenges he faces as well as the controversy over the city’s version of stop and frisk where nearly 100,000 people were stopped for being suspicious.

06/09/2014

Facing South Florida: The V-A Scandal

Jim devotes the entire half hour to the big national news headline of the week — the scandal within the Dep’t of Veteran Affairs, which led to the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. The scandal surrounding veterans’ health care issues mirrors the problems CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede uncovered here in South Florida. Jim and his guest, Congressman Joe Garcia, talk about that and how to fix the problem.

CBS4–06/02/2014

Facing South Florida: FPL Power Line Controversy

The FPL power line issue took center stage in South Florida and Tallahassee this past week. Jim sits down with the leading opponent to talk about the impact these ten-story high poles will have on the various communities they’ll run through. FPL declined an offer to come on the program.

CBS4–05/19/2014

Miami-Dade Police Officer Mario Gutierrez &  Jim DeFede (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: A Top Cop

Miami Dade Police Officer Mario Gutierrez, the officer stabbed last October preventing a man from setting a gas station underground tank on fire, talks about what it was like to be honored in Washington as one of the top law enforcement officers in the country.

CBS4–05/19/2014

Dr. Harold R. Wanless, Chairman of UM's Geological Sciences Dept., and Broward Commissioner Kristin Jacobs discuss the impact of climate change with Jim DeFede.  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida – Climate Change

The climate report issued this week by the White House talks about the impact climate change on the country overall. There are particular concerns for South Florida, which Jim will address with his guests.

CBS4–05/12/2014