Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede
It’s a special half-hour with Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. Jim goes one-on-one with Supt. Runcie, who just got a 5-year extension to his contract. The two talk about what Runcie has accomplished in his first two years, the ups and downs along the way, and his vision for the nation’s sixth largest school district.
CBS4 photojournalist Ralph Murciano introduces us to the work of Alex and Chris Kiener, The twin brothers, students at Coral Reef High School, went around South Florida and captured images of homeless people. Thieir moving photography exhibit is called “Art is Homeless”.
Jim goes one-on-one with Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the Crisis in Syria and the shift from the U.S. being on the verge of a military strike to a push toward diplomacy.
Jim goes one-on-one with Esther Jacobo. Jacobo was appointed interim DCF secretary in July after David Wilkins abruptly resigned. Jim and Jacobo talk about DCF, the problems with the agency and what she would like to accomplish.
Jim sits down for a one-on-one exclusive with Porter Fischer. Fischer is the Biogenesis whistleblower in the performance enhancing drugs scandal involving baseball’s Alex Rodriguez and a number of other major league players.
Red light cameras are coming back to Miami, now that city commissioners have decided to handle appeals. That is creating controversy over what happens if you fight a ticket and lose.
Burglars are smashing their way into motorcycle shops across South Florida, and taking off with pricey dirt bikes. We take a closer look at the problem and why police are having a tough time cracking these cases.
We look back on the week following the mass murders in Hialeah and how the community is coming together in the face of tragedy.
CBS4 Investigator Jim DeFede’s one-on-one interview with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez is the backbone of a special half-hour devoted to the fallout surrounding the county budget woes which have led to so-called “rolling brownouts” and pink slips inside Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.
Broward County commissioner Marty Kiar and state Senator Dwight Bullard talk to Jim DeFede about what they experienced and learned after living on minimum wage for a week. Both politicians are hoping to highlight the need for an increase in minimum wage, which is currently $7.79 an hour.