Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede
Jim sits down for an extended interview with the newest member of the Kennedy family to enter politics. Joe Kennedy is a freshman Congressman from Massachusetts. He is the grandson of Bobby Kennedy. President Kennedy was his Great Uncle.
Jim pays tribute to Annette Eisenberg who recently passed away. Annette founded the Downtown Bay Forum with her husband years ago. The Downtown Bay Forum was where the city’s business and political leaders would converge each month for public discussions.
Just about anyone who’s been inside a cab in South Florida has a complaint of one form or another. In Miami-Dade there have been repeated attempts over the years to reform the industry and make it more consumer friendly. County commissioners just gave approval to a plan that would require cab drivers to accept credit cards, upgrade dress codes and the purchasse of new cars. But is that really the answer?
South Florida cab drivers are not only putting themselves and their passengers at risk, they are doing it for less than minimum wage.
Miami-Dade fire boats that used to answer emergency calls on the water, are idled and in dry dock for lack of money.
An interview with Sergio Bustos, political editor of the Miami Herald, to discuss Tuesday’s election, Charlie Crist’s announcement about his chances of running for Florida governor and other political issues that voters will face in upcoming elections.
Jim DeFede speaks to Carlos Migoya, CEO of Jackson Hospital regarding next Tuesday’s vote about the referendum to increase funding for Jackson Hosital.
Jim sits down in-studio with Myriam Marquez, the new editor for El Nuevo Herald. Marquez was previously the editor of the Miami Herald’s editorial pages.
DeFede talks to the Senator about Obamacare and assorted other topics
Should high school athletes be tested for steroid use? Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado joins Jim to talk about the town hall meetings she has been conducting trying to generate support for her proposal that would allow for steroid testing of local high school athletes.