Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede
Jim sts down for a special half-hour with the superintendent of Miami-Dade schools to discuss a wide range of topics, everything from how schools are graded to common core. And you’ll see a side of the superientendent he does not often show.
Jim sits down with the chairs of the Miami-Dade Republican & Democratic parties to discuss a variety of topics impacting South Florida and the rest of the state including growing concerns over the human trafficking problem. The three also focus on New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s whirlwind weekend in Central & South Florida to raise money for Governor Rick Scott’s re-election campaign.
Jim spends the entire half hour with the mayor and interim police chief of Miami Gardens, a city plagued with crime and a police department accused of trying to curb the violence through racial profiling.
Jim devotes the entire half-hour for an up close and personal conversation with controversial broadcaster Rick Sanchez, now a South Florida radio talk show host.
This week on Facing South Florida, host Jim DeFede sat down with author Dave Barry to talk about the weird and wacky events of 2013. Click on the image above for part one of the interview.
We update the problems confronting Miami Gardens, including a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging its police department was abusing the rights of its citizens, and most recently the resignation of its police chief
Jim sits down with the Miami Herald’s Sergio Bustos and Marc Caputo to discuss the latest from Capitol Hill on the budget deal, updates on the Florida governor’s race, plus the state jobs picture according to Governor Rick Scott. The three also discuss the fallout following that controversial handshake between President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service
We look back on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela paying particularly close attention to his controversial visit to South Florida in 1999
We take a closer look at the crime problem in this South Florida city paying particularly close attention to the goings-on at a Miami Gardens convenience store. The store owner has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city, the mayor, and the police department, alleging police harassment. The state’s attorney has just wrapped up its investigation and there is already fallout following that office’s decision to not charge officers with any crime.
Barbara Sharief is the new Mayor of Broward County. Just selected this week by her fellow commissioners, Jim and Mayor Sharief talk about where the county is heading and let people get to know their new Mayor.