Facing South Florida With Jim DeFede

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Facing South Florida: Analyzing Changes To U.S.-Cuba Policy Part II

Jim speaks with Mimi Whitefield, Cuba and international business correspondent for the Miami Herald and Augusto Maxwell, the chair of Akerman’s Cuba Practice on topics surrounding the changes to the United States-Cuba policies.

CBS4–01/29/2015

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Facing South Florida: Analyzing Changes To U.S.-Cuba Policy Part I

Jim speaks with Mimi Whitefield, Cuba and international business correspondent for the Miami Herald and Augusto Maxwell, the chair of Akerman’s Cuba Practice on topics surrounding the changes to the United States-Cuba policies.

CBS4–01/29/2015

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Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Xavier Suarez

Jim goes one-on-one with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez to discuss his future political plans. Will he run for mayor?

CBS4–01/26/2015

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Facing South Florida: Cyclists Struck

Two cyclists were struck and one was killed this week on the Rickenbacker Causeway by an alleged drunk driver. Walter Reyes, who was training for the upcoming Dolphins Cycling Challenge, is the third cyclist to be killed along the Rickenbacker in the past five years. The incident has the local bicycling community coming together to renew their push for safer streets. Jim focuses the half-hour on the incident with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, and Bernard Zyscovich, an architect behind Plan Z for Miami, which would transform the Rickenbacker and give cyclists, runners, joggers and walkers a safer alternative.

CBS4–01/26/2015

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Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Manuel Orosa

Jim sits down with the outgoing Miami police chief as he begins his last week as the city’s top cop.

CBS4–01/12/2015

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Facing South Florida: Gay Marriage in Florida

Jim examines the historic event of the past week and discusses what led up to Florida’s legalization of gay marriage.

CBS4–01/12/2015

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Facing South Florida: A Year In Review

With 2014 coming to an end, Jim DeFede and special guest Dave Barry discussed many of the top stories from the past twelve months.

12/29/2014

Facing South Florida Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Single Shot

Facing South Florida: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

As the year comes to a close, Jim DeFede sat down with U.S. Rep. Ileana-Ros Lehtinen to get reaction to some of the biggest headline makers in December.

12/22/2014

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Facing South Florida: Meet Broward’s New Mayor

Broward County Commissioners last month selected their colleague Tim Ryan to be the county’s new mayor. Mayor Ryan is a former state legislator who was born in Broward and comes from a family that has been part of the political establishment for many years. Jim sits down with Mayor Ryan to discuss his plans for Broward in 2015.

CBS4–12/15/2014

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Facing South Florida: Police & Racial Profiling

Startling new CBS poll numbers show how blacks and whites view police. The results cannot be ignored. Jim and Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson hash it all out.

CBS4–12/15/2014