Facing South Florida
We devote the entire half-hour of this week’s Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede to what life is like for students at Booker T. Washington High School, both at school and away from school. The format is roundtable with Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, as well as Booker T’s principal, and one of its teachers.
Miami-Dade school board member Raquel Regalado discusses the ongoing controversy of “teaching to the test” and the curriculum set to soon replace the FCAT.
Should the Bear Cut Bridge, which connects Key Biscayne to the mainland, be repaired or replaced? We discuss the controversy surrounding that question.
The 2013 session is set to adjourn May 3rd. Our reporter roundtable takes an in-depth look at what might or might not get accomplished
Jim DeFede is joined by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart to discuss immigration reform and the bill introduced this week by a bipartisan group senators which details their plan.
Jim DeFede is joined by CBS4 reporter David Sutta, who earlier in the week, sat down one-on-one with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross about the highly criticized Sun Like Stadium renovation deal.
We talk to Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo about why he voted “no” to the Dolphins stadium deal.
Jim Defede is joined by Rep. Lois Frankel to discuss the big issues Congress is grappling with including immigration reform and tighter gun controls.
Miami Herald political reporter Patricia Mazzei discusses the latest Florida polls including the hypothetical match-ups between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio as well as the state’s views on same-sex marriage, gun control and legalization of medical marijuana.
A jury recently awarded Dale Picardat $100-thousand dollars after he sued the Miami Beach Police Department for false arrest.