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Facing South Florida

Patricia Mazzei, Miami Herald County Hall reporter (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Budget Battle

This week Miami-Dade commissioners set the millage, raising rates slightly and setting the stage for a major battle down the road.

CBS4–07/21/2014

State Senator Dwight Bullard (FL-39th District) (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Crist Chooses a Running Mate

Charlie Crist chooses the head of Miami-Dade’s Democratic Party to become his running mate for governor. What does the selection of Annette Taddeo add to the Crist ticket?

CBS4–07/21/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: The Crowdsourceress

Crowdfunding has been around for nearly a decade. One expert describes it as “the practice of raising funds from two or more people over the internet towards a common service, project, product, investment, cause, or experience.” Alex Daly is a Miami-born woman who splits her time between here and New York City She writes a weekly column for the internet forum “Big Think”, and is now referred to as the industry’s “crowdsourceress”. We focus on what it is exactly she does, and the impact she is making.

My TV 33–07/14/2014

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Focus on South Florida: United Way of Broward’s Commission on Substance Abuse

Drug abuse is a significant problem across South Florida. That’s why the work of organizations like the United Way of Broward’s Commission on Substance Abuse is so important. The commission’s goal is to reduce substance abuse among our youth and adults We focus on how they do it, as they mark their 25th year in the community.

My TV 33–07/14/2014

Lynn Summers, Friends of the Library Board member (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Libraries

Jim welcomes a member of the Friends of the Library board and a library operations supervisor to discuss the impact of proposed Miami-Dade County budget cuts. Mayor Gimenez wants to increase the library millage while cutting fire and countywide millage rates, in effect taking from the county and fire to give to the libraries. They will discuss why the library group opposes this plan.

CBS4–07/14/2014

Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Miami-Dade Fireboats

Jim sits down with president of the Miami-Dade Firefighter’s Union Al Cruz, and Miami-Dade Fire Chief Dave Downey to talk about the fallout surrounding the July 4th boating tragedy in Biscayne Bay that left 4 people dead, and a lot of unanswered questions. The three will see if they can negotiate a solution to the fireboat controversy.

CBS4–07/14/2014

Sheriff Scott Israel, Broward County (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Scott Israel

Jim sits down with the Broward County Sheriff for reaction to his 10-20-Life investigation and a variety of other topics, including Broward’s homeless initiative.

My TV 33–06/30/2014

Rosie Diaz (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: 10-20-Life

As we approach the 15th anniversary of when Florida’s 10-20-Life law went into effect, Jim’s investigation looks at the impact it has had, or not had on gun violence in South Florida. Are our streets safer? Are there fewer shootings? Are there problems with the 10-20-Life law? Is it working? Jim’s in-depth look answers these questions and more.

CBS4–06/30/2014

Vincent DeGennaro (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: The V-A Scandal

New developments in Jim’s ongoing investigation. This week Jim confronts local VA officials—the director of the Miami V-A, and its embattled chief of staff.

CBS4–06/23/2014

Bob Graham (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Bob Graham

Jim sits down with the former Florida governor and senator to talk about a variety of subjects, including the crisis in Iraq, the Florida governor’s race, immigration, and Cuba offshore drilling.

CBS4–06/23/2014

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