Jim DeFede

Facing SFla- Jose Oliva and Shervin Jones

Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Legislative Session

Jim and his guests, State Representative Jose Olive and State Representative Shervin Jones, focus on this week’s meltdown in Tallahassee, where the state legislative session came to an early close, days ahead of schedule.

CBS4–05/03/2015

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A Wild Chase And Shooting In The Florida Keys

On January 20th, just before midnight, a call came into the 911 command center for Monroe County.

05/01/2015

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Facing South Florida: For-Profit Colleges

A year-long Miami Herald investigation looks at Florida’s for-profit college industry. The industry is a marketing juggernaut and political powerhouse. But many former students say they took out massive student loans for degrees that didn’t lead to jobs. Some former employees say their schools deceived students or committed outright fraud. The series, by Herald reporter Mike Vasquez, begins appearing in Sunday’s Miami Herald.

CBS4–04/27/2015

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Facing South Florida: Climate Change

Jim takes an in-depth look at climate change, which was thrust front and center into the national spotlight by President Barack Obama’s Earth Day visit to the Everglades.

CBS4–04/27/2015

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Jim and Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera will cover a variety of topics, including Medicaid expansion and the governor’s decision to sue the federal government. The two will also discuss the announcement this week by Sen. Marco Rubio that he is running for President, and whether Lopez=Cantera is thinking about his own possible Senate run.

CBS4–04/20/2015

Police chase 4/14/15 (Source: CBS4)

Cab Driver With A Rifle Goes On Rampage In Miami

Two shootouts involving police, a cop carjacking and a chase ended with a Miami cabbie being taken into custody.

04/14/2015

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Facing South Florida: The 2015 Florida Legislative Session

With less than a month until the 2015 Florida legislative session adjourns, Jim and his guests look at what the might or might not accomplish, specifically in regards to casino gambling and Medicaid expansion.

CBS4–04/13/2015

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Facing South Florida: Cubans Living in Cuba Poll

Jim and his guests discuss and analyze the recent poll results of Cubans living in Cuba done by Bendixen and Amandi International. Polling is illegal in Cuba, so the fact that this poll was able to be conducted in the first place is a feat onto itself. That aside, the results are eye-opening.

CBS4–04/13/2015

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Facing South Florida: Rubio Ready to Run

Jim and his guests look at how the GOP field is shaping up for the 2016 race for the White House, specifically Sen. Marco Rubio’s expected announcement from the Freedom Tower on Monday April 13th that he is running for President.

CBS4–04/13/2015

Anthony Rodriguez (Source: Miami-Dade Police)

Consul General Asked For Son To Be Prosecuted In Canada

Canada’s Consul General in Miami reportedly asked if her 15-year old son could go to Canada and be prosecuted after he was arrested in connection to a drug deal gone bad that ended in gunfire, murder and made headlines all the way to Canada.

04/01/2015

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