The former state senator from Broward has been running for governor for more than a year, but since everyone assumes Charlie Crist will be the Democratic nominee no one pays any attention to Nan Rich. Jim will discuss with her the state of the race, her views on Charlie and Rick Scott, and why she thinks she has a chance.
Jim talks civil rights with a local attorney after emotions rise and tempers flare in a South Florida neighborhood, because one resident decides to fly a KKK flag outside on his property.
Ana Alliegro – friend and political confidante of former Republican Congressman David Rivera – was arrested by Nicaraguan authorities at a hair salon Tuesday and turned over to the FBI Friday morning. Late Friday afternoon, Alliegro returned to Miami on a flight from Managua. She covered her faced with her hands as she walked through the airport.
The Medical Examiner have determined a cause of death for a teen who died after Miami Beach Police shocked the teen with a Taser last year.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has opened an internal affairs investigation into what it describes a “weight discrepency” involving cocaine in the sheriff’s department’s evidence room.
This week President Barack Obama, at a White House ceremony, launched what may be the most important initiative of his presidency, an effort to break that cycle of violence by finding new ways, new partnerships, to help boys and young men of color. The program is called “My Brother’s Keeper”. Attending that ceremony was State Senator Oscar Braynon, whose district in Miami Gardens is the largest African-American city in the state and a city that has been the center of so much of the violence.
In the wake of the Ted Wells Report, The Miami Dolphins are pushing a piece of legislation this year in Tallahassee that would target bullying in high school and college athletics. But it would also create new workplace standards for all professional sports teams in the state of Florida – Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers, Jaguars. It would make it illegal for players to do the things that Richie Incognito and others on the Dolphins did to Jonathan Martin, leaving the individual players and the teams liable for fines. Jim talksabout all of this with the bill’s sponsor, State Senator Oscar Braynon.
The local group “Arms With Ethics” is organizing local mayors and police departments to use their economic power when buying from gun dealers to demand stricter rules on how they are sold. This group was started in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings and the realization that nothing will be accomplished nationally, that the key is local governmental action.
Florida voters will decide the medical marijuana question in November. Jim discusses the controversial issue with the group that gathered the signatures to get medical marijuana on the ballot, and with the coalition organized against the ballot measure.
A majority of Floridians now support ending the embargo. We focus on Charlie Crist’s comments on the embargo, on Bill Maher’s reaction to Crist’s comments, the poll on the embargo as well as the recent explosive interview the Washington Post did with Alfy Fanjul on his secret trips to Cuba.