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Nan Rich (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Nan Rich

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.

CBS4–03/10/2014

Civil rights attorney John de Leon.  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: KKK Flag Flap

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.

CBS4–03/10/2014

Ana Alliegro

Friend Of Former Congressman Charged With Federal Campaign Violations

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.

03/07/2014

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Cause Of Death Determined For Teen Who Died After Being “Shocked” By Police

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.

03/06/2014

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Exclusive: Weight Discrepancy Involving Cocaine In BSO’s Evidence Room

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.

03/04/2014

Jim DeFede & Senator Oscar Braynon  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: My Brother’s Keeper

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.

CBS4–03/03/2014

Senator Oscar Braynon  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Sports & Bullying

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.

CBS4–03/03/2014

Casey Woods, Founder, Arms With Ethics talks to CBS4's Jim DeFede about 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. The local group “Arms With Ethics” started in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Arms With Ethics

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.

CBS4–02/24/2014

Ben Pollara, Director, United for Care and Margaret Sotham, Director, South Miami Drug Free Coalition talk to CBS4's Jim DeFede about the controversial medical marijuana issue in Florida. (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Medical Marijuana

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.

CBS4–02/24/2014

Myrian Marquez  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida – U.S. Cuba Embargo

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.

CBS4–02/17/2014

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