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    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Congresswoman and former Orlando Police Chief Val Demings. She is running to be the Democratic nominee to take on Republican Marco Rubio in the Senate race this November. READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Site FinderDeFede and his guest tackled a variety of topics, including the voting rights bill that was a...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Omicron variant, which is more contagious and spreads rapidly, is causing concern for the healthcare system and hospitals. “As far as getting this and getting it over with, look the healthcare system cannot handle this,” said Dr. Geeta Nayyar, an Internal Medicine Specialist in Miami. READ MORE: Florida Agencies Grapple...
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Republican State Sen. Ileana Garcia, who represents voters in Miami-Dade County. They discussed a wide range of topics tied to the 2022 legislative session. That included a continuation of the conversation DeFede had with Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried about a controversial abortion ban bill being considered. GUEST: State Sen. Ileana...
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Nikki Fried, the only Democratic member of the Florida Cabinet. Fried, the state agriculture commissioner, wants to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis in November. She and DeFede discussed, among other things, her reaction to the governor’s State of the State addres and the controversial bill moving through the legislature to ban...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – As the housing market continues to boom, thousands of people in South Florida are facing eviction. Realtors say some landlords are making unethical and, at times, unlawful decisions. “People who have lived in their homes 15 years, 20 years, now they’re being told you have 30 days to move,” says Rosa Decarlo,...
    On Sunday’s edition of “Facing South Florida,” Jim DeFede chronicled his experience this past week when he was stuck in his car for nearly 24 hours because a snow and ice storm shut down I-95 in Virginia. He interviewed a group of Good Samaritans who handed out bread to the hungry roadside refugees like himself....
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one Charlie Crist, who wants to unseat Gov. Ron DeSantis in November. DeFede and the Democratic U.S. congressman discussed, among other things, January 6 one year later and the state’s COVID response. GUEST: U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, (D) Florida Gubernatorial Candidate
    Jim DeFede looks ahead to the upcoming legislative session with Republican State Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. Diaz is going to be one of the sponsors of a controversial bill on critical race theory that Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing. READ MORE: Fatal I-95 Shooting In Deerfield Beach Under InvestigationSen. Diaz’s name is also being mentioned...
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with the Democratic nominee for the congressional seat made vacant with the passing earlier this year of Alcee Hastings. Her victory in the primary essentially guarantees she will be going to Washington to represent District 20’s overwhelmingly Democratic constituents. DeFede focused on her failure to file the required financial disclosure documents...
    CBS4’s Jim DeFede is shining the spotlight on the movement to end gun violence in America. ‘Giffords’ is a group created by and led by former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords who is now a gun safety activist. The conversation focuses on where we stand in the campaign designed to prevent gun violence ahead of an event ommemorating...
    Jim DeFede goes one-on-one with UTD President Karla Hernandez-Mats about the announcement this week from longtime Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho that he has accepted a position to lead the Los Angeles school district, and what is next for Miami-Dade schools. GUEST: Karla Hernandez-Mats/Pres., United Teachers of Dade
    Jim DeFede devoted the entire half-hour to the life and legacy of former Congresswoman Carrie Meek. He spoke with those who knew her best, and visited her home for a conversation with her son, former Congressman Kendrick Meek. READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court RulingsThis special edition of “Facing South Florida” comes as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – This Sunday’s Facing South Florida will look back at Congresswoman Carrie Meek. CBS4’s Jim DeFede will devote the entire half-hour to the life and legacy of the former congresswoman. READ MORE: Half Of Fort Lauderdale High-Rises Without SprinklersJim talks with those who knew her best, and visits her home for...
    CBS4′ Eliott Rodriguez and Rick Hirsch, the longtime managing editor of the Miami Herald, discuss his upcoming retirement after more than 40 years at the Herald. They discuss a variety of topics, including a retrospective on his career and the belief of many, that newspapers are dead. Hirsch began at the Herald as a...
    A lengthy conversation with Madeline Pumariega as she prepares for her investiture as President of Miami-Dade College. She has a lot on her plate with the return of the Miami Book Fair, a HistoryMiami exhibit and the Miami International Film Festival in the Spring. She also runs a college with 120,000 students where 400,000...
    A lengthy conversation with Madeline Pumariega as she prepares for her investiture as President of Miami-Dade College. She has a lot on her plate with the return of the Miami Book Fair, a HistoryMiami exhibit and the Miami International Film Festival in the Spring. She also runs a college with 120,000 students where 400,000...
    Jim DeFede and Mayor Dan Gelber discussed what’s next now that a majority of voters just decided that alcohol sales in the entertainment district should end at 2 a.m. instead of 5 a.m. GUEST: Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber
    Despite warnings of incarceration, or worse, Cuban dissidents on the island are planning another round of massive protests on November 15, the same say COVID-related travel restrictions will be eased for visitors there. Lauren Pastrana spoke with the executive director of the Cuban Freedom March about what’s happened in the months since the initial uprising...
    The American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists recently stated that studies found the COVID vaccine does not impair fertility. However, many women are still reluctant to get the shot for that reason. Lauren Pastrana spoke to a Miami-based OBGYN about how the misinformation surrounding the vaccine could cost people their lives. GUEST: Dr. Jennifer Schell,...
    As we count down to Tuesday’s vote, Lauren Pastrana took a closer look at this year’s off-year election. Although low turnout is expected, as is most often the case in off-year elections, what voters decide typically have the biggest impact on local communities. GUEST: Prof. Kathryn Depalo-Gould, FIU Politics & International Relations
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist, who at this point has two challengers that also want to be the Democratic gubernatorial nominee. DeFede and the congressman discussed if he thinks the Parkland shooter should get the death penalty, and a number of other things, including Crist’s plan to legalize marijuana in...
    Jim DeFede’s guest is Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was one of the 17 victims killed in the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018. In the immediate aftermath of the killer’s guilty plea this week, Guttenberg refused to discuss with the media about what had transpired in court. But he did...
    Jim DeFede and Manny Diaz, who is the chairman of the Florida Democratic Party and former mayor of Miami, tackled a variety of topics, much like was focused on last week with the chair of the Republican Party of Florida, State Sen. Joe Gruters. GUEST: Manny Diaz, Florida Democratic Party Chairman
    Jim DeFede and his guest, former Miami City Manager Emilio Gonzalez, talked all things Miami. They specifically touched on what’s going on right now regarding the controversy that surrounds Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo. The two also discussed City Commissioner Joe Carollo’s bizarre rantings at recent commission meetings focused on Chief Acevedo’s performance on the...
    Huntington Beach oil spill could be worse than initially believed, new numbers show Massive California oil spill was reported Friday. But nobody told the millions who went to the beaches © Provided by CBS Sports Jets safety Marcus Maye is facing three misdemeanor charges stemming from a DUI arrest that took place following an...
    Jim DeFede and Dr. Vitek Murthy, who grew up in South Florida, discussed all things COVID, including Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to prevent school districts from requiring students exposed to the virus to quarantine at home. They also discussed the recent appointment of Florida’s new state surgeon general. GUEST: Dr. Vitek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General
    Jim DeFede and his guest, State Sen. Joe Gruters, who is the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida discussed a variety of topics, including the likelihood of a bill restricting abortions, the governor’s race and COVID policies. GUEST: State Sen. Joe Gruters, Chair of the Republican Party of Florida
    Jim DeFede and the mayor delved into a variety of topics, including the Haitian crisis at the Texas-Mexico border, COVID, the county budget and the controversy surrounding the Urban Development Boundary in South Miami-Dade’s Homestead area. GUEST: Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava Watch Part 1 in the video player above. Watch Part 2 in...
    Jim DeFede spotlights the Abraham Accords on its one-year anniversary. The accords stablished peace between Israel and some of its neighbors. READ MORE: ‘The Situation Is Bad’: North Miami Commissioner Alix Desulme Visits Texas For Haitian Migrant Crisis Fact-Finding Mission It was the first public normalization of relations between an Arab country and Israel in...
    Broward County officials kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month this past week with a post on social media of a dancing taco. Now, some local public officials are speaking out and calling it an embarrassment. GUEST: Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Sabrina Javellana
    On Sunday’s edition of Facing, Jim DeFede and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber focused on COVID. They specifically spoke about Gelber’s criticism of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ recent announcements. This past week, the governor said he would consider levying millions of dollars in fines against any city that requires workers to get vaccinated, his opposition to...
    In the days following 9/11, there was one story that offered a ray of hope in an otherwise dark time. It’s a story of the small Canadian town of Gander and how they provided refuge for the nearly 7,000 passengers diverted there, after their flights from Europe were not allowed to enter U.S. airspace. Jim...
    Republican lawmakers in Florida have already signaled they will introduce their own Texas-style anti-abortion bill in the coming weeks. The person expected to lead the charge in Tallahassee to block the bill is Democratic State Senator Lauren Book. Watch the first part of Jim DeFede’s interview with Lauren Book.
    On a special edition of Facing South Florida, Jim DeFede devoted the entire half hour to an investigation of the health care provided by cruise lines for passengers. DeFede interviewed members of two families who took cruises. READ MORE: South Beach Appears To Be Pretty Calm This Labor Day Weekend One traveled on Royal Caribbean,...
    Now that the FDA has given full approval to Pfizer’s COVID vaccine, will more people get the shot? Jim DeFede explored that possibility with the White House Vaccine Coordinator. GUEST: Dr. Bechara Choucair, White House Vaccinations Coordinator
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with State Sen. Annette Taddeo about her plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Florida governor in 2022. Taddeo currently represents District 40, which encompasses Kendall and the surrounding areas of southern Miami-Dade County. GUEST: State Sen. Annette Taddeo/(D) 40th District
    Jim DeFede devoted the entire half hour to the escalating controversy surrounding mask mandates in our schools. The latest salvo fired by the Florida Board of Education at Broward County, giving them a deadline to comply or face financial repercussions. READ MORE: Dolphins Blow Out Falcons 37-17 In Lone Home Preseason Game Miami-Dade County earlier...
    Jim DeFede and the congresswoman delved into a variety of topics. Those topics included COVID’s summer surge, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Cuba and President Biden’s infrastructure bill. GUEST: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-District 23
    Five Miami Beach police officers were charged with misdemeanor battery after beating two men during an arrest last month. Video of the incident was released this past week. READ MORE: ‘Put The Guns Down’: Parents, Religious Leaders & Students Gather In Miami Gardens To Call For An End To Violence On Streets Jim DeFede and...
    Florida is leading the nation in COVID cases, and hospitalizations. Most people are aware of that, but Gov. Ron DeSantis this past week instead seemed unaware, choosing to use the summer surge as a political opportunity to attack President Joe Biden. READ MORE: ‘Put The Guns Down’: Parents, Religious Leaders & Students Gather In Miami...
    Jim DeFede spoke with Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho on mask mandates for students for the upcoming school year. GUEST: Alberto Carvalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools
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