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    Jim DeFede devoted the entire half-hour to his sit-down exclusive interview with the governor. It was Gov. DeSantis’ first formal interview since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. DeFede poses questions to the governor on a variety of topics, including the state’s handling of the pandemic, the state’s flawed unemployment system, the upcoming school year and...
    This week’s Facing South Florida focused the race for Miami-Dade County mayor. DeFede devoted the first half of the program to a one-on-one interview with mayoral candidate and current Miami-Dade Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava. The second half of the program was DeFede’s one-on-one interview with mayoral candidate and current Miami-Dade Commissioner Esteban Bovo. Seven candidates...
    Alex Penelas sat down with Jim DeFede to explain why he’s in the race to get his old job back as Miami-Dade County mayor. He also talked about why he’s best suited and what he would do to manage crises, such as the coronavirus pandemic. DeFede also pressed him on controversies during his time as...
    Jim DeFede spoke with Fedrick Ingram, the president of the Florida Education Association, about the lawsuit they brought against Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has pushed to reopen schools in the fall. Ingram discussed the resources schools will need if and when students and teachers return to in-person learning. He also explained why the threat of...
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Roger Stone, who this week would have begun serving his prison were it not for him being granted clemency by President Trump. GUEST: Roger Stone
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Sen. Marco on a variety of topics. There was an emphasis on the coronavirus epidemic, including the future of the soon-to-expire $600 weekly benefit for the unemployed. Sen. Rubio and DeFede also discussed what he thinks schools might look like in the fall in Florida. GUEST: Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Xavier Suarez, Miami’s first Cuban-born mayor, current Miami-Dade County commissioner and candidate to succeed Carlos Gimenez as mayor of Miami-Dade County. As the August primary nears, DeFede and Suarez tackled a variety of topics, including how he would handle the coronavirus crisis if he were Miami-Dade’s mayor. GUEST: Xavier Suarez,...
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with the president and CEO of Jackson Health System on the intensifying coronavirus concerns at his hospitals as COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths surge. GUEST: Carlos Migoya, President and CEO of Jackson Health System
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Melba Pearson, the former deputy director of the Florida ACLU. Pearson will be challenging Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade’s longtime state attorney, in the upcoming primary. GUEST: Melba Pearson, Candidate for Miami-Dade State Attorney
    Jim DeFede went one-on-one with Martha Baker, the head of the union that represents more than 5,000 Jackson Health employees. She offered an eye-opening perspective on concerns about the spike in cases and the impact that will have on hospitals in accommodating those who need care. She also touched on how this is already affecting...
    Washington is taking notice on racism in America and police reform – and so is South Florida. Eliott Rodriguez participated in a virtual roundtable meeting hosted by two members of Congress who represent our area. Local protestors, activists and community leaders were among those participated. GUESTS: Rep. Ted Deutch, (D) Florida 22nd District Rep. Lois...