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Key Biscayne is about to start a crackdown on e-bikes and electric scooters, while state officials consider granting local communities more tools to promote safe ridershi Police Chief Frank Sousa joins us on our OUR 100th SHOW! We also ask the chief about some serious local crimes, his reaction to the police beating of Tyre Nichols, and a proposal …
 
GROWTH is 2.9 percent, unemployment is low, and inflation has cooled down a lot. So why do so many think we're headed into a recession. We talk the "R" word with Bankrate.com analyst Mark Hamrick. As we welcome new co-host Mike Davey to the show, we talk about an inflation issue locally -- wages for sanitation workers On the fun side we also get in…
 
Starbucks is in the news -- not for it's new latte flavors, but for dozens of alleged labor law violations as baristas try to form unions across the country. We talk to two employees in Miami, one of whom says he was illegally fired in retaliation for trying to unionize the Hialeah store. We also discuss the national trends where there's been an la…
 
Meet Olena Goncharova, part of a team of journalists covering the war in Ukraine. We as her about the KYIV INDEPENDENT, a new English nonprofit newspaper that We ask Olena about the war and how her colleagues are covering -- and coping -- with the bloodshed in their homeland after Russia's full-scale invasion 11 months ago, You can support her work…
 
Should e-bikes be banned in Key Biscayne? A leading seller of the powered devices, Don DiCostanzo, joins us on the show. He is an e-bike expert and CEO/ Founder of one of the nations largest e-bike chains, Pedego. He'll give us a 101 course on the various classes of e-Bike and weigh in on the Village's proposed ban on the vehicles. Plus we dive int…
 
Brianna Wu, political activist, gamer, follower of Elon Musk and Crypto joins us. She fills us in on whether Twitter is doomed. She's also got a lot to say about the fall of FTX, what the means for the rest of the crypto-world, and how it's all going to impact Miami's brand. We'll also fill you in on the latest efforts by the Key Biscayne Village C…
 
MIKE DAVEY is ending his stint as the 8th mayor of Key Biscayne. We ask him to take stock of his two terms, both ups and downs. And his advice for the next mayor in the wake of the most expensive and nastiest election in the island's history. Also, you'll learn that someone had the experience of being "unbossed." Listen to find out who. This is als…
 
THIS ELECTION SEASON the debate is over proposed changes to Key Biscayne's Charter, which some opponents and elected officials say are part of a plot to increase development of Island Paradise. If adopted, they would increase a borrowing cap and allow a supermajority of council members to make zoning changes as the island prepares an expensive figh…
 
VICKI LOPEZ is the Republican running to succeed outgoing Democrat Nick Duran in the district representing much of coastal Miami in the Florida House of Representatives. A former Lee County legislator, She served time in prison, but had her sentence commuted by President Clinton, and courts later found she had committed no crime. Learn about this e…
 
HURRICANE IAN's devastation dominated the questioning at a mayoral debate for two men vying to mayor of another Florida barrier island, Key Biscayne. Listen to the session with our panel of journalists including Emily Cardenas of the Miami Times and Tess Riski of the Miami Herald Graciously sponsored by the Key Biscayne Community Foundation and the…
 
FIVE MEN are competing for three seats on Key Biscayne's Village Council. Oscar Sardiñas is giving it second try after running once before. We ask him what's different about this campaign, and how he sees the big issues of protecting against sea level rise and dealing with traffic issues on the Rickenbacker Causeway. With special guest host Jan Dil…
 
LUIS LAUREDO is a former U.S. ambassador and one of the founders of the Village of Key Biscayne, but he decided recently to NOT run for re-election to the Village Council. It means that the new village council taking office in November will be quite different than the current body. We ask him why he decided not to run -- and what he sees as troubli…
 
FORGET ABOUT PLAN Z -- the Village of Key Biscayne has its own plan for redeveloping the Rickenbacker Causeway. Developed by the administration of Manager Steve Williamson, it focuses on traffic and resilience, creating express lanes to avoid traffic jams on Virginia Key. Out guest is the manager, Steve Williamson, and the village planning chief, J…
 
ANNETTE TADDEO is leading in the polls to win the Democratic nomination for the Congressional seat covering Miami and Key Biscayne, House District 27. She was a late entrant into the race -- dropping a bid for governor. We ask her about her priorities -- and why Democrats should choose her. The primary is Aug. 23 - Register to vote here https://reg…
 
KEN RUSSELL, a sitting city commissioner in Miami, wants to be the member of Congress repping Miami and Key Biscayne. But those two cities haven't gotten along in recent years. We ask him about those issues, and why Democrats should pick him in the Aug. 23 primary. Ballots are going out by mail on July 21st! Click here if you need to register to vo…
 
FAUSTO GOMEZ is a former lobbyist who once had the Village of Key Biscayne as a client. Now, he wants to be its mayor. We ask him about the big questions facing the Island Paradise. The primary is Aug. 23, but mail ballots are going out July 21. Important deadlines The deadline to register to vote for the Key Biscayne Mayoral Primary is July 25th R…
 
WHO WILL BE MAYOR of KEY BISCAYNE? -- There is a three-way primary for mayor on August 23, with mail ballots going out in a few weeks. Our guest is KATIE PETROS, a former council member who is competing with Fausto Gomez and Joe Rasco for the seat being vacated by Mayor Mike Davey. We ask her about top issues like resiliency and whether the island'…
 
MIAMI is facing huge challenges - roads, bridges, affordable housing, and the environment. Our guest is Miami-Dade Commissioner EILEEN HIGGINS, who briefly was a Democratic candidate for Congress, about all of these -- especially the iconic Rickenbacker Causeway. What does she think are he next steps for the roadway that carries millions of people …
 
After an update about a tropical system that is causing flooding in Miami, we talk to JESSE RICHARDSON, whose Australia based group SCHOOL OF THOUGHT is fighting for civil, respectful debate on social media - Just like we are! The group's logic poster gave us the idea for this program Check them out here Support the show…
 
AJ D'Amico, Democratic candidate for Florida House District 113 is on the show to tell you why you should vote for him in the upcoming primary. And an interview with architect Bernard Zyscovich, who talks about the tragic fatalities on the Rickenbacker Causeway and his "Plan Z" proposal for a redevelopment of the roadway that was shelved by Miami-D…
 
KEY BISCAYNE calls itself the "Island Paradise," but guest MARIO GARCIA-SERRA thinks he can make it even better. A Strategic Vision Board is nearing work on a wish list of improvements from traffic to crime to revitalized shopping district. Mario is the chairman. What is the vision for one Miami's top destinations - listen in and find out. Check ou…
 
THE LEAK of what could be a major decision on abortion rights is the focus of this week's show - we talk to Supreme Court litigator Karen Harned about how appellate lawyers see the case, the process of opinion drafting, and what might happen next. We also talk about the messy defamation case brought by actor Johnny Depp against ex-wife Amber Heard …
 
KEY BISCAYNE VOTERS will be asked in November if they're comfortable with doubling the amount of money that can be borrowed for huge projects like sea level rise. The current cap of 1% is one of the strictest in the State. But opponents say the measure will monopolize the political debate. OUR GUESTS are two members of the Charter Review Commission…
 
INFLATION IS AT A 40-YEAR HIGH as prices soar for energy, food, and in South Florida, housing. Our Guest is Mark Hamrick, a veteran business journalist and the Washington bureau chief for Bankrate.com. What's causing it How long will it last What can be done We also ask Mark about Elon Musk's attempt to buy Twitter and what that might mean for demo…
 
Season 5 of Anti-Social kicks off with Village Manager, Steve Williamson, stopping by to talk about all of the big ticket projects that are coming to Key Biscayne. . Projects such as stormwater drainage, undergrounding, beach nourishment, and many more. - When will these projects start? - How long will they last? - How much will they cost? - How is…
 
On this Episode, District 27's elected official to the US House of Representatives didn't call in for our show. (Her staff said she was running too late to join us). We'll tell you what we would have asked Representative Maria Elvira Salazar had she actually made the show. PLUS find out which Key Biscayne Resident has been nominated by the Governor…
 
PASSION AND PROTEST over education matters this week in Miami -- involving the "Don't Say Gay" bill and how a large school on Key Biscayne is being run. Our guest is Dr. Michael Lewis, the central superintendent for Miami-Dade County Public schools. We ask him about student protest at MAST Academy, and what the action plan is for the K-8 Center. Re…
 
IS VLADIMIR PUTIN CRAZY? Our guest is an expert on geopolitics at the University of Miami who has extensively studied “decoding” Russian intentions regarding Ukraine. Dr. Dina Moulioukova is assistant Director and co-founder of the Global Security Initiative. We ask her about how we got to this global crisis, and is there any way out Support the sh…
 
From Abortion to "Don't Say Gay," legislators in Florida's state capitol are working on major legislation in the Sunshine state. And this show will give you a run-down of both the debate and what's expected. Our guest Nick Duran, D-Miami, who represents most of coastal Miami including Key Biscayne In Segment 2, we talk about the latest in the Key B…
 
THIS SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, the National Football League is awash in fresh controversy. A lawsuit claims the organization's hiring practices are racially biased -- it was filed by a fired black Miami Dolphins head coach, Brian Flores. The NFL and the Dolphins say the allegations are without merit. Our guest is professor Richard Lapchick, a na tional ex…
 
RUSSIA, UKRAINE, Jan. 6th. The world is in turmoil, but our guest's new book points out that turmoil is a part of U.S. history. Jonathan Katz is a former AP correspondent whose book Gangsters of Capitalism traces the career of a decorated Marine Corps general who realized he'd been sent around the world to secure profits for business. Next we talk …
 
EVERY YEAR, politicians debate making more and more government records secret in Florida. Our guest tries to keep government in the sunshine. Learn about a "dark money" bill that seems to be racing forward from Pamela Marsh, the head of the First Amendment Foundation. In major league Sports, perhaps no annual debate gets more attention than who sho…
 
An early morning armed robbery on Key Biscayne has residents rattled. Our guest is the island's new chief of police, Frank Sousa. We get the latest on the arrests and his plans to address policing. Special guest host Frances Reaves joins in the questioning. Also this week -- a plan to privatize the Rickenbacker Causeway was scuttled by Miami-Dade C…
 
The state's largest utility, FPL, ran paid ads critical of Mary Ellen Klas, ostensibly over a story about rooftop solar power. But there's a lot more to it -- including the "ghost candidate" story unfolding in Key Biscayne and other Florida communities. We interview Klas, the Tallahassee bureau chief of The Miami Herald about the story that expande…
 
THE OMICRON VARIANT appears to be everywhere -- Key Biscayne Mayor Mike Davey got it this week, joining many other members of the Village government who've contracted the virus. It's added another wave of disruption -- is there any good news? Our Guest is Daniel Chang, health care reporter for The Miami Herald, who's been covering COVID-19 and its …
 
"MEAT THE PRESS" - - A special edition of our show that emanated live from the smoke tents of the 15th Annual Key Biscayne Rib Off, with literally hot news about about a major report new report on the financing of the Rickenbacker Causeway that may decide next steps about the $500 million proposed Causeway renovation. Our guest is Key Biscayne Mayo…
 
ON THIS EPIODE --we are joined by special guest host Frances Reaves We talk about rising seas on the biggest high tide of the year -- King Tide -- that is making soggy records all over South Florida. Our guest is Miami-Dade County's chief residence officer -- Jim Murley, who talks about how our community is addressing climate change. Then -- do you…
 
ON THIS EPISODE we talk about a proposed $115 million renovation of one of Miami's most prominent marinas = the Rickenbacker Marina. City of Miami voters are being asked to waive competitive bidding - after years of contentious debates. Our guest is Aabad Melwani, whose family has been running the marina for decades. On segment three -- we talk abo…
 
Mayor Davey is live in the studio to talk about Village Council's unanimous decision to request that the Rickenbacker RFP process be stopped. Find out the driving factors on this rare unanimity and hear whether the Mayor thinks it can last. Also: The Mayor updates us on the new budget as well as the finalized Library deal. PLUS: Which team will win…
 
THE CITY OF MIAMI is considering new laws to remove homeless people from downtown streets, and one commissioner suggested a temporary encampment on the island of Virginia Key. We talk to Miami Herald city hall reporter JOEY FLECHAS. Next we track stories in the Key Biscayne Independent - a contentious meeting about the Rickenbacker Causeway and two…
 
Key Biscayne is down to just two candidates for police chief -- we talk to Thomas "Pat" Hanlon, one of the finalists. He's a former assistant director of Miami-Dade County's police department. What can he bring to the job? A decision is expected soon. And it's Budget Season - Key Biscayne's $35 million budget goes for a final vote on Sept. 21. We t…
 
Key Biscayne is down to two finalists for police chief. Our guest is Frank Sousa (SOO'-sah), Fort Lauderdale's interim chief. We ask him why he's interested in being chief and his philosophy of policing in a time of deep societal change. We also talk about why a routine budget vote went haywire, and President Biden's decision to impose new COVID-19…
 
It's one of Miami's biggest public projects -- rebuilding the iconic Rickenbacker Causeway connecting islands with the mainland. Our guest -- before a live studio audience -- is Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava , who is proposing a privatization plan. In Key Biscayne, some leaders say the plan is too oriented to cyclists and doesn't go …
 
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