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Family, it has been a week or so since we have been on the air.  Unfortunately, the news cycle didn’t stand still so we are back bringing real talk about the issues affecting real people.  Tune in tonight as we talk about…
1.  Another Florida teenager shot
This past Friday, 17 year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed by a 45-year old at a gas station, apparently during an argument over “loud music.”  Another tragic case of a dead youth is already drawing parallels in the press with the murder of Trayvon Martin.  Tune in tonight as we check in on this tragic case of a murdered young boy.
2.  Is the fiscal cliff real?
If you are paying attention to the news, the new battle in Washington is supposedly over a fiscal cliff, an economic catastrophe that is allegedly set to take place on January 1st, if politicians don’t…well who know what the hell they are suppose to do.  Tune in tonight as we check in with Nicole Woo from the Center for Economic and Policy Research who will tell us what the fiscal cliff is really about.

3.  Is there a way forward in Israel/Palestine?

Our show was on break during the height of the conflict last week in Gaza/Israel that left 167 Palestinians from Gaza and 5 Israelis dead with thousands more wounded.  Now there is a ceasefire, but for how long?  Tonight on our show, we want to ask the harder, yet more useful question:  Is there a way forward in Israel/Palestine?  What role can Americans play in paving a way forward?  Tune in as we hear from former President of the American Jewish Congress and Miami Jewish activist Jack Lieberman, FIU Students for Justice in Palestine member Mnar Muhareb, Rabbis for Human Rights founder Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Adam Schwartzbaum (Miami attorney who sits on the board of several Jewish organizations), UC Irvine Professor and author Mark Levine and Gaza-based documentary filmmaker Harry Fear.

BONUS CLIP 1: Mark Levine on what Americans should do to help find a solution in Israel/Palestine

BONUS CLIP 2: Rabbi Arik Ascherman on what Americans should do. “Friends don’t let other friends drive drunk.”

BONUS CLIP 3:Mark Levine’s lack of hope in the present with some eye toward the future.

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Does a man who believes he is the “Prince of GOD,” who should have never been let out of a mental institution in the 70’s after a psychiatrist found him to be “grossly psychotic”, be put to death in Florida after committing a series a heinous murders nearly 30 years ago?

That is exactly what will happen to John Errol Ferguson if the State of Florida gets its way.  Remember, the question isn’t if John Ferguson should be let back onto the streets (so stop watching too much tv).  The question is, what justice, retribution or deterrence will be served by killing him? On our show yesterday, we had an exclusive interview with on of Mr. Ferguson’s attorneys, Ben Lewis.  For more background on the case, you can check out this piece by one of LTAI’s favorite Miami journalists, Tim Elfrink, or an op-ed in the Miami Herald by Fred Grimm.  Check out our interview with Ben Lewis below and tell us what you think.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/10/13/3049006/nothing-good-about-execution-of.html#storylink=misearch#storylink=cpy

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This last November’s election turned State governments on their heads and all hell broke loose.  State after state in the country had the most conservative governments they ever had, and you could tell by the bills they passed.  Florida was no exception.  We’ll talk about what happened in our state capitol and how it is similar and different to rest of the country on the issues that matter most to everybody.  We’ll be joined by Karen Woodall from the Florida Center For Fiscal and Economic Policy and Republican strategist, Jeff Whitson.

But first…

As one of the first shows to start event try to interview EVERY candidate for Miami Dade County’s crowded mayoral race, we conclude our series hearing from candidates Jose “Pepe” Cancio, Gabrielle Redfern and Jeffrey Lambert. Then Alvaro Fernandez, Editor of Progreso Weekly and long-time Miami political observer and commentator will help us break it down. Early voting is happening right now. Are you going to sit at home and complain later, or make a choice and vote now? What is on the line for this historic election and who are the front-runners? Can we be surprised on Election day, Tuesday, May 24? Well…

Let’s Talk About It!

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