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1.  What youth think about more armed “good guys” in their schools.
Both Democratic politicians and NRA policy wonks have proposals to put armed “good guys” in school post-Newtown to stop school shootings.  But what do young people and the organization they work with think?  Did anyone bother to ask them?  Tune in tonight as we ask our friends from Power U in Miami.2.  A Private Prison company wanted to name a college stadium. Students said no.  Students won.

Several weeks ago, we covered the controversy in South Florida when Florida Atlantic University decided to take millions of dollars from Boca Raton-based GEO prison group, a notorious private prison company for naming rights to their sports stadium.  Just this week, we got word that GEO decided to back out of the deal after nationwide protests.  Hear from Arely Baugh (Stop Owlcatraz Coalition) about the students that stood up, said no and won.
3.  The Associated Press drops the I-word (illegal immigrant), people respond.

On Tuesday, the Associated Press (AP) announced that they will no longer recommend journalists use the word “illegal immigrant” in media publicatins.  The announcement was seen as a victory by many.  Tune in tonight as we hear from Rinku Sen (Colorlines Magazine, which launched The Drop the I-Word campaign),  Cris Lagunas (National Immigrant Youth Alliance), Dave Caukett (Floridians for Immigration Enforcement), Julio Calderon (Dream Defenders, Students Working For Equal Rights).  Julio will also tell us about the massive immigration march being held in Miami this weekend.

4.  Does immigration reform have a Gang (of 8) problem?

Just this week, the “Gang of 8” Senators charged with coming up with an immigration “compromise” said they were close to a deal.  One of them, Florida’s own Marco Rubio, disagreed.  The same week, Immigrant Rights activists held a protest in front of the New York offices of another “Gang” leader, New York Senator Chuck Schumer.  Is the fight for a new immigration system running into a “gang” problem?  We’ll find out as we talk to Newsweek/Daily Beast correspondent Michael Tomasky and Families For Freedom organizer Donald Anthonyson.

5.  A Cuban blogger/activist Yoani Sanchez comes to town, Cuban Americans react.

Just about the biggest news in Miami’s Cuban American community this week is that renowned Cuban blogger/activist Yoani Sanchez has come to town to talk freedom, expression and Cuba.  But the Cuban American community she is coming to is different from the Cuban American community of yesteryear.  Tune in as we talk to Cuban American independent researcher and curator, Elizabeth Ceredijo about Miami’s Cuban American reaction to the famed blogger.

Don’t forget Subscribe to our iTunes PODCASTS and never miss our show!BREAKING NEWS:  Florida death row inmate  with documented mental illness, John Ferguson, who believes he is the “Prince of God” is set to be executed tomorrow after his State Supreme Court Appeal was denied.  Tune into the show to check this  emerging story

1.  Should we #changethedebate?

We have sat through three presidential/vice presidential debates at this point and a few students and young people are kinda of pissed that the issues they are feeling on the ground aren’t being heard.  We will find out why they want to #changethedebate when we talk to our friends at Dream Defenders as they take a break from defending dreams and sit down to chop it up with us.
2.  No, there really is voter fraud in Florida, just not the kind you think.
The title sort of says it all.  Award winning Miami New Times journalist, Francisco Alvarado will jump on the air to talk about the fraud that does exist when voters are absent on election day.
3.  Unaffirmative Action in our schools?
A bunch of people have been flipping out about the recent news that the Florida State Board of Ed. will be setting math and reading goals for Florida students based partly on race.  We will check in with Professor Brian Peterson about what this really means and if it really is unaffirmative action for students of color.
 
4.  Ballot Amendments: the real reason to vote?
If you aren’t excited about the candidates,  you should be worried about what ballot initiatives are being put before “the people” on election day.  We will talk a little bit more with Rick Smith of SEIU Florida Public Service Worker’s Union about what to check for at the ballot box on election day.

The recently released movie “Waiting For Superman” brought back the debate on our nation’s education system. On Nov. 2, Florida’s voters will decide whether to keep the class size caps by voting no, or vote yes to remove it from Florida’s constitution.  But why does one of the richest countries in the world still have such a poor education system?  How do we fix it? We’ll hear perspectives from all sides of the issue, and hear directly from those on the frontlines: teachers and students.