Dec 30, 2011 -
This (almost) New Year's Eve show gives a salute to the Philadelphia
Mummers and features special guest, Florida Senator Don Gaetz, Chairman of the Senate
Reapportionment Committee, discussing Florida's redistricting.
Dec 23, 2011 -
Special guest, R. Alexander Acosta, dean of Florida International University
College of Law and former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
discusses public corruption and his prosecutions of several Palm Beach County
Commissioners and the Sheriff of Broward County, term limits, the County Inspector
his work with the Florida Innocence Commission...and much more!
Dec 16, 2011 -
This week's guest is Harold Ostrow, past Chairman of the Voters' Coalition, and
a long time Palm Beach County civic
Dec 02, 2011 -
Special guest, Andre Fladell, the "Prince" of Palm Beach County Politics,
discusses destination casinos, redistricting, the Palm Beach County IG, and his views
on the death penalty and immigration!
Nov 25, 2011 -
Florida lawyer Elizabeth J. Kates discusses women
in the military. Should women be in military combat?
Nov 11, 2011 -
Special Veteran's Day show with guests, Chairman of the Broward County
Republican Executive Committee and immediate-past Chairman of the Florida Real Estate
Commission Richard DeNapoli, Esq., and BREC Treasurer Mark McCarthy.
Nov 04, 2011 -
This week's special guest is Hal Valeche, candidate for Palm Beach County
Commission. His candidate website is at http://www.halvaleche.com
Oct 28, 2011 -
Guest host Chuck Winn discusses the phenomenon of the post-Presidency V
Herman Cain surge with Michael Phillips, and the Stolen Valor Task Force with Captain
Paul Crespo, and Captain Ed Maxwell.
Oct 21, 2011 -
On this show, Lisa's guest, Representative Paige Kreegel, discusses casino gambling,
prison privatization, redistricting, university salaries, and lots more.
Oct 14, 2011 -
Special guest, Del Quentin Wilber, a Washington Post reporter and author of
Rawhide Down, reveals new details on the near assassination of President Ronald
Reagan. Also appearing, Teresa Turim (www.justice4kidsandfamilies.com)
family court injustice involving Judge Dan Wilensky of Clay County, and the judge's
court-appointed "custody evaluator" -- personal friend and failed judicial candidate Steven
Combs, Esq. (who showed up at Teresa's house in Sunrise, Florida for her "evaluation"
with his attorney wife!)
Oct 06, 2011 -
Turning 18: discussion about what you and your kids need to know about the law, with
guest attorney Elizabeth Kates.
Sep 16, 2011 -
Representative Jeff Clemens discusses various issues in Tallahassee including
his proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana,
energy, adoption, real estate foreclosures, and his other career as the lead vocalist
and guitar player in a rock band -- The Datura Street Band.
Special appearance by Montgomery Blair Sibley discussing his new Washington DC based
medical marijuana business and his current lawsuit against President
Obama and AG Eric Holder.
Sep 09, 2011 -
Psychiatrist Joel Klass reveals the top 10 signs
of a bad custody evaluation.
Aug 19, 2011 -
Ervin Gonzalez, superstar civil and business litigator from Coral Gables,
discusses tort reform, Chinese drywall litigation, pending BP litigation,
the inadequacy of laws protecting American citizens from defective products from China
and other foreign countries, medical malpractice, and his
settlement of the Menorah Gardens grave desecration cases.
Aug 12, 2011 -
Jack Furnari, President and CEO of BizPacReview.com discusses immigration, results of Wisconsin's recall election,
Republican Presidential primary, the Palm Beach County Commission, Governor Rick Scott and the recent 4th DCA decision
reversing Carol Lisa Phillips's decision striking down Broward County Term Limits.
Aug 05, 2011 -
Lisa and attorney Elizabeth Kates discuss what to do and what NOT to do when DCF "child abuse investigators" come knocking at your door.
Jul 28, 2011 -
Florida Representative Patrick Rooney, Jr. discusses the State's battle against the
Pill Mills, the "baggy pants" law,
changes at the South Florida Water Managment District, gambling, redistricting, "Caley's law"...
and gives an update on
the Pittsburgh Steelers next season!
Jul 21, 2011 -
Nathan Skop, Esq. guest hosts this week's show with Palm Beach
County Supervisor of Elections, Susan Bucher, discussing redistricting and
early primaries and Former State Senator and Public Service Commissioner,
Nancy Argenziano, discusses her attempts to reform the PSC and to establish a
citizens' lobbying group, and gives her views on the US Senate race in
Florida and on the looming debt crisis.
Jul 14, 2011 -
Lisa's guest is David Lawrence, Jr., retired publisher of the Miami Herald and
leader of The Children's Movement of Florida.
Jul 7, 2011 -
DUI attorney, Gerald Roden, hosts the show with Federal Court
litigator Tom Spencer from Miami discussing the recent decision from the 6th
Circuit Court of Appeals that the Interstate Commerce Clause of the
Constitution allows the government to mandate that every person in the US
purchase health insurance. Tom talks about the history of the Commerce
Clause and the implications of and further impact to American citizens when
the Commerce Clause is interpreted in this manner.
Jun 30, 2011 -
This week's special guest is Florida's former Statewide Prosecutor,
William N. Shepherd. Meet the man who indicted RPOF Chairman, Jim Greer, and
did the Statewide Grand Jury on Public Corruption calling for sweeping
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Jun 23, 2011 -
Nathan Skop, former PSC Commissioner, guest hosts this week's show
featuring Florida Senator Alan Hays, discussing
Citizen's Property Insurance and Craig Miller, former CEO of Ruth's Cris
Steakhouse, discussing his possible run for U.S. Senate
Jun 16, 2011 -
Special guest Stanley Tate talks about his tenure as Chief
Executive Officer of the Resolution Trust Corporation,
his work as a bankruptcy trustee, his 18 years serving on the Florida
Judicial Qualifications Commission, and as the Founder
and Chairman of the Florida Prepaid College Program ...as well as the
skyrocketing cost of a college education.
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Jun 09, 2011 -
Former PSC Commissioner Nathan Skop guest hosts tonight's show
featuring Representative William Snyder discussing recent legislative
attempts at reorganizing the Courts, his Immigration bill,
and his filing to become the next Sheriff of Martin County, and Radio Host,
Ray Junior discussing the Florida Senate race.
Jun 04, 2011 -
Lisa dancing in a flash mob on Las Olas. Click on the picture at the right to see the youtube video.
More pics may be available later in the photo galleries.
Jun 02, 2011 -
This evening's guest is Clark Neily, senior attorney with the
Institute for Justice, discussing the 2nd Amendment and his role as
co-counsel for the plaintiffs in District of Columbia v. Heller, the historic
case in which the United States Supreme Court announced for the first time
that the Second Amendment protects an individual's right to
keep guns at home
May 26, 2011 -
Former United States Senator from Florida and current Senate Candidate George
LeMieux is this week's special guest. Hear his take on the issues of the day.
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May 19, 2011 -
This week's special guest is Miami Dade County Republican Party
Chair, Representative Erik Fresen
discusses the Miami mayoral and commission races, upcoming Presidency V, the
Jacksonville mayoral race,
and the Teacher Merit Pay bill.
May 12, 2011 -
This week, Florida Rep. Lori Berman, gives a wrap up of the 2011
and Dave Crystal talks about his race to become the next Mayor of Miami
May 05, 2011 -
Norman Braman, the CEO of Braman Enterprises, discusses his recent
overwhelming success in spearheading the recall of Miami-Dade County Mayor
Alvarez and one commissioner with an astounding 88% vote. Find out how it
took a guy from Philly to begin to clean up the cesspool of Miami-Dade
Apr 28, 2011 -
This week, Lisa talks briefly about the latest scam used by the
Florida Courts (St. Lucie County, in particular) called "CourtCall" -- a
private company out of Los Angeles, California -- in which parties and
attorneys are charged a fee of $50 to use their own telephone to call in
to the court for a 5 minute court appearance. CourtCall is used as a revenue
generator for the courts, a profit business for a private company out of
California, and serves to increase the cost of justice in the Florida Courts
and burdens the citizens of Florida with additional fees.
Clark Neily, Esq. also speaks briefly on HB 5005 and the legislature's
attempts to deregulate the interior design businesses in Florida. This
week's special guest is Dr. Paula J. Caplan, a clinical and research
psychologist, affiliate with Harvard University's Dubois Institute and a
Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of
Government, who returns to discuss her new book: When Johnny and Jane Come
Marching Home: How All of Us Can Help Veterans.
Apr 21, 2011 -
Florida Senator Paula Dockery discusses recent and pending legislation from
the Florida Senate and issues in the State of Floridaincluding prison reform and
privatization, the budget, teacher merit pay and much more!
Apr 14, 2011 -
Miami Dade County Judge Ana Maria Pando returns to discuss
Domestic Violence and the anticipated effects of the legislative budget
cuts to the courts.
Apr 07, 2011 -
This week's special guest is Wansley Walters, newly appointed
Secretary of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice.
Mar 31, 2011 -
Rep. Bill Hager discusses what is happening in the Florida
legislature: the Pill Mill war,
Red Light Cameras, SCoFla, JNC, the Florida Bar, Dolphin Stadium...and much
This show also featured the latest parking scam being employed by
the City of Fort Lauderdale.
No due process, no ticket, and ticketing on a legal holiday recognized by
the federal government
and Broward County, but not the City of Fort Lauderdale. Parking meters
display that no money is due on
a "legal holiday" -- funding the municipal budgets at the expense of law
Contact Mayor Jack Seiler, Esq. after you've heard the story! (954) 828-5003.
Mar 24, 2011 -
Palm Beach County Resident, Michael Manley, Republican Candidate
for United States President, Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom
Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal Recipient, Veteran, Author and
Entrepreneur is this evening's guest.
Mar 03, 2011 -
Judge Ana Maria Pando from Miami Dade County Court discusses Small
Claims Court and Domestic Violence.
Feb 24, 2011 -
Joe Kaufman, Chairman of Americans Against Hate, and Raul Pupo,
author of America's Service Meltdown: Restoring Service Excellence in the
Age of the Customer.
Feb 17, 2011 -
Drs. Josephine Beoku-Betts and Jane Caputi from the FAU Center for
Women's Studies discuss current issues facing women in politics and in
Feb 10, 2011 -
Former Florida Senator Walter "Skip" Campbell discusses his candidacy
for President of The Florida Bar -- the first contested race for
President-Elect in 10 years. Daniel Ricker, Publisher of the Watchdog
Report, provides an update on Miami-Dade and South Florida politics and
Feb 03, 2011 -
Lucy Morgan, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the St.
Petersburg Times discusses the research for her groundbreaking story behind
"The Taj Mahal" courthouse.
Jan 27, 2011 -
Lisa's guest is Florida Senator Mike Fasano talking about his
attempts to reform the Public Service Commission, reform the legislative
ethics, keep the judiciary honest through his inv-estigation into the 1st
DCA courthouse - better known as "The Taj Majal" - and reduce government
pensions. Forget about "Let's Get to Work" -- this guy got to work a long
Jan 18, 2011 -
Nathan Skop, former Public Service Commissioner,
discusses his experience on the Florida PSC and its recent decision on
customer refunds. Issues:
Do you care about how much you pay for your electric bill or how much
profit a utility monopoly is entitled to make off your household? Do you
care if the members of the Public Service Commission are protecting the
rights of the rate paying consumers? If so, listen and learn.
Jan 11, 2011 -
First guest is Frank Loconto host of the popular South Florida/Gold Coast cable television show, CountyLine,
and lead singer of the Lane Brothers, who recorded on the RCA label and appeared on American
Bandstand, the Jackie Gleason Show and many others. Then DUI attorney Gerald
Roden discusses driving under the influence and the law. Fact: a DUI conviction
remains on your record for 75 years in Florida and cannot be sealed or
expunged if you plea to it. Roden discusses whether you can be forced
to take field sobriety tests, whether you can be forced to give blood, and
whether you should you blow or not. Know your rights and defenses in a DUI
arrest. His website is: http://www.DuiGuy.info
Jan 04, 2011 -
Miami-Dade County Tom Whatley guest hosts with Palm Beach
County's newest school board member, Marcia Andrews.
Dec 28, 2010 -
Miami-Dade County Judge Steven Leifman talks about the
criminalization of the mentally ill.
Dec 21, 2010 -
This evening Special guest and international counter-terrorism expert, Walid
his new book, The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle
East, and other issues..
Dec 14, 2010 -
This evening Jefferson Knight, Esq. discusses the risks of
ignoring a Summons, and Andrew Carrabis, J.D. talks about
Dec 07, 2010 -
Chairman of the Sarasota County Republican Executive Committee Joe Gruters
discusses his candidacy for Chairman of the Republican Party of
Nov 30, 2010 -
Former United States Senator Bob Smith discusses his involvement
with AIM, a citizens' media watchdog group whose mission is
to promote accuracy, fairness and balance in news reporting. AIM, Accuracy in Media, exposes
politically motivated media bias, teaches consumers to think critically
about their news sources, and holds the mainstream press accountable for
its misreporting. Their website is: http://www.aim.org/
Nov 23, 2010 -
Florida Representatives Paige Kreegel and Joe Abruzzo talk about
last week's Special Session and upcoming issues for the Florida
Nov 16, 2010 -
Florida State Senator and Former Chair of the Florida Public
Service Commission, Nancy Argenziano, provides her insider's view of
corruption within this commission which regulates crucial utility services
to the people of Florida.
Nov 09, 2010 -
James Cox of the Florida Fully Informed Jury Association (http://florida.fija.org/), and Pete
Eyre and Adam Mueller of Liberty on Tour (http://www.libertyontour.com/) talk about the power of the jury
and protecting and enforcing individual liberties to maintain our freedoms
in the US and to protect us from the tryranny of the government and
ridiculous and unfair laws.
Nov 02, 2010 -
Florida State Representative Paige Kreegel (Dist. 72) from Punta
Gorda joins Lisa on Midterm Election night to discuss the various campaigns and races in the
state and his prognostications on the results as well as current issues facing the
citizens of Florida.
Oct 26, 2010 -
Former State Representative Gus Barreiro discusses his involvement
with the survivors of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys in Marianna,
Florida, also known as "The White House Boys." The Boys of the Dark,
written by Robin Gaby Fisher, also appearing on the show, is a true account
of those crimes which are so unspeakable that their effects linger for a
lifetime. Such was the case with the horrific beatings endured by the
youngsters, some only 8 years old, who passed through the Florida School
for Boys in Marianna -- a small town in Florida's Panhandle - for much of
the last century. Survivors, Dick Colon and Robert W. Straley, recall the
sadistic abuse of their childhood spent at the AG Dozier School. More than
500 young boys were victimized at the institution in a rural town where
most kept the horrors behind the beautiful facility a secret while others
in the town participated with the school officials and employees in murder,
sexual and physical abuse, and forced labor of the young boys imprisoned
there -- many simply for the crime of not having parents. http://www.whitehouseboys.com/
Book at http://www.amazon.ca/Boys-Dark-Story-Betrayal-Redemption/dp/0312595395
Oct 19, 2010 -
AJ Janusz bravely tells her true story of horror, injustice, and
courage after being drugged with GHB, raped and almost killed by two men at
Club Boca. In her newly released book, Through My Eyes... The Past Comes
Calling, she gives a blow-by-blow account of the events that occurred
during her long battle for justice in the Florida courts.
Oct 12, 2010 -
Tonight's show features United States Congressman Tom Rooney,
Martin County Commissioner Sarah Heard, and Vernai Dantzler-Smith, attorney and author of Sitting Duck
or Sitting Pretty - Financial
Self-Defense for Women.
Oct 05, 2010 -
Attorneys Tim Morell of West Palm Beach, FL and Jacquelyn Mack of Englewood, Florida from "Florida Attorneys Saving Homes" discuss the foreclosure crisis in the Florida Courts
including the due process violations resulting from the foreclosure "rocket docket", forgeries and widespread misuse of affidavits,
the use of retired judges to dump these cases on with very limited accountability, the sham of mediation, and the loan
Sep 28, 2010 -
This week's show features Jan Bergemann of Citizens for Cyber
Justice, Inc. discussing rights
of homeowners in Florida and the terrible protections afforded against
their HOAs, Condo Boards and
Property Management Companies; Lt Col Tim Kirk, US Air Force, calls in from
Kabul, Afghanistan to detail
what our troops are doing in Operation "Afghan Hands"; and Joe Budd,
discusses his Candidacy for
the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida District 19. His website is at
Sep 21, 2010 -
This week's special guests: Congressman Adam Putnam, Candidate for
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, and Sherry Lee, Candidate for Palm
Beach County Commissioner.
Sherry Lee discusses
the subject of corruption of our political officials and attributes it to the fact that one quarter of our
nation's wealth travels through Palm Beach County, power of elected officials that was amassed without the imposition
of term limits, along with the corrupting force of developers (who have all escaped prosecution
themselves). Sherry's ideas on corruption in Palm Beach County include an expansion of the new ethics rules to
include campaign finance so that contributions would be prohibited for candidates from vendors doing
business with the County.
Sep 14, 2010 -
Dominic Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch is this
week's guest. TaxWatch consists of business, civic and community leaders
in the State of Florida. The objectives of TaxWatch are to improve
government through wiser spending for more taxpayer value, to improve
government accountability through citizen participation, and to encourage a
healthy and diversified economic growth. Dominic discussed TaxWatch's effort in the areas of education,
transportation, and to promote tax cuts which encourage economic business
growth, as well as TaxWatch's report on the future of solar energy in
Florida, FPL, and the current battle between FPL and the PSC, and
TaxWatch's Turkey Report which uncovered Ray Samson's 6 Million Dollar
hangar at the University of West Florida.
Dominic spoke at length about the "Milk Party," a recent movement in
Florida to focus our State on improving the quality of life for children
and intended to pressure lawmakers to reverse the State's dismal record on
funding for child-welfare and education programs. The Milk Party's goal is
to make proper investments for children, e.g., prenatal care, early
childhood development, infant care, universal pre-K, education, and to make
sure the State actually delivers on those investments. TaxWatch believes
that children's health and well being are simply can be ignored. The Milk
Party seeks demonstrable and specific results in the area of children's
issues taking it beyond the well intentioned to those that are well
Dominic also spoke at length about TaxWatch's efforts at Criminal Justice
Reform which has been lead by former Judge and Sheriff, Allison DeFoor.
TaxWatch looks at criminal justice reform in terms of cost savings.
Dominic says new prisons cost One Hundred Million Dollars to build and
Forty Million Dollars per year to operate. The Prison Correctional
Industrial Complex has gotten out of control when the number of prisoners
have increased dramatically over the last 5-10 years, while the population
of the State has declined. Dominic says the insane proposal of "lock 'em
up and throw away the key" simply does not work. The prisons have become a
school for hard core criminal activity. It costs $70,000 for the first
year and $16,000 each additional year to house a prisoner. TaxWatch has
found that over 50% of prisoners are there for non-violent and non-sexual
related crimes. We've seen too much social control through incarceration
where other alternative exist which would be more effective and less
draining on the State budget. The monies used toward building and
operating prisons and housing these prisoners would be better directed
toward education, early childhood development and helping our seniors.
Sep 07, 2010 -
Guest host, Chuck Winn, discusses conservation and development
issues and Martin County politics with Ed Fielding, Martin County
businessman, conservationist, and Republican candidate for Martin County
Commissioner, District 2. Ed discusses his upset Primary victory of two term incumbent for
the County Commission seat. He also talks about several areas of
conservation including the Florida Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, waterflow,
pollutants, the St. Lucie Estuary, U.S. Sugar/Everglades deal and the
potential for causing tremendous damage to our ecosystem unless our water
issues are addressed properly.
Ed also talks about various issues of development and the real estate market
in Martin County including comprehensive plans and their relation to
conservation, breaking the urban services boundary, his position on Florida
Ballot Amendment 4, and the effects of the Martin County 2008 economic
stimulus plan which waived impact fees and its effect on the taxpayers.
Ed emphasized economic development and the important issue of attracting
more jobs in the County through good infrastucture, a low tax rate, and
stability. Ed discusses the ineffectiveness of the stimulus money in
creating jobs, and is critical of the county's business development program
to attract businesses. Although Ed is concerned about unemployment, he
does not believe in giving taxpayer money away to businesses without a
legitimate analysis and concern for the effectiveness of these programs.
Ed wants to focus on helping existing local businesses to prosper. http://www.edfielding.com
Aug 31, 2010 -
Lisa's first guest is Yvonne Brown, President and General Counsel
of LowerFloridaTaxes.com whose goal is to achieve equality and parity in
the property tax system in the State of Florida. Yvonne talks about the
property tax system in Florida, the impact and effect of the TRIM notice
received in August, the effect of property valuation and millage rates on
taxes, the Save Our Homes cap from the Florida Constitution, and taxes on
homes damaged by hurricane. Yvonne's company works to get property taxes lowered when property is
over-assessed and when exemptions and designations are denied. Some
examples are agricultural designation, homestead, senior, widow, veteran
and disabled. Yvonne stresses the deadlines for fiing an appeal of your property taxes
which are: 9/16 in Palm Beach County and 9/20 in Broward and Miami-Dade
Lisa's second guest is Peter Lebowitz, the Executive Director of Citizens
National Security. Peter is a patriot who loves the United States which is
why he became involved with CFNS whose goal is to educated the public about
the threat of Radical Islam. CFNS has speakers available to speak to groups
and organizations about the Islamic threat and their concern for the
security of the US and its citizens. Peter discussed the immigration
problem and the lack of assimilation by the Islamic immigrants. Peter says
the enemy knows how to use our strengths to try to destroy us, e.g., 1st
Am, tolerance, and diversity. CFNS recently conducted a study of Florida
school children textbooks and the infiltration of Islam, calling it part of
a "stealth jihad" in our schools. CFNS recently conducted a seminar on
protecting yourself and your family at the airport and on the airplane, and
Peter shares some tips. CFNS website is at http://www.cfns.us
Aug 24, 2010 -
This week's special Primary Election Show features special guests:
Tom Slade, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida and Senator Paula Dockery
discussing Florida's political climate, the Primary Election
and previews of November's election.
Tom Slade discusses his time as Chairman of the RPOF, the recent criminal
charges and arrest of former RPOF Chair, Jim Greer, and political
corruption in Florida, and their possible effects upon Florida's Primary
and General Election. Tom also talks about how the political parties
traditionally stayed out of primaries and questions the wisdom of
substantial party expenditures in the primary election, the impact of the
Tea Party groups, the Florida Senate race, and Gov. Crist's switch to
Independent. Tom give his analysis of the Scott/McCollum race, the
Greene/Meek race, the Attorney General race, and mentions his favorite
Mayor -- Susan Whelchel from Boca Raton!
Senator Paula Dockery discusses her Primary endorsements and her
disappointment in the Republican Party of Florida's attempts to clear the
field in the Primary for its "chosen candidates" and overall interference
in the Primary Election, her attempt at the Governor's race, the
possibility of being named as Lt. Governor, and the Tea Party impact.
Aug 17, 2010 -
Special guest, Sean D. Foreman, Ph.D, Barry University Professor
of Political Science discusses the unprecedented year of Florida politics
and the upcoming Primary Election. Dr. Foreman discusses the resignation
of Sen. Mel Martinez, the appointment of Sen. LeMieux, Gov. Crist decisions
to run for US Senate and to become an Independent, the Scott/McCollum race,
the Sink/Chiles race, the Meek/Greene race, the RPOF and Jim Greer, CD 21
race for Lincoln Diaz-Balart seat, the CD 25 race for the Mario Diaz-Balart
seat, the CD 17 race for Kendrick Meek's seat, the effect of GOP support of
the AZ immigration law on hispanic voters, the proposed repeal of the 14th
Am. "anchor babies" provision, the races for the seats held by
Wasserman-Schultz, Klein, Grayson, and Kosmas, the Florida Attorney General
race, and voter turnout for this primary election.
Aug 10, 2010 -
This week's first guest is Francisco Rodriguez, Candidate for
Florida House District 83. Francisco was inspired to run for office after
seeing the government take away liberties by violating the Constitution.
He talks about his position on individual rights and liberties, abortion,
and the BP Oil Disaster. Francisco is very involved in the 10th Amendment
movement which he describes as the nullification by states of federal
mandates which exceed the legal reach of the federal government. He also
talked about the history of the 10th Am. Francisco wants to give more
power to local governments over local issues and less to Tallahassee.
Francisco believes that the most important issue for District 83 is to
generate more jobs.
Lisa's second guest is John McGovern, Candidate for Palm Beach County
School Board. John spoke briefly about his work with abused and neglected
children as a Guardian ad Litem in juvenile dependency cases and opposes
the school pushing psychotropic drugs upon children, and his work as the
District Ombudsman Manager for Florida Department of Elder Affairs
advocating for senior citizens in nursing home and adult care facilities
who are victims or abuse, neglect and exploitation. They talked about the
new Children's Movement of Florida, known as the "Milk Party." With regard to the schools, John has many years of experience in education
and served as Principal and Superintendent of the District in New York and
John is opposed to the FCAT and talks about how New York's equivalent
of the FCAT was a dismal failure. John says the FCAT is based upon a
system of failure in which 60% of students are expected to get higher order
thinking questions wrong. John made a public records request for an FCAT
item analysis for Palm Beach County students and was told that no such
report was available. He believes we need course curriculum reconstruction
that includes higher order thinking skills. John believes in testing to
monitor individual student achievement, but opposes aggregation of scores
to produce false data. John says that the school district and DOE are
manipulating data which is truly misleading the public. He says schools
are getting "A" grades while not meeting federal Annual Yearly Progress.
He says 10 Boynton schools all failed AYP this year and almost all are
rated as "A" schools. He says "A" grades are artificially calculated and
the grading system is "tweaked" every year with "weighted" averages. In
terms of the graduation rates, John says that 9th graders in Palm Beach
County are dropping out at the rate of 31%. John reports that there is an
11% discrepancy between that graduation rates being reported for Florida by
the Gates Foundation at 59% and Florida reporting at 70%. He says the
newer graduation statistics from Florida are being reported in 60th
Aug 03, 2010 -
Laurie Cohen, Candidate for County Court Judge in Palm Beach
County was Lisa's first featured guest. Laurie discussed her work in the
Lake County Procecutor's Office, Public Corruption, her service as
Wellington Councilwoman, and the need for improved technology and improved
case management in the Palm Beach County Courts. http://www.lauriecohen.com
Lori Berman, Candidate for Florida House District 86, was also Lisa's
featured guest. Lori is an estate planning attorney and formerly served as
legislative aide to Congressman Robert Wexler. Lori discussed the recent
special session and the BP oil catastrophe. Lori would like to put the
issue of near shore drilling to a public vote in the State of Florida.
Lori also discussed the need for energy self-sufficiency, Lake Okeechobee
issues, Arizona SB 1070, the Public Service Commission, Insurance, Property
Taxes and Medicaid. Lori's priority if elected would be to improve
employment/jobs and the economy in the State. http://www.loriberman.com
Jul 27, 2010 -
On this week's Justice Hour, Senator Jeff Atwater, candidate for
Florida's Chief Financial Officer, joined the show to discuss
medicaid fraud and the fraud enforcement and financial oversight activities
required of the CFO. Next, we heard from Eduardo Godoy, CEO of Hola!
Television Network, a Spanish language television station which is new to
the area, and he invited political candidates on Hola's morning show to
speak to the Hispanic community.
Carole Kaye, Immigration attorney and
Candidate for Florida State House District 86, was the featured guest.
Carole talked about the Arizona law and ACLU lawsuit and the potential for
the same or similar law in Florida. She also discussed her vision of
comprehensive immigration reform which is needed. Carole says that from a
fiscal perspective, there are 12 million illegal immigrants in the US (the
population of the State of PA). The cost of merely holding the immigrants
in a detention facility for a 15 days period (without other expenses) at
$105. per day, amounts to a cost of $189 Billion Dollars; however, if the
immigrants were granted a path to legalization and charged $5,000 each,
that would generate revenues of $60 Billion for the US.
Carole is very concerned about recent events in South Florida which Carole
terms as unconstitutional abuses by Customs and Border Patrol. In October
of 2009, CBP "locked down" a Tri-Rail train in order to "check papers" of
each of the passengers without probable cause or reasonable suspicion of
criminal activity in violation of the US Constitution and CBP internal
regulations. She also says that Mayan Guatemalans have also been unfairly
targeted by ICE and CBP in Palm Beach County.
Jul 20, 2010 -
Rep. Joseph Abruzzo appears on this week's show to discuss
Florida's Special Legislative Session on oil drilling which lasted less
than one hour. Abruzzo tells us that there were a number of protesters
removed from the House gallery during that brief session and discusses his
attempts to close the loopholes on his recently passed "Pill-Mill Bill."
Pill Mills have been a large problem in South Florida and Abruzzo tells us
there are more Pain Clinics in Broward County than McDonalds. He also
discusses his attempts to pass a "Sexting Bill" which will prevent
teenagers from becoming listed on the Sex Predator Registry upon a first
offense for sending sexual photos to each other -- which is how the law
Also: Jenny Prior Brown, Palm Beach County School Board Candidate and former
Dept. of Justice 9/11 Prosecutor discusses her past employment as the DOJ
Prosecutor assigned to the 9/11 investigation of Flight 93 which crashed in
Shanksville, PA and her work with the US Attorney's Office in the Public
Integrity and National Security Division. Brown is against new taxes,
wants to eliminate waste in spending for the Palm Beach County School
Board. Brown emphasizes that a robust curriculum is needed in the public
schools centered around making our children and high school graduates
college-ready and work-ready upon graduation rather than a curriculum set
up to appease the bureaucracy.
Jul 13, 2010 -
This week's show features Lowell Levine, a Palm Beach resident,
real estate broker and candidate for Palm Beach County School Board,
discussing the extraordinary wasteful spending in the School District
Budget. He says he will be working hard to getting more money for the
teachers. Levine is against the FCAT and "teaching to a test" and wants to
work against the sadly high percentage of high school dropouts in Palm
Beach County. Yomin Postelnik, Candidate for Florida House of
Representatives District 91, is a 32 year old native Canadian living in
Broward County. Postelnik discusses the oil gusher in the Gulf, oil
drilling off the coast of Florida, and the state budget.
Jul 06, 2010 -
The Justice Hour's first exciting show on WBZT features
guest George Moraitis, Esq., Candidate for Florida House District 91,
with an appearance by Republican Florida Attorney General Candidate,
Pam Bondi discussing the recent murder of two Tampa police officers and
the apprehension of the suspect, and her endorsement from Associated
Industries of Florida (AIF).
Jun 28, 2010 -
Anne Kanjian, Candidate for Palm Beach County School Board, Seat 4, is Lisa's special guest
discussing what her idea is of a "great education." Anne also talks about the importance of a school board seat, not only to parents of school-aged
children, but to real estate owners, local businesses and to municipal and county government. Anne emphasizes the need for improved communications
between parents, teachers, the school board and the superintendent in order to avoid the massive upheaval of this past year.
Note: This was the last show for The Justice Hour at WPBR after its
management announced it was moving the Justice Hour to an hour later to make room for white supremacists Don
Black's show in our 9 a.m. time slot, notwithstanding
numerous letters of protest from our listeners.
Refusing to follow such offensive material on air, we
relocated to Tuesdays 7 to 8 p.m. on Clear Channel's
WBZT 1230 AM, a more family friendly station.
Thank you all for your continuing support!
Jun 21, 2010 -
Ken Lemoine, Palm Beach County Circuit Court judicial candidate
discusses Liz's article "A Child-centered Divorce" with Lisa along
with "best interests of the child," his experience as a police officer in
West Palm Beach, his experience as a school expulsion hearing officer,
along with his thoughts on judicial integrity and cronyism in the courts.
Jun 14, 2010 -
Jaimie Goodman, Candidate for Palm Beach County Circuit Court
Judge, discusses Labor and Employment Law. Goodman talks about how
employment laws came about in the US and in Florida, choosing between a
federal versus state court forum for litigation, employment discrimination
cases, whistleblower rights, and the benefits and deteriments of
arbitration. Jaimie's campaign for Judge is unusual in that he is not
accepting any campaign contributions in order to preserve the integrity and
impartiality required of the bench. He believes in judicial sensitivities
to such things as attorney pregnancies and family emergencies, which
often-times are ignored for statistical purposes of expediting the docket.
Goodman believes that continuances should be granted based upon the
equities at hand, not based on personal relationships with the attorneys or
parties. Once elected as Judge, Goodman does not intend to accept the
judicial "freebies" doled out by the local bar association for such things
as: dinners, luncheons, "Happy Hour" Events, and Black Tie Affairs at the
Jun 07, 2010 -
Today's guest is David Maymon, Candidate for Florida House District
91. David discusses medicaid/medicare fraud and abuse, the gulf oil spill,
the U.S. Sugar plan, the economy, corruption in Florida politics, gambling,
the Seminole compact, and the Arizona Immigration Law, as well as his
positions on oil drilling in the state, transportation, government
regulation, taxes, and balancing the state budget. http://www.davidmaymon.com
May 31, 2010 -
Dr. Douglas Barlow, a Boca Raton pediatrician, talks about his work
with the Dorsainvil Foundation, dedicated to providing healthcare to the
people of Haiti. Dr. Barlow also discusses the anticipated medical school
at Florida Atlantic University, the AMA as unrepresentative of physicians
(18% of doctors are members), the FDA, HIPAA and the unconstitutionality of
electronic medical records requirements. http://www.dorsainvilfoundation.org/
May 24, 2010 -
Lloyd Comiter, Candidate for Palm Beach County Court Judge, talks
about landlord/tenant law and the judicial race. His website is at http://comiterforcountycourt.com/
May 17, 2010 -
Pat Rooney, Jr., President of the
Palm Beach Kennel Club, Rooney's
Public House and Rooney's All In Sports Bar, attorney, and Candidate for
Florida House District 83, is this week's special guest. Pat is the oldest
of seven Rooney children with two political younger brothers, Congressman
Tom Rooney and Brian Rooney, running for US Congress in Michigan. Pat is
running for Florida House District 83 and talks about the acreage cancer
cluster (in his district), public corruption and the Palm Beach County
Ethics Commission, offshore drilling, tourism, agriculture, natural
resources and the environment, illegal aliens and the Arizona law, US Sugar
Land Purchase and the Seminole Gaming Compact.
May 10, 2010 -
Vicki Lopez Lukis, former Lee County Commissioner who served time in federal prison for honest services fraud,
discusses her "insider's" view of the fastest growing industry in America and the impact of incarceration.
Hear about her tireless efforts on behalf of women in prison and girls in detention. Show also includes a
discussion of the future childless female
justices in the USSC if Elena Kagan is confirmed; how Florida is looked
upon on the national scene as an outpost of uncontrolled corruption, the
ethics commissions and Inspector General; the new IG appointed in Palm
Beach County; USSC court review of the honest services statute and its
constitutionality; inadequacy or absence of proper healthcare in prison
resulting in death or more serious injury and the increased need for
healthcare for women in prison; how most women are serving time in prison
relating to activites/conspiracy charges connected with their spouse or
another significant male in their lives; reentry into society and the
underestimation of the post-traumatic stress, the problem of reconnecting
with your own children following incarceration and the devastation to
children when their mother is imprisoned.
May 03, 2010 -
Attorney, author, and political blogger, Steve Kurlander,
discusses his new book, The Dog Days of September, and current issues
including the oil spill, the new Arizona immigration law, and Governor
Crist's new political status as an "Independent"... as well as Steve's own
"New York state of mind."
Apr 26, 2010 -
Jaime Estremera-Fitzgerald, CEO and Mary Jones, from the Area Agency on Aging,
"Your Aging Resource" discuss the changing of our country
as our population ages. Calling seniors "the second largest economic
engine in the State of Florida", the Area Agency on Aging provides Disaster
Preparation services, Senior Advocacy on all issues relating to seniors,
refers those seniors seeking community involvement to volunteer programs,
and serves as the gateway to services for senior who choose to remain in
their home. The Elder Helpline for answers to all questions relating to
seniors and their caregivers is: 866-684-5885. The Hotline to report
suspected Elder Absue is 800-962-2873. (Lightning strike occurs in studio
during this show.)
Apr 19, 2010 -
Today's special guest, Miami attorney Denis Kleinfeld discusses
the potential for collapse of the U.S. dollar as people lose faith in the
government; the Obama admnistration's effects on the economy; speculation
of how long the economic downturn will last and what it will take to turn
it around; The Euro and the European economic client; immigration and the
effects on our economy as open borders lead to our economic demise; the
problem of some attorneys representing themselves as competent in asset
protection when, in fact, they are not;lLying with statistics and the
economic realities -- pervasive in tax analysis and international economic
analysis; offshore trusts and the Grupo Mexicana case. Special appearance
by Merry Morris to discuss her civil contempt incarceration in Palm Beach
County relating to her Cook Islands trust.
Apr 12, 2010 -
Pam Bondi, career prosecutor and Republican candidate for Florida
Attorney General discusses the Florida
healthcare lawsuit and the
importance of defending 10th Amendment Rights. She also talks about her
passion to combat domestic violence, her insights into the criminal mind,
prosecuting a death penalty case, crimes against children, ponzi schemers,
public corruption, and mortgage fraud.
Apr 05, 2010 -
Guest host Tom Whatley discusses the grassroots movement of
parents, teachers, and concerned members of the community in Palm Beach
County known as "Testing is not Teaching! PBC Citizens United to Make a
Difference" which has been remarkable in its efforts and gains to make the
school district accountable to the parents and teachers for their
decisions. Susan Petosa and Debbie Block, both attorney moms, talk about
their efforts in starting this Facebook group which, to date, has
accumulated over 10,000 followers and was in the forefront of getting the
chief academic officer to resign. Robert Dow, President of the Classroom
Teacher's Association (CTA) also joins the discussion. Dow, Petosa, and
Block reflect on the deficiencies of SB-6 in removing tenure and pay
enhancements for teacher education (later vetoed by Governor Crist). They
also discuss upcoming elections, term limits, and School Board
Superintendent Art Johnson.
Mar 22, 2010 -
Harvard Psychologist and Researcher, Paula J. Caplan, discusses her experiences with psychology through various committee assignments to the revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the "DSM," also known as the "therapists bible." Dr. Caplan candidly discusses that psychiatrists are not being taught in medical school the ability to perform good research or properly evaluate the research that has been done. Training is basically to go along with the "establishment views." Her website is http://psychdiagnosis.net
Proposed DSM-V: Dr. Caplan discusses the proposed DSM-V scheduled to be released in 2013. Dr. Caplan has formed the opinion that the DSM is essentially unscientific, worthless and a farce due to the lack of science or objectivity. Several of the proposed diagnoses in the DSM-V threaten frightening repercussions for the justice system including: PAS, Temper Disorder, and Paraphilliac Rapism. Dr. Caplan emphasizes that any label from the DSM can have devastating effects upon an individual's life including losing custody of a child or children, losing the right to make important decisions in one's life, and the ability to obtain employment. The DSM diagnoses are frequently normal reactions to life experiences such as death, divorce, trauma, violence, oppression and war. Unfortunately, the victim is the one diagnosed with the mental disorder. The only advantage to getting a diagnosis from the DSM is that insurance coverage will likely cover the payments for therapy; however, being given a diagnosis has no effect whatsoever on treatment or outcome. Dr. Caplan encourages everyone to provide their comments and feedback against the proposed revisions to the DSM at http://www.dsmv.org.
FAMILY LAW: Dr. Caplan did an assessment in Canada of the custody reports/assessments performed in the family courts and was shocked by the results which revealed sloppy work, skipped steps in the analysis and the psychologists claiming to know things they did not know. She said that judges and lawyers assume that psychologists and psychiatrists are performing objective science in custody cases which is absolutely false. Family court judges need to be quite critical of the assessments performed and, by all means, should not be abdicating their decision making in very difficult custody cases to a so-called psychological expert. This work is generally biased and unscientific. Dr. Caplan also expressed her dismay at the lack of follow-up on placements done based upon court decisions and custody assessments.
PAS: In the area of family law, the concept of Parental Alienation Syndrome has been misused against mothers by abusive fathers. The use of "PAS" has been banned in many courtrooms due to the lack of any science behind it. Despite years of lobbying by Richard Gardner, the creator of PAS, it has been kept out of the DSM, but somehow, the lobbying has continued and PAS is proposed to be included in the next revision.
VETERANS: Dr. Caplan is writing a book about the the injustice of diagnosing veterans with PTSD. What used to be called battle fatigue or shell shock, has now been labeled Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Paula stresses that war has very real and traumatic effects that any normal person would experience, but society wishes to ignore these effects, instead labeling our combat veterans with a mental disorder. Sending veterans to therapy for this so-called disorder masks the problems of war and isolates our veterans. It is sending a message of "get over it," instead we should be saying, "If I had been in your shoes, I would feel the same way." We need to listen to our Veterans and not judge them. The most useful "therapy" for veterans would be to have them share their experiences with other Americans. Dr. Caplan encourages parents to become educated on military service so that they may properly advise their teenage and young adult children regarding this life course.
Mar 15, 2010 -
Former State Representative, Gus Barreiro, talks about his personal observations at the Dozier School for Boys in Marianna, Florida. Rep. Barreiro was one of the first people to uncover the graveyard at the Dozier facility and investigate what went on with individuals now labeled as The White House Boys. He talked to the boys there, the community members and believes the stories of horrific abuse which occurred at the remote rural youth correctional facility in the Florida Panhandle of boys being brutally raped, beaten and killed. He disagrees with the outcome of the recent FDLE investigation which determined that there was no abuse at the facility. Gus Barreiro wants this place SHUT DOWN! He also discusses the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, the criminalization of adolescents, Florida
youth correctional facilities in which 68% of the kids are on psychotropic drugs, and the 12 million dollar pharmaceutical contract the DOJJ has with outside vendors. Sounds more like a system of Juvenile Injustice. Gus Barreiro seeks to win back his seat in District 107 after being term limited out to try to fix the broken Florida Juvenile Justice System. Link: http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/marianna-26744-abuse-reform.html
Mar 08, 2010 -
Today's show features: Nancy Hogan, Candidate for Ocean Ridge Town Commission, and Wismick St. Jean, Candidate for Wellington Village Council. Wismick St. Jean was born in Haiti, he moved to the U.S. as a young boy and worked hard to graduate college in 3 years while working full time and is now the CEO of the three real estate related corporations. Wismick has a heart for people and he is willing to work hard and help the people and will not tolerate injustice. Wellington is an equestrian community just West of West Palm Beach Florida. Wismick discusses the importance of paying attention to how the government is spending your money as well as the
importance of holding elected officials accountable for their actions. Nancy Hogan is a Certified Public Accountant and former municipal auditor in upstate New York. Nancy is seeking to regain a seat on the Ocean Ridge Town Commission, an oceanfront community just South of Palm Beach. Nancy is concerned about the spending and the quality of life in Ocean Ridge. She believes in fiscal accountability and responsibility. Ocean Ridge has a history of giving out contracts without a bidding or proposal process and insufficient actions to reduce spending prior to annexation. Ocean Ridge has increased their millage rate during the years of a good economy while
most other municipalities -- and even the County -- were reducing or at least keeping their millage rates stable. Ocean Ridge's spending has increased dramatically over the past several years. Nancy Hogan emphasized the importance of having a local fire rescue service east of the intracoastal waterway as well as the importance of cooperation with adjacent municipalities and unions.
Mar 01, 2010 -
School Board Candidate Tom Whatley guest hosts today's Justice Hour while Lisa is in Tallahassee for the start of the legislative season. The
topic of the show is how the poor education, incompetency and inefficiency at the Palm Beach County School District has brought the community together to seek reform. With special appearance by Robert Dow, the President of the CTA - Classroom Teacher's Association, the show also discusses the Facebook group formed by parents, teachers, politicians and concerned members of the public regarding the ongoing crisis in the Palm Beach County School District, entitled "Testing is not Teaching! - PBC Citizens United to Make a Difference" with almost 9000 members/fans to date.
Feb 22, 2010 -
Lisa talks about the Florida "ethical prohibition" on Facebooking judges and the Palm Beach Realtors Association's recent disclosure form
regarding the acreage "health concern." Special guest for today's show is Francesco Stipo, a lawyer from Rome Italy and Director of the U.S. Club of Rome who discusses some differences between Italian and U.S. laws and practices, the mission and activities of the Club of Rome, and his book, World Federalist Manifesto: Guide to Political Globalization.
Feb 15, 2010 -
Boynton Beach Commissioner, Jose Rodriguez, joins Lisa to talk about what is happening in the City of Boynton Beach and his candidacy for Mayor of the city. His website is at http://www.jreguez.com.
Feb 08, 2010 -
Today's show features Coral Gables attorney Thomas Spencer, President of South Florida Association for Intelligence Officers and Co-counsel for
Bush/Cheney in the Florida Recount 2000, discussing judicializing the State Secrets Privilege.
Feb 01, 2010 -
Lisa's guest is Dr. Ben Graber, well-known Florida physician and politician -- and now Democratic Candidate for Congressional District CD-19. His website is at http://www.bgraberforcongress.com/
Jan 25, 2010 -
Paula Dockery, Republican Candidate for Governor of Florida, does an encore on the Justice Hour. Her website is http:// www.peopleforpaula.com.
Jan 18, 2010 -
Today's show features New York trial attorney Richard Solomon, discussing
the nuts and bolts of litigating without an attorney.
Jan 11, 2010 -
Lisa's guest is Jack Thompson, J.D., discussing The Florida
Bar and Scott Rothstein.
Jan 04, 2010 -
Today's show features South Florida lawyer Elizabeth Kates discussing feminism
and the family courts, the Sean Goldman Brazil abduction media drama, and the Bristol Palin custody
case. Her websites are: the liz library and collaborative law.
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