Issues – County Bureaucracy & The Obama-Castro Handshake

Commissioner Xavier Suarez thinks Miami-Dade could save as much as $400 million dollars if it only “[streamlined] the outsized county bureaucracy.” He joins us to explain.

Can a handshake mean more than diplomatic courtesy? Some wonder that after President Barack Obama shook the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro at the memorial service for Nelson Mandela this week. We discuss this and other news from Cuba, such as 150 dissidents being violently detained as they expressed support for International Human Rights Day. For more on this program go to