Anti-Social

Anti-Social

We' not anti-people, just anti-social media. Interesting topics, with some logic, originating from the island paradise of Key Biscayne, Florida.

Episodes

November 1, 2022 48 min

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 also the start of NewsMatch a national program to fund nonprofit news, ...

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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 fight against sea level rise.

The charter change  opponents declined invitations to a...

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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 episode an how it impacted her life, as well as her positions on the issues in this ep...

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October 5, 2022 43 min

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 Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce. Assistance from the Ritz-Carlton Miami Key Bisc...

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September 18, 2022 47 min

ED LONDON is running for a third term on the Key Biscayne Village Council - he's the only incumbent in the race...so he's the only one with a record. We ask him about his famously strong views on reducing budgets, but also about how he thinks village government is functioning and the contentious mayor's race. 


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September 18, 2022 40 min

FERNANDO VAZQUEZ is an engineer and a former Village contractor who helped developed the goals for what could be $250 million in sea level rise projects.

Now, he wants to bring his expertise in a bid for one of three seats on the Village Council -- but what are his views on other subjects? 


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September 14, 2022 44 min

Nicolas Lopez-Jenkins is one of five candidates for Key Biscayne's Village Council, and is a political rookie seeking office at a time when the island is facing big decisions about sea level rise protection. What are his priorities, and how would he govern? 

With special guest host Jan Dillow. 

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September 14, 2022 35 min

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 Dillow. 


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September 2, 2022 52 min

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 troubling trends on the "island paradise," and what advice he has on some of the bi...

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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, Jeremy Gauger.

Take a look at the plan here

What's in the plan, and more importantly...

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August 11, 2022 83 min

This is the audio version of the mayoral debate held August 9th at Crossbridge Church by the Key Biscayne Independent.

Sponsored by the Key Biscayne Community Foundation, the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce, First Service Residential. With assistance from the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne Miami. 


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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://registertovoteflorida.gov/home


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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 vote.






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July 1, 2022 45 min

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

REGISTER TO VOTE HERE https://registertovoteflorida.gov/home


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June 25, 2022 43 min

Joe Rasco was the former mayor. Now he wants his old job back. What are his positions on financing up to $250 million of upcoming sea level rise projects and many other big issues facing the barrier island of Key Biscayne. 

The primary is Aug. 23, but ballots will be mailed July 21. This is an interview you won't want to miss. 


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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's debt cap should be raised, policing, government transparency, education, and o...

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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 a year and recent moves to make it safer for cyclists after a tragic fatal collisio...

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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

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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-Dade County.  

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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 out the draft plan here

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