Join us as WPBT2's ISSUES covers the 2010 elections. This month, we will feature interviews with candidates and key figures from the primary races up until the November general election. Learn more about the statewide amendments you will see on the ballot and other local races.
- MIAMI-DADE COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 8 RUNOFF
Candidates Lynda Bell and Eugene Flinn – Friday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
- U.S. Representative District 22 Candidates: Ron Klein and Allen West
– Monday, October 11th at 7:30 p.m.
- Florida Statewide Amendments, 8, 1 and 2 Debates – Tuesday, October 12th at 7:30 p.m.
- Florida's Statewide Amendments 5 and 6 and Referendum 1 – Wednesday, October 13th at 7:30 p.m.
- Florida Statewide Amendment 4 – Thursday, October 14th at 7:30 p.m.
- U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 25: Interviews with Joe Garcia and David Rivera– Friday, October 15th at 7:30 p.m. and repeats Sunday, October 17 at 12:30 p.m.
About the Host:
Helen Aguirre Ferré is an award-winning, bilingual journalist in both print and broadcast media. With over two decades of reporting, she is the Opinion Page Editor of Diario Las Américas, an independent, family-owned Spanish-language newspaper founded in Miami in 1953. Her commentary also extends to a Sunday column in Diario Las Américas, covering current, national and international affairs.
In the broadcast arena, Helen is the moderator of the weekly WPBT2 public affairs series Issues, reaching audiences from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. Helen also serves as host for many of WPBT2’s public affairs specials.
She co hosts “Yo Cuento,” Radio Cadena Univision’s latest political national program with compelling political analysis. Additionally, she provides regular political analysis on WQBA 1140 AM highest rated afternoon program “Prohibido Callarse.”
Through all her professional and community engagements, Helen has received many awards, including: Alumni of Distinction in Journalism Barry University 2009; Honorary Doctorate Degree in Journalism from Saint Anselm College 2008; the Chairman’s Award of the South Florida Chapter of the American Red Cross 2007; Women’s History Coalition Women of Impact Award 2007; Award of Distinction American Nicaraguan Foundation 2006; Distinguished Woman Professional Cuban Woman’s Club 2006; CAMACOL Woman Business Professional 2006; Distinguished Alumni Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Academy 2005; Barry University Outstanding Alumni of the Year Award 2000; Dynamic Woman’s Award American Cancer Society; Professional of Hispanic Media 100, amongst others.
Aguirre Ferre co-founded Operation Saving Lives which was a humanitarian task force responsible for sending money, medicine, food and clothing to victims of Hurricane Mitch in Central America. She was also appointed to the Florida State Committee of Higher Education Access Task Force in 2005 and the Florida Energy 2020 Commission, among others.
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