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Topical Currents

Jim Defede

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(9-5-2017) Today’s Topical Currents is with longtime South Florida journalist and CBS-4 investigative reporter, Jim Defede.

His first post in the region was 27 years ago, at The Miami New Times.  He was Miami Herald Metro columnist through July of 2005, and joined Channel 4 in 2006.

We discuss many issues, including his current Facing South Florida Everglades documentary.

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