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Aaron Hackman, Broward Walk Volunteer Chair and Neal Shapiro, Autism Speaks Board of Directors & parent of a child with autism (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Autism Speaks

Autism spectrum disorder is the fastest growing serious developmental disability in this country. It is now diagnosed in one in every 68 children, including one in 42 boys. “Autism Speaks” is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Its 2014 Broward Walk raises money for families and individuals affected by autism. In fact, “Walk Now For Autism Speaks” is the single most powerful event to raise critically needed funds for research and awareness. We focus on what the organization does, and the all-important upcoming walk.

My TV 33–09/22/2014

David Brown, Director & Host, Urban Tours Miami (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Urban Tour Host

When you think of South Florida, what comes to mind? In addition to the sun, the sand, and the nightlife, we are surrounded by cultural and ecological treasures. Urban Tours Miami specializes in private and group tours of the area. Its award-winning tours are designed to help you discover, in a new way, areas like Little Havana, Little Haiti, Downtown Miami, Overtown and Wynwood. Tours where you can meet the people who make the art, and cook the cultural delicacies. We focus on the unique way to experience the heart of Miami’s past, present and future.

My TV 33–09/22/2014

Boot Camp (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Last Chance Boot Camp

Jim updates his 4-month investigation which aired last week as a special half-hour edition of Facing South Florida. It now appears that Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez will restore the money to save the state’s remaining boot camp. This happened the day after Jim’s special aired.

CBS4–09/22/2014

Miami-Dade Police Director J.D. Patterson  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: One-on-One with J.D. Patterson

Jim sits down for an extended interview with the Director of the Miami-Dade Police Department to talk about a variety of issues, including the body cameras controversy, the recent murder of a rabbi from New York here in South Florida, the Ferguson Missouri riots and the recent horrific mass murder in northern Florida.

CBS4–09/22/2014

(Credit: Jon-Paul Bruno)

Musicians + Sports: Chase Rice On NFL Dreams And NASCAR Victories With Jimmie Johnson

“The NFL was a very, very attainable goal,” the country music star and former North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker revealed during the exclusive video interview.

09/22/2014

Michael Marino, Dan Marino Foundation & Clint Bridges, Everglades Holiday Park (Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Autism Awareness

According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, one in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder. That’s a 30 percent increase from just two years ago. For more than 20 years, the mission of the Dan Marino Foundation has been to empower individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Now the Marino Foundation is getting help promoting autism awareness from a rather unlikely source. We focus on its partnership with Everglades Holiday Park, and how you can join the cause.

My TV 33–09/15/2014

Stefanie Lenahan, United Way of Miami-Dade & Alvin Blake, ReadingPals Volunteer (Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: ReadingPals

Research shows that 60 percent of all fourth graders in this country are not reading at grade level. That puts them at risk to fall behind in school and become discouraged. And these kids are four times more likely to drop out of high school. The United Way of Miami-Dade’s ReadingPals program helps children improve their literacy skills, starting when kids are in preschool. We focus on how the program works and the need for volunteers to help the program grow.

My TV 33–09/15/2014

SantaMarie Arocho, Graduate, Guitars Over Guns (Source: My33)

Focus on South Florida: Guitars Over Guns

Guitars Over Guns, or GOGO, is a local nonprofit organization, which provides after-school mentoring to at-risk youth. It does so through music education and performance as an alternative to the gang recruitment, drugs and violence that typically dominate their environments. We focus on how this unique program works, and the impact it is having on local students.

My TV 33–09/15/2014

Last Chance Boot Camp (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Last Chance Boot Camp

This special edition of Facing South Florida, “Last Chance Boot Camp” is the culmination of a 4-month CBS4 News investigation that follows one class of boot camp cadets – a collection of carjackers, burglars and armed robbers being given one last chance to turn their lives around. We take you inside the last remaining boot camp in Florida, and this facility may be short-lived as well. The Miami-Dade County Commission is poised to decide whether to shut it down. Not because it doesn’t work, but simply to save money.

CBS4–09/15/2014

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