Focus on South Florida
Christopher Isaiah Penn Smith attends pre-school in Pembroke Pines. Like many 4-year-old boys Christopher loves dinosaurs. But unlike most 4-year-olds, Christopher has published a book. A book about dinosaurs! We meet him and his mother.
Deforestation is clearing Earth’s forests on a massive scale, often resulting in damage to the quality of the land. The documentary “Wild Carpathia” exposes the nightmare and cost of deforestation. F-I-U and the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium recently hosted screenings of the film. We meet and talk to the man who is traveling this country and the world with the film to help preserve and restore our vanishing wilderness.
Tracey Dominique is the most recent CBS4 Superkid. The young girl with a big dream and an even bigger heart aspires to return to her native Haiti to practice medicine someday. We introduce you to this amazing teen and continue the conversation with the doctor from Miami Children’s Hospital who could help make her dream come true.
In Broward County, hundreds of local volunteers and dozens of businesses will come together to revitalize the homes of some low-income homeowners as part of National Rebuilding Month, a month-long call to service. We focus on the event on April 26th, National Rebuilding Day. Find out what it’s all about and how you can get involved.
Miami-based Christy Gast’s work has been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally. Her work is a product of extensive research and site visits to places she thinks of as “contested landscapes”. Her latest, “Inholdings”, on display locally thanks to Locust Projects, focuses on the Everglades.
Just this past week the Centers for Disease Control reported an autism rate in this country of one in 68 children, that’s a 30 percent increase from two years ago. We focus on the Dan Marino Foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote autism awareness and support, specifically its annual teaming up with Panera Bread, to score a “Touchdown for Autism”.
In advance of the commission’s upcoming annual conference in Deerfield Beach, which draws leading researchers and law enforcement from across the country, we discuss the latest research and scientific data on addressing and realizing addiction and mental illness. Specifically, how faking mental illness impacts on law enforcement, addressing the growing needs and dangers of addiction, and the role of states in overcoming addiction.
Michele Gillen discusses about guardianships and an effort by some to expose and address what they say are flaws in the current system with Dr. Sam J. Sugar, Founder of Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, and Lidya Abramovici, a member of AAAPG.
The world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization is promoting a walk on the first Sunday in April dedicated to raising awareness and money for this growing issue.
The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism is promoting its upcoming fundraiser on April 6 and how the proceeds will be used for student scholarships.