Focus on South Florida

Glen Weinzimer, Founder, The SMART Ride; Jean Starkey, CDTC Chronic Care Specialist (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: SMART Ride

It’s a disturbing fact of life here in South Florida– we have some of the highest rates of new HIV cases in the nation. Since 2003, “The SMART Ride” has raised millions of dollars for organizations in our area that specialize in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The SMART Ride is a 2-day 165-mile bike ride from Miami to Key West. One of the beneficiaries is the Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Broward. The CDTC helps families affected by HIV & AIDS. We focus on the ride, how you can get involved and the role of the CDTC in our community.


James Campbell, Owner, Marine Hospitality; Stacy Ritter, Pres., Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: Broward Tourism

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has a new leader. Former Broward County Commissioner and Florida legislator Stacy Ritter took over in June as the bureau’s president. Her predecessor, Nikki Grossman served in that role for 21 years. The change at the top comes at a time when Broward County is enjoying record tourism growth. We focus on how Ritter’s plans for the bureau and how she plans to make her mark.


Jim DeFede, CBS4 Investigator (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: A Look Ahead to the RNC & the DNC

We focus on the upcoming presidential nominating conventions. What might we expect in Cleveland and Philadelphia? CBs4’s Jim DeFede, who hosts “Facing South Florida” offers his insight.


Dr. Richard Kelly and Samantha Panagos (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Make-a-Wish

Since 1983, “Make-A-Wish Southern Florida” has granted nearly 11-thousand wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions.


Dr. Tammy Bresnahan and Devin Alvarez (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Summer Living Program

The Dan Marino Foundation’s “Summer Living Program” helps young adults with developmental disabilities take a step towards independence.


Saliha Nelson and Krystynah Sanders (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Urgent: Youth Conference

Three days that could change a child’s life.


Stephanie Ansin, Artistic Director, Miami Theater Center (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: The Power of Theater

The Miami Theater Center aims to inspire audiences of all ages with a wide array of live productions.


Miami Gardens Vice Mayor Felicia Robinson (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Reading in Style

A new program in Miami Gardens designed to promote reading in young boys is getting attention, not as much for what it is doing, but for where it is doing it.


CBS Miami's Jim DeFede (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: The Truth About Patrick Murphy

South Florida Congressman Patrick Murphy is running for Marco Rubio’s Senate seat.


Michelangelo Dooley, Alfredo Mesa and Alex Colon (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: After School All Stars & The Marlins

“After School All Stars” is a terrific NON-PROFIT organization that has some outstanding programs for middle school students.


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