Focus on South Florida
Florida’s Guardian ad Litem program advocates for the best interest of children alleged to have been abused, abandoned or neglected who are involved in court proceedings. The program in Broward County, and its nonprofit affiliate “Voices for Children” has publicly launched a campaign called “Help Close the Gap” because it needs volunteers. We focus on the work the Guardian ad Litem program does and how you can help the children who need it most.
Final preparations are underway in South Florida for a long overdue tribute to Vietnam veterans who never received a proper homecoming. The Miami-Dade County golden veterans parade coincides with the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War. We focus on what’s being planned and how the community can be a part of it.
A staggering nearly one million people in South Florida struggle to put food on the table. Feeding South Florida is the largest hunger-relief organization in the state, but recent cutbacks on Capitol Hill are going to make it harder for the nonprofit to achieve its mission. We focus on the impact of that on South Florida, as well as possible solutions.
Recent statistics show nearly one in 3 students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and tens of thousands of students stay home from school every day because of a fear of bullying. We focus on a new web-based anti-bullying program that is trying to turn around those numbers, and the local high school that is one of the first in the state to offer it to its students.
The annual Americas Food & Beverage Show is back in town. It is more than a chance to explore and sample the largest selection of foods and beverages from around the world catering to the taste of the Americas. We focus on how it is an opportunity to help small businesses and the local economy grow.
Che Scott has written a morally challenging book called “I Like Girls: Honor: The New Guy Code”. Don’t let the title fool you, this is serious stuff. We talk to the author about his book which he encourages parents and their children to read together.
Take Stock in Children is a nonprofit organization which has helped more than 22,000 low-income and at-risk youth to break the cycle of poverty by completing college. TSIC has a new president and CEO. We talk to Madeline Pumariega, a nationally recognized leader in higher education, about her vision for the program.
Everyone has areas of their lives they’d love to improve and there are lots of experts who can help in each area. That’s why bestselling authors and business/personal development experts, came together for an entire year to create the first collaborative solution for 22 of the most critical personal and professional challenges encountered by men and women around the globe. We delve into the best-selling book with one of the authors.
We take an up-close look at the documentary, a collaborative project in which the University of Miami participated. The film investigates the topic of aging in the 21st century, focusing on the reasons and implications of increasing the life span of human beings through the cutting-edge work of leading researchers and scientists from around the world.
The discovery of high levels of arsenic in soil in two Coconut Grove parks has forced officials to close one of them, as well as prompt the testing of soil in all Miami parks. We focus on the problem, what’s next and where we go from here.