Focus on South Florida
Michele shares the inspiring and heartbreaking story that takes you from the sandy beaches of Florida to the battlefield of Iraq. It is an intimate portrait of a young widow determined that the love story of her hero- will forever be timeless.
The sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put the spotlight back on what some say is a growing heroin epidemic in this country. Michele focuses on that with a local substance abuse counselor.
HistoryMiami, formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, was founded in 1940 by a group of famous Miamians including George Merrick and Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Its mission is to connect people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places and events. And now HistoryMiami is in a new space at the Miami-Dade Cultural Center that’s twice the size. We focus on that and an exciting new acquisition for HistoryMiami that any institution could want for its permanent collection.
Salvador Dali produced more than 15-hundred paintings in his career, and is also noted for his contributions to theater, fashion and photography. A museum-quality collection of Dali’s work is here in South Florida. We focus on the life of Salvador Dali through the eyes of the daughter of the man who was his publisher and confidante for more than 50 years.
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is presenting an exhibition featuring images of that era taken by renowned photographer Bob Adelman. We take you inside the exhibit to focus on its significance.
FilmGate Interactive, South Florida’s first fully interactive film festival and technology conference, is back for a second year. The Indie Film Club Miami presents the event at various local venues. It is designed to engage the community in a new type of storytelling. We focus on what this event is all about and how you can get out and enjoy it.
Living in the Sunshine State means living with mosquitos. Now those pesky bugs are finding themselves at the center of controversy. Under consideration— an experiment that would release genetically engineered mosquitos in the Florida Keys. We focus on what that means and why the proposal has people taking sides.
Thousands and thousands of Americans are among the chronic homeless, and homelessness is a big problem across South Florida, both among adults and our youth..
Now, the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust has joined more than 200 other communities in a national movement, a push to get these folks off the streets and find them permanent homes.
We focus on the so-called “100,000 homes” campaign and its goal to end chronic homelessness by 2015.
January is National Mentoring Month. We focus on the need for and the importance of organizations like Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
The Morris Foundation, a nonprofit that primarily raises money for canine cancer research, is hosting the annual South Florida K9 Cancer Walk January 26 in Tradewinds in Coconut Creek. We focus on the problem of cancer in canines, its diagnosis and treatment, and offer tips on howpet owners can check their dogs for cancer signs.