Lupus is one of the cruelest most mysterious diseases on earth. It is an autoimmune disease that can take years to diagnose and has no known cure. An estimated 5 million people worldwide have lupus, about 100-thousand of them here in Florida. Most people at risk for lupus know little or nothing about the disease. We focus on the work done by the Lupus Foundation of America’s Florida chapter and meet a woman who has lived with the disease for more than 20 years
Five years in a Cuban prison have taken their toll on Alan Gross. He’s lost more than one hundred pounds, and has ten years remaining on his sentence.
Miami-Dade School Superintendent Alberto Carvalho marked Homeless Awareness Day at an event organized by the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust.
By a margin of approximately 71,000 votes, Governor Rick Scott defeated challenger Charlie Crist to win re-election. Scott received 48.3 percent to Crist’s 47 percent.
Florida’s gubernatorial candidates differ on almost every single issue, including how they spent their campaign money down the stretch.
While jobs and education have been key factors in Florida’s too-close-to-call race for Governor, so has climate change.
The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale is to open up the world of science to children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. It seems there is always something exciting going on there. We focus on its new traveling exhibition called “Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists”, and a big announcement about its IMAX 3D theater.
MACtown, is on a mission. Its mission, since 1962, has been to improve the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities by allowing them to reach their full potential. Like many nonprofits these days, MACtown is facing deep budget cuts in state funding. That makes its upcoming event in Wynwood all the more important. We’re talking about the 4th annual Art MACtown, featuring more than 100 unique and amazing pieces of artwork created by MACtown artists.
For more than a quarter century, the “Education Fund” has worked side-by-side with the private sector in Miami-Dade county. Its goal is to ensure that every child learns and succeeds. Next month, the nonprofit hosts its annual idea expo for teachers. The conference will draw hundreds of local educators who will showcase their best teaching strategies. We focus on the importance of the Education Fund to teachers and students.
Improving our world one girl at a time! That’s the vision statement of “Girl Power”. The program is designed to promote positive behavior in at-risk girls aged 11 to 17. World Literacy Crusade of Florida launched “Girl Power” as a result of the growing rate of crime, poverty, and illiteracy in inner-city communities. We focus on the work “Girl Power does, the many programs it offers, and the group’s upcoming holiday extravaganza.