Eliott Rodriguez

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: MACtown

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.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: The Education Fund

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.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Girl Power

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.

My TV 33–11/03/2014

Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-Checking Claims On Medicaid Expansion

Charlie Crist has berated Gov. Rick Scott for not accepting federal dollars to expand Medicaid; the state and federally funded program that provides medical care to the poor.

10/31/2014

Former Florida Governor and Democratic candidate for Governor Charlie Crist (L) and Republican Florida Governor Rick Scott participate in a televised debate at Broward College on October 15, 2014 in Davie, Florida.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-Checking Claims On High Speed Rail Line

Plans for a high speed rail line from Tampa to Orlando were stopped in their tracks in 2011 when Governor Rick Scott turned down $2.4 billion in federal funds.

10/30/2014

Charlie Crist (Right) & Gov. Rick Scott (Left) (Source: CBS4)

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-Checking Gubernatorial Candidates Claims On Minimum Wage

Election Day less than a week away, so CBS4 News has teamed up with PolitiFact Florida to fact-check the statements made by both major gubernatorial candidates.

10/29/2014

Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. 
(Source: CBS4)

PolitiFact Florida: Fact-Checking Gubernatorial Candidates Claims On Education

With Election Day just about a week away, CBS4 News is now part of an effort to fact-check Florida’s gubernatorial candidates who remain tied in the polls.

10/27/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Taste of the Island

The “Taste of the Island” has become a tradition in Wilton Manors. More than 30 area restaurants, bars and specialty caterers are participating in the 9th annual edition of the foodie feast and it is right around the corner. We preview the event.

My TV 33–10/27/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: When All Balls Drop

South Florida author and adventurer Heidi Siefkas’ world as she knew it stopped after a freak accident. But through losing everything, she redefined having it all. Siefkas fought her way back, details that journey in an inspirational memoir called “When All Balls Drop–The Upside of Losing Everything”, and shares her inspirational story.

My TV 33–10/27/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Informed Voters Project

The National Association of Women judges is the nation’s leading voice for women jurists dedicated to maintaining a free and fair judicial system. Its “Informed Voters Project”, is a non-partisan voter education project developed to, among other things, increase public awareness about the judicial system. We focus on the project’s mission and message, and why it is important to all of us.

My TV 33–10/27/2014

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