Focus On South Florida
The second annual event presented by the Center for Independent Living in Broward County supports the 20-year mission of the center: to empower and offer asistance to people with disabilities. We focus on how the unique fashion show changes lives
South Florida’s School for Advanced Studies is honored by Newsweek magazine as the sixth best in the nation. We take you inside SAS to see what makes it so special and talk with the school’s principal and two of its students.
Janine Lutz has started up a nonprofit to help troubled veterans and their families, after her own son, who was suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, committed suicide.
The focus is on the Guardian ad Litem program and how the program helps abused, abandoned, and neglected children. We meet a young man whose Guardian ad Litem has been like a mother to him over the six years they have been in each other’s lives.
Brain banks are changing the way doctors are treating patients. At the University of Miami, brain tissue is studied at the Brain Endowment Bank and sent to researchers worldwide. We focus on the work done there, and how it helps unlock the mysteries of diseases like Alzheimer’s.
The survivor of a brutal crime that killed her daughter and 2 other people is speaking out to help others like her. The focus is on local efforts to increase public awareness of, and knowledge among crime victims and survivors about the range of rights and services available to them.
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage month. The Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale is hosting its second annual event to promote awareness of what has become a national celebration in May.
An upcoming Youth Town Hall meeting is designed to provide a platform for young people to organize and discuss issues like South Florida’s epidemic of street violence, education challenges, and childhood obesity. The think tank-like environment will help set the stage for inspiring students to create real solutions.
The Florida legislature’s action to close a loophole in the old and outdated Adverse Possession law will affect all of us and the local economy. We take CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen’s report on the contorversy surrounding Adverse Possession one step further to discuss the impact.
As part of Experience Aviation’s “Build & Soar” program, 30 local students, led by world-famous aviator Barrington Irving, were challenged to build a supercar capable of winning a race against a jet. Their project will be put to the test at Opa-Locka airport.