Focus On South Florida
Which of South Florida’s non-profits and charities are delivering the greatest good to the community? That of course would depend on who you ask. “Quest Workspaces” is donating free office space, virtual offices, and touchdown space to local non-profits and charities it deems worthy at its new business center in Brickell. We focus on how this worthwhile give-back program works, and meet some of the free office recipients.
South Florida is in the midst of a peacock invasion. The beautiful birds known for their stunning tail feathers are also a nuisance for a lot of people here. We see them in many neighborhoods, where some residents are complaining about their droppings and their loud and annoying squawks. They’ve even been known to slow down traffic on some busy roads. We focus on what’s behind this “invasion”, and what we if anything we can do about it.
“If you have a minute, you can save a life,” that’s the message from the American Heart Association. The Association is pulling out all the stops this months to train Americans in lifesaving “hands-only” CPR. In the show viewers will see just how easy it can be to save someone’s life.
Caribbean Americans have been a part of South Florida’s history from the very beginning. June is Caribbean Heritage Month. The Caribbean Heritage Foundation was founded in 2007 to promote awareness and recognition of Caribbean-Americans and their contributions to this country.
City theatre is a professional theatre company founded in Miami in 1996. The nonprofit is dedicated to the development and production of new work, specifically the short play format.
Alzheimer’s is a growing problem nationwide. In Florida the prevalence of the disease in Florida is forecast to increase from 49 percent to 81 percent between now and 2025.
It has been a week of honors and tributes to the great Dr. Maya Angelou. We focus on bringing you the never-before-broadcast outtakes of an interview she did on aging, not long before she died. Angelou talked with Ali Habashi, the director and producer for the award-winning documentary The Silver Mirror. We continue the conversation with Habashi in our studios as we remember Maya Angelou.
We introduce you to Rixys Alfonso, a South Florida woman who just might motivate you to heights you never imagined. Her passion and commitment emerged from a very personal struggle and family crisis that centered around her eldest son Devin. He was born with a rare genetic disorder, and at two years age was given a terminal diagnosis. But Devin is still alive (now 17) today, thanks largely to his mother’s efforts from here to Capitol Hill where legislators passed bills that to this day are saving children’s lives. We focus on all that Alfonso has done and accomplished as an advocate for children with disabilities.
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. L-G-B-T Pride Month is currently celebrated each year in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City.
The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the gay liberation movement in this country. Gay pride month events across South Florida are plentiful, and nowhere is that more so than in Wilton Manors where a large percentage of the population identifies as LGBT. We look at what’s being planned and how Gay Pride Month has evolved over the years.
It has been more than 30 years since a handful of parents, concerned about drug abuse among young people, created “Informed Families” of Dade County. Support from many different sectors contributed to its rapid growth and success. It eventually became “informed families/the Florida family partnership incorporated after expanding its reach throughout the state. Informed Families is the Florida division of National Red Ribbon, Its mission to help kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Alcohol and drug abuse is a year-round concern for young people, but summer can be a particularly tempting time. We share valuable information parents need to know now.