Focus On South Florida
A yearlong investigative series looking at what happened to children who died violently after the department of children and families had been warned that they or their siblings may be in danger.
The 9th annual Jazz in the Gardens is this weekend at Sun Life stadium. People come from all over the country for this highly anticipated music festival. It is also a major showcase for the city of Miami Gardens, which has one of the highest crime rates in South Florida.
Multiple Sclerosis is an auto-immune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. The cause is not clear and there is no cure. The MS Walk Miami raises money for research to find a cure, CBS4 is a sponsor. Eliott Rodriguez returns as the event emcee. We focus on spreading awareness of this killer disease and the upcoming walk.
We are now officially in the final one-month countdown to the 2013 income tax deadline. The I-R-S Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program offers free tax preparation to people who qualify. We focus on the “VITA” program — who can benefit from the service, why so many people are not taking advantage of it, and how to avoid the numerous tax scams circulating out there.
We revisit Cassandra’s big day at the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, then continue the conversation with her mentor, and the CEO of the organization involved in mentoring her and other South Florida at-risk kids and teens.
From aviator Amelia Earhart to astronaut Sally Ride, and all the trailblazers in between, Women’s History Month pays tribute to the power of women and their vision. This year, the 6th annual Miami Beach Women’s Conference is focusing on women in uniform, and how they have changed our lives and inspire us.
When Marjory Stoneman Douglas was 95, she started the Biscayne Nature Center in Miami-Dade County. Its mission is to teach the importance of preserving our natural environment. More than 25-thousand children and adults visit the center each year. We focus on what goes on there and why it is so important to South Florida.
Nothing can be more frustrating than coming up with a solution to a problem but being unable to move forward on it. There is a competition underway right now that could provide you with 5-thousand dollars to set your idea in motion. The goal of the Philanthropy Miami Shark Tank is to encourage creative thinking and get people to work together to achieve a common goal. We focus on how you can get involved.
The curtain is about to go up on the Miami International Film Festival. The 31st edition of “MIFF”, which is a program of Miami-Dade College’s MD-Culture will last for 10 days. Premiering at this year’s festival will be 93 feature films and 28 short films from 38 countries. We preview what has become one of South Florida’s premier annual cultural events.
Teaching social and economically disadvantaged girls and young women the support and self-esteem they need to succeed in life. That’s the mission of “Honey Shine”, the mentoring program founded by Tracy Wilson-Mourning more than a decade ago. In 2013 Honey Shine improved academic performance, increased financial literacy for students and brought more college scholarships to its so-called “Honey Bugs” than ever before. We focus on what’s on tap for 2014.