Michele Gillen

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: SuperKid Ricky

CBS4’s most recent SuperKid gets the star treatment on Focus, while we focus on the organization Hip Hop Kidz, and the role it played in turning Ricky’s life around.

My TV 33–07/21/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Nat’l Assoc. of Hispanic Nurses

The National Association of Hispanic Nurses is committed to improve the health of all Americans, especially that of the Hispanic community. It promotes the recruitment and retention of Hispanic students in nursing education programs to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural nurses. The number of Hispanics in the U.S. is projected to reach 30 percent of the nation’s population by 2050. But according to the NAHN, only 4 percent of RNs nationwide are of Hispanic background. The not-for-profit professional association is holding its annual conference here. We focus on the NAHN’s mission, which has particular relevance in South Florida..

My TV 33–07/21/2014

(Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: Virginia Key Restoration

Virginia Key is an ecological treasure South Florida can be proud of, a highly diverse barrier island just off the coast of downtown Miami. The key’s North point is being transformed into one of our only public spaces specifically designed for recreational use and the conservation of flora and fauna. Volunteers from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science are helping to lead the way in environmental restoration activities there. We focus on what’s being done and the importance of it.

My TV 33–07/21/2014

Florida Department of Corrections  Secretary Mike Crews (Source: CBS4)

Prison Chief Promises To Expose Truth In Inmate Death

The Florida Department of Corrections Secretary spoke Thursday at the same place where an inmate had died back in 2012 after being left in a scalding hot shower.

07/10/2014

Cecilia Peck (Source: MY33)

Focus on South Florida: One-on-One with Cecilia Peck

Week after week we are shocked and saddened by headlines of violence against women around the world and here at home. But one woman, the daughter of a Hollywood legend, and a celebrated film director in her own right, is putting it into focus and asking the world to take a stand. CBS4 Chief Investigator Michele Gillen recently spent some time with Ms. Cecilia Peck.

My TV 33–06/23/2014

Cecilia Peck (Source: CBS4)

“I Am Brave” – A Conversation with Cecilia Peck

CBS4 News Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen takes us into the world of “Brave Miss World” and a campaign against rape to stand up and share one’s story, one’s strength, one’s secrets.

06/22/2014

Super Kid Ricky White (Source: CBS4)

Super Kid Ricky White Dances His Way Out Of Hard Times

He is a “Superkid” who is dancing on air. One could say he has lept out of hard times, a poor and rough neighborhood, raised by a young widow. Neighborhood bets were on Ricky White growing up to be a troubled kid. But as Chief Investigative Reporter Michele Gillen has found, he’s being recognized as a superstar and already helping those dancing behind him.

CBS4–06/18/2014

Kevin Lyttle, recording artist & Caribbean American Month Ambassador & Asa Sealy, Co-Founder, CAHFI
(Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: Caribbean Heritage

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.

06/09/2014

Suzi Westfall, Literary Director & Co-Founder, City Theatre (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: City Theatre

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.

06/09/2014

Dr. Bret Osborn, neurosurgeon & author (Source: CBS4)

Focus On South Florida: Keeping Dementia At Bay

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.

06/09/2014

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