Every 90 minutes someone is diagnosed with A-L-S, and every 90 minutes, someone loses their battle to this debilitating disease. There is no cure for A-L-S, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, The A-L-S Association is the only nonprofit fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. The annual walk to defeat ALS is coming back to South Florida on March first. We focus on how you can get involved in the walk and why you should get involved in this fight against ALS.
Refugees resettling here face innumerable challenges. LGBT refugees face those challenges as well as unique obstacles, concerns and vulnerabilities. Church World Service is a global non-profit whose immigration and refugee program is dedicated to assisting South Florida refugees. CWS recently received grant funding from the Heartland Alliance Rainbow Initiative to provide services to LGBT clients. We focus on this often forgotten group of people, and the importance of making available the help they need.
“It’s been a lot of good times and a lot of bad times but all in all, it’s been a great life. It’s been beyond anything I thought.” Reflections made by a man whose life reads like chapters in American History.
It was just four hours after a bond hearing for inmate Edwardo Calderin, 46, that he reportedly hanged himself.
Michele shares the inspiring and heartbreaking story that takes you from the sandy beaches of Florida to the battlefield of Iraq. It is an intimate portrait of a young widow determined that the love story of her hero- will forever be timeless.
The sudden death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has put the spotlight back on what some say is a growing heroin epidemic in this country. Michele focuses on that with a local substance abuse counselor.
When W. George Allen graduated from the College of Law at the University of Florida in 1962, he was the first African American to do so. A year later, Mr. Allen is credited with filing the lawsuit that integrated Broward County and Hendry County public schools. He went on to practice law in Broward for just shy of a half century. As part of Black History month. Mr. Allen is set to speak at the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society. He shares with us his knowledge on the evolution and progress of the fight for civil rights.
More than 5 years ago, David Packouz and his former arms trading business partner became national news. The story of how the Miami Beach duo managed to bid and win a $300 million government arms contract led to Congressional hearings and convictions.
Flying in from Washington DC and an experience of a lifetime on Capital Hill, Brandon Burke arrived at the CBS 5 Super Kid reunion all smiles and wearing success well.
FilmGate Interactive, South Florida’s first fully interactive film festival and technology conference, is back for a second year. The Indie Film Club Miami presents the event at various local venues. It is designed to engage the community in a new type of storytelling. We focus on what this event is all about and how you can get out and enjoy it.