Michele Gillen

(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

Focus on South Florida: Remembering Maya Angelou

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.

My TV 33–06/02/2014

Focus on South Florida: Children With Disabilities

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.

My TV 33–06/02/2014

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