We invited two economists to discuss the state of Florida’s economy and to offer their suggestions for diversification and entrepreneurial growth.
[Air Date: 5/24/2013]
The Miami Dolphins lost their bid to host Super Bowls L and LI after a failed attempt to get public financing for repairs to Sun Life Stadium. In response, Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford commented on his blog that the deal had "three strikes against it." But did it?
[Air Date: 5/24/2013]
¡Buen Provecho! Florida’s Spanish Flavor premieres Sunday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m. on WPBT2. The one hour documentary explores Florida’s Spanish roots through its cuisine, while blending historical narrative with delicious recipes and vibrant locations. The documentary will premiere in celebration of the 500th anniversary of Ponce De Leon’s arrival in Florida.
Five centuries ago, Ponce de Leon arrived in “La Florida,” followed by Spanish explorers, settlers, and immigrants who would leave a lasting legacy of Hispanic influence. Hosted by James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur, Michelle Bernstein, the documentary reveals these influences from the early conquistadors who brought seeds, spices and livestock to the wave of immigration from Spanish colonies in the Caribbean, infusing a distinctly Latin Flavor to Key West and Tampa to the more recent explosion of South American culture evident in the streets of Miami today.
As an added treat, Bernstein transports us from the past to the contemporary kitchen, where she demonstrates her take on some of the traditional Florida dishes. Her recipes will include a rich, hearty Spanish stew; a modern-day Minorcan pilau, a contemporary Cuban sandwich, and a fresh Peruvian-style ceviche.
For more info go to the Buen Provecho website: http://www.wpbt2.org/buenprovecho
This is the Saturday morning Bonham race at the Laguna Seca Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 2012. The video is from the in-car camera mounted in the #8A/C Cobra driven by Lorne Leibel Ferrari Man. The car and engine was built and race prepaired by Cobra Automotive.
While many plan the next vacation at a great hotel, Brad Weiser plans the next great hotel.
As president and CEO of the Continental Companies, a company created in 1970 that has developed and owned over 85 hotels and casinos, and as principal of Hostmark Hospitality, a large independent hospitality management company, Mr. Weiser has demonstrated his sharp eye for catering to the needs of his customers by building outstanding hotels.
Mr. Weiser is mostly active in the development part of the business, from acquisitions to searching for new opportunities to build luxury hotels.
Aside from his early involvement in the hotel business, Mr. Weiser also embarked on a successful venture in 1988 as owner and creator of The Tango Group’s Café Tutu Tango, a restaurant that grew into 10 locations around the country.
Still, his love for catering to others doesn’t end here. When not at work, Mr. Weiser enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and two dogs, and is passionate about cooking an amazing meal and enjoying a great wine.
He was interviewed at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne by Blanca Venegas.
On Thursday, Miami-Dade officials held a meeting to deal with the looming crisis surrounding the County’s aging sewer pipes. We discuss this and other local stories.
[Air Date: 5/17/2013]
The U.S. Supreme Court is slated to rule this summer on a case pitting an individual’s property rights versus governmental regulations. We discuss the implications of this important Florida-based lawsuit.
[Air Date: 5/17/2013]
The Obama administration has come under scrutiny this week for several stories, including Department of Justice seizing the phone records of journalists working for the Associated Press. Are there circumstances where freedom of the press is not guaranteed?
[Air Date: 5/17/2013]
Film Historian Leonard Maltin and Stephen Bogart (son of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall) were on hand in Key Largo to kick off the first annual Humphrey Bogart Film Festival (http://bogartfilmfestival.com/) which included a ride on the original African Queen (which is also docked in Key Largo) and began with, what else, an outdoor screening of Key Largo
During the Trey Mcintyre Projects week long residency at the Broward Center, members of TMP got involved in the communty. The dancers taught workshops to students at Parkway Middle, gave a free master class and Q&A session to young dancers at the Broward Center, and collaborated with the Wright Side Poets from the Dave Thomas Educational Center.
One of the nation's largest and most prestigious outdoor art galleries is hidden among the cityscape, and nestled in the heart of Florida International University's Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami, Florida. Take a peek at a small sampling of all there is to offer on this university's landscape.
AUGUSTO SOLEDADE BRAZZDANCE will perform at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in the intimate Lab Theater on Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. including a matinee performance on Sunday, June 2 at 3:00 p.m.
The performance will include Altars and audience favorites, Kayala and Diaries of An Outlaw. In Altars, artistic director Augusto Soledade considers and abstracts aspects of the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomble in order to comment on divine presence in religious rituals and daily life. He juxtaposes his Afro-Fusion aesthetic with the Cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach with the intention of bringing together the spiritual sense of two distinct worlds. The book How Night Came from the Sea, an Afro-Brazilian folktale, told by Mary-Joan Gerson was the inspiration for Kayala. It sparked the choreographer’s interest to draw ideas from some of the literary images in order to explore the concepts of Night and Day, and create a contemporary dance that is appropriate to all ages. Diaries of an Outlaw is inspired by the life of the legendary outlaw Maria Bonita of Brazil. The work investigates life as outlaws; the intrinsic limits and pressures of motherhood and love in such adverse environment. As in much of Soledade’s repertory, the blend of dance styles found in Diaries of an Outlaw yields a work that is at once athletic and nuanced, both percussive and fluid, as it captures the rhythms of the outlaw life.
Tickets for COLLAGE are $20 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors, and may be purchased through the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center box office by calling (786) 573-5300, or online at www.smdcac.org. Tickets are on sale now.
26: An Exhibit of Graffiti Art Lettering in Miami presenting 26 individual artists together, many for the first time. Each artist was asked to select a letter and create a piece of art showcasing their unique style. The result is a collection that forms a complete alphabet, A-Z