The Jukebox: From Edison to IPod with Lance Miccio & Designer and Artist Effi

Co Host: Monica Valdes

Guest: Producer, Director, Writer, Painter, Lance Miccio

In 2002, Lance Miccio created a promo trailer starring Francesco Quinn (Rah-Platoon) based on his screenplay “The Garrison” a tale of Dante’s Inferno with the Battle of Stalingrad as a backdrop. His trailer attracted the Academy award winning producer John Daly (platoon,Terminator, Hoosiers) Later, In the feature film, The Aryan Couple, miccio wrote a key scene for John Daly and Martin landau. From writing to directing for the History Channel in his first TV show “Night of the Long Knives, also a segment producer for “Hippies” His film “The Jukebox: from Edison to Ipod” narrated by Peter Coyote was nominated as Best American Documentary for the Dylan Thomas Award (The Tinny) at the Swansea bay Festival and later accepted into The 60th Cannes Film Festival and was made a part of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s permanent collection in 2007.

Guest: World Traveler, Designer Effi was born in Israel and immigrated to the United States where she lives life to the fullest creating fascinating one of kind lifestyle products and furniture. Inspired by culture and architecture, her exclusive pieces are a reminder that creativity and it’s healing power has no limits! She is an Advocate for The Down Syndrome Association.

Ram Dass Through the Lens of Jamie Catto, conclusion

CoHost: Monica Valdes, Founder and Director of DocMiami International Film Festival, The Florida Documentary Film Series and the West Miami International Film Festival now all under one big umbrella, “THE FILM FESTIVAL LADY” She has worked with Grammy Winners such as Tico Torres, Drummer for Bon Jovi. Willy Chirino; Carlos Santana and “The Queen of Bolero” Olga Guillot, with the “El Rey” Tito Puente to name a few.

Monica has curated numerous events including: Photo/Art Exhibits, Author/Film Industry Q & As and Expert Panels including hundreds of individual film screenings and has co hosted the Cubanarama Internet Radio Show from it’s inception in 2009 inviting stellar guests from Artists to Scientists and everything in between.

Lillian Perez has been a Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Supervisor for the Miami Dade Public School System for over 20 years. Her passion for Psychology led her curiosity into the study of mind. She helps patients with traumatic and stressful experiences find and live a healthy lifestyles through Mindfulness and REBT techniques. She has a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

“Becoming Nobody” The quintessential portal to Ram Dass’ life and teachings

CoHost: Monica Valdes, Founder and Director of DocMiami International Film Festival, The Florida Documentary Film Series and the West Miami International Film Festival now all under one big umbrella, “THE FILM FESTIVAL LADY” She has worked with Grammy Winners such as Tico Torres, Drummer for Bon Jovi. Willy Chirino; Carlos Santana and “The Queen of Bolero” Olga Guillot, with the “El Rey” Tito Puente to name a few.

Monica has curated numerous events including: Photo/Art Exhibits, Author/Film Industry Q & As and Expert Panels including hundreds of individual film screenings and has co hosted the Cubanarama Internet Radio Show from it’s inception in 2009 inviting stellar guests from Artists to Scientists and everything in between.

Guests: Jamie Catto, is the creator, producer/director of the multi-award winning global 1 Giant Leap films and albums and founding member of Faithless. He leads uniquely transformative workshops and one-on-one sessions. Jamie is the creative catalyst, producer and director behind the global philosophy and music project 1 Giant Leap, New film Becoming Nobody, and book Insanely Gifted, available now.

Lillian Perez has been a Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Supervisor for the Miami Dade Public School System for over 20 years. Her passion for Psychology led her curiosity into the study of mind. She helps patients with traumatic and stressful experiences find and live a healthy lifestyles through Mindfullness and REBT techniques. She has a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

The Sun Rises on the Truth

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Gina Sosa Suarez, director of “The Sun Rises on the Truth”

In her own words: I embarked on this film journey from a promise to my mother, and my mother to my father, and my father to his Brothers and Sisters in Arms. The opportunity to one day tell their true life stories of what they and their families went through in the darkest period of Cuban History, in their generation. Much has been written, much has been said, yet those who truly fought in the mountains of La Sierra Maestra; have never really spoken their Truth.

This will be one of the many film projects we will embark on. The first must be in honor of The Constitutional Armed Forces of Cuba, the plight and exodus of so many Cubans in 1959 to the date. In their words, or their families!

To begin to heal 58 years of Cuban history, we must start with the men, women and their families who were murdered with no due process, who have been thrown in jail, who have been falsely accused and who lost everything. We will not judge, we will tell a story, to bring justice to light; for everyone deserves to tell their Story.

I Have Been Everywhere, Man – with James Gelet Tonight 8pm CST

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Co Host: Monica Valdes of DocMiami.org

The past year and half, James Gelet has been traveling solo across the United States, telecommuting for work, living in hotels, and snapping photos at film and TV set locations as he goes.

Tune in to hear more about his adventures and travels to famous film and tv sites.

UNBREAKABLE – A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti Wednesday at 8pm CST

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Click to hear the show Wednesday at 8pm CST

Co Host Monica Rosales, Director of DocMiami.Org

Michael Macari, Director of UNBREAKABLE: Haiti, is a thirty year veteran television producer, His works have appeared on PBS, NBC, Discovery, A & E, NBC Sports and outlets worldwide.

UNBREAKABLE – A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti

In the late afternoon of January 12, 2010, an otherwise ordinary day turned into a nightmare, forever changing the tranquil yet volatile nation of Haiti.

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the land that day devastating an already impoverished nation. It wiped out entire villages, and collapsed buildings including the country’s government headquarters. Hundreds of thousands lost their lives, more than one million were displaced, and tens of thousands were injured—including countless children and young people who suffered the loss of limbs.

Two American organizations stepped in. Despite corruption in the country and the threat of failure, Project Medishare set up clinics to aid the victims, and the Knights of Columbus, an international charitable organization, provided the funding necessary to ensure that prosthetic limbs would be made available for every child amputee. But this was only the beginning of the story.

A small group of earthquake victims became emboldened to defy deeply entrenched Haitian stereotypes against people with disabilities. They formed Team Zaryen, an amputee soccer team that has transformed victims into beacons of hope, creating real possibilities for those attempting to rebuild their lives from the rubble of the 2010 earthquake. Team Zaryen’s dream to give back to those whose efforts helped them get back on their feet stretches all the way to Washington, offering help and inspiration to wounded American veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

South Florida’s Rising Seas – Documentary 3/16/2015

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Discussion about the rising sea levels in South Florida with Co Host: Monica Rosales Executive Director of DocMiami Film Festival

Juliet Pinto, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism and Broadcasting in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Florida International University. She has developed classes in environmental journalism and communication, and has taken students to the Galapagos to report on issues pertaining to resource use and management there, as well as scuba dived down 62 feet to watch NASA astronauts train at the underwater Aquarius Reef Base in the Florida Keys. Her award-winning documentary on sea level rise, “South Florida’s Rising Seas” aired in January 2014 and was repurposed by PBS NewsHour for their national newscast.

Kate MacMillin the producer of the award-winning documentary “South Florida’s Rising Seas,” has a B.A. from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Simmons College in Boston. She and three other SJMC colleges won the prestigious 2012-15 Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education grant to conduct community-engaged journalism about the threats of sea level rise in South Florida. MacMillin co-executive produced the HIV/AIDS documentary “Lessons from South Africa”, and the Web series “The Stigma Stops with Me.” This two-year AIDS initiative culminated in a one-hour special, “Tell Somebody: The New Face of AIDS”, which aired on WPBT, October 15, 2009.

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John Englander is an oceanographer, consultant and sea level rise expert. His broad marine science background coupled with degrees in geology and economics allows him to see the big picture on climate and look ahead to the large-scale financial and societal impacts, particularly as they relate to sea level rise.  He brings the diverse points of view of an industry scientist, entrepreneur and CEO.

For over 30 years, he has been a leader in both the private sector and the non-profit arena, serving as CEO for such noteworthy organizations as The Cousteau Society and The International SeaKeepers Society.  As the Founder of the Rising Seas Group, he works with businesses, government agencies, and communities helping them understand the financial risks of sea level rise. His best selling book, High Tide On Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisisclearly explains the science behind sea level rise, the impending devastating economic impacts and the “intelligent adaptation” that all businesses and coastal communities must consider today.  Mr. Englander is a sought after keynote speaker. His recent media appearances include MSNBC, Fox Business Channel, Al Jazeera America, ABC, CCTV (China), National Public Radio (NPR), and SkyNews TV-UK.  He has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Publisher’s Weekly.

In Love With Bolero with Eloy Cepero Thu, Aug 21th 6PM CST

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Click to hear the show Thursday at 6pm CST

Co Hosting: Monica Rosales, Executive Director of DocMiami.org

Eloy Cepero is an avid music collector, historian, and TV and radio show host.  His top rated “Grandes Leyendas Musicales” (Great Musical Legends) has aired nerly 200 shows on three different local tv stations.  For the past 5 years, he has been hosting a radio show by the same name on WWFE, La Poderosa, Saturdays from 12 to 1 PM which, to date, has aired over 250 radio shows.

Since 2008, at the University of Miami Institute of Cuban and Cuban American Studies (ICCAS), Eloy heads a living history project, also  named “Grandes Leyendas Musicales”, where once a month he interviews important figures of Cuban music before a live audience, about their lives, experiences and contribution to music.   These interviews are preserved both at ICCAS and the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami for future use by anyone wanting to research the music, musicians and times.

His first published book, “Cuba 1902 – 1962, a Journey Through Postcards” was a best seller and was followed by “Cuba 1898 – 1915, a Journey Through Postcards”.  His latest book “Tales of a Cuban Family from Bahia Honda to Iceland, Memories of a Pedro Pan,” has been well received and he recently collaborated with 30 other Cuban exiled writers, on “Cuba, an Epic Journey” depicting the rise of the Castro regime and the last 50 years of the Cuban exile in the U.S.

We’ll be discussing his latest work, “In Love With Bolero”

CUBA’S BLACK SPRING WITH PRODUCER JORDAN ALLOTT 5/29/2014

 

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JORDAN ALLOTT

Jordan Allott is Founder and Executive Producer for In Altum Productions, a Washington D.C based film and video production company. Through In Altum Productions, Mr. Allott has produced documentary projects with themes ranging from Catholic spirituality and religious freedom to Cuban and American politics. IAP has worked with organizations including: The George W. Bush Institute, USAID, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Pan-American Development Foundation and International Relief and Development, among many others. In 2010 Mr. Allott and In Altum Productions released Oscar’s Cuba, a 60-minute documentary about imprisoned Cuban human rights advocate and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize finalist Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet. The acclaimed documentary has been screened across Europe, the United States and South America, including during a 25-stop university tour. Members of Congress, ambassadors and mayors of U.S. and European cities hosted additional screenings. Mr. Allott’s work has been seen globally on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), CNN International, Telemundo and Univision and has been featured by media outlets globally, including the G. Gordon Liddy Radio Show.
Mr. Allott has also written opinion pieces for National Review, the Washington Times, the American Spectator and Catholic World Report. Additionally, Mr. Allott’s work has screened at several film festivals across the United States and Canada, including the Washington, D.C. Independent Film Festival. Mr. Allott is a 2012 National Review Institute Washington D.C. Fellow. Mr. Allott was born in Reading, England, received a B.A. in Political Science, Philosophy and Film from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and resides in McLean, Virginia.

 

Music provided by SugarCane Rush

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Through The Lens with Jose Luis Martinez and Andres LaBrada 4/5/2014

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Co Host: Monica Rosales of DocMiami

Special guests: Born in Brooklyn, New York, Andres LaBrada, after being handed a Nikon F SLR camera from his parents as a child, began a lifelong journey in the medium of photography and film. After mastering cinematography at the University of Miami’s Cosford cinematography and film studies, Andy went on to direct and produce productions featured at film festivals across the United States & United Kingdom. With his lifelong passion in Photography and years of working in the film medium, Mr. LaBrada now uses the techniques of film/video production in his photography collection.

Jose Luis Martinez began his career in the Miami talent industry as a booking agent. In Los Angeles, he worked on a motion picture production desk at International Creative Management (ICM), where he had the opportunity to support several Academy Award winning clients. Upon returning to Miami, Jose Luis worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Upon returning to Miami, Mr. Martinez worked with the Miami International Film Festival to help plan and execute its 25th edition; an eleven-day event that featured world premieres and A-list stars. Jose Luis also works to help shed light to human rights issues in Cuba.

You are all invited to see and listen how “through the lense” these artists bring reality into full view.