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.

WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS-GET AN ATTORNEY 6/30/2015

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Attorney Dennis Gonzalez Jr

Guests: Attorney Dennis Gonzalez Jr. P.A.  is a DUI and Criminal attorney who understands how stressful and overwhelming legal issues can be on their clients. Having an experienced and confident attorney who understands the American Court System can make or break your case. Gonzalez has trained extensively and worked with the Miami Dade State Attorney’s Office in Misdemeanor, DUI, Traffic Division and Prosecutor Trials. His experience includes, cannabis cultivation cases, drug trafficking, animal cruelty, DUI, traffic tickets, numerous bench trials, thousands of motions and criminal hearings. Gonzalez’s extensive legal knowledge is the defense you need.

Mr. Gonzalez received a BA from the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences, a Master’s Degree from the University of Miami Graduate School of Business, and a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law. Dennis Gonzalez Jr. is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States Southern District of Florida (i.e., Federal Bar).

Manuel F. Herrera, Jr. is an accomplished commercial and property rights litigator. Prior to founding Gonzalez & Herrera, P.A., Mr. Herrera served as a trial attorney with a large multi-state commercial and insurance-defense law firm, where he tried many cases to verdict and handled various complex legal matters. Mr. Herrera holds a BA in International Relations from Florida International University and a Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law. He is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. Partner / Founder Foreclosure Litigation – Residential & Commercial (as Plaintiff and Defense) Landlord Tenant – Residential & Commercial First Party Insurance Litigation Commercial Litigation

SPELLBOUND – PASE LA VOZ 6/25/2015

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Spellbound

Spellbound is a musical project founded by award-winning songwriters and producers Paul “Pablo” Thomas (guitars and keyboards) and Bobby Moon (vocals and percussion) from Los Angeles, CA. The duo have been performing and producing an ever expanding catalog of critically-acclaimed albums over the past two decades. Spellbound’s original blend of soulful compositions & Spanglish lyrics create a danceable fusion of Afro-Caribbean rhythms, funk, rock, & beyond. The band has performed and recorded with a remarkable cast of artists and musicians throughout their career, including Ozomatli, Eddie Palmieri, ? and the Mysterians, Johnny Polanco, Plas Johnson, Roger Manning, Jr., and many more.

Beginning with Spellbound in 1996 (which contains the Latin-tinged crowd favorite “Good Company”), the band has released a succession of nationally distributed CDs on their own Selfish Recordings label. They include 1999’s Funqueros (dubbed a “jewel of magnanimous proportions” by Campus Circle vol.9 #14), which helped create a buzz about the band, resulting in a number of Southern California performances, notably an opening slot at the Hollywood Bowl in July 2002. By 2007 Spellbound, along with the release of their CD Poolside Fiesta, presented their first-ever video, “Hot Sauce” (which can now be enjoyed on YouTube).

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Cuba: Facts and Myths with Victor Andres Triay PhD 6/23/2015

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Cuba: Facts and Myths

Victor Andres Triay, PhD., is a novelist and historian. The Miami Herald referred to him as “a significant researcher of Cuban exile history.”   Born and raised in Miami to Cuban exile parents.

Victor’s first book, Fleeing Castro: Operation Pedro Pan and the Cuban Children’s Program, was published by the University Press of Florida in 1998. Fleeing Castro was the first book length historical work on the topic. Three years later he published, again with the University Press of Florida, Bay of Pigs: An Oral History of Brigade 2506,  a historical account of the Bay of Pigs invasion told through the eyes of  the exile invasion force. In 2005 he co-authored, with Teo Babun,  The Cuban Revolution: Years of Promise, a photographic history of Fidel Castro’s war against Fulgencio Batista, Castro’s assumption of power, and his establishment of a  Stalinist dictatorship in Cuba. Victor recently released his first major work of historical fiction, a series entitled The Unbroken Circle. Book I, The Struggle Begins, was released in July 2013. Book II, Freedom Betrayed, was released in January 2014. Book III, On Freedom’s Shores, will be released in mid-2014

Victor is a resident of Middletown, Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, Emilia, and three children, Victor Andres, Jr., Gabriela Elena, and Francisco Xavier.

COPS 101 June 10th 8pm CST

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Julia Torres, a Gulf War Vet, former undercover cop & author of  “Still Standing” and “Bolder & Braver” Worked in Grand Jury cases, extradition, juvenile, and pre-trial. Narcotics, gambling, organized crime, and major crimes in local, state, and federal levels. Retired after twelve years due to a military service-connected injury.

Miami Police Chief Nelson Andreu Sr. Author of a Miami murder mystery novel,  “Dead Red” Nelson specializes in death investigations, police related shootings and in-custody deaths, polygraph examination, interviews and interrogations, crime scene investigation, police procedures, and serial killers.

Master Trooper, Lester Burns, retired after  a 30 year career with two wars in Iraq as a soldier. Lester Burns responsibilities  varied from traffic, vehicular accidents, homicide and fugitive cases. As a trooper, Burns has survived two police shootings

Lieutenant Nitin Daniels, from West New York, NJ. Police Department.  Lt. Daniel’s worked patrol, investigations in the detective bureau and supervised units. Daniels was involved in local, state, and federal cases involving narcotics, gambling, and organized crime. Lieutenant Nitin Daniels  retired after twenty-five years of service

ATTacHE’ 5/20/2015

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ATTacHE

ATTacHE’ is an English, Spanish and Latino Urban-Pop American musical group created by “Powerful Music” producer Jorge Marcos.
Marcos is one of the original founders of the band CLOUDS who pioneered the world wide known “THE MIAMI SOUND” featured in the PBS documentary “THE SOUND TRACK OF OUR LIVES”  written and produced by TV producer Joe Cardona.
Jorge Marcos was nominated twice for the Grammy Music Awards, alongside his brother, musician Frankie Marcos whose impressive Jazzy Rock and Latin Rhythms has caught the attention of Governors, State Legislators and City Officials honoring them for their international achievements in the field of music.
Marcos has co-produced remix songs for prestigious stars such as: David Bisbal, Jon Secada, M.S.M (the Miami Sound Machine Band) a recent Emilio Estefan musical project.
ATTacHE’s flawless feminine vocals are none other than the skilled and accomplished singer Taniyah, a multilayer singer that interprets a variety of sounds from R’n’B, American POP, Latin Rhythms to beautiful international love songs. In her own unique and original style Taniyah captivates all audiences with her beautiful voice and exotic Mediterranean style. She has worked as a vocalist for UNIVISION TV NETWORK for the past ten years.
To complement each other’s musical talents, Taniyah and Jorge have created ATTacHE’ and recorded their first English CD: “Dear Music” and for their Spanish audience, the CD “Querida Musica”.
Taniyah and Jorge’s life performance will captivate the listening and dancing audience around the world.

 

Also mentioned,  the past show El Open House with Director, Producer Joe Cardona & Miami Radio personality, Mike In The Night. Musicians featured in the film will be calling in to share their memories.

El Open House is a film dedicated to the music produced and performed by outstanding artists who have composed the soundtrack of our lives. The Cuban experience of exiles growing up in Miami.

 

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

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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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Rising Seas

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.

STILL STANDING WITH JULIA TORRES 3/10/2015

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Interview with Author Julia Torres

“Julia from playground battles in New Jersey to Operation Desert Shield, from battling the effects of a date-rape drug to government-ordered BP pills silently waging war on her body. This is the explosive story of a young woman who never backs down, whether a decorated soldier bringing to light the cover-up of sexual harassment in the armed forces or later working as an undercover agent. As a high school and college English/Theatre teacher for forty-seven years, I recommend this brave, jaw-dropping book that chronicles the experiences of a true hero for readers 14 to 94.” ~ Sarah Rosenberg, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Open Hydrant Theatre Company, Bronx, New York

“In her memoir, Julia vividly and candidly invites us to share intimate moments which shaped her into the woman she is today, still standing. Her personal account of perseverance and triumph reminds us that our circumstances do not define us but rather molds us into the best version of ourselves.” ~ Patty Smith, LT COL, USA

“CUBA, ADIOS” BY LORENZO PABLO MARTINEZ 2/26/2015

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Between 1960 and 1962 more than 14,000 Cuban children escaped Fidel Castro’s communist regime as part of an airlift known as Operación Pedro Pan. LORENZO PABLO MARTÍNEZ was one of these children. In CUBA, ADIÓS: A Young Man’s Journey to Freedom, Martínez vividly recounts his participation in a program that bridged two different cultures and achieved great political significance over the years. At eighteen, he forfeits a music scholarship to Prague to accept an unknown future of exile in America without knowing the language, money to pursue an education, or family to help. Plagued by guilt around his sexual identity and having to care for a younger brother, Martínez forges ahead to become the composer of his future; later he opens the doors that enable his sisters and parents to join him after a harrowing sojourn in Mexico City. With the same determination, he attends college and pursues a music education, obtaining a master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, then a doctorate from Columbia University. Even after his music compositions are published and performed on television and at international festivals, Martínez feels restless and spiritually unfulfilled. Until, that is, he is able to define the true music of his freedom. CUBA, ADIÓS is a poignant, thoughtful account of one boy’s survival and self-acceptance, written with unflinching honesty and a wry humor.