Each year, The Children’s Trust honors local men and women who have devoted their lives to helping and mentoring kids in Miami-Dade County with their Champions for Children award. We meet one of this year’s honorees, Earl Maulding, and hear how his passion for the stage continues to inspire young actors to find their voices.
Earl Maulding, Director, Theatre for Young Audiences at Actor’s Playhouse
Dominique Scott, Actor/Maulding Protégé
Plastic and other debris make up 80% of the pollution in our oceans – killing more than 100,000 marine animals each year. We meet a local artist who’s found a unique way to raise awareness through her artwork and beach cleanups. Plus, we get details on this year’s annual ocean conservation event – a free event for the whole family.
Lisa Miceli-Capano, Artist/Owner, Stoked on Salt (SOS)
Since becoming law in 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had mixed results. Meant to boost the economies of the United States, Canada and Mexico, some U.S. industries have thrived while others, like farming, have suffered. Her in South Florida, vegetable growers are struggling to make a profit – forced to compete with cheaper, Mexican imports that are flooding the U.S. market. As a result, south Dade, which once boasted 30 tomato farms now have four in operation.
As the renegotiation of NAFTA continues, we hear from worried Dade farmers in a profile produced by the Iowa Public Television (IPTV) series Market to Market. Plus, we speak with Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and the Dade Farm Bureau’s Executive Director Jorge Abreu to learn more about the impact of NAFTA, and how consumers can help.
Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commission, Dist. 8
Jorge Abreu, Executive Director, Dade County Farm Bureau
More than half a million students in South Florida rely on either free or reduced meals at their schools – it’s one less worry for families struggling to make ends meet. Now with summer here many children will be dealing with hunger. We hear from Executive Vice President of Feeding South Florida, Sari Vatske, about ways to help.
Sari Vatske, Exec. Vice President, Feeding South Florida