The historic Ali Cultural Arts in Pompano Beach continues to celebrate black history long after February with a new art exhibition. Running now until March 29th, “Beans, Rice & Gumbo: Facts, Fictions and Frictions of Black History” showcases African American history from the past to modern day. Inspired by Nigerian artist Adewale Adenle’s personal experiences and observations of both his homeland and the U.S., he explains his thoughts through the medium of painting in order to get the public thinking as well.
This week Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez is leading a delegation through China and Japan to get a firsthand look at the latest in transit technology as an option to help alleviate the county’s transportation woes. Meanwhile, the county’s SMART Plan has hit another snag. Commissioner Esteban Bovo joins us to share more on these plans to address the area’s public transportation issues, how affordable housing plays a role and why he says the Miami Marlins former owners owe millions to taxpayers.
Commissioner Esteban L. Bovo, Dist. 13, Chairman, Miami-Dade County Commission
It’s been six months since Hurricane Irma tore through the Florida Keys – halting the area’s fishing and tourism industries and leaving residents with severely damaged homes, or with no homes at all. Host of the Florida Insider Fishing Report, Captain Rick Murphy, gives us an update on the progress and to remind us that the Keys are open for business.
Capt. Rick Murphy, Host, Florida Insider Fishing Report
This week state lawmakers approved a sweeping school safety bill that includes some new gun control measures, millions for more mental health services, and additional funding for increased school safety measures. The bill includes some controversial language that would give some school employees the option to take part what is called a “Marshall Program” – where they would be trained and allowed to carry a firearm on campus. As we await the signing or vetoing of this bill by the governor, we get reaction from Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie on this pending legislation. We also learn why he’s seeking an independent review of the shooter’s education background, and hear how the district is trying to move forward.
Superintendent Robert Runcie, Broward County Public Schools