Former University of Miami basketball player Brandon Okpalobi noticed a lack of access to STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) and other supplemental educational programs for at-risk kids in urban communities and decided to do something about it. Hear how he combined his love for sports with business and science to create a “DREAM” academy helping kids be winners on and off the court.
Brandon Okpalobi, Founder & CEO, Dibia DREAM
Last year’s Oscar winning film Moonlight put Miami’s independent film community on the map – highlighting the incredible talent in our community. But getting to that level is still an uphill battle for most indie filmmakers. We get details on ArtCenter/South Florida’s latest program aimed at supporting these emerging artists – giving two local filmmakers a chance at $50,000 a piece to produce their next film.
Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Cinematic Arts Mngr., ArtCenter/South Florida, Filmmaker, “Papa Machete”
Every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s Disease – in Florida, it’s the 6th leading cause of death. We talk to experts on the front lines about the latest research and fundraising efforts – and meet a local daughter-turned-caregiver who shares how this severe form of dementia has impacted her family.