Conquering the Dragon: Breast Cancer Survivors Race for Life is a documentary about breast cancer survivors reaching for the stars and creating triumph out of tragedy, never letting up in their determined fight against the dragon.
It was early 1930’s. Miami was still a young city, and a surprising community was starting to spring up in the most unlikely of places, the middle of Biscayne Bay. Bait shops. Speakeasies. Gambling halls. Homes. Back then it was known as “The Shacks”, but today we call it Stiltsville. At its height, there were 27 homes here. Today only 7 structures remain, each with its own name, personality, and history.
Florida is a state known for its sun, surf, and sand, where South Beach is famous and theme parks are abundant. But wait a minute! Florida also has a darker, offbeat and downright weird side, where ancient mysteries and legends reside. Florida can be a state of confusion with searches for bizarre beasts and answers to unexplained phenomena.
In 1962, Richard Nixon's once meteoric political career lay in ruins. The former vice-president had suffered two bitter losses; one in the 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, the other in a bid for the governorship of his home state of California. Yet, only six years later, Nixon would be elected President of the United States. How did it happen? Why did it happen?
Hecho a Mano: Creativity in Exile weaves together the stories of four Cuban artists now living in Miami.
Francisco “Paquito” Hechavarría played piano for some of Cuba’s biggest bands and was a regular performer at the Fontainebleau when the likes of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis graced the stage there in the 1960s. In the ’80s, he worked the lounge circuit with legendary Cuban bassist Cachao. Along the way, he helped create one of the catchiest hooks in pop music history—the unmistakable piano intro on Miami Sound Machine’s mega-hit “Conga.”
Today is the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew in South Florida. The culmination of our “Remembering Andrew” project is our one hour documentary special, hosted by Kenny Malone and Alicia Zuckerman, with production help from Sammy Mack, Trina Sargalski and the entire WLRN-Miami Herald News team.