PBS NewsHour's Yamiche Alcindor, Drug Lord Prosecutor & Pulse Nightclub Documentary

Jun 11, 2018

PBS NewsHour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor returns to South Florida to co-moderate this year’s Gubernatorial Democratic Primary in the Miramar Cultural Center Monday. Sundial host Luis Hernandez will also moderate the debate. A Miami native, Alcindor joined Sundial to talk about what drives South Florida politics.

When former U.S. Attorney for South Florida Richard Gregorie arrived in Miami in the 1980s, he said it was “the wild wild west.” Back then the city was caught in the crossfire of the U.S. war on drugs. Gregorie was one of the top prosecutors tasked with reigning in the violence. He joined Sundial to discuss the decades he spent chasing the cocaine trade and the role he played in the arrest of Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega.

And June 12 marks two years since the massacre at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub, where 49 people were shot and killed. Filmmaker Charlie Minn has focused much of his career on telling stories of violence victims, including the Las Vegas massacre and the Parkland shooting. His new documentary, “49 Pulses,” puts the Pulse survivors front and center to share what happened that night. Minn joined Sundial to discuss the film.