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24 February 2015 Brandon Mowry
Episode 65 of the Only In Miami Show featured an interview with elected Miami-Dade County School Board Member Raquel Regalado, who is involved in more than school board issues in Miami-Dade County.
Host Grant Stern talked about Walmart’s continuing plans to colonize all of Miami and the Rally for the Rocklands / Shame on The U protest on Friday, February 27th from 3-6pm at the University Metrorail Station. This Walmart war is over south Miami-Dade’s native pine rocklands surrounding to Zoo Miami which University of Miami recently sold to a developer Ram Realty.
Racquel Regalado joins the show after 7 minutes to speak about her personal #OnlyInMiami story and about the need to preserve our local history and pursue a consensus land use policy. Raquel also disucssed transparency issues in local government and about her fight against the recent courthouse bond question. She also spent a few minutes discussing her recent lawsuit with Norman Braman in opposition to the SkyRise subsidies.
At the beginning of the second hour, VP of Curation Michael Knoll of History Miami joined the show to talk about the Community Photo Gallery, a project he operates with funding from the Knight Arts Challenge.
Finally, Grant was joined by Drastic Fanatic for the Sports Hour, which included a special interview with Mike Heineman, who is the president of the Miami Heat’s development league affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
4 February 2015 Brandon Mowry
Episode 62 of the Only In Miami Show began with a remembrance of Jackie Jimenez – who ran #WPMIA and was very involved in building the Miami social media community. Jackie passed away unexpectedly this past week at the age of 28.
This episode features an interview with Mike B. Fernandez, local entrepreneur who discussed his recent memoir, Humbled By the Journey, and his personal #OnlyInMiami story.
Mike arrived in the United States from Cuba in the early 70s as a penniless immigrant to a philanthropic business mogul. Since then he’s bought, built and/or sold 25 local companies, the most recent of which being the Navarro Pharmacy chain.
Find the memoir at Books & Book or online here: http://www.booksandbooks.com/book/9780990520528
We also interviewed recording artist Chantil Dukart, who’s performing on Sunday, Feb. 22nd at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival. You can find out more about her music, featured throughout the episode at www.chantilmusic.com and more about the festival at virginiakeygrassroots.org
30 January 2015 Brandon Mowry
Miami has a vibrant music scene, and one local band has recently received industry recognition for their work. Steve Roitstein, from PALO!, stopped by the show to talk about the band’s recent successes. PALO! was nominated in 2014 for a Latin Grammy, was featured in the documentary Miami Boheme which won an Emmy award, and has recently been nominated for a “big” Grammy. Steve talked about the differences in perception between the Latin Grammy and the American Grammy. He also brought along one of the band’s recent tracks, which was featured on the show. To learn more about PALO!, visit their website, “Like” them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter (@gopalo).
29 January 2015 Brandon Mowry
Fabi Patiños, lead singer of Lanzallamas, stopped by the show to talk about his band, their influences and inspirations, and the upcoming projects and performances. The group will be performing at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival, which takes place February 19 to 22 and features live music and dance. Lanzallamas is a Miami-based group that mixes Afro-Latino rhythms with electronica and world beats. Their energetic music might make you want to get up and dance. Follow them on Twitter @lanzamusica or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lanzallamas.
23 January 2015 Brandon Mowry
Miami is blessed with lots of local musical talent. One such local band is Telekinetic Walrus, whose lead singer, the Time Zookeeper, stopped by the show to talk about the bands influences and inspirations, as well as the upcoming Virginia Key Grassroots Festival, which features all kinds of musical groups performing on four different stages. The Time Zookeeper also brought along some of the bands recent tracks, and he discussed them and the impetus for their creation. For more information about Telekinetic Walrus, you can visit their website, “Like” them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter (@tkwalrus). For more information about the Vigirnia Key Grassroots Festival, follow them on Twitter (@GrassrootsMiami).
4 December 2014 Brandon Mowry
The city of Miami is being transformed into a haven for art and artists. In addition to the smaller pieces exhibited throughout town in various galleries, large-scale street art pieces are also popping up everywhere. @Kazilla, a local Miami street artist, talks about the murals she will be painting in Wynwood and Little Haiti in preparation for Art Basel.
4 December 2014 Brandon Mowry
During the Art Basel festival this weekend, many artists, both local and international, will be showcasing their work throughout Miami. One such exhibit is being presented by a number of Dutch street artists, as they display their work at the Amsterdam Street Art exhibit. One of the exhibitors, @IvesOne, stopped by the @OnlyInMiamiShow to discuss the exhibit, which can be found in Wynwood from December 4 to December 7.