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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.
10 January 2015 Grant Stern
On Episode 56 of the Only In Miami Show, director Billy Corben, co-founder of Miami-based media studio Rakontur, joined Grant Stern to discuss his latest project, The U: Part 2, a documentary on the continuing story of the University of Miami Hurricanes football team. The film was recently featured in ESPN’s 30 for 30 series, premiering after this year’s Heisman Trophy presentation. Whereas the original film documented the Hurricanes’ rise to national prominence in the 1980s, this project picks up the story as the program is devastated by NCAA sanctions, leaving coach Butch Davis to pick up the pieces. Billy talked about some of the interesting elements involved in telling this story during this show clip from December 22. After you listen, you can watch both films, which are available for streaming on Netflix.