The Helltrain

Video by Terry Mockler

By day lawyers and doctors take the high speed rail to Miami from West Palm Beach. On the weekend it turns into a booze cruise to the Hard Rock Stadium. But there is a dark side to the Brightline. 81 deaths on the Eastern Central line.40 deaths in two years due to the Brightline high speed train.

A Portrait of Miami as a Bookfair

The 2019 Miami Book Fair International Jose Garcia Pedrosa appeared weighed down by two overstuffed briefcases as he entered the room, and looked overstuffed himself, in a mid-priced suit that you would associate with the status of a middle-manager. Pedrosa sported a moderately sized gin-blossom. Who better to write about Miami’s ethos in the 90s than a former Miami city manager […]

Hurricane Dorian and the Arts

Miami, Florida Saturday, Sept.3rd, 2019 It is Arts Launch Week at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. It kicked off Saturday morning, Sept. 3 with a discussion of the state of the live performing arts and the importance of the role they play in communities. Later, backstage, over 250 local arts groups presented. Local arts leader Xavier […]

Miami Dade County Commissioners Meet Over Sanctuary City Label

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Miami and High Tech Status

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