Sunday, January 17 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, January 31 @ 12:30 PM
Gun Violence and Safety from the Haitian Perspective In recent months, there have been numerous shootings in South Florida that have cost the lives of the community’s young people. As the debate over gun violence and terrorism has increased throughout the United States, on this month’s program we address the issue from a Haitian perspective.
Guests: Sergeant Florinet Derac, Miramar Police Department Officer Constant Rosemond, Miami Police Department
Sunday, November 8 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, November 22 @ 12:30 PM
Elections in Haiti Presidential elections were held in Haiti on October 25th along with the second round of legislative and municipality elections. National and international rights groups reported there was no major incident, and the numbers of people who came out to vote has increased. But, is it enough to ensure fair and transparent elections? Will the people’s vote be respected?
Guests: James Pierre, Journalist and TV Producer Rachelle Piverger, Community Activist
Interim Health, Discrimination Ad Against Haitians On October 15th, Interim Healthcare, Inc. posted an advertisement in New York seeking nurses, but the ad explicitly stated "No Haitians" would be considered for employment. With our guest, we talk about this outright discrimination against Haitian nurses.
Sunday, October 11 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, October 25 @ 12:30 PM
Interview with Patricia Tanner Convery Often we have guests on the program that are of Haitian decent speak about life in the U.S. This month, we have the unique opportunity to speak to a non-Haitian, U.S. citizen who has lived in Haiti since 1972. She shares what brought her to Haiti and what has kept her there.
Guest: Patricia Tanner Convery, Haitian-American Institute
The Americanization of Haitian Culture Despite its independence in 1804, Haiti remained attached to France, its former colonizer, which had influenced the political, educational, economic and social system of the Caribbean country. With the U.S occupation in 1915, the American culture and language became more presence in Haiti. Then after the 2010 earthquake, the number of American organizations established in Haiti has increase tremendously. Can these organizations influence the Haitian culture?
Guests: Sandy Dorsainvil, Little Haiti Cultural Complex Georges Bossous, World & Action, Inc.
Later this month, WPBT2 premiers, La Belle Vie: The Good Life. Haitian-American, Filmmaker Rachelle Salnave, the director of the documentary gives us a preview of what events inspired her to create this film.
Rachelle Salnave, Filmmaker
Challenges for Haitian-American Students
Next, we turn to education. As the 2015-2016 school year has just started, we explore some of the challenges Haitian-American student’s face. What can we do to empower our youth today so they can succeed later; then, better contribute to the advancement of the community? What can parents do to help their children thrive, while still honoring their Haitian heritage?