Sunday, August 14 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, August 28@ 12:30 PM
The Importance of Civic Engagement This election year may be one of the most important in recent memory. As Haitian-Americans are preparing to cast their vote for their local and national representatives, on this month's program we discuss the importance of civic engagement and political involvement. Guests: J. Alex Chanoine, National Haitian-American Political Action Committee McKenzie Fleurimond, City of North Miami Beach Leonie Hermantin, Hermantin Consulting, LLC Richard Nelson, Homestead Haitian Pastors Association
Sunday, July 10 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, July 24 @ 12:30 PM
Little Haiti Boundary Resolution On May 26th, in a remarkable moment for the South Florida Haitian Diaspora, City of Miami commissioners voted unanimously to designate the area historically known as Lemon City, as Little Haiti. For decades, community leaders and activist have been advocating for an official change. Commission chairman Keon Hardemon’s district encompasses this area; he joins us to discuss the significance of this vote and how he hopes it will help revitalize the community.
Guest: Chairman Keon Hardemon, City of Miami Commission, District 5
Sunday, June 12 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, June 26 @ 12:30 PM
City of North Miami Financials Audit It’s been two years since the Internal Revenue Service launched an investigation into the city of North Miami finances - of particular interest to the IRS were expenses related to overseas travel and cash advances, among other questionable practices. Guest: Scott Galvin, City of North Miami Councilman
Haiti’s presidential elections rerun As we approach the end of the term for the interim government, a new date for the rerun presidential elections has been set for October 9 of this year. Guest: James Pierre, journalist and TV producer
Sunday, May 8 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, May 22 @ 12:30 PM
The Haitian Diaspora The month of May is designated as Haitian Heritage Month in the U.S. As we celebrate, our panel of guests discusses the status of the Haitian diaspora, looking at the past, present and future of Haitian immigrants; including both their accomplishments and their challenges.
Guests: Patricia Elizee, Elizee Law Firm McKenzie Fleurimond, Former Councilman, North Miami Beach Leonie Hermantin, J.D., Hermantin Consulting, LLC Hudson Robillard, CPA, Hudson Robillard & Company
In 2013, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed a lack of progress and accountability in the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID's reconstruction efforts in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen criticized USAID for wasting tax payer dollars. And she said the people of Haiti deserved better.
U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, (R) District 27
Haiti's new interim government
On March 25, 2016, Enex Jean-Charles became the new interim prime minister of Haiti. We discuss the government’s mission to complete the electoral process and to establish political stability.