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?
Sunday, August 9 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, August 23 @ 12:30 PM
100th Anniversary of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti Responding to near-anarchy conditions in the Republic of Haiti, in 1915 the United States sent troops to Port-Au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, under the authority of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The U.S. seized control of the country until the occupation ended on August 1st, 1934. While Haitians are commemorating the century-long anniversary of the invasion, our guests discuss the impact this event has had on the country and the affects that are still felt in Haiti today.
Guests: Carole Demesmin, Award Winning Singer David Kilroy, Ph.D, Nova Southeastern University Gerard Metellus, Oganizasyon Pep K’Ap Lite (OPL)
Sunday, July 12 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, July 26 @ 12:30 PM
Mass deportation of Haitians from Dominican Republic On July 6th, Radio France International – RFI -- reported that since June 17th, 2015, more than 30-thousand people have arrived in Haiti from the Dominican Republic. Every day, dozens of illegal immigrants are expelled forcibly from the Dominican Republic. The majority are women and children. Upon their arrival in Haiti, these people live in extremely precarious conditions in improvised shelters.
Guests: Ariol Eugene, Esq. Haitian Lawyers Association Francois Guillaume II, Haitians Living Abroad Chantalle Verna, Ph.D., Florida International University
Sunday, June 14 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, June 28 @ 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.
Sunday, May 10 @ 12:30 PM Sunday, May 24 @ 12:30 PM
The Role of Religion Haiti As Haitians are celebrating Haitian Heritage and Cultural month around the United States, we are talking about the role of religions in the development of Haiti. According to the CIA World Factbook, 80% of Haitians are Roman Catholic, 16% are Protestant, 3% of the population are said to havee other religions, and 1% has no religion. It is also noted that a number of the population practice Vodou. How can these religions and their leaders contribute to the development of Haiti?
Guests: Caleb Deliard, Broward College Manbo Amelia Ingride Illera, Lakou Dereal Monsignor Chanel Jeanty, Archdiocese of Miami Pastor Gregory Toussaint, Tabernacle of Glory Church