South Florida rock band, A New Way To Live Forever, discuss their band history and music. The band elaborates on the making of their award winning animated video Balloon, created completely on an iPad. We take a closer look at the video along with new performance footage.

The countdown is on! WPBT2 is part of 400+ nonprofits participating in The Miami Foundation's #GiveMiamiDay. Last year more than 10,000 donors gave a record $3.2 million to Miami nonprofits in one day! Help support WPBT2 and other nonprofits by giving on 11/20/14. A percentage of your donation will be matched by the Miami Foundation! http://givemiamiday.org/

The countdown is on! WPBT2 is part of 400+ nonprofits participating in The Miami Foundation's #GiveMiamiDay. Last year more than 10,000 donors gave a record $3.2 million to Miami nonprofits in one day! Help support WPBT2 and other nonprofits by giving on 11/20/14. A percentage of your donation will be matched by the Miami Foundation! http://givemiamiday.org/

The story of Miguel Bernal, who left his family in 2004 to come to the United States. Living in the shadows, away from scrutiny, Miguel hopes to support his mother back home. Find out how Miguel is now stepping out to make a difference and change the lives of others like himself.

Miguel Bernal’s story is the second episode of our new Crossfire Kids online series.

Watch the entire series here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8NJkhLZOuT-9xlUHZSQh75szhITq9X3v

 

"My family told me I couldn’t go to college because I was undocumented." The story of Frida Barreto, who left Peru when she was 15 years old. Following family tragedy, Frida attempted to go to college and learned she was undocumented after her visa had expired. Follow Frida’s struggle to achieve her goal of attending college and how she is helping others like her.

Frida Barreto’s story is the first episode of our new Crossfire Kids online series. Watch her story. #crossfirekids 

The plight of young immigrants caught in the political crossfire over immigration policy in the United States is the subject of a new documentary, The Crossfire Kids, airing Monday, October 13, 7:30 pm and 11:30 pm and Tuesday, October 21 at 11:00 pm on WPBT2.

The Crossfire Kids is a multi-week, cross-platform programming event, with a special web companion series and an exclusive online original mini-documentary. The web companion series will begin releasing on October 14 through WPBT’s uVu channel (http://goo.gl/HA9pqd), with new videos each week through October.

The Crossfire Kids puts a face on the current crisis of marginalized immigrant youth across the American landscape. Directed and produced by Miami filmmaker Oscar Corral, it features several young immigrants who came to the United States as minors but have found themselves stunted by the limitations of living life undocumented.

“We set out to make a film that tells the stories of immigrants who would otherwise have no voice,” said Corral, who also directed and produced the PBS-aired Tom Wolfe Gets Back to Blood in 2012.

“The human stories behind these immigrants are often forgotten in Washington’s political dysfunction,“ he continued. “Where others seek to vilify, we sought to humanize.“

Corral offers an intimate view of the underground lives of several immigrants, with exclusive footage that takes viewers into their living rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, churches, workplaces, and even Laundromats, where they live out their daily lives.

As the United States grapples with a humanitarian crisis of unaccompanied minors pouring across the U.S.-Mexico border, the 30-minute film shows that every case is different.

Oscar Turcios, a Honduran boy who fled to the United States after his brother and father were killed by gang members in his village. Donatila Diego, a Guatemalan farmworker who is struggling to raise the three children of her deported sister. And Peruvian immigrant Frida Barreto, who became an immigration reform advocate after her undocumented status held her back from her dream of going to college.

Also featured in the film are interviews with several South Florida leaders, including: Archbishop Thomas Wenski; Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado; former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz; Cheryl Little, founder of Americans for Immigrant Justice; and Al Cardenas, a GOP activist and Chairman of the American Conservative Union, who advocates for immigration reform.

The Crossfire Kids also draws attention to immigrants whose families have been torn apart by deportation, kids who can’t make it to college because of their legal status, and orphans who are trying to start a new life in an unwelcoming nation.

“There’s so much misinformation about immigrants and immigrant children,“ Corral said. “We want to show that these are human beings, not political chips.“

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Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace prize! Learn more about Yousafzai, who is the youngest nobel laureate at 17-years-old here. 

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Congratulations to Malala Yousafzai on winning the Nobel Peace prize! Learn more about Yousafzai, who is the youngest nobel laureate at 17-years-old here. 

Creamy Pumpkin Sage Fettuccine recipe from PBS Food.
Fall calls for sweet comforts. And this recipe has October written all over it.
http://www.pbs.org/food/kitchen-vignettes/creamy-pumpkin-sage-fettuccine/?utm_source=foodnewsletter&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=main1&utm_content=pbsfood_kitchenvignettes&utm_campaign=pbsfood_kitchenvignettes/
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From Variety: First look at Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown (coming soon to Great Performances on PBS).
"The project reunites Cumberbatch with his “Sherlock” co-star Andrew Scott, who played the detective’s nemesis, Moriarty, in the British hit." Read more.

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From Variety: First look at Benedict Cumberbatch in The Hollow Crown (coming soon to Great Performances on PBS).

"The project reunites Cumberbatch with his “Sherlock” co-star Andrew Scott, who played the detective’s nemesis, Moriarty, in the British hit." Read more.

Check out Astronomy Day on Saturday, October 11th at the Museum of Science in Coconut Grove. You will get to meet the co-host of WPBT2’s Star Gazers, James Albury! There will also be Planetarium shows, cosmic performances by the University of Miami Frost School of Music and more.

Sesame Street: Star S’Mores (Star Wars Parody)

WPBT2’s month-long Eye on Immigration coverage begins with a special ISSUES REPORTS investigation into smuggling in Major League Baseball. Journalist and host Helen Ferré investigates the latest scandal to hit the MLB - human trafficking of Cuban baseball players. ISSUES REPORTS “Smuggling: Baseball’s Open Secret” premieres on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm. A repeat is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 11:00am.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i8aA-HZ_44

WPBT2’s month-long Eye on Immigration coverage begins with a special ISSUES REPORTS investigation into smuggling in Major League Baseball. Journalist and host Helen Ferré investigates the latest scandal to hit the MLB - human trafficking of Cuban baseball players. ISSUES REPORTS “Smuggling: Baseball’s Open Secret” premieres on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm. A repeat is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 11:00am.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2i8aA-HZ_44

WPBT2’s month-long Eye on Immigration coverage begins with a special ISSUES REPORTS investigation into smuggling in Major League Baseball. Journalist and host Helen Ferré investigates the latest scandal to hit the MLB - human trafficking of Cuban baseball players. ISSUES REPORTS “Smuggling: Baseball’s Open Secret” premieres on Friday, September 19 at 7:30 pm. A repeat is scheduled for Sunday, September 21 at 11:00am.

For more than a century, baseball has been called America’s pastime. Today, the sport is also a multi-billion dollar industry. Has America’s ‘past time’ has fallen on hard times?

Elmo is with his good friend, Lupita. They are talking about all the great things about their skin. For example, Elmo’s skin just happens to be very ticklish. Lupita’s skin happens to be a beautiful brown color. Skin can come in all different shades and colors. Isn’t skin just the best? However, ticklish or smooth or black or brown or white or tan, be sure to love the skin you are in. 

WPBT2 is hosting a free preview screening of Makers: Women in Comedy episode featuring the late Joan Rivers, Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, Mo’Nique and more. Meet the producer Heidi Ewing.
The screening will be held at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 
6:00pm Reception - Ship’s Deck
7:00pm Screening - Grand Ballroom
Hope you can make it to the free preview screening.
To RSVP call cammy_richards@wpbt.org or call 305-424-4013 by September 16th. 


https://www.facebook.com/events/754626657929453/

WPBT2 is hosting a free preview screening of Makers: Women in Comedy episode featuring the late Joan Rivers, Jane Lynch, Ellen DeGeneres, Sarah Silverman, Kathy Griffin, Mo’Nique and more. Meet the producer Heidi Ewing.

The screening will be held at the Grove Isle Hotel & Spa in Coconut Grove on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. 

6:00pm Reception - Ship’s Deck

7:00pm Screening - Grand Ballroom

Hope you can make it to the free preview screening.

To RSVP call cammy_richards@wpbt.org or call 305-424-4013 by September 16th. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/754626657929453/