Annette Taddeo On Venezuela, Affordable Housing In The Keys, Norton Museum Of Art & MDC Live Arts

Feb 7, 2019

Democratic State Senator Annette Taddeo was among the first state lawmakers to call upon the Trump administration to denounce Venezuela's president Nicolás Maduro and recognize interim president Juan Guidó. She joined Sundial to talk about Venezuela, her priorities for the upcoming legislative session and the 2020 elections.

Residents of the Florida Keys have long struggled to find affordable housing. A new report from United Way states more than 40 percent of residents in the Keys can’t afford basic needs like food, healthcare, housing and transportation. And Hurricane Irma further exacerbated the problem, particularly in the Middle Keys. But one church in Marathon is taking a big step in providing housing for people in the Keys. WLRN’s Nancy Klingener has been following the story and joined Luis Hernandez on Sundial for an update.

Read more: Middle Keys Church Tackling Housing Crisis Head-On

The renovated Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 9. The $100 million expansion is by Foster + Partners, the award-winning British architectural design and engineering firm led by well known architect Norman Foster. The renovated museum has a new transparent entrance lobby, an additional 12,000 square feet gallery space, educational center, and a world-class maze garden. On Sundial, the museum's Executive Director Hope Alswang shared the significance of the new expansion.

A new performance piece called “DOV” at Miami Dade College’s Live Arts explores growing up through the lens of basketball. Pioneer Winter is the director of the show and the lead star is 13-year old Izzy Liberperson. The performance piece combines dance, basketball and spoken word. Winter and Liberperson joined Sundial to talk about the performing arts collective and the unique approach to storytelling with dance.