DeSantis’ Proposed State Budget, Africobra Exhibit & Miami Herald’s ‘La Ventanita’ Podcast

Feb 4, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled a $91.3 billion proposed budget last Friday, which focused on education, the environment and hurricane recovery. The largest proposed budget ever by a Florida governor, it allocates money for a boost in per-student spending, more security measures in schools, money for Hurricane Michael and Irma recovery, Everglades restoration projects and to improve water quality throughout the state. Holly Bullard, the Chief Strategy and Operations officer for the Florida Policy Institute joined Sundial to talk about the governor's budget and what reactions she’s heard from lawmakers. The Legislature will decide what items in the budget will get passed in March.

The exhibition “AFRICOBRA: Messages to the People” celebrates the 50th anniversary of black art collective from Chicago that helped define the visual arts aesthetic during the civil rights and Black Arts movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Through the lens of black artists, the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami is celebrating Black History Month with a series of panel discussions and public events surrounding the exhibition. Amanda Covach, the new director of educational programming at the Museum of Contemporary Art joined Sundial to talk about some of the artworks and how these artists defined the black visual aesthetic.

If you live in South Florida, you’re familiar with “la ventanita.” It’s those windows you walk up to and ask for Cuban coffee, pastelito pastries and croquetas. For some, it is a grab-and-go and for others, it’s a conversation starter. The Miami Herald’s food editor Carlos Frías is using this Miami icon in his new podcast, called, “La Ventanita,” to give listeners an inside look in the life of some of South Florida's top chefs. Frías joined Sundial to talk about the podcast and to share some of the conversations he’s had with some of the chefs.