If you commute to work in South Florida you know how bad traffic can be. The Safe Streets Summit, a collaborative effort between the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, is looking at the ways in which the region can make roads safer for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. Alice Bravo, the Director of Miami-Dade County’s Transportation and Public Works Department and key speaker at the summit joined Sundial to talk about solutions and take listener questions. The summit is taking place Feb. 25 -26. You can find more information here: https://www.safestreetssummit.org/
Next, Sundial talked to FIU police captain Delrish Moss, who returns to his hometown of Miami after serving as the police chief of Ferguson, Missouri. Moss went to Ferguson amidst the protests following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer. He is now the new public information officer for the Florida International University Police Department. Moss joined Luis Hernandez on Sundial to discuss his time working in Ferguson, provide perspective on police relations with communities of color and what that relationship is like on college campuses.
Finally, did you know that Key West was home to Florida’s largest and most influential Jewish community in the 1800s? Our February Book Club title, “The Jews of Key West,” by Arlo Haskell, looks at the fascinating history of the island's Jewish community and the role it played in the region’s development. For this month’s book club panel, Sundial was joined by WLRN’s Southernmost Reporter Nan Klingener and long-time resident of Key West and book club member, Mae McMahon. They talked about their personal history in the Keys, what they thought about the book and the history of Jews in Key West .
Listen to our interview with the author of the book: Exploring The Significant Role Jews Played In Shaping Modern Day Key West