Takata Airbag Recall, Stroke Awareness & A New Miami-Based Web Series

May 23, 2018

There are nearly half a million cars in South Florida with faulty airbags from the Japanese airbag maker Takata. According to Florida Senator Bill Nelson, the state has seen the most deaths and injuries in the entire country due to the defective airbags, which may explode due to excessive heat and humidity.

Heidi King is the Deputy Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. She joined Sundial to discuss ther recall and the cars that have been affected. She also told listeners how they can check if their vehicle has an airbag that needs to get replaced. 

To find out if your bag needs to be replaced, click here.

May is Stroke Awareness month. The University of Miami Medical Center recently released a new study, which found the window for treatment for certain patients suffering from stroke has increased from six to 24 hours. Dr. Jose Romano, the Chief of the Stroke Division for the University of Miami and a stroke neurologist, joined Sundial to discuss new treatment options being explore at the University of Miami Medical Center, as well as stroke prevention and stem cell research.

And Haitian-American filmmakers Joshua Jean Baptiste and Edson Jean, the stars of the new Miami-based web-series GROWN, joined Sundial with the series' actress Maria Corina Ramirez.

GROWN follows two coming of age Haitian-American men as they navigate a transitional chapter in their lives. It wrestles with themes surrounding death, relationships and finances. On Sundial, Baptiste, Jean and Ramirez discussed the significance of being authentic and specific when casting roles for any film, the premise of GROWN, and reactions they hope to generate in Miami. GROWN premiered on the web platform Complex on May 22.