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Live From Main Street: Miami’s Economic Crisis and Sustainable Future

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Live From Main Street host Laura Flanders.

Live From Main Street host Laura Flanders.

Live from Main Street takes us to the streets of Miami, Florida for a town hall discussion of how local communities and grassroots groups are facing the economic and housing crunch while working to build a stronger sustainable city. Hosted by journalist-radio personality Laura Flanders, produced by The Media Consortium and adapted for radio by Making Contact.

Event will feature:

Gihan Perera, Miami Workers Center co-founder and executive director; Max Rameau, Take Back the Land founder and author; Carolina Delgado, Jobs with Justice membership director; Sonia Succar, Emerging Green Builders of South Florida chairperson; Francisca Cortez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmworker; Meghan Cohorst, Student/Farmworker Alliance translator; Latasha Jones, tenant organizer; Darin Woods, Countywide Financial Home Loans sales manager; Denise Perry, Power U Center for Social Change director and co-founder; Edith McClintock, Dream in Green executive director.

Live From Main Street is a tour of the U.S. in election year 2008, hosted by Grit TV’s Laura Flanders, produced by The Media Consortium and adapted for radio by National Radio Project.

Bonus Audio:

Want to hear the whole 100-minute Live from Main Street event? Listen here to the uncut program from Miami, FL!

Part 1: Introducing Live from Main Street; First Panel “State of the Economy in Miami” including: Gihan Perera, Miami Workers Center co-founder and executive director; Carolina Delgado, Jobs with Justice membership director; Francisca Cortez, Coalition of Immokalee Workers farmworker; Meghan Cohorst, Student Farmworkers Alliance organizer/translator. (24 minutes) – Download/listen

Part 2: spoken word performance by Rebecca Butterfly Vaughns; Second panel “State of the National Economy” including: Max Rameau, Take Back the Land founder and author; Latasha Jones, tenant organizer; Darin Woods, Countywide Financial Home Loans sales manager; Denise Perry, Power U Center for Social Change director and co-founder. (26 minutes) – Download/listen

Part 3: Spoken word performance by Poetic Vibes; Third panel on “What is Sustainability?” including: Sonia Succar, Emerging Green Builders of South Florida chairperson; Edith McClintock, Dream in Green executive director; Gihan Perera, Miami Workers Center co-founder and executive director. Audience Q and A including: Darin Woods, Countywide Financial Home Loans sales manager; Denise Perry, Power U Center for Social Change director and co-founder; Max Rameau, Take Back the Land founder and author. (26 minutes) – Download/listen

Part 4: Q and A continued including: Sonia Succar, Emerging Green Builders of South Florida chairperson; Edith McClintock, Dream in Green executive director; Gihan Perera, Miami Workers Center co-founder and executive director. Audience Q and A including: Darin Woods, Countywide Financial Home Loans sales manager; Denise Perry, Power U Center for Social Change director and co-founder; Max Rameau, Take Back the Land founder and author. (23 minutes) – Download/listen

Live From Main Street Crew
Host: Laura Flanders, Grit TV
Co-host: Cheryl Mizell, WEDR/ 99 JAMZ
Produced by: The Media Consortium

Making Contact Crew
Executive Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Producer: Andrew Stelzer
Associate Producer: Puck Lo
Interns: Elena Botkin-Levy and Aubrey Green
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Associate Director: Khanh Pham

For more information:

Grit TV

Miami Dade Board of County Commissioner – Miami, Florida

Miami Workers Center – Miami, FL

South Florida Emerging Green Builders

South Florida Jobs with Justice – Miami, FL

Take Back the Land

Additional information:

Coalition of Immokalee Workers – Immokalee, FL

Countrywide Financial

Dream in Green – Coral Gables, FL

Live From Main Street

Power U Center for Social Change – Miami, FL

The Main Street Project – Minneapolis, MN

Author: Radio Project

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