Sundial, Wednesday, December 1, 2008
Climate and environmental updates
Shannon Estenoz, the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks in the U.S. Department of the Interior under President Biden.
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She has been involved in conservation in South Florida since more than 20 years and was a member of the Interior Department during Obama’s administration. She’s also a fifth-generation Conch, hailing from Key West.
After Estenoz’s return from the climate conference, Jenny Staletovich (WLRNs Environmental Reporter) sat down and spoke with Estenoz. COP26 in GlasgowWe will discuss federal projects and nature’s importance in the age of COVID, manatees, and other topics.
Climate and environment updates
Beyond Miami Art Week
Miami Art Week 2021 is here and you’ll find a lot of glamour, digital artwork, and parties.
One artist, who is not on display at Basel this Year, wants people to remember that those living in plain sight are those who are facing the difficulties of not having a place to call home.
Vered Pasternak puts them in the spotlight through her paintings. Some are painted on top o blueprints for Miami.
Pasternak said, “Miami does not just concern money, luxury.” “There is another aspect that we often overlook… there’s people who are less fortunate, and I would like you to draw our attention to those who really need our support.
UMs Cosford Cinema
Rene Rodriguez spent his entire life watching movies and then reviewing them for The Miami Herald.
He has seen a lot great films and a lot bad movies.
Bill Cosford was Bill Cosford’s newspaper movie critic before he. He mentored him and recruited him as the backup movie critic.
Cosford didn’t look down on genre movies. Cosford didn’t view drive-in movies as a negative like other critics. Rodriguez explained that he would also pan movies I loved, which would frustrate him. He said to me that a critic must write from their heart. You don’t have to worry about what other people think about your review, regardless of whether they agree with you or disagree. You must be honest.
Like many newspapers across the nation, the Miami Herald lost the movie critic job and Rodriguez moved on to other stories. However, his love for movies was never-ending.
Today, he is back on film, this while he is the manager of the Bill Cosford CinemaOn the University of Miami campus
Rodriguez said, “I had an idea for a monthly series called Watching Movies With” where you invite someone to pick a movie. After that, they will go to the cinema to show it to them and then have a Q&A session with the audience.
The series will launch in mid-January 2022, with Dave Barry hosting.