RUNNING WITH RAVEN

January 1, 1975, when Robert Kraft was 24 years old, he made a New Year’s Resolution to run eight miles every day. Now 66, he has run for more than 15,300 consecutive days and counting. His persistence and commitment over the years has attracted more than 2,600 runners from all over the world to run with him. Always shirtless, a black sweatband holding back his longish-black hair, black shorts, one black glove, and gray shoes, they dubbed him Raven. Laura Lee Huttenbach wrote a biography called "Running with Raven".

NOTORIOUS RBG

In the 1980’s activist-attorney Ruth Bader-Ginsburg took on and won women's rights cases tried before the Supreme Court, and was later appointed to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton. Notorious RBG takes us on a tour of this phenomenal woman's life.

CIVILITY

Although we aspire to be upbeat, positive and kind, people are acting out in rude and aggressive ways towards one another. The lack of civility is becoming the acceptable norm. Center for Folk and Community Art (“CFCA”) wanted to create an awareness of this issue. So, we reached out to teenagers for their suggestions, having them use writing and art to communicate their experiences.

PATRICIA POSNER

Stewart Stewart has a conversation with Patricia Posner (Trisha), an author/researcher, and fashionista, about her latest book, "The Pharmacist of Auschwitz", and her relationship with her partner/husband author/researcher Gerald Posner.

MIAMI BEACH MAYOR

Miami Beach is a relatively small town, but with big city issues. Governing the City with the intention of pleasing the locals (residents) and visitors is a complex balancing act. So, Stewart had a conversation with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber to learn how he accomplishes this major task.

ART, BOOKS, BOTANICAL, AND HAT

In Episode 68 of "Alive on South Beach" Dena Stewart and Stewart Stewart go to Art Basel/Miami Beach, the Miami Book Fair (Miami Dade College), NATPE (National Association of Television Program Executives), A Taste of the Garden (Miami Beach Botanical Garden), and Art Deco Weekend street fair - where they discover less bling and more business.

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS

Taken from a book by Les Standiford, the Mazur Kaplan company, along with several other producers, brought this delightful film to life. Directed by Bharat Nalluri, from a screenplay by Susan Coyne, this movie starring Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens, will appeal to young people and old people, alike.

Unfair!

Unfair! Unfair! How strongly have we felt that "life" was not fair? We’ve all experienced the burn of unfair treatment at one time or another, some life changing injustices and some real or perceived favoritism. So what did we do?

IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?

When a young boy brings a loaded gun to school, his mother reacts by galvanizing the women in town to wage a "sex strike" until the men get rid of their firearms. Using all the NRA clichés, this satire helped expose the NRA as a small, but very vocal lobby whose mission is really to sell more guns rather than look out for the welfare of the people they supposedly represent.

MIAMI FILM FEST

Carrie Pilby and Chronically Metropolitan touched on blatant flaws in others, compromise in perceptions, awareness of own limitations, and willingness to accept life, as it is, and go on with inner strength. Both films had well-known stars, were wonderfully acted, and had engaging characters.

SOUTH BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL

1st ANNUAL SOUTH BEACH JAZZ FESTIVAL - Each musical performance will showcase the artistry of at least one person with a disability. The sheer talent of the artists will promote the festival’s dual goal, to entertain, and to define others by ability rather than disability.

MiFo LGBT Movie Trailers

At the MiFo (Miami-Fort Lauderdale) LGBT Film Festival, we saw some powerful films, we met a few Directors, Producers, Actors, and in one case, the person whose life the film was based on. To see interviews...

Love Is All You Need?

“Love is All You Need?” is based on accepting the reality of a society totally opposite of the world we know. In this world, the accepted sexual orientation for humans is homosexual. Anyone who may happen to be heterosexual is deep in the closet.

ACTORS, AUTHORS, FOODIES

In Episode 61, “Alive on South Beach” goes to NATPE (National Association of Television Production Executives), which is basically an industry convention, however because NATPE is a marketplace for buyers...

AOSB in NYC

Stewart and I recently went to New York. Being native New Yorkers (born and bred Manhattanites before moving to Miami Beach), we hadn’t been back in several years and looked forward to visiting the “new...

On the Red Carpet

When celebrities attend an event, there is a Red Carpet for paparazzi to snap pictures, journalists to take notes, and us (Dena and Stewart) to have a brief conversation with them.

Wyclef Jean, Stewart and Dena Stewart

We interrupt our regular programming to present a special episode (56) of Alive on South Beach ... THE MIAMI BEACH 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, marked by 100 hours of festivities that culminated with a spectacular superstar Concert on the beach with fireworks as its finale.

Telling Stories Through Visuals

Artists Stewart Stewart and Dena Stewart take their ARTISTS RAISE YOUR HANDS to new heights. Children that previously did not consider themselves artists are artists once they have been taught how to express themselves through painting.