South Florida Spotlite

'South Florida Spotlite' is 101.5 LITE FM's long-running signature community affairs program, airing in two half-hour segments each Sunday evening from 11:00 p.m.-12:00 mid. ET; hosted by correspondents Ashley O and Gayle Garton. 

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Komen Walk / Miami Theatre Center

Sunday, September 25th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Kim Heard, a 21 year breast cancer survivor, who is now the Susan G. Komen Governance Chair, Board of Director member and is the Volunteer of the Year. She discusses the Race for the Cure, coming up October 15th at Bayfront Park and the ways you can help those diagnosed with breast cancer. In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Stephanie Ansin, Founder and Artistic Director, and Elaiza Irizarry, Executive Director, of the Miami Theatre Center, about their upcoming line-up, including the very unique Journey to Mutum, which brings the talents of a reclusive tribe from the jungles of Brazil to the U.S. to perform and fundraise to save their own way of life.

Miami Dade Library / Mosquito Control

Sunday, September 18th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Victoria Galan from the Miami Dade Public Library about recent advances in their system and why reading should be a priority. Also Ashley speaks with Craig Cohen, Director of Sponsorship Development at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital about the Conine Clubhouse.  In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Frank Calderon, Communications Manager, and James Richards, Information Officer, with the Miami Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management, which oversees mosquito control. They speak about the ongoing battle against Zika and the persistent mosquito that carries it, as well as the safety and effectiveness of their pesticides. 

Read to Learn / Alzheimer's Association Walks

Sunday, September 11th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Marci Cancio Bello, program coordinator for Read to Learn Books, about how this movement is helping children learn the basics by helping to provide free books in our community, along with volunteers and how you can help.  In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Jose Pinera, Miami Dade Development Manager and Yuleika De Castro, Marketing Director, with the Alzheimer's Association of SE Florida Chapter, about the upcoming Walks to End Alzheimer's. They also discuss the warning signs of alzheimer's and how the association provides help for those with the disease.

Job Interview Tips / Council for Educational Change

Sunday, September 4th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Michael Harris, the author of How To Win Your Job Interview, about how to set yourself apart from others and more. In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Council for Educational Change's Dr. Elaine Liftin, President and Executive Director and Chairman Steven Wasserman, about how they work to improve education, one school at a time and how they are always looking for mentors. 

Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick / Broward Traffic

Sunday, August 28th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Dr. Elizabeth King about her upcoming empowering event Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick, and how her Lipstick Foundation helps children and women. In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Greg Stuart, Executive Director and Daniel Knickelbein, Regional Transportation Planner, with the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, all about traffic in Broward and how with their $5.6 billion budget, they hope to improve Broward's roads.

Natural Protection Against Zika / How Faith Farm Ministries Helps

Sunday, August 21st

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with homeopathic medicine expert Dr. Cass Ingram, on ways to be proactive and employ natural solutions in the fight against the Zika virus.  In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Dean Webb, Executive Director of Faith Farm Ministries, on how they house the homeless, rehabilitate recovering addicts and provide job training -- through working at on-site recycling facilities, a thrift store, orange groves and even herding cattle.