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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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.

Combating Zika / Getting Ready to Go Back to School

Sunday, August 14th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Dr. Derric Nimmo, senior scientist at Oxitec -- the company responsible for releasing genetically-altered mosquitoes in Key Haven, intended to combat Zika-carrying mosquitoes -- about Zika, natural methods that have been attempted to control the spread of the virus, and controversy surrounding genetically-altered insects.  In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie about preparations for the new school year, what parents and students need to know -- including how school lunches have been improved, how to get into the school of your choice, and the results of last year's testing.

Cervical Cancer / Miami Dade Water Quality

Sunday, August 7th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Dr. Kim Stebbings about cervical cancer, including signs and symptoms and how to prevent it. In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Jennifer Messer-Skold, from the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department about water quality, our water source, current improvements and tips on how to conserve our most previous resource.

Blue-Green Algae / Child Abuse

Sunday, July 31st

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with local conservationist Ernie Rivera about the blue-green algae infestation of South Florida waterways.  In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Stacey Honowitz, supervisor of the Sex and Child Abuse Unit of the Broward County State Attorney's office about how families can protect their children from child abuse and sex crimes.

Bullying / Superfoods / Bikers Against Child Abuse

Sunday, July 24th

In segment 1, Ashley speaks with Kevin Strauss, founder of, about preventing bullying ... and nutritional expert Elizabeth Ward about the benefits of eating 'superfoods'.  In segment 2, Gayle speaks with Chopper Bob, chapter president of Bikers Against Child Abuse, about protecting victims from their homes to the courtroom.

211 Switchboard of Miami

Sunday, July 17th

Gayle speaks with Trudy Krasovic, Crisis Worker and Helpline Counselor for 211 Switchboard of Miami, about the many services they provide including help with housing, healthcare, mental health, family, transportation and more with 19 specialty lines. 

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