Pulse Celebrates Its One Year Anniversary
In July, Pulse celebrated its one year broadcast anniversary with two special segments—one on food and the other on dance, the two things you do at a Caribbean party!
For our dance segment, Pulse interviewed Barry University assistant professor Yvonne Jones Goodridge on folkloric and contemporary dances of the Caribbean and the growing generational gap between these two genres. For our food segment, host Jessy Schuster interviewed Hugh Sinclair, better known as Chef Irie Spice, on Caribbean cuisine and the differences between Caribbean dishes and their Latin American and European counterparts.
To learn more about the program and to watch previous episodes, visit www.wpbt2.org/pulse.
About the Host:
Her latest WPBT2 venture is hosting Pulse, a monthly Caribbean public affairs program she hopes accomplishes a better understanding of the island community. "We live in such a multicultural city that it's amazing to see how most people don't know about each others culture beyond the usual stereotypes and clichés," she says. "Hopefully Pulse can shed some light on the Caribbean community and way of life in South Florida."
Fluent in three languages, French, English and Creole, Schuster is a voice-over talent dubbing Latin telenovelas (soap operas) for distribution in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Schuster started her broadcast career as the host of a weekly entertainment show En Vogue for the Haitian Television Network (HTN) in 2003. After her stint at HTN, she decided to further her education and enrolled at Miami-Dade College and later the University of Miami. While in college, she interned for the Miami Herald as a reporter, and ultimately became a freelance writer for the newspaper after graduation.
Jessy Schuster has also attended the Universite of Fouillole in Guadeloupe, Marc Bloch University in France, and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Communication with an emphasis in Print Journalism from the University of Miami. She was born in France and raised in Guadeloupe, a French island in the Caribbean.
About the Producers:
In her position at WPBT2 Fabiola is also responsible for the station’s one-hour public affairs primetime specials. Recent examples include: Repairing American Healthcare, an eight-member panel discussion in response to Congressional healthcare reform initiatives, and Haiti: A Community Conversation, a unique one-hour call-in special airing soon after the devastating earthquake in Haiti.
Prior to joining public affairs, Fabiola was a freelance producer on KidVision, WPBT2’s children’s programming platform. On KidVision, Fabiola received three Telly Awards and an Emmy Award for creating short interstitials teaching children diverse topics such as: taking care of the environment, eating healthy foods, and how to be polite to others.
She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and is a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Nicole Borrero, Associate Producer
Nicole joined public affairs in January of 2009. In her role as associate producer, she is responsible for topic research and contacting and securing guests for two of our public affairs programs; Issues and Pulse. In July 2009, Nicole took over the role of producer for our public affairs program on religion and ethics; Viewpoint.
Public affairs took on a new challenge with the recent earthquake that ravaged Haiti; a live call-in program titled Haiti, a Community Conversation. In less than a week’s time, the public affairs team with Nicole as associate producer put together a program where members of the South Florida community can express their feelings and views of the tragic occurrence in Haiti.
Born and raised in South Florida, after taking a photography class in high school, Nicole attended Broward Community College where she majored in Communications and Photography. Making a shift in direction, Nicole received her A.S. in Video Production in March 2002 from The Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. While there, Nicole had the opportunity to intern at MTV Networks in New York.
Soon after graduating, Nicole got her first job in television production with WSVN Channel 7. From there, Nicole went on to work in many different aspects of production such as teaching video production at a summer camp and work as a freelance production assistant and coordinator on many local productions.
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