Miami Now: a generation ñ podcast

Miami Now features interviews with the people at work on making Miami awesome, exciting, innovative and worth celebrating. From the arts to sports, to community energy and local excitement - Miami Now goes in-depth , to talk to the South Floridians fostering the positive, provocative, impactful ideas that boost our area - it's about the Miami you need to know about, and is hosted/created by Bill Teck, founder of generation ñ and lifelong Miamian and 305 alumni.
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Nov 24, 2017

Melissa Carcache is an actress and producer who co-created the new Hialeah series and most recently started on Nickelodeon's Every Witch Way. We spoke about her new comedy series based in the city she grew up in, LA, showbiz, being driven, the difficulties of creating and producing your own show and what it takes to succeed. Her new series, co-exec produced by filmmakers David A. Vargas & Javier Mayol is available online at the Facebook link below. I think you'll enjoy this talk with Melissa, who's energy, drive and talent are as charming and delightful as she is.


About Hialeah, the series

A young married couple move from Chicago to Hialeah and things quickly turn upside down when Kay Greenberg meets his new wife’s crazy, loud Cuban family for the first time. The series stars Jordan Wall (A&E’s The Glades) and Melissa Carcache (Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way). The series also stars Rene Laván (Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights) and Elizabeth Elias (Nickelodeon’s Every Witch Way) and is executive produced by the creators of Love and Hostages, David Vargas and Javier Mayol and by Melissa Carcache.

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Nov 16, 2017
In Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine BandJohn Capouya shows that Florida made valuable contributions to soul, on par with notable soul capitals Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, and Philadelphia. On this ep of Miami Now i spoke with this wonderful author about his invaluable book, a must for music heads everywhere. He's at the Bookfair this weekend with a great panel - and some great music.  James & Bobby Purify, Papa Don Schroeder, Linda Lyndell, Same More, Willie Clarke, Johnny Persall, Timmy Thomas, Henry Stone, Betty Wright, Latimore, Helene Smith, KC and the Sunshine Band, Liberty City, Overtown, Deep City Records all come into play in our conversation and his fantastic book.
Join Capouya this Sunday for a panel that includes producer and songwriter Willie Clarke of Miami’s pioneering Deep City Records; singer Helene Smith, this city’s first soul queen; Marlon Johnson, co-director of the documentary Deep City: The Birth of the Miami SoundJackie Moore, best known for her 1970 hit, Precious Precious; and Miami’s legendary singer/songwriter Timmy Thomas. After the panel discussion and Q&A, Thomas will perform, including his classic Why Can’t We Live Together, a #1 hit in 1972.


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John teaches journalism and nonfiction narrative at The
University of Tampa. He mentors students in UT’s
lowresidency Creative Writing MFA program, as well as
working with private writing clients. During his journalism
career he was an editor at Newsweek and SmartMoney
magazines, New York Newsday, and the New York Times.
Florida Soul is his third book; his previous one, the
biography Gorgeous George, is being adapted into a
feature film.


For more info on John and Florida Soul




Oct 30, 2017

Frankie Marcos & Clouds are some the architects of the 'Miami Sound' that began in the 305 in the late 70s and early 80s. This blend of styles set trends across countless musical boundaries and in anticipation of his celebration concert on November 11th, at Dade County Auditorium, gen ñ founder Bill Teck spoke to Frankie about his music and his career.


This 'En Español episode of Miami Now features an in-depth talk with Frankie about being the first artist of his kind to play in the former soviet union,about recording with the voice of Beny More ala Nat King Cole and Natalie, about his many hits (DiscoTango, Con Tu Blanca Palidez, Amor Velero, etc...) about The Miami Sound, friends like Carlos Oliva, Roberto Torres, Hansel y Raul and Lucy Grau - who'll be appearing in concert with them on the 11th, his start playing sax in high school bands here in Miami, etc...

Jun 8, 2017

Luis Bofill, one of the great talents of Cuban music today, talks to gen ñ editor Bill Teck about his great new CD paying tribute to Arsenio Rodriguez, one of the all time giants of Cuban music.


Luis talks about interpreting the tracks , creating the record, his collaborator and producer Orlando Mosquera, the legacy of Arsenio and the success this release has enjoyed. These two old friends , who go back to the 90s - drop knowledge and catch up to celebrate Luis' recent exito!

This interview is En Español but a translated transcription of it can be found on the generation ñ website at


Join host Bill Teck each week on Miami Now: a generation ñ podcast  - on the people, places and happenings that keep miami exciting and vibrant!

Apr 30, 2017

On this ep of Miami Now, a generation ñ podcast - our guest is Andrew Yeomanson, aka DJ Le Spam - we talked about Spam All-Stars, their new album TransOceanic, Record Collecting, his analog (and amazing) recording studio City of Progress, preserving the legacy of Henry Stone, soundtrack recording - going way back to when he and host Bill Teck were (sorta) neighbors. Artist Emilio Perez, Hoy Como Ayer, the whole nine yards of his musical history in Miami, playing guitar with Nil Lara y mas. Dig the deep dive into the musical life of Andrew Yeomanson on Miami Now :)

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