“In the 305,” a community-centered show, debuts on Island TV with Oliver Gilbert

Guests gathered at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus Thursday night for a live taping of Island TVs newest show, “In the 305.”

It’s hosted by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Oliver Gilbert. The guests last night were Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava and Executive Director of Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Aileen Boucle.

“In the 305” will be a monthly production that discusses everything happening in Miami-Dade County. The show was filmed for about 30 minutes and covered topics surrounding transportation, safety, climate change, and the cost of transit.

What’s next for “In the 305”? “We have to talk about housing. We are housing-burdened because it costs so much to live here, and wages are really low. The combination of these two things makes it very difficult for a community that is growing at our pace,” said host Oliver Gilbert.

Viewers can watch “In the 305” on most major streaming platforms and Comcast channel 1093 starting in February.

Correction: An earlier version of this story included a headline that misdescribed “In the 305.”

Laura Palfrey is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in digital communication and media. After graduation, Laura hopes to pursue a television career as an NBC producer. She also enjoys photography, traveling, and watching movies.