South Florida Access: The Banterheads Podcast, drive-in movie theaters, Internet Explorer and more

South Florida Access kicks off its second at-home episode with Valeria Venturini and Monica Lebro hosting “The Hot Minute.” They talk about trending topics on social media, from Internet Explorer’s upcoming farewell to Disney Channel’s first bisexual lead character to Instagram’s newest attempt at competing with Tik Tok.

The Access takes you on a journey through virtual education amid the pandemic. Its reporters visit South Florida drive-in movie theaters and discuss defunding the police with former Florida senator Dwight Bullard.

In an exclusive interview, reporter Yuselys Solis sits down with the members of ‘The Banterheads Podcast’, Lantz Martin, Anthony “Beanz” Martin and Nick Alatriste. The Banterheads tell Solis about their podcast and Solis quizzes them on all things Miami.

Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Monica is working on her broadcast journalism bachelor's degree. She loves to write and is passionate about sports, the art of interviewing and strives to become an on-air sports talent. She produces digital content and is a social media manager.

Brea Jones, rising FIU senior, has experience writing, videography/photography, interviewing, using Adobe Software and currently works as  Promotion and Recruitment Director for FIU Student Media. She has worked with several publications and published over 30 articles; to see her profile click

Julissa Mederos is a junior majoring in Digital Communications + Media at FIU. Apart from being an executive producer for SFA, she is also the sound engineer and webmaster for The Roar, FIU’s student radio station. 

Cristina Feliciano is a broadcast media major at Florida International University. She is passionate about delivering the news and creating professional digital media content. She is experienced in field reporting on camera and editing news packages, but also loves to write.

Kevin Gonzalez is a broadcast media major at FIU. He is skilled in video editing and production, and his true passion is sports. He strives to create and host his own on-air sports show and podcast.

Ana Soler is majoring in journalism with a translation & interpretation certificate at Florida International University. She has a passion for writing and reporting in both English and Spanish. She is a lover of linguistics, pop culture, entertainment, traveling and learning about people of all walks of life.

Taknighis Beauvoir currently is pursuing a Mass Communications degree in Broadcast Journalism. She aspires to inform the general public about important topics around South Florida.

From Caracas, Venezuela Paola Marcano Bolívar is pursuing her degree in Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communications at FIU. She hopes to work for the entertainment and music industry, sharing impactful stories through different mediums. She loves to be creative, sing, dance and do graphic design.

Yuselys Solis is a broadcast journalism student minoring in psychology and marketing. She is passionate about latino issues, but hopes to one day be an entertainment on-air talent.

Valeria Venturini, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is a Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Social Media Marketing and E-Analytics. Bilingual in Spanish and English, she has a deep passion for storytelling and wants to provide a voice for others. Venturini dreams of working at a news station delivering stories to her community, interviewing citizens, celebrities and political figures.

Andrea Gonzalez is a Venezuelan Broadcast Media student minoring in Social Media and E-Marketing. Since she can remember, she has always aspired to be in front of a television screen informing and entertaining people with news.

Dave J. Fair, a Venezuelan-American, is a transfer student from the University of Colorado. He is currently pursuing a degree in digital communication and media with augmented reality at FIU. He is very passionate about nature, climate change and preserving our national parks. In his spare time he goes rock climbing and snorkeling, as well as creates videos on his adventures.