Erick seeks to quash the myth that Miami is a 24 hour party and/or police state. Visitors know little of his city except for what they've seen during Art Basel or the FTAA protests, and Erick attempts to shed some light on the real Miami. He's assigned to cover Art Basel for the San Francisco Bay Guardian, and takes the opportunity to profile Take Back the Land, a Miami-based group of activists helping the homeless squat bank-foreclosed homes. Erick briefly interviews Shepard Fairey who's in town painting a mural for Art Basel, and he also shares his thoughts on the FTAA protests in 2003.
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