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There's no place anywhere else in the country quite like South Florida. From the Keys all the way up the Palm Beaches , WLRN's daily program Sundial brings you the stories that make our home unique. Interviews about news, politics, music, sports, arts, and food, all with a local twist.Are you a book lover? Sundial has a monthly book club dedicated to read, share and discuss books and characters that are unique to South Florida. You can join the conversation here. Do you love live music? Sund ...
Each week Melissa Ross of WJCT and Tom Hudson of WLRN in Miami, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news in The Florida Roundup.
Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman share the microphone with a wide range of guests including community leaders, artists, scientists, historians, political thinkers and more who bring issues of interest to South Floridians.
Join veteran reporter and WLRN's Americas Editor Tim Padgett in an exploration of how what happens in Latin America and the Caribbean has a profound effect on South Florida.
Each week a panel of journalists from South Florida and around the state discuss the week in news.
The Sunshine Economy, takes a fresh look at the key industries transforming South Florida into a regional powerhouse. From investments in health care, storm preparedness, international trade, real estate and technology based start-ups, tune in to learn more about one of the worlds most vibrant and diverse economies.
Terry Story’s Real Estate Survival Guide podcast includes her weekly round-up on NPR's "The Steve Pomeranz Show," WLRN and affiliates. The show provides expert advice in all aspects of the real estate transaction from listing to negotiations; to sales and purchase and everything in between.
Each Friday from Sept. 9 through Nov. 11 between 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. ET, Decision Florida will bring the candidates, their political operatives and the top political journalists to discuss live the 2016 election and to hear from you, the Florida voter.
A podcast about how and why gentrification happens. Season 3, produced in partnership with WLRN, Miami’s public radio station, introduces us to “climate gentrification,” reporting about the ways climate change, and our adaption to it, may seriously intensify the affordable housing crisis in many cities. In many parts of the US, black communities were pushed to low-lying flood prone areas. As Nadege Green reports, in Miami, the opposite is true. Black communities were built on high elevation ...
Feminist news programming that seeks to provide the unique and under-represented voices of girls and women with a national and international venue to break the sound barrier.
Last month, I took a tour of Moonwise Herbs and then sat down to talk with Linda Conroy on her land in Southern Wisconsin where she teaches classes and holds women's herbal apprenticeship programs.The focus of our discussion was on the many animals Linda co-habits with on the land and maintains relationships with throughout the seasons. Our convers…
Welcome to our monthly podcast for December 2020!First up, hear Emiliann Lorenzen deliver WLRN's world news segment followed by a clip of Jonna Jinton from Sweden, singing a traditional herding song to bring cows and goats in from pasture. Next, hear Thistle's interview with Falcon River, lesbian feminist homesteader in the State of Michigan. Falco…
Florida reaches one million coronavirus cases. Protests in Cuba. And stories from the Florida Keys — we introduce you to The Tieline newsletter.By Leslie Ovalle
Miami-Dade’s Mayor contracts COVID-19. The busiest storm season on record comes to an end. And an app that's helping older adults get through the pandemic by pairing them with young people.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
Since September, the Sunshine Economy has been following how a baker, banker and bartender have been finding their way through the pandemic economy for themselves and their businesses.By Tom Hudson
New study from the University of Miami examines racial bias among police officers. The world's first Carribean Heritage Museum opens in Broward County. Miami Art Week goes on despite the coronavirus pandemic.By Chris Remington, Suria Rimer
Venezuelan exile journalist Francisco Poleo explains why his country's political opposition — and most of the world — refuses to legitimize this Sunday's vote.By Tim Padgett
Thanksgiving food and staying safe around the holidays. Plus, the first person with Down syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon.By Leslie Ovalle
Colleges are working hard to control the spread of COVID-19. But how will the vector of college students on the move this Thanksgiving weekend impact the pandemic, both on campus and off?By Katherine Hobbs
Florida lawmakers gear up for 2021. Etiquette for a different kind of Thanksgiving. And remembering one of Miami’s greatest journalists.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
The strongest storms ever to form so late, and so far south, in the Caribbean could force us to revise our expectations about hurricanes in this part of the world.By Tim Padgett, Christine DiMattei
For months, since the pandemic started, South Florida has been ranked one of the most food insecure areas of the country. About a half million people report sometimes or often not having enough to eat, and most of them report losing income, according to U.S. Census Bureau surveys.By Tom Hudson
There are no plans by Miami-Dade’s new mayor, Daniella Levine Cava, for COVID-19 restrictions to return. But she has appointed a new chief medical officer to aid the county's response. The incoming Miami Dade College president is ready to reassess in-person classes if infections spike.By Tom Hudson
As Florida refines its plan to distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov Ron DeSantis is facing criticism for his handling of the pandemic.By Katherine Hobbs
South Florida’s new congressman. Miami Dade College’s new president. A new film about a teen's incredible story about race, climate gentrification and how he is cleaning up his community.By Leslie Ovalle
Hurricane Iota leaves a path of destruction in Central America. ESPN investigates the mysterious death of a University of Miami football star. And we take a stroll around Miami Beach with author Judy Blume.By Alejandra Marquez Janse, Suria Rimer
Election recounts in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Florida's largest Black-owned newspaper is thriving. And how students are making music in quarantine.By Leslie Ovalle
Sudhir Hazareesingh's "Black Spartacus" illuminates the remarkable Haitian liberator Toussaint Louverture — and the universal importance of the revolution he led.By Tim Padgett
It was wet before Tropical Storm Eta hit South Florida with high winds and storms. And the rain kept coming — flooding streets, parking lots and homes. Also, COVID-19 infection rates are climbing and more people are in the hospital with the virus.By Tom Hudson
COVID-19 numbers are, once again, on the rise across Florida. This week, more than 5,000 Floridians received positive test results every day — the highest numbers since early August.By Katherine Hobbs
WLRN's Thistle Pettersen sat down with author and Bright Antenna Records music exec, Tiffanie DeBartolo, this week via Skype. They discussed the October 2020 release of Tiffanie's latest novel, Sorrow. In the interview Thistle explores the character development of DeBartolo's main male character and female character in the novel, asking questions f…
Governor DeSantis has hired a new data analyst who has been an anti-masker and spent years as a sports blogger. Florida's minimum wage is getting an increase. And how the Miami Dolphins are managing this season.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
Latinos helped Trump win Florida. What do the Democrats learn from the loss?By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
The clock has been ticking for months on whether or not Congress will find a compromise on another round of federal government stimulus spending, and whether or not local governments could see some direct help.By Tom Hudson
Joe Biden's decisive defeat in Florida reflected a big underperformance with Latino voters — whom critics say Democrats still take for granted and misread.By Tim Padgett
Tropical Storm Eta passes through South Florida, leaving significant flooding and wind damage in parts of Miami-Dade, Broward and the Florida Keys. A video showing an FIU student using a racial slur goes viral. And Books & Books owner Mitchell Kaplan on the Miami Book Fair and "Let Him Go."By Chris Remington, Suria Rimer
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Republicans narrow their gap at the top of the ticket in South Florida while Democrats take the top spot in Miami-Dade County.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
President Donald Trump won Florida and its 29 electoral votes handily this week.By Heather Schatz
A rundown of the constitutional amendments that passed and failed in the November general election. A look at the future of the GOP and the Democratic Party in the Sunshine State. And hearing from community activists about staying engaged after this election season.By Chris Remington, Suria Rimer
This is WLRN's monthly feminist news and analysis podcast for the month of November 2020.First up, hear WLRN's World News segment written and delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen, who follows her report later on in the program with an original poem called "The Great Fall", about Lilith and Eve who leave the Garden of Eden just because they want to. Enjoy…
President Donald Trump wins Florida. We hear from some local winners and look at how things went down on Election Day in South Florida.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
An update from the polls on Election Day. 100 years ago, the worst election massacre in the U.S. happened in Central Florida. And a new old-fashioned comedy movie opens locally.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
A viral video captures undelivered mail-in ballots at a Princeton mail facility in Miami-Dade. Plus, a look at Florida voter registration data. An inmate discusses his experience with COVID-19 in a Broward jail. And we remember unemployment advocate Beau Guyott.By Suria Rimer, Chris Remington, Leslie Ovalle
As the battle against COVID-19 wears on, what’s the new normal? How could the pandemic reshape work and wages? How could it influence health care and the tourism industry?By Tom Hudson
Battleground Florida, which has a history of close races, has been counting votes but plenty of work happens on election night.By Alexander Gonzalez, Caitie Switalski Muñoz, Daniel Rivero
With less than a week to go before Election Day, President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden held rallies Thursday in Tampa, with more Florida rallies scheduled over the weekend with their surrogates.By Katherine Hobbs
The military vote, the Latino vote and the plans to distribute a COVID 19 vaccine in Florida.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
The key races in South Florida beyond the presidency. How touch-deprivation could be affecting your health. And a collection of photographs looking at isolation in Key West during the pandemic.By Chris Remington, Leslie Ovalle
Broward County will have a police review board, will it create change? Plus, the impact of misinformation on elections and the University of Miami is a new battleground over facial recognition.By Leslie Ovalle, Alejandra Marquez Janse, Suria Rimer
Donald Trump won a surprising number of Haitian-American votes in 2016. But since then he's burned a lot of bridges to Little Haiti. Will it burn him next week?By Tim Padgett
The political rhetoric this election is red hot and often downright rude. But is there a business cost from incivility? Research shows rudeness is contagious. What is the effect on commerce?By Tom Hudson
Testimony from one of the key figures in the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case has been made public, barriers to the ballot box and commemorating victims of gun violence through art.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: Presidential politics in Hialeah; watching for a Covid surge; a Miami-Dade transit project gains momentum.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
Turnout has been strong for early voing in Florida. More than 4.8 million Floridians - a third of the state’s registered voters - had already voted by mail or at the polls by Friday morning.By Katherine Hobbs
What you should know as you head to the polls. How are high school seniors applying for college during the pandemic? And a program that's helping young people find their purpose through music.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
Don Peebles' real estate career in South Florida began because of racial tension and economic inclusion 25 years ago – a theme that has emerged again in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing. Peebles wants to diversify his industry as he's optimistic about the post-pandemic recovery.By Tom Hudson
On this episode of the South Florida Roundup: A panel of editorial page editors reflect on the presidential election and its campaign footprint in South Florida.By Alexander Gonzalez, Tom Hudson
As COVID-19 cases rise in Florida, state leaders are at odds over how cases and deaths are tracked. The statistics are used to inform policy decisions, such as the state’s phased reopening.By Katherine Hobbs
Biden and his campaign didn't take the GOP's "socialista" attacks seriously enough. On-the-ground Latino activists did. It may help him win Florida.By Tim Padgett
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic on the need for more economic stimulus from the federal government, the uneven rebound, and a more vocal central bank on race and the economy.By Tom Hudson