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.
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.
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.
The best of WLRN News storytelling, including radio series, special-topics coverage and interactive projects.
A Podcast About Imagination
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 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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Susan Srigley, Ph.D., is a professor of Religions and Cultures at Nipissing University where she teaches courses on death, dying and spirituality. Susan is a death doula, and has been a palliative care volunteer for the past 20 years. She is an advocate for death education and mentors new palliative care volunteers and offers workshops at her local…
We remember one of South Florida’s greatest leaders and pioneers, Carrie Meek. The gaming compact between Florida and the Seminole Tribe is in trouble. Plus, Miami's ban on scooters was short-lived.By Leslie Ovalle
Leftist Xiomara Castro is routing her conservative rival in the vote tally for Sunday's election. Can she improve Hondurans' lives — and stem migration to the U.S.?By Tim Padgett, Luis Hernandez
Art Basel returns to Miami bringing art, money, and hope. Florida Atlantic University is making a big move in the coming years to a new sports conference. Plus, a closer look at what flies are doing when they land on your lunch.By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
"Love in the Age of COVID-19"; masks in schools; COVID-19 vaccines; housing market affected by flood zones; climate movesBy Katherine Hobbs
Food is on the mind as we prepare for Thanksgiving. Let’s stop and think about one of the most important items that go in so many recipes ... flour. Plus, we take a trip back through the years of food reporting at WLRN, from Black Cake to pikliz to Manischewitz.By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
Helping those in need, especially during this season. Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses her first year on the job. Plus, tips from an expert on etiquette this holiday season.By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
Assistant Secretary of State Todd Robinson has the daunting task of helping Haitians restore their collapsed security — so they can restore their collapsed country.By Tim Padgett
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans passed four COVID-related bills. What will these laws mean for you? Plus, airlines are preparing for one of the busiest holiday seasons ever. A local artist brings a giant lit-up Florida Panther to Miami. And, jai-alai is now a dying relic.By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
Florida Republican lawmakers said employees need protections against being fired for not getting vaccinated. Democrats called it political theater casting doubt on COVID-19 vaccines.By Tom Hudson
On this edition of the South Florida Roundup we discussed the ongoing instability in Haiti, a mix of climate change efforts and goals from local leaders, and the fate of two local college football programs.By Lance Dixon
This is the second of two reports on a potent new synergy between protests and protest music in Latin America, from Cuba to Colombia, San Juan to Santiago.By Elliot Rodriguez, Tim Padgett
Rents are climbing, making life in South Florida a lot harder to enjoy. Plus, Seashells are beautiful and an important part of our environment, but did you know they end up in our toothpaste and our Tums?By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
The Cuban government curtails protest efforts. Plus, how music is leading the call for freedom on the island. And a local artist tells us about his time at the climate change conference in Glasgow and his conversation with a tree.By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
Florida’s race for governor is on. Plus, a special legislative session on COVID mandates. The state is investigating the city of Opa-locka over corruption allegations. Also, nudists, alligators and more Florida stories with author Craig Pittman.By Leslie Ovalle
This is the first of two reports on a potent new synergy between protests and protest music in Latin America — from Cuba to Colombia, from San Juan to Santiago.By Elisa Baena, Tim Padgett
The demand for home health care has increased even while the supply of workers has been squeezed thanks to how most of the care is paid for.By Tom Hudson
Miami-Dade and Broward County Public Schools made masks optional this week. Plus, a new dashboard aims to collect data on gender inequity in South Florida.By Andrea Perdomo
Florida International University Cuban Research Institute head Jorge Duany has put together one of the few (if only) comprehensive Cuban art histories. It will be featured at the Miami Book Fair.By Tim Padgett
What the infrastructure bill means for Florida; Public schools adjust mask mandatesBy Katherine Hobbs
We have an update on Monroe County’s environment and iguana invasion with Commissioner Holly Raschein. We get a preview of this year’s Miami Book Fair. Plus, our conversation with celebrity astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.By Amber Amortegui
Medical experts discuss children receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Also, Florida sues the Biden administration over mandatory workplace vaccines. Plus, two granddaughters of Holocaust survivors continue educating people.By Amber Amortegui
A congressional race that’s come down to a handful of ballots. Miami-Dade County's plan to cut carbon emissions. Plus, two South Florida moms host a podcast to share their experiences of caring for children with Autism.By Leslie Ovalle, Caitie Muñoz
Norwegian Cruise Line requires all its passengers and crew to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and has been fighting in court to continue its mandate.By Tom Hudson
Miami Beach voters said yes to change. An art exhibit looks at money, specifically the money from the Confederacy and its link to slavery. Plus, a local organization helps children deal with trauma by teaching them about horses.By Leslie Ovalle
Election Day was a mostly quiet affair, certainly compared to just one year ago. And what a 'heat season' means in hot and steamy South FloridaBy Tom Hudson
University of Florida controversy; Special legislative sessionBy Katherine Hobbs
This month’s edition focuses on a feminist perspective of death. Death, another natural reality patriarchy views as an obstacle to overcome. How ironic that the necromancy that is patriarchy should be so obsessed with eternal life. WLRN member Aurora greets us into the edition, where we also hear from the 11th Hour Blog’s Jennifer Bilek in her mont…
WLRN and Miami Herald reporters review Tuesday’s election results. Also, why Miami-Dade high school basketball referees are taking a stand. Plus, a Key West author tells us about “Home at the End of the World.”By Amber Amortegui
A brief local elections update and Miami-Dade’s recent mask mandate decision. Also, new findings could tell us how the Champlain Towers South condo collapsed. Plus, how robotic cats are helping people with memory loss diseases.By Amber Amortegui
Palm Beach County Schools Superintendent Mike Burke discusses his new role. Also, the Florida Panthers coach resigns after covering up sexual allegations on a former team. Plus, how a former Miami-Dade County commissioner is being honored for 50 years of service.By Amber Amortegui
Parts of Florida consistently rank as some of the most unaffordable places to live with the combination of low incomes and high housing costs.By Tom Hudson
We’re coming up on some very important elections next week. Why are there so few showing up to vote early? Some believe Governor DeSantis needs to win Florida in 2022 if he stands a chance to run for the White House in 2024. Plus, are the Miami Dolphins about to make a controversial move to try to start winning? And South Florida’s famously haunted…
Broward Public Schools changes mask requirements for high school students as the U.S. Dept. of Education files a legal complaint against the Florida Dept. of Education for withholding funds over the county's mask mandate. Plus, students' mental health, a scandal in Jupiter local government and the dangers of driving the Overseas Highway.…
Dr. Joseph Ladapo; utility bill hikes; Disney World turns 50By Katherine Hobbs
The government delayed the release of confidential JFK files once again. Puerto Rico is still facing power outages. Plus, a look into the landmark Miami club Ball & Chain's reopening.By Amber Amortegui
Childhood routine vaccination rates have significantly decreased since the pandemic started. Also, Puerto Rico is implementing a new style of farming following Hurricane Maria. Plus, a conversation with the director of "Wade in the Water: Drowning in Racism."By Amber Amortegui
A Florida Bar task force has presented proposals on how to make condo living better and safer after Surfside. We meet the man who was central to helping Florida felons get their voting rights back. And a dramedy film about a Cuban-American woman packing for a family trip to Havana.By Leslie Ovalle, Amber Amortegui
Colombia's Constitutional Court is expected to rule in the coming weeks on whether to legalize abortion. Can social media sway justices, as well as public opinion?By Tim Padgett
Thousands of people have dropped out of the job market even as the economy continues rebounding. From hotels to health care, companies are looking to hire.By Tom Hudson
Annette Taddeo; special legislative session; Gov. DeSantis visits JAXPORTBy Katherine Hobbs
What to expect next in the Parkland shooter case and the crowded race in the Democratic primary for the 20th U.S. Congressional district Democratic primary.By Andrea Perdomo
The confessed Parkland shooter pleads guilty. State Senator Annette Taddeo announces her run for governor and a new exhibit looks at misinformation during the AIDS crisis in the '80s and COVID now.By Leslie Ovalle
Thousands of Floridians received overpayment notices from the state with minimal information. Also, a discussion on the opioid epidemic in South Florida. Plus, a Key West artist finally gets recognized for designing many Lilly Pulitzer textiles.By Amber Amortegui, Caitie Muñoz
Alex Saab — Venezuela's alleged money-laundering master — could turn up the heat on Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian regime if he sings to U.S. officials.By Tim Padgett, Christine DiMattei
A panel discussion of Miami Beach hospitality workers and leaders about the city’s proposed 2 a.m. last call on alcohol sales. Also, a conversation with this month’s Sundial Book Club author Carl Hiaasen about his novel, “Squeeze Me.”By Amber Amortegui
COVID-19 has highlighted how older Americans are cared for, the special vulnerabilities they face, and the challenges families have to confront when making caregiving decisions.By Tom Hudson
Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo has been fired, a look at what some event and performance goers can expect in terms of COVID safety this busy season and Florida Memorial University's provost discusses the school's fate.By Andrea Perdomo
State investigates local governments; breast cancer awareness month; Florida manatees in troubleBy Katherine Hobbs
The state could start cracking down on vaccine passport violators. Also, Haley Moss shares her journey to becoming the first openly autistic lawyer in the state. Plus, what South Florida sports fans can look forward to this Fall.By Amber Amortegui