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Best WLRN podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best WLRN podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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Each week a panel of journalists from South Florida and around the state discuss the week in news.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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? Su ...
 
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.
 
The best of WLRN News storytelling, including radio series, special-topics coverage and interactive projects.
 
A Podcast About Imagination
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 ...
 
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Restaurants, bars and hotels are gearing up for a potential surge in business from visitors ahead of Super Bowl LIV. The primetime game at Hard Rock stadium and the series of events leading up to it are expected to generate millions of dollars in revenues for the region. Miami’s Super Bowl Host Committee hasn’t come up with an official number, but …
 
Two months ago, Democratic state Rep. Cindy Polo of Miami Lakes visited a prison in El Salvador. Polo met an inmate named Berta Margarita Arana, a Salvadoran woman serving eight years for attempting an abortion.By Tim Padgett
 
Public high schools in South Florida start before 8 a.m. — they have for years. But research finds a later beginning is better for teenagers and their sleep cycle. Miami-Dade schools are considering changing school start times and having the first bell ring later at high schools. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson talked about the effort…
 
Welcome back, sisters, to the first hour of Women's Liberation Music in 2020. It's been eight months since my last music show when I featured the writings of Andrea Dworkin. I can honestly say that the two deaths of well-known writers who have affected me the most have been Andrea Dworkin (who died April 5, 2005) and Mary Oliver who died a year ago…
 
Being in an autonomous vehicle can be a lot of work. It takes two people — one in the driver’s seat, a second in the passenger seat — each describing what they are seeing and what the car will be doing, and confirming it.By Tom Hudson
 
As part of Fort Lauderdale's Art and Design Week, the fourth annual Art Fair on The Water will ferrying art enthusiasts to curated exhibits in waterfront mansions through this weekend. Of the three homes hosting exhibits along the boat tour through Art Fort Lauderdale , there's a partcular urgency to the art on display at 'Bahamas Haus.' It feature…
 
On Friday's Roundup, we discussed the parental consent bill that requires parents of minor girls seeking an abortion to approve of the abortion before a doctor can perform it. Also, lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering a bill that would establish a statewide Office of Resiliency, along with a statewide Sea Level Rise Task Force.…
 
At Nova High School in Davie, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is proving an urgent, engaging lesson for the eleventh- and twelfth-graders in Richard Judd’s Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics class. "A lot of them are just starting to form their own political awareness," Judd said. "So being able to bring in what's happe…
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren's campaign is betting on a series of intimate gatherings with minority communities in Florida leading up to the state's Democratic primary vote in March.By Nadege Green
 
The Trump Administration’s year-long efforts to dislodge authoritarian regimes in Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba have so far failed. That’s raised frustrations among South Florida’s exiles. And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Miami on Thursday to address their anxieties.By Tim Padgett
 
Global health organizations have put themselves on high alert over the coronavirus , a deadly illness that originated in China, and has made it's way to the United States, with one reported case in Washington state. United States health officials are urging calm in the face of that new threat -- and reminding Americans that it's more likely t hey'l…
 
Several Florida students are continuing a legal fight over climate change inaction. They're suing the governor and other state lawmakers for not doing enough about climate change. They claim their future is in jeopardy. This comes after a federal appeals court recently dismissed a case launched by nearly two dozen kids and young adults. WLRN’s Luis…
 
Thursday marks one year since Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó declared himself the country’s legitimate president. But Guaidó’s movement has stalled – and so he’s gone to Europe to help jumpstart it again.By Tim Padgett
 
The confessed Parkland school shooter was back in a Broward County courtroom Wednesday morning, for the first hearing of the new year in the case of The State of Florida vs. Nikolas Cruz. Cruz faces 17 charges of first degree murder and 17 charges of attempted first degree murder for the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two years ag…
 
Feb. 14 marks two years since 16 students and one teacher at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed on campus. Since the tragedy, students have organized nationwide protests focused on gun violence , successfully lobbied for legislation in the Florida legislature over school safety and started the next chapter of their lives in college an…
 
Florida is abuzz about beekeeping. The number of Floridians who’ve started beekeeping has increased by over 500 percent in the last 14 years. The demand has gotten so large, that the University of Florida’s Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab recently added more to the Master Beekeeper Program that’s open to the public — online. Beekeepers John an…
 
Long before being picked as one of seven managers in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Congresswoman Val Demings was known as Orlando’s first female police chief, the youngest of seven children, and part of the city’s most powerful political couples. Demings, 62, is the only non-lawyer with a spot on the impeachment prosecution team.…
 
In this week’s Real Estate Roundup with Terry Story, the 31-year veteran with Keller Williams Realty in Boca Raton, Steve asked Terry to field some real estate questions he got from an article written by Gary Singer for the Sun Sentinel. Steve and Terry also discussed the age-old question of renting versus buying a home. Dealing With Contractors St…
 
The city of Miramar on Monday held one of the more than seven celebrations across Broward County honoring the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Thousands lined up with their families along South Sherman Circle to watch the parade. Local high school marching bands stopped every few feet to hype up the crowd and play…
 
Two months ago, Democratic state Rep. Cindy Polo of Miami Lakes visited a prison in El Salvador. Polo met an inmate named Berta Margarita Arana, a Salvadoran woman serving eight years for attempting an abortion.By Tim Padgett
 
Since 2016, Russian-American photographer Anastasia Samoylova has been capturing images of sea-level rise in South Florida in quiet — and often surprising — ways.By Daniel Rivero
 
“American Son” by South Florida playwright Christopher Demos-Brown is set in Miami. An interracial couple spend a tense night waiting for police to give them news of their son. The play, which deals with race and police brutality, had a successful 2018-19 run on Broadway and was made into a Netflix film later last year. Zoetic Stage has now brought…
 
Hundreds of people attended the Women’s March Miami and Rally at Miami Gardens on Saturday. The event drew a diverse crowd, spanning a wide range of ages and races.By Maria Esquinca
 
Students and faculty stood up and clapped as keynote speaker Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the exonerated “Central Park Five,” walked on stage at the Graham Center Ballrooms at Florida International University. “Right now we are on the cusp of everything that Dr. King talked about in the ‘I Have A Dream’ speech,” said Salaam, the keynote spea…
 
On Friday's Roundup, we discussed the Florida Supreme Court ruling that former felons have to first finish paying any fines and fees they still owe before they can vote. Also, voters will not get to decide the fate of recreational marijuana, but state lawmakers might.By Amanda Brannon
 
When students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High walk into their new building next school year, the school district says they’ll enter a structure that’s setting the new standard for security in Broward County schools.By Madeline Fox
 
Child sex abuse remains a crisis in South Florida and around the country. Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of hundreds of young girls in Palm Beach County, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands has raised national interest in the issue. But the majority of these cases are happening on an individual level and often with someone who the victim knows.…
 
One of the greatest journalists to cover the Caribbean has died. Bernard Diederich passed away Tuesday at age 93 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Diederich’s pioneering, award-winning coverage helped make the world more aware of the Caribbean basin’s importance.By Tim Padgett
 
The shoreline surrounding the iconic Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse is falling away at an accelerated rate. Over the holiday season, vandalism and unauthorized use of the dunes along the shoreline put the lighthouse area on track for erosion to go up even more than its already stepped-up pace of seven feet per year over the last ten years, up from its hi…
 
On this Tuesday, Jan. 14, episode of Sundial: Teachers Demand More School Funding Thousands of teachers from across the state Monday traveled to Tallahassee before the start of the 2020 legislative session to demand higher pay and better benefits. Gov. Ron DeSantis declared 2020 to be “the year of the teacher” and announced a proposal to set a stat…
 
When Fort Lauderdale author Dawn Davies moved to South Florida as a child, she wasn’t really a fan. “In Florida the outside is always trying to get in and dank Florida smells are everywhere you go,” Davies writes in her latest book, “Mothers of Sparta: A Memoir in Pieces, ” the Sundial Book Club pick for January.…
 
Colombia’s half-century-long civil war was fought mainly in its rural areas. And that’s where implementing the peace process that was signed a few years ago is most urgent. But on Tuesday the U.N. reported that’s in jeopardy — because a new kind of violence is terrorizing those regions.By Tim Padgett
 
Being in an autonomous vehicle can be a lot of work. It takes two people — one in the driver’s seat, a second in the passenger seat — each describing what they are seeing and what the car will be doing, and confirming it.By Tom Hudson
 
The Florida Prepaid College Board has lowered plan prices by $1.3 billion, benefiting 224,000 families and resulting in refunds of more than $500 million. The price reductions apply to plans purchased since 2008, according to a news release from the Florida Prepaid College Board, which said Monday it was lowering plan prices. Refunds will vary indi…
 
In 2012, the Presidents of Venezuela and Iran met at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas. The bromance between Hugo Chávez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad alarmed Washington, since Venezuela and Iran were (and still are) sworn enemies of the U.S. So Chávez had fun joking that Ahmadinejad had come to help him “fire large missiles” at America. That remark may h…
 
On this Monday, Jan. 13, episode of Sundial: Florida’s 2020 Census Statewide Complete Count Committee The U.S Census will be conducted from March to June 2020. To ensure Floridians are accurately reflected in the federal count, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Lieutenant Governor Jeantte Nuñez to lead Florida’s Complete Count Committee. "Everything from…
 
Last month, WLRN's Dani Whitaker spoke with Emily Kaht, an athlete and feminist who recently completed a marathon while carrying a flag that read, "Save Women's Sports. Woman = Adult Human Female." As Kaht discusses, this courageous act garnered both support and criticism during and after the event.Kaht is a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a bachel…
 
The rent is just too high for a lot of people living in South Florida. In Miami, many renters spend at least half of their paychecks on housing. And consider this: The median household income for people in the city of Miami is $34,000. The average rent is around $1,800 across apartment sizes. That would cost someone making an average income two-thi…
 
On today’s program we discussed teacher pay and E-Verify , as Florida lawmakers prepare to reconvene on January 14.By hschatz@wjct.org (Heather Schatz)
 
Ten years ago, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti, causing apocalyptic damage in the capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding cities.By Alejandra Martinez
 
On this Wednesday, Jan. 8, episode of Sundial: Iranians In South Florida React Iran vowed revenge against the U.S. after an airstrike ordered by President Donald J. Trump killed Iranian top general Qassem Soleimani. On Wednesday, Iran fulfilled its promise to retaliate by launching missiles that struck U.S. forces in Iraq. “There’s a lot of strateg…
 
On this Tuesday, Jan. 7, episode of Sundial: Puerto Rico Earthquakes Puerto Rico's governor, Wanda Vázquez, has declared a state of emergency after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the island early this morning. The earthquake was followed by an aftershock measuring 6.0.By Alejandra Martinez
 
Port-au-Prince was a canyon of crushed concrete and horrified screams as Jean Samson Edouard ran panicked and barefoot through the capital’s Carrefour-Feuilles district. It was shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010 — a decade ago this Sunday. A magnitude-7.0 earthquake had just destroyed much of Haiti — and killed anywhere between 100,000…
 
On this Monday, Jan. 6, episode of Sundial: President Trump Evangelical Event In South Florida Iran Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed on Friday morning by a drone strike President Donald Trump ordered to deter "future Iranian attack plans." Shortly after Soleimani died, Trump was in West Kendall talking to thousands of supports at the King Jesus Min…
 
Randolph Watts has had tough times. He was a drug addict. He spent time in jail. But he’s been sober for more than 20 years and has had a steady job for the past decade at a deli in North Miami Beach. He considers himself "blessed." Still, he's worried. "What worries me? No health insurance and retirement, because we don't have any retirement. And …
 
On today’s program, we spent the full hour looking ahead to the 2020 elections in November, including what’s being done to ensure votes are secure and counted properly.By Heather Schatz
 
How To Successfully Flip A Home Steve starts the first segment of Real Estate Round-Up for 2018 with Terry Story’s tips on the requirements to be a successful home flipper. Do Your Research For starters, Terry says, effective home flippers know how to find a great deal and purchase homes at about 44% below market. Finding homes at steep discounts i…
 
Among the news that will likely dominate headlines in 2020 is the upcoming presidential election — and ever the swing state, Florida typically plays a crucial role on Election Day. Voters will first cast their ballots in March during the presidential primary. Several Democratic candidates began rallying in South Florida last year — especially durin…
 
Happy New Year Sundialers, here’s a rundown of the Thursday, Jan. 2, episode of Sundial: Tampa Bay Times’ Investigation Looks At The ‘Baker Act’ The Tampa Bay Times recently released an investigation about the ‘Baker Act,’ the Florida law that allows families to involuntarily institutionalize people considered impaired because of mental illness. Th…
 
In this interview, feminist author Lierre Keith gives us her take on the top stories and developments of 2019 as they impact girls and women and her analysis of the women's movement over the last decade and into the next. Keith gives listeners a fantastic overview of what's going on from her vantage point as an author and speaker with her finger on…
 
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