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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.
 
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 ...
 
The best of WLRN News storytelling, including radio series, special-topics coverage and interactive projects.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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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…
 
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.…
 
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
 
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 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
 
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…
 
About 1,000 middle and high school students and teachers from 27 schools came together for the second annual Broward Youth Climate Summit in Fort Lauderdale. Students had the chance to participate in a Broward County version of 'Game of Floods,' an interactive scenario. They also heard panels on how sea level rise will impact politics, art, economi…
 
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)
 
Last fall President Trump halted U.S. commercial flights to all Cuban cities except Havana. On Friday he did the same for U.S. charter flights. But the political risks for Trump could outweigh the benefits he sees here in Florida.By Tim Padgett
 
People were eager to hear Fort Lauderdale leaders' action plans in the aftermath of last month's sewage spills. City Mayor Dean Trantalis addressed more than 255 people in city hall during a town hall Thursday night. The topic: aging infrastructure and sewage. "I'm looking to see they have a plan in the first place and that the plan is solid," resi…
 
On the afternoon of January 12, 2010, my cousin Mikerlange Deus was sitting with her classmates at the University of Port-au-Prince.By Nadege Green
 
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
 
Fort Lauderdale and Broward County were named in the top 'largely suburban' communities in the country last year for the number of people experiencing homelessness, the chronically homless, and homeless veterans. That's according to the newly released report from the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development. The 2019 Annual Homelessness Ass…
 
Vending machines in school cafeterias aren’t always a huge hit with parents. They usually hold chips, cookies, sugary drinks and other snacks that worry health-conscious adults. The vending machine in Jerry Thomas Elementary’s cafeteria, on the other hand, is doling out something that all parents can get behind – books. The Jupiter school installed…
 
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…
 
Four months after Hurricane Dorian devastated parts of the northern Bahamas, the government’s new head of reconstruction says they need to speed up recovery efforts. “One of the big priorities is this debris cleanup in Abaco,” says Katherine Smith, managing director of the Bahamas Disaster Reconstruction Authority during a bus tour Tuesday of parts…
 
Things haven’t gone so well lately for Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó. And last weekend it looked like the country’s socialist regime had left him powerless. But Guaidó made a comeback on Tuesday that heartened Venezuelan expats here in South Florida.By Tim Padgett
 
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
 
Documentarian Tod Lending goes into his films knowing that he doesn’t know what’s going to happen in them. Longitudinal documentaries, or long docs, are his niche. “I follow people for years, however long it takes for the story to present itself,” Lending said. At the heart of his latest — “Saul & Ruby, To Life!” — are two Holocaust survivors, Saul…
 
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…
 
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…
 
A commercial fisherman in the Florida Keys has been sentenced in a case involving undersized lobsters. The sentence also keeps him out of the water for quite some time.By Nancy Klingener
 
The protest signs read “Could you live on $8.46 cents?” About 24 janitors, mostly women, marched and held up brooms in front of Miami’s tallest office tower — the Southeast Financial Center in the heart of downtown.By Nadege Green
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
Fort Lauderdale residents are gearing up to demonstrate on land and water next weekend, to call on city leaders to take action to fix unreliable sewage infrastructure.By Caitie Switalski
 
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…
 
We made it to 2020 without blowing up! Unreal, right sisters? Grab your hats and put on your space suits for a fabulous journey into WLRN's first podcast of the new year and the new decade.First up, be greeted by WLRN's newest member, Dana Vitalosova from Slovakia who also delivers WLRN's January 2nd world news segment before passing off the baton …
 
It's hard to wrap your arms around everything that happened 2019 in Latin America and the Caribbean. It's even harder to find any good news — from the violent political unrest that rocked capitals from La Paz to Port-au-Prince, to a record number of fires that ravaged the Amazon rainforest.By Tim Padgett
 
We devoted today’s program to Florida’s environment, how climate change is impacting it, and what it will take to become more resilient with:By Heather Schatz
 
Hurricane Dorian stands out as one of the biggest news stories of 2019. The ominous Category 5 storm threatened South Florida for days. While the region escaped its destruction, the storm stalled over the northern Bahamas, scouring the islands with high winds and storm surge.By alexgonzalez@wlrnnews.org (Alex Gonzalez)
 
Steve spoke with Terry Story, a 30-year veteran at Keller Williams. In this installment of the weekly Real Estate Roundup, Steve and Terry talked about some of the most popular places to invest in real estate, who’s investing, and why. The Hottest Places To Invest Right Now A lot of real estate is being scooped up in places that might make you scra…
 
Congress has passed two spending bills to fund the federal government. President Donald Trump is expected to sign them, avoiding a shutdown. One provision in those bills is a reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program. With the president's approval, the program will be extended through Sept. 30, 2020. While the insurance program will c…
 
On today's progrm we looked at how Florida lawmakers reacted to this week’s impeachment vote with Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL 27).By Heather Schatz
 
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