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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 ...
In this Florida Public Media production, journalists explore the high costs of the pandemic for children and young adults who faced some of the greatest obstacles to success in school well before COVID-19 upended public education. For the full series, visit classofcovid.org.By Florida Public Media Staff
More people are eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine this week, including people as young as 18 years old with certain conditions. Plus, the pandemic continues raging in Latin America. And a pandemic spring break on the sand in Fort Lauderdale.By Tom Hudson
On Friday’s program we took a closer look at who is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine - and where to get it - with Julio Ochoa of WUSF and Nicole Darden Creston of WMFE. We also examined why Governor Ron DeSantis and Publix continue to face questions about decisions on where to distribute the medicine with Sarah Blaskey of the Miami Herald . An…
A look at the minimum wage and medical marijuana in the Legislative Session. Plus, a new book on Miami's connection to the illegal gold trade. How LGBTQ students are finding connection in quarantine and a new sculpture exhibition in West Palm Beach exploring mental health.By Chris Remington, Suria Rimer
In this 59th edition of WLRN's monthly handcrafted podcast, hear Emiliann Lorenzen deliver the world news before enjoying the song "Girls" by Girl in Red. Stay tuned next for Mer Safina's interview with lesbian feminist scholar and activist, Sheila Jeffreys. Jeffreys talks about the social construction of our sexuality and what that means for women…
Miami Beach prepares for another pandemic Spring Break. You may be paying a lot less for your flood insurance than you should be. And we hear from one of the photographers who was at Muhammad Ali’s final fight.By Leslie Ovalle
Getting vaccines to the most vulnerable in Palm Beach County. A COVID long hauler explains her continued struggles and how her mother’s lung cancer is shaping her experience. Plus, how the pandemic has helped termites thrive.By Leslie Ovalle, Chris Remington
Men are dying at double the rate of women from COVID-19. A new study explores why — and which women remain the most vulnerable. Plus, we hear from two Republican state lawmakers about the upcoming legislative session.By Leslie Ovalle
With Haiti in economic and security collapse, President Jovenel Moïse's increasingly authoritarian rule is a point of bitter debate in the country – and in South Florida.By Tim Padgett
More than a million public school students in Florida are going to school through a screen. That may cost them and the U.S. economy in the decades to come.By Jessica Bakeman, Tom Hudson
There are more places to get vaccinated and more people who can get the shots. Also, the saga of sewers in Fort Lauderdale and a controversial immigration detention center may reopen in Homestead.By Tom Hudson
On this week’s Florida Roundup : More people across Florida may soon be able to get their COVID-19 vaccinations, and the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Florida-Georgia water war case.By Bill Bortzfield
The Biden administration is considering reopening a controversial migrant detention center. WLRN's investigation into South Florida's sewage crisis. And we hear from a Seminole Alligator wrestler.By Leslie Ovalle, Chris Remington
Getting teachers vaccinated and getting food to students. Plus, the story of a group of Black golfers who stood up against segregation, the city and its white elites.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
Miami’s mayor has a dream for a high-tech city. Cuba is hoping its COVID-19 vaccine could become a tool to attract more visitors to the island. And an exploration into chonga culture and the "Aesthetics of Excess."By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
Florida lawmakers look to expand Medicaid and medical marijuana. Saving the Brazilian rainforest. Plus, a new art exhibit lights up the City of Coral Gables.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
Due to limited resources, delayed start-ups, chronic shortages — and official scandals — only a fraction of Latin America and the Caribbean has been inoculated.By Tim Padgett, Christine DiMattei
During this special Class of COVID-19 edition of The Sunshine Economy, superintendents of South Florida school districts detail how they're trying to find thousands of students who aren't going to school — and what the consequences will be if they don't.By Jessica Bakeman, Tom Hudson
South Florida teachers union leaders say CDC protocols are being followed but more work flexibility is needed. Also, a "vicious and violent" murder of a Black transgender woman highlights violence faced by the community.By Tom Hudson
State Emergency Management Director Jared Moskowitz , who oversees Florida’s vaccination distribution, announced earlier this week that he plans to step down in April.By Heather Schatz
The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles provided an update on the ongoing political unrest in Haiti, as thousands are calling for President Jovenel Moïse to step down. Plus, the 34th annual New World Symphony gala will be entirely virtual this year with the theme of resilience. And Live from the 305 presents Miami's indie rock darlings Magic City Hip…
Could a new administration and the NRA in financial shambles help gun reform pass? Why recycling isn’t working in this country right now and what can be done to make it better. Trudy Berlin is known as the "Jewish Oprah" in her Boca Raton community — we learn how she got that nickname.By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
Florida’s Black Caucus has some ideas for police reform. Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum's story, and how bisexuality is seen in politics. And we talk with Sundial Book Club author Karen Russell about the February title "Swamplandia!"By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
On Mardi Gras, 'Kanaval' host Leyla McCalla talks about the rich cultural connection between New Orleans music — meaning, really, American music — and Haiti.By Tim Padgett
With the state facing a budget crunch thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, what has been the impact of the virus on the finances of local colleges and universities? Can schools keep tuition in check?By Jessica Bakeman, Tom Hudson
Florida is now a hotspot for the more contagious strain of COVID-19, which originated in the United Kingdom. So far, almost 350 cases have been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.By Heather Schatz
A new course at Florida International University explores the history of psychedelics and a new frontier for how these substances might have a positive effect on mental illness.By Leslie Ovalle
A leader of the global COVID vaccine procurement mission acknowledges the pandemic disaster in Latin America and the Caribbean is its "greatest priority."By Tim Padgett
An update on what some are calling Florida's "anti-protest" bill. How much is at-home-learning affecting your kids? Plus, some experts say psychedelics are going through a renaissance.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
There are more cases of the U.K. COVID-19 mutation in Florida than any other state. And more cases in South Florida than anyplace else in the state. Meantime, enforcement of safety measure is uneven. Plus, some Miami Beach officials say the South Beach Entertainment District "has to go."By Tom Hudson
Miami’s tough relationship with the Miami Marlins. Why illegal fishing is having devastating effects on marine life. Do plastic bans actually work in favor of the environment?By Leslie Ovalle, Suria Rimer
Gov. Ron DeSantis’ self-described top priority for the upcoming legislative session is free speech on social media.By Bill Bortzfield
In an ongoing fight between amateur investors and Wall Street hedge funds, hedge funds got the upper hand this week. Florida Atlantic University professor Rainford Knight explains the stock market drama connecting Reddit users, institutional investors — and potentially Congress.By Chris Remington
In this edition of WLRN's monthly handcrafted podcast hear the world news delivered by Emiliann Lorenzen after WLRN's newest member, Mer Safina, begins the show with the greeting.After the world news, enjoy music by the Go Gos and Sia before listening to interview clips of discussions of dance and our experiences of it from Thistle Pettersen and Ag…
An update on the FBI agents who were killed in South Florida Tuesday while serving a warrant. "Stonks," "tendies" and wildness on Wall Street. And getting real about getting older during COVID-19.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
Gov. Ron DeSantis proposes a $96 billion budget for the state. An exploration into culturally sensitive nutrition with a Black raw foods entrepreneur and Black nutritionist. A new book explores a decade of Miami's art scene.By Chris Remington, Suria Rimer
Republican Congressman Carlos Gimenez discusses COVID relief, immigration and U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Plus, a new study finds a major drop in children entering Florida's foster care system during the pandemic. And a gym owner gets creative during COVID, renting equipment out to his customers.…
President Trump built diplomatic leverage on Venezuela, then lost it. President Biden can get it back — but Venezuelan exiles need to adjust expectations.By Tim Padgett, Luis Hernandez
Star chef Marcus Samuelsson was determined to open a new restaurant in South Florida, even during a recession.By Tom Hudson
Fewer people received their first COVID-19 vaccine dose this week compared to a week earlier. And after complaints, Publix supply will be shared in Palm Beach County.By Tom Hudson
Miramar native Jason Derulo spoke with WLRN's Caitie Switalski Muñoz about life at Dillard High School, creating new music during the pandemic and spreading social awareness on his social media.By Chris Remington, Caitie Switalski Muñoz
On Friday's program, we took a closer look at where things stand with the state’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines - as well as the latest on its distribution efforts - with Ben Conarck , who covers health care for the Miami Herald and Stephanie Colombini , who reports on health care news for WUSF in Tampa. Long-Term Care Facilities and the COVID-19 Vac…
Should teachers be required to come back to the classroom? Is there a lost generation of high school athletes who will lose out on opportunities because of the pandemic? Plus, pop star Jason Derulo on growing up in South Florida and social activism on TikTok.By Suria Rimer, Leslie Ovalle
Venezuelan exiles were happy to see President Trump finally grant their community relief from deportation — but many are angry he didn't order it years ago.By Tim Padgett
Millions of cruise ship passengers have been missing from PortMiami during the pandemic, but parts of the port are busier than ever.By Tom Hudson
Fewer people were vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus in South Florida over the past week than the week before. Meantime, infections continue growing and the death toll keeps climbing. This has been a week of falling vaccinations and rising infections.By Verónica Zaragovia, Tom Hudson
Florida seniors continue to face problems as they try to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.By Katherine Hobbs
When Joe Biden becomes president this week, Florida politics will compel him to engage both sides of the Cuban-American street before he engages Cuba.By Tim Padgett
Also on Friday's show: Local school districts are pushing to get teachers prioritized for vaccinations. And new vaccination sites are opening, but supplies remain limited across South Florida. Listen in via the player above.By Tom Hudson
Florida leaders say they are working hard to vaccinate seniors and other residents, but the state's pandemic response has come under criticism. In turn, Florida officials are pointing fingers at the federal government over a slowdown in the supply of vaccines.By Katherine Hobbs