Phil Latzman http://blog.wlrn.org en Rep. Deutch On Climate Change, Food Stamps, Hunger And Immigration http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rep-deutch-climate-change-food-stamps-hunger-and-immigration <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're celebrating Independence Day&nbsp;this week by talking to some in South Florida's Congressional delegation.</span></p><p>Today it's Boca Raton-based Democrat Ted Deutch.</p><p>In the complete interview, I asked what the U.S. House of Representatives is doing about climate change and sea-level rise, what the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage of Act means for gay couples in Florida, and about his frustrations with the GOP over immigration reform.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 15:03:08 +0000 Phil Latzman 16873 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rep. Deutch On Climate Change, Food Stamps, Hunger And Immigration Miami's Ros-Lehtinen: 'I Have Evolved As The Nation Has Evolved' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miamis-ros-lehtinen-i-have-evolved-nation-has-evolved <p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34);">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">South Florida's longest serving </span>Congressperson<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"> says she's changed with the times.</span></p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 20:26:10 +0000 Phil Latzman 16819 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami's Ros-Lehtinen: 'I Have Evolved As The Nation Has Evolved' Why As The Heat Get Better (Or Worse) So Do We http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-heat-get-better-or-worse-so-do-we <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.4318181818181819; white-space: pre-wrap;">There are few events in life that bring communities together. In many instances they are disasters, like hurricanes, tornadoes or earthquakes. But in some happier examples, they are sporting events.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:00:24 +0000 Phil Latzman 15197 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why As The Heat Get Better (Or Worse) So Do We The Birdman Cometh And The Heat Fans Loveth http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-heats-birdman-adored-growing-flock-fans <p>Chris “Birdman” Andersen was circling the NBA’s proverbial trash heap when he was picked up by the Heat in January. And no one could have predicted the impact he would have for the defending champs in the coming months.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">The story of his NBA reclamation may even beg for a script.</span></p><p>“That’s already a movie. That’s <em>Back to the Future</em> ain't it?” quips the festooned&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Andersen after a recent practice.</span></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 15603 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Birdman Cometh And The Heat Fans Loveth Like It Or Not, Hurricane Season Starts This Weekend http://blog.wlrn.org/post/it-or-not-hurricane-season-starts-weekend <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; white-space: pre-wrap; ">The 2013 Atlantic Hurricane season officially begins this weekend and forecasters are predicting </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; ">another active season.</span></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 11:38:05 +0000 Phil Latzman 14970 at http://blog.wlrn.org Like It Or Not, Hurricane Season Starts This Weekend Broward County Mayor Leads Local Response To Sea Level Rise http://blog.wlrn.org/post/broward-county-mayor-leads-local-response-sea-level-rise <p></p><p></p><p>Even before last year's coastal calamity caused by superstorm Sandy, Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs was trying to get everyone's attention about sea-level rise and it's impact on South Florida.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 14062 at http://blog.wlrn.org Broward County Mayor Leads Local Response To Sea Level Rise What FPL's President Thinks About Nukes, Renewables http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-fpls-president-thinks-about-nukes-renewables <p></p><p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></p><p>In a wide-ranging interview back in February,<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/fpl-president-says-controversial-nuclear-fee-has-been-good-jobs-and-economy"> <u>Florida Power &amp; Light</u>&nbsp;President Eric <u>Silagy</u> addressed a number of issues facing the state's largest utility</a>.</p><p>The responses prompted a slew of feedback on topics ranging from storm preparedness and climate change to renewable energy sources.</p><p><strong>Nuclear Power</strong></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 17:27:36 +0000 Phil Latzman 13980 at http://blog.wlrn.org What FPL's President Thinks About Nukes, Renewables North Miami: A City Divided Along Racial Lines http://blog.wlrn.org/post/north-miami-city-divided-along-racial-lines <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">The city of North Miami holds&nbsp;<a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/05/02/3377023/north-miami-candidates-put-out.html">key mayoral elections</a>&nbsp;this month.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">But the <a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/23/3360522/seven-candidates-vying-to-be-mayor.html">new mayor&nbsp;</a>will have the difficult job of reuniting a city divided between&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">east and west.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 18:06:37 +0000 Phil Latzman 13645 at http://blog.wlrn.org North Miami: A City Divided Along Racial Lines What Tallahassee Lawmakers Failed To Do in 2013 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-tallahassee-lawmakers-failed-do-2013 <p></p><p></p><p></p><blockquote><p><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/static/media/projects/legislative_tracker/index.html" style="color: rgb(62, 72, 122); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; " target="_blank">Editor's Note: Be sure to check out an interactive bill tracker of this year's session from the Miami Herald.</a></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 17:25:07 +0000 Phil Latzman & Rick Stone 13637 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Tallahassee Lawmakers Failed To Do in 2013 Baller Mike Piazza Mans Up For His Miami Ballet Debut http://blog.wlrn.org/post/baller-mike-piazza-mans-his-miami-ballet-debut <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Inside a studio at the Miami City Ballet, dancers rehearse for a performance of the George </span>Balanchine<span style="line-height: 1.5; "> classic, “Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At one side of the room </span>waifish<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ballerinas warm up while on the other, a burly 12-time major league baseball All-Star waits for his cue.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mike Piazza makes his ballet debut in a cameo performance for the production on Friday, May 3.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Latzman 13257 at http://blog.wlrn.org Baller Mike Piazza Mans Up For His Miami Ballet Debut Florida Senate Approves SunLife Stadium Bill http://blog.wlrn.org/post/florida-senate-approves-sunlife-stadium-bill <p><strong>Update 10:07 p.m. EST</strong>: The Florida Senate approved the Dolphins bill, 36-4. Now the House will get its turn to pass its own version.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 02:09:31 +0000 Phil Latzman & Daniel Hicks 13196 at http://blog.wlrn.org Florida Senate Approves SunLife Stadium Bill Al Gore: How Six Trends Will Impact Florida, The World http://blog.wlrn.org/post/al-gore-how-six-trends-will-impact-florida-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Today is Earth Day.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And here in low-lying, hurricane prone Florida, the day has&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">special meaning.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sea-level rise is no longer something so incremental that we don't notice.</span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:53:01 +0000 Phil Latzman 12812 at http://blog.wlrn.org Al Gore: How Six Trends Will Impact Florida, The World Wasserman-Schultz: GOP Faces Consequences After Gun Vote http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wasserman-schultz-gop-face-consequences-after-gun-vote <p></p><div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">It's been a busy week in Washington, D.C.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As lawmakers react to the Boston Marathon bombings,&nbsp;parts of the Capitol had to be&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">evacuated after suspicious letters&nbsp;addressed to U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and President Barack&nbsp;Obama&nbsp;were intercepted at mail screening facilities.</span></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:24:01 +0000 Phil Latzman 12654 at http://blog.wlrn.org Wasserman-Schultz: GOP Faces Consequences After Gun Vote We Have A Winner In Venezuela, Or Do We? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/we-have-winner-venezuela-or-do-we <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Nicolas&nbsp;</span>Maduro, heir to the late Hugo Chavez,<span style="line-height: 1.5; ">&nbsp;appears to have won Venezuela's presidential election.</span></p><p>But it's by a margin so thin that opposition candidate&nbsp;Henrique&nbsp;Capriles&nbsp;is challenging the legitimacy of the results, demanding a full recount.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:52:11 +0000 Phil Latzman & Jim Wyss 12446 at http://blog.wlrn.org We Have A Winner In Venezuela, Or Do We? Campaign Heats Up Ahead Of Sunday's Vote To Replace Hugo Chavez http://blog.wlrn.org/post/campaign-heats-ahead-sundays-vote-replace-hugo-chavez <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">This Sunday, Venezuelans return to the polls for yet&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">another presidential election.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This vote is to replace the late Hugo Chavez, who died of cancer last&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">month after winning&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">re-election in October.</span></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:30:47 +0000 Phil Latzman 12200 at http://blog.wlrn.org Campaign Heats Up Ahead Of Sunday's Vote To Replace Hugo Chavez