Daniel Hicks http://blog.wlrn.org en New Board Members At Friends Of WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-board-members-friends-wlrn <p>Friends of&nbsp;WLRN, the fundraising arm of&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;Radio &amp; Television, has chosen seven new board members to support the future direction of the station and public media in South Florida.</p><p>The new members -- Carlos Blanco, Dwight Hill, Diana Parker, Flora Perez, Randel Ransom, G. Frederick Reinhardt and Tadd Schwartz -- bring a wealth of expertise and represent leading sectors of the regional economy, from real estate and banking to transportation and telecommunications.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 24923 at http://blog.wlrn.org New Board Members At Friends Of WLRN WLRN TV At PAMM's Opening Day http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-tv-pamms-opening-day <p>It's been a race against time to open the new Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in time for South Florida's annual Art Basel extravaganza.</p><p>PAMM&nbsp;is the latest cultural landmark to appear on the shores of Biscayne Bay, and it replaces the old Center for Fine Arts just a few blocks away in downtown Miami.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:26:37 +0000 Daniel Hicks 24621 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN TV At PAMM's Opening Day LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall http://blog.wlrn.org/post/listen-sea-level-rise-south-florida-town-hall <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN-Miami Herald News hosted a coastal-communities town hall on Nov. 7 as part of our more-than-weeklong multimedia series on the effects of sea-level rise, called </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Elevation Zero: Rising Seas in South Florida</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:48:11 +0000 Daniel Hicks & Maria Murriel 23204 at http://blog.wlrn.org LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall WLRN Announces Senior Leadership Team For News http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-announces-senior-leadership-team-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WLRN Public Radio and Television has named Tom Hudson as vice-president of news, Terence Shepherd as news director and Alicia </span>Zuckerman<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;as e</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ditorial director for all of&nbsp;</span>WLRN-Miami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Herald News.</span></p><p>“We have brought together one of the best, if not the best, leadership teams in public media news,” said John Labonia, general manager of WLRN Public Radio and Television. “Our goal of making WLRN the round-the-clock, pervasive and constant source of news and information about and of interest to South Florida is now in reach. I am honored to be working with such talented individuals.”</p><p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 23745 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Announces Senior Leadership Team For News Exclusive: See Meta Impact Of Sea-Level Rise On South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/exclusive-see-meta-impact-sea-level-rise-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Global warming has raised global sea level about 8 inches since 1880 while rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges. In fact, a Climate Central </span><a href="http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/research/reports/surging-seas/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">analysis</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> found that the odds of worse floods occurring by 2030 are on track to double or more for widespread areas of the U.S.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:14:36 +0000 Daniel Hicks 23215 at http://blog.wlrn.org Exclusive: See Meta Impact Of Sea-Level Rise On South Florida WLRN Special Report: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-special-report-sea-level-rise-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it comes to climate change, one thing is certain: our oceans are rising. And South Florida is expected to be among the first regions on Earth to experience the impact</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In fact, some <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/regional-plan-prepares-south-florida-consequences-climate-change" target="_blank">initial&nbsp;preparations are already underway</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:35:20 +0000 Daniel Hicks 22982 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Special Report: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Regional Plan Prepares South Florida For Consequences Of Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/regional-plan-prepares-south-florida-consequences-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida is already considered by many to be a global destination for culture but a local group of leaders from technology, arts, design and music want to ensure it’s a destination for creative entrepreneurship as well.</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:28:16 +0000 Daniel Hicks & Maria Murriel & Rachel Morello 22868 at http://blog.wlrn.org Regional Plan Prepares South Florida For Consequences Of Climate Change Q&A With Paul Krugman: How Illiteracy In Economics Impacts U.S. Politics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/qa-paul-krugman-how-illiteracy-economics-impacts-us-politics <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; ">Since 2008, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Princeton University professor Paul </span>Krugman<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; "> has been a loud and consistent voice calling for more government stimulus to help the American economy recover from the Great Recession, induced to a large extent by the financial implosion on Wall Street.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 21765 at http://blog.wlrn.org Q&A With Paul Krugman: How Illiteracy In Economics Impacts U.S. Politics MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mlks-march-washington-hear-folks-who-were-there <p></p><p><em>Editor's Note: Below are Americans with South Florida connections who went to hear the Rev. Dr. &nbsp;Martin Luther King&nbsp;Jr. deliver his famous "I Have A Dream" speech in Washington, D.C., one of the most significant civil rights events in history. &nbsp;Their bios are compiled from public and private sources. Listen to what they have to say.&nbsp;</em></p><p></p><p><strong>SHIRLEY JOHNSON</strong></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:34:14 +0000 Daniel Hicks, Alicia Zuckerman, Terence Shepherd & Wilson Sayre 19699 at http://blog.wlrn.org MLK's March On Washington: Hear From The Folks Who Were There Submit Your Favorite Stories, Recipes For #CubanKitchen http://blog.wlrn.org/post/submit-your-favorite-stories-recipes-cubankitchen <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; text-align: left; ">Cuban cuisine has chewed its way into South Florida's culture. Many an abuela has shared family recipes for ropa vieja and bistec empanizado, through generations. WLRN wants a seat at your kitchen table to hear your stories of cooking Cuban dishes.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:24:19 +0000 Daniel Hicks 18681 at http://blog.wlrn.org Submit Your Favorite Stories, Recipes For #CubanKitchen County Sees Ripple Effect From New Fort Lauderdale Streetcar http://blog.wlrn.org/post/county-sees-ripple-effect-new-fort-lauderdale-streetcar <p>More than four years ago, when Congress passed the Obama stimulus, nobody in Fort Lauderdale would have imagined that a ripple effect from the legislation might become a "Wave" for Broward County commuters and businesses.</p><p>"This is the beginning," said Diana Alarcon,&nbsp;director of the city's transportation and mobility department, smiling as she described the new <a href="http://wavestreetcar.com/project_benefits" target="_blank">Wave streetcar project</a> for downtown Fort Lauderdale during a recent public workshop in Oakland Park.</p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:24:27 +0000 Daniel Hicks 13034 at http://blog.wlrn.org County Sees Ripple Effect From New Fort Lauderdale Streetcar WLRN Takes Home Three National Murrow Awards For Radio Excellence http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-takes-home-three-national-murrow-awards-radio-excellence <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;">The Radio Television Digital News Association announced the winners of the 2013 national Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 20px;"> Awards today.</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:39:27 +0000 Daniel Hicks 15681 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Takes Home Three National Murrow Awards For Radio Excellence Lutherans Help Urban Farm Take Root In Fort Lauderdale http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lutherans-help-urban-farm-take-root-fort-lauderdale <p></p><p>Like many young professionals, 30-year-old Chad Scott&nbsp;had second thoughts about his job.</p><p>He was a CPA with accounting giant Ernest &amp; Young&nbsp;for more than six years&nbsp;before becoming&nbsp;an internal auditor with Miami-based Burger King&nbsp;International. But something was missing.</p><p>"I wanted a life I could live without anxiety," said the Pembroke Pines native, recalling all the times he was chained to a desk&nbsp;during tax season and wouldn't see the sun for days.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 12:51:38 +0000 Daniel Hicks 14252 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lutherans Help Urban Farm Take Root In Fort Lauderdale Miami Agency Enjoys Sweet Spot Of Gay Advertising http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-agency-enjoys-sweet-spot-gay-advertising <p>Dorn&nbsp;Martell&nbsp;doesn't act surprised to hear gay culture is hot right now after a perfect storm of recent events from legal rulings on&nbsp;<a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2013/05/love-is-love-the-historic-biltmore-launches-campaign-to-bring-gay-weddings-to-coral-gables.html" target="_blank">same-sex marriage</a> to headlines of professional athletes coming out.</p> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Hicks 13574 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Agency Enjoys Sweet Spot Of Gay Advertising 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