Public Insight Network http://blog.wlrn.org en The Importance Of A Name In South Florida Politics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/importance-name-south-florida-politics <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Going into your family's profession probably gives you an advantage over the average&nbsp;newbie: you know the ins and outs, have connections in the industry, and maybe even got some on-the-job experience.&nbsp;The same advantage holds true for elected office.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:00:43 +0000 Elaine Chen 31732 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Importance Of A Name In South Florida Politics Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Business Of Politics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/session-2014-sunshine-edition-business-politics <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:36:04 +0000 Elaine Chen 31453 at http://blog.wlrn.org Session 2014: The Sunshine Edition - The Business Of Politics Join Us Tuesday For A Night Of South Florida Trivia! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/join-us-tuesday-night-south-florida-trivia <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">Come hang out with us!</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 16px;">To launch our news project <strong><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/">What's the Story - where we let your curiosity about South Florida guide our reporting</a></strong> - we're hosting a night of trivia inspired by some of your questions! &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:18:25 +0000 Elaine Chen 31078 at http://blog.wlrn.org Join Us Tuesday For A Night Of South Florida Trivia! After 477 Children's Deaths In Florida, What Have We Learned? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/after-477-childrens-deaths-florida-what-have-we-learned <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:59:40 +0000 Elaine Chen 29919 at http://blog.wlrn.org After 477 Children's Deaths In Florida, What Have We Learned? SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sunlife-stadium-renovations-how-about-now <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Dolphins renovate plans to fix-up </span>SunLife<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> stadium. Stadium and team owner Stephen Ross offers to pay for up to $400 million in renovations&nbsp;- if - he gets a break on property taxes. &nbsp;Ross says it’s again about bringing the Super Bowl back to town, but that doesn’t comfort the City of Miami Gardens and the school board that are looking at losing $1 million each in lost property revenue.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:30:10 +0000 Elaine Chen 29222 at http://blog.wlrn.org SunLife Stadium Renovations: How About Now? Family Of Teen Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez Will Sue Miami Beach Police http://blog.wlrn.org/post/family-teen-israel-reefa-hernandez-will-sue-miami-beach-police <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:13pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(20, 20, 20); font-family: Arial; font-size: 24px; line-height: 27.600000381469727px; white-space: pre-wrap;">Governor Rick Scott kicks off the legislative session with a State of the State address touting tax cuts and job creation. The state legislature starts by advancing a bill legalizing a form of medical marijuana and passing tougher sex predator laws. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 16:18:17 +0000 Elaine Chen 28866 at http://blog.wlrn.org Family Of Teen Israel 'Reefa' Hernandez Will Sue Miami Beach Police How Gov. Rick Scott's State Of The State Compares To What Floridians Want http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-gov-rick-scotts-state-state-compares-what-floridians-want <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A campaigning incumbent always has to be upbeat and, in reporting on how you’ve done, you don’t want to bring down the party. Gov. Rick Scott was no exception.</span></p><p>Every state legislative session begins with an address by the Governor on the state of the state. But what if the people of Florida gave that speech instead?</p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:39:11 +0000 Maria Murriel & Elaine Chen 28663 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Gov. Rick Scott's State Of The State Compares To What Floridians Want Key West Mayor Craig Cates Responds To Your Ideas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/key-west-mayor-craig-cates-responds-your-ideas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our final <a href="http://wlrn.org/term/if-i-were-mayor">If I Were Mayor</a>&nbsp;interview was with Key West Mayor Craig Cates</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 20:23:44 +0000 Elaine Chen 28272 at http://blog.wlrn.org Key West Mayor Craig Cates Responds To Your Ideas What To Make Of The Michael Dunn Case And Stand Your Ground http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-make-michael-dunn-case-and-stand-your-ground <p></p><p>"The Daily Show" on Comedy Central takes note of the irony of the Michael Dunn verdict occurring during Black History Month.</p><p><embed allowfullscreen="true" allownetworking="all" allowscriptaccess="always" bgcolor="#000000" flashvars="autoPlay=false" height="400" src="http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:cms:video:thedailyshow.com:433103" style="display:block" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="600" wmode="window"></embed></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:30:37 +0000 Elaine Chen 28207 at http://blog.wlrn.org What To Make Of The Michael Dunn Case And Stand Your Ground How Jimmy Ryce's Death Changed The Way We Treat Sex Predators http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-jimmy-ryces-death-changed-way-we-treat-sex-predators <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nineteen years after the crime, Jimmy&nbsp;</span>Ryce’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;killer has been put to death. Juan Carlos Chavez is the second death row inmate to be executed in Florida this year, as state legislators look to strengthen sexual predator&nbsp;laws, enacted after&nbsp;</span>Ryce’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;killing.</span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:24:45 +0000 Elaine Chen 27923 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Jimmy Ryce's Death Changed The Way We Treat Sex Predators Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado Responds To Your Ideas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-mayor-tom-s-regalado-responds-your-ideas <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our&nbsp;</span><em><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-mayor-tell-us" style="line-height: 1.5;">If I Were Mayor</a></em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;project continues as we bring your ideas to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-mayor-philip-levine-responds-your-ideas" style="line-height: 1.5;">the mayors themselves</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:52:58 +0000 Elaine Chen 25982 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado Responds To Your Ideas Take Our First Annual News Quiz On South Florida Stories From 2013 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/take-our-first-annual-news-quiz-south-florida-stories-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:15:21 +0000 Elaine Chen 25512 at http://blog.wlrn.org Take Our First Annual News Quiz On South Florida Stories From 2013 Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine Responds To Your Ideas http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-mayor-philip-levine-responds-your-ideas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For our&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-south-floridians-would-do-help-their-cities" style="line-height: 1.5;">If I Were Mayor project</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we asked what you would do if you were in charge of your town. Now, after the elections, we’re taking your ideas to the mayors. I&nbsp;spoke to Philip Levine, who was sworn in as the new mayor of Miami Beach Monday, Nov. 25.</span></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:58:02 +0000 Elaine Chen 24165 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine Responds To Your Ideas What South Floridians Would Do To Help Their Cities http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-south-floridians-would-do-help-their-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With several mayoral races underway,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">WLRN-Miami Herald News wants to know what you would do if you were in charge of your town. The project is called "If I Were Mayor." </span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:54:31 +0000 Elaine Chen 21473 at http://blog.wlrn.org What South Floridians Would Do To Help Their Cities What Would You Do If You Were Mayor? Tell Us http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-mayor-tell-us <p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:30:18 +0000 Elaine Chen & Stefania Ferro 21101 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Would You Do If You Were Mayor? Tell Us