President Obama http://blog.wlrn.org en How A Presidential Visit Affected Coral Reef High School http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-presidential-visit-affected-coral-reef-high-school <p>Students and teachers at Coral Reef High School can't pinpoint when they first heard the news that President Obama was coming to speak. He and the First Lady visited the south Miami-Dade school on Friday to ask students to apply for free federal student aid before they graduate.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rumors had been floating around the high school since the previous week because of some strange things they saw.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:51:06 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 28948 at http://blog.wlrn.org How A Presidential Visit Affected Coral Reef High School President Obama Urges Miami Students To Apply For Federal Aid http://blog.wlrn.org/post/president-obama-urges-miami-students-apply-federal-aid <p class="p1">President Obama told Coral Reef High School students Friday that last year, Florida left one-hundred million dollars in federal&nbsp;pell grants untouched.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A hundred million dollars that could've helped Florida students help pay for college was just left on the table," says the president.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1">He says it was the result of Florida's graduating seniors last year who failed to fill out the free federal financial aid form, which was about half.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:48:44 +0000 Jessica Meszaros 28949 at http://blog.wlrn.org President Obama Urges Miami Students To Apply For Federal Aid Obama's Immigration Remarks In State Of The Union Not Enough, Locals Say http://blog.wlrn.org/post/obamas-immigration-remarks-state-union-not-enough-locals-say <div id="full_story" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 0px 4px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001798629760742px;"><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-weight: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</p><p>More than a dozen people crowded the Salvadorean&nbsp;restaurant La Pupusa Factory in Little Havana to hear President Obama's remarks on immigration reform during his State of the Union address Tuesday.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:53:45 +0000 Lisann Ramos & Diego Saldana-Rojas 27154 at http://blog.wlrn.org Obama's Immigration Remarks In State Of The Union Not Enough, Locals Say Poet Richard Blanco Reads Tonight In Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/poet-richard-blanco-reads-tonight-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span><a href="http://www.richard-blanco.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Richard Blanco</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> got the call that he'd been chosen to write a poem for President Obama's second inauguration, at first he thought it was a prank. He still has no idea how he ended up on the President's radar.</span></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 11:30:36 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 9451 at http://blog.wlrn.org Poet Richard Blanco Reads Tonight In Miami The State Of The Union Of Climate Change: How Will Obama Address Global Warming? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/state-union-climate-change-how-will-obama-address-global-warming <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama will give the first State of the Union&nbsp;address of his second term. Among the many issues that impact South Floridians -- jobs, immigration reform, Medicare -- climate change is one of the hot-button topics expected to make the agenda.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 9192 at http://blog.wlrn.org The State Of The Union Of Climate Change: How Will Obama Address Global Warming? Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Lived 'The Quintessential American Experience' http://blog.wlrn.org/post/richard-blanco-inaugural-poet-lived-quintessential-american-experience <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Richard Blanco is home now, back in Miami after a six-year journey that launched the award-winning poet and FIU double-graduate into what was supposed to be the “real America.”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“The great prodigal return,” he calls it, the irony evident in his voice – not only about the places he’s been, but about the place he’s come back to. The journey has shaped much of Blanco’s recent poetry, and his evolving sense of identity as a writer, as the son of Cuban immigrants and as an American.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:06:00 +0000 Steve Watkins 8084 at http://blog.wlrn.org Richard Blanco, Inaugural Poet, Lived 'The Quintessential American Experience'