Sunrise http://blog.wlrn.org en Mayors' Hands Tied When It Comes To Backyard Gun Ranges http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mayors-hands-tied-when-it-comes-backyard-gun-ranges <p>On Monday, Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan released a <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/201403/Backyard_Gun_Range.pdf"><strong>series of letters</strong></a> between him, Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, in which he questions the logic of a state law preventing municipalities from implementing their own gun controls.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 18:24:11 +0000 Wilson Sayre 28683 at http://blog.wlrn.org Mayors' Hands Tied When It Comes To Backyard Gun Ranges Audio Postcard: Magic Hour On South Beach http://blog.wlrn.org/post/audio-postcard-magic-hour-south-beach <p>Sunrise is a special time on South Beach, but on holiday weekends, it's a magic hour.</p><p class="p1">Right around dawn, there's a brief overlap as the night owls wind down and the early birds gear up for a new day.</p><p class="p1">"It's peaceful, it's quiet. All of the chaos kind of dies down," observed&nbsp;Malika Everette, who woke up early on Memorial Day to take photos of the sunrise over South Beach. Everette&nbsp;planned to post the landscapes to&nbsp;Instagram before heading back home to Atlanta.</p><p class="p1">The dawn hours are for locals, too.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Sammy Mack 14740 at http://blog.wlrn.org Audio Postcard: Magic Hour On South Beach Sawgrass Mills And The Luggage Phenomenon http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sawgrass-mills-and-luggage-phenomenon <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">If you had to </span>distill<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;"> the </span>Sawgrass<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;"> Mills phenomenon into one image, it would be this: a lieutenant colonel in the Brazilian army weaving through a river of humanity while tugging around a tiny purple piece of carry-on luggage.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, 'DejaVu Serif', serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">About 13 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, on the edge of the Everglades, is a place widely considered Florida’s second-largest tourist destination. It’s not a theme park. It’s not a beach. It’s not the Everglades. It is, according to the owners, the largest collection of outlet and retail value stores in the country.</span></p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 8234 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sawgrass Mills And The Luggage Phenomenon