bio http://blog.wlrn.org en “Her Own Little Paris In Miami” http://blog.wlrn.org/post/her-own-little-paris-miami <p>Ruth Greenfield was a music teacher and a maverick. In the segregated 1950s and 60s, she ran a Miami arts school that included students and teachers from all racial backgrounds&ndash;even if she had to teach in a Masonic lodge or in a funeral home. &nbsp;She came from a privileged background and was able to study music in Paris, where people of all kinds interacted more freely.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 1463 at http://blog.wlrn.org “Her Own Little Paris In Miami” Read The Runners-Up (Amateur) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-runners-amateur <p></p><p><em>In April, we invited unpublished writers to submit their work as part of our Write South Florida contest.&nbsp;&nbsp; There were three categories in the contest: Amateur, College, and Children.</em> <em>These are the runners-up from the contest in the Amateur category. </em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;"><strong>FULL MOON FISH HOUSE</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;"><strong>by Susan Brown</strong></span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:35:41 +0000 Staff 1909 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read The Runners-Up (Amateur) Lorelei Ramirez: College Winner http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lorelei-ramirez-college-winner <p style="text-align: left;">Lorelei Ramirez was the winner in the College category of <em>Under the Sun</em>‘s unpublished writers competition.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;"><strong>Flagler Street</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;"><strong>by Lorelei Ramirez</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;">This is what we’ve got</span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;">These</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:06:16 +0000 Staff 2228 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lorelei Ramirez: College Winner Read The Runners-Up (College) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-runners-college <p><em>In April, we invited unpublished writers to submit their work as part of our Write South Florida contest. There were three categories in the contest: Amateur, College, and Children.&nbsp; These are the runners-up from the contest in the College category.</em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Mommy the Commie and Me</strong></p><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>by Sadie Kurzban</strong></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:03:56 +0000 Staff 1908 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read The Runners-Up (College) Lindsay Lonano: Kids Winner http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lindsay-lonano-kids-winner <p style="text-align: left;">Lindsay Lonano was the winner in the Kids category of <em>Under the Sun</em>‘s unpublished writers competition.</p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>Lindsay Lonano</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman;"><strong>The Swamp</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman;">The green swamp</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:08:05 +0000 Staff 1919 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lindsay Lonano: Kids Winner Author Edwidge Danticat On Life As A Haitian Immigrant And Writing Her First Memoir http://blog.wlrn.org/post/author-edwidge-danticat-life-haitian-immigrant-and-writing-her-first-memoir <p><a href="http://www.booksandbooks.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp" target="_blank" title="Books &amp; Books">Books &amp; Books</a> bookstore owner <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/?s=Mitchell+Kaplan&amp;x=0&amp;y=0&amp;=Go" target="_blank" title="Mitchell Kaplan">Mitchell Kaplan</a> speaks with award-winning author Edwidge Danticat about her experience as an Haitian immigrant living in Brooklyn, what it’s like to live in Miami now, and about writing the memoir <a href="http://www.booksandbooks.com/NASApp/store/Product?s=showproduct&amp;isbn=9781400041152" target="_blank" title="Books &amp; Boo Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:00:37 +0000 Mitchell Kaplan 2240 at http://blog.wlrn.org Author Edwidge Danticat On Life As A Haitian Immigrant And Writing Her First Memoir Flip The Script: The Past And Present Of North Miami Senior High School http://blog.wlrn.org/post/flip-script-past-and-present-north-miami-senior-high-school <p>Fifty years ago, North Miami Senior High School students lived in neighborhoods where most kept their doors unlocked at night. They say they felt safe riding their bicycles throughout town – some streets weren’t even paved. Today, many students at the school say they don’t feel safe in their school or their neighborhoods.</p><p>North Miami Senior High’s demographics have also changed. In 1960, the segregated school was all white. Today, most students are of Haitian descent. According to the school, 31 out of 2,700 students are white.</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2011 20:24:14 +0000 Ted Grossman, Alicia Zuckerman & Trina Sargalski 2678 at http://blog.wlrn.org Flip The Script: The Past And Present Of North Miami Senior High School From Your Ears To Ours: The Tale Of Lot 180 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/your-ears-ours-tale-lot-180 <p>In December, we originally aired “The Tale of Lot 180.” Producer Kenny Malone searched for the story behind&nbsp; deceased Udavilla Rutherford’s unclaimed collection of salt shakers, held at the Florida <a href="http://www.fltreasurehunt.org/index.jsp" target="_blank" title="Florida Bureau of Unclaimed Property">Bureau of Unclaimed Property.</a></p><p>We received this comment from Carolyn Lane about&nbsp; “The Tale of Lot 180:”</p> Mon, 15 Mar 2010 18:29:17 +0000 Kenny Malone 2333 at http://blog.wlrn.org From Your Ears To Ours: The Tale Of Lot 180 Episode 4: The Tale Of Lot 180 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/episode-4-tale-lot-180 <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333333;">A<em> tinker, a tailor, a soldier’s things– his </em></span><span style="color: #333333;"><em>rifle, his boots full of rocks<br>And this one is for bravery, and this one is for me<br>And everything’s a dollar in this box.</em></span></p><p style="text-align: right;"><span style="color: #333333;"><em>– Tom Waits</em></span></p><p>South Florida has long been a retirees’ paradise, and also a final resting place. But when&nbsp;people&nbsp;die, their&nbsp;family doesn’t always show up to gather their belongings.</p> Thu, 10 Dec 2009 18:45:45 +0000 Kenny Malone 2243 at http://blog.wlrn.org Episode 4: The Tale Of Lot 180