Hialeah http://blog.wlrn.org en Mayor Carlos Hernandez: Hialeah Gets A Bum Rap http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mayor-carlos-hernandez-hialeah-gets-bum-rap <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <title></title> </p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 04:04:06 +0000 Elaine Chen 26823 at http://blog.wlrn.org Mayor Carlos Hernandez: Hialeah Gets A Bum Rap What The Departure Of Education Chief Tony Bennett Means For Florida Schools http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-departure-education-chief-tony-bennett-means-florida-schools <p></p><p>On The Florida Roundup: Our state's leadership goes through more upheaval, this time with the resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett. He will be the fifth education head (including interims) to depart in the 31 months since Governor Rick Scott took office.</p><p>Why has there been so much turnover? What impact does the latest change have on students and teachers?&nbsp;</p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 18395 at http://blog.wlrn.org What The Departure Of Education Chief Tony Bennett Means For Florida Schools Believed To Be The Nation’s Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old’s Fists Remain ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’ http://blog.wlrn.org/post/believed-be-nation-s-oldest-cop-86-year-old-s-fists-remain-weapons-mass-destruction <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barrel-chested Leo </span>Thalassites<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> squints like Clint Eastwood, hops around like Jackie Chan and has been an active cop for nearly six decades. He is 86 years old.</span></p><p>He first joined the Miami-Dade Police Department in 1956. He moved to the Hialeah Police Department in 1963, where he has been on active duty ever since. &nbsp;And now, according to the <a href="http://www.ipa-usa.org/index.php" target="_blank">International Police Association</a>, he is the oldest active police officer.</p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Theo Karantsalis 11532 at http://blog.wlrn.org Believed To Be The Nation’s Oldest Cop, 86-Year-Old’s Fists Remain ‘Weapons Of Mass Destruction’ What’s Up With South Florida?: Inglish Gratis http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-s-south-florida-inglish-gratis <p>In our regular What’s Up With South Florida? feature, you decide what we investigate.&nbsp; You voted overwhelmingly for an explanation of the “Inglish Gratis” sign outside of Hialeah High.&nbsp; This photo had been circulating virally through email.&nbsp; It was brought to our attention by&nbsp; photographer Tomas Loewy.&nbsp; In Episode 3 of <em>Under the Sun</em>, Kenny Malone set out to&nbsp;solve the mystery of this misspelling. (-T.S.)</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:51:59 +0000 Kenny Malone 2196 at http://blog.wlrn.org What’s Up With South Florida?: Inglish Gratis Group Building 'Noah's Ark' Outside Hialeah http://blog.wlrn.org/post/group-building-noahs-ark-outside-hialeah <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four animal-loving Christians have begun <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/982152343/the-hidden-ark" target="_blank">a campaign to raise funds</a> in order to construct a replica of Noah's Ark on the outskirts of Hialeah in order to "preserve helpless animals as God taught us." </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A trailer for Hidden Ark (see below), as the project is called, promises almost exact dimensions of the biblical ark. Animals and all.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 10440 at http://blog.wlrn.org Group Building 'Noah's Ark' Outside Hialeah Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hialeah-speedway-no-guts-no-glory-0 <P><A href="http://youtu.be/k0Z3Bs6ZQt0">http://youtu.be/k0Z3Bs6ZQt0</A></P> <P><STRONG>Sunday 8pm on WLRN Channel 17</STRONG></P> <P>Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory is a WLRN Original Production highlighting the legend of Hialeah Speedway in Dade County, Florida and the lives it touched for over 50 years.&nbsp; It airs Sunday night at 8pm on WLRN, Channel 17.</P> <P></P> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:03:49 +0000 James March 9819 at http://blog.wlrn.org Interview: Radioboxer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/interview-radioboxer <p></p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:54:55 +0000 Anais Alexandre 1573 at http://blog.wlrn.org Interview: Radioboxer Childhood Memories And A Hialeah Landmark http://blog.wlrn.org/post/childhood-memories-and-hialeah-landmark <p>Producer and <em>Miami Herald </em>multimedia journalist&nbsp;Michael Alen has long been fascinated with a strange building in the middle of Hialeah. Alen remembers seeing the building as a toddler on his drives home from Kendall with his parents. He remembers being awestruck, each and every time, by its rounded shape and how it contrasted with the sharp edges of its neighboring structures.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:10:25 +0000 Michael Alen 1443 at http://blog.wlrn.org Childhood Memories And A Hialeah Landmark Salsa Lessons http://blog.wlrn.org/post/salsa-lessons <p></p> Thu, 17 May 2012 17:30:33 +0000 Trina Sargalski & Laura Isensee 2430 at http://blog.wlrn.org Salsa Lessons American Fare At “La Vaquita” http://blog.wlrn.org/post/american-fare-la-vaquita <p>Farm Stores have been a staple of South Florida since the 1950s, when the chain opened its first drive-through store in South Beach. Generations have taken advantage of its convenience, picking up necessities such as milk and eggs and treats such as ice cream. Today, there are 100 stores across South Florida.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:18:24 +0000 Julia Longoria 2716 at http://blog.wlrn.org American Fare At “La Vaquita” Cuban Nostalgia For 3 Cents A Cup http://blog.wlrn.org/post/cuban-nostalgia-3-cents-cup <p>For many Cubans living in South Florida, the pre-Castro years in Cuba represent a golden era. Nostalgia for friends, family and yesteryear traditions can be felt at Cuban coffee counters across South Florida. One local business owner decided to take this yearning for tradition one step further by selling coffee for 3 cents, the price it was sold for in pre-Castro Cuba.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2011 17:08:09 +0000 Laura Isensee 2724 at http://blog.wlrn.org Cuban Nostalgia For 3 Cents A Cup True South Florida Story: Drama http://blog.wlrn.org/post/true-south-florida-story-drama <p><strong><a href="http://lipservicestories.com/" target="_blank" title="Lip Service"><em>Lip Service</em></a> co-producer <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/2011/01/10-questions-with-esther-martinez/" target="_self" title="10 Questions with Esther">Esther Martinez</a> read her story <em>Drama</em> at a live event she helped produce with <em>Under the Sun</em> at the Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables. The sold-out event featured true stories about life in South Florida. The full show will air on WLRN June 4-5.</strong></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 17:02:58 +0000 Staff 2725 at http://blog.wlrn.org True South Florida Story: Drama