Documentary http://blog.wlrn.org en A Call to Serve: 
Florida Jews and the U.S. Military http://blog.wlrn.org/post/call-serve-florida-jews-and-us-military <p>WLRN's hour long original documentary pays tribute to Florida Jews who have served in military campaigns from the Seminole Wars through Afghanistan, and who sometimes made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.</p><p><strong>Premiered TUESDAY, MAY 13th 2014</strong></p><p>Repeats: Thursday, May 29 at 9 PM</p><p>http://youtu.be/2vd5pC6Nc5o?rel=0</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 19:01:06 +0000 31532 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Call to Serve: 
Florida Jews and the U.S. Military Stories From The Overseas Highway http://blog.wlrn.org/post/stories-overseas-highway <p><strong>WLRN's new documentary takes viewers on a rollicking ride along Florida’s only </strong><strong>All-American Road.</strong><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Experience the stunning beauty of the Florida Keys and meet a colorful cast of off-beat characters in this half-hour documentary about an unforgettable road trip on “the highway that goes to sea.”&nbsp; Filmmaker Tim Long (Bohemia in the Tropics, Escape to Dreamland) heads off the mainland down US Highway One from Key Largo to Key West in search of the people who personify the Florida Keys’ unique, funky, laid-back island culture.</span></p><p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:38:28 +0000 Adrienne Kennedy 9202 at http://blog.wlrn.org Stories From The Overseas Highway A New WLRN Documentary "Weird Florida: On The Road Again" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/new-wlrn-documentary-weird-florida-road-again <p></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/mwYOnjk9IYI?rel=0" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe></p><p><strong>Update 8 a.m. Sunday, December 23</strong>: "Weird Florida" On Page One</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/fl-weird-florida-show-wlrn-20121221,0,6620294.story"><em>The South Florida Sun-Sentinel</em> featured&nbsp;WLRN's&nbsp;latest documentary</a>, "Weird Florida," on its Sunday front page story on&nbsp;December 23. Reporter Johnny Diaz interviewed&nbsp;WLRN's own Mia Lorenzo:</p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(41, 39, 39); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">WLRN&nbsp;producer Mia&nbsp;</span>Laurenzo<span style="color: rgb(41, 39, 39); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;says she wanted to take viewers on a TV tour of seldom-seen attractions.</span></p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(41, 39, 39); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">"I like it when viewers say, 'Wow, I really didn't know that' — especially people who live here,'' says&nbsp;Laurenzo, who traveled with Carlson, the dog and a cameraman for several weeks beginning in May.</p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(41, 39, 39); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">The&nbsp;<a class="taxInlineTagLink" href="http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/us/florida/broward-county/hollywood-%28broward-florida%29-PLGEO100100403100000.topic" id="PLGEO100100403100000" style="color: rgb(0, 71, 93); text-decoration: underline;" title="Hollywood (Broward, Florida)">Hollywood</a>&nbsp;resident got the idea for the documentaries after spotting Carlson's 2005 book, "Weird Florida: Your Travel Guide to Florida's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets." Taking a cue from the classic series "Ripley's Believe It or Not!," the&nbsp;WLRN&nbsp;show also has segments on creepy legends such as a lake monster in the city of&nbsp;Frostproof&nbsp;and a "skunk-ape" north of Lakeland.</p><p style="margin-top: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(41, 39, 39); font-family: helvetica, arial, sans-serif; line-height: normal;">"It's not your typical PBS travel show which tells you about the types of food, the culture, the area and [has] these beautiful sweeping aerial pans,''&nbsp;Laurenzo&nbsp;says. "'Weird Florida' is campy. We take a look at these roadside attractions."</p></blockquote><p><strong>Posted at 11:46 a.m. Friday, December 21:</strong></p><p></p><p>WLRN takes viewers on a trip through Florida in search of weird places and whacky people, with its new documentary<strong> Weird Florida: On the Road Again</strong> !&nbsp; This exciting new documentary was produced due to the tremendous success of the first television special <em>Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled, </em>which has aired on PBS stations from Miami, Florida to Juneau, Alaska.&nbsp; To fulfill the desires of weird fans everywhere, the bizarre journey to Florida’s zaniest places will continue in this all new <strong>Weird Florida: On the Road Again</strong>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 16:46:21 +0000 WLRN Staff 6678 at http://blog.wlrn.org Hialeah Speedway: No Guts, No Glory http://blog.wlrn.org/post/hialeah-speedway-no-guts-no-glory <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDORuQdCf8&amp;feature=player_embedded">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxDORuQdCf8&amp;feature=player_embedded</a></p> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:36:56 +0000 WLRN Staff 207 at http://blog.wlrn.org Prohibition and the South Florida Connection http://blog.wlrn.org/post/prohibition-and-south-florida-connection <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f8_PvQjKgI&amp;feature=player_embedded</p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:45:21 +0000 WLRN Staff 187 at http://blog.wlrn.org A CENTURY IN THE SUN: Henry Flagler and the Making of Modern Florida http://blog.wlrn.org/post/century-sun-henry-flagler-and-making-modern-florida <p></p><h3 style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: AldoSemiBold, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 1em; color: rgb(82, 68, 2); ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOz6TVlZHY&amp;feature=player_embedded</h3><h3 style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: AldoSemiBold, 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; font-size: 24px; line-height: 1em; color: rgb(82, 68, 2); ">A CENTURY IN THE SUN: Henry Flagler and The Making Of Modern Florida</h3><p></p> Sun, 07 Oct 2012 15:42:16 +0000 WLRN Staff 182 at http://blog.wlrn.org Out of Darkness, Into Light http://blog.wlrn.org/post/out-darkness-light <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A7xhV_cK-w&amp;feature=player_embedded</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 15:39:19 +0000 WLRN Staff & Mia Laurenzo 181 at http://blog.wlrn.org Key West: Bohemia In The Tropics http://blog.wlrn.org/post/key-west-bohemia-tropics <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgK7Rm1UYV8&amp;feature=player_embedded">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgK7Rm1UYV8&amp;feature=player_embedded</a></p> Sat, 01 Sep 2012 15:40:01 +0000 WLRN Staff 180 at http://blog.wlrn.org All Shook Up http://blog.wlrn.org/post/all-shook <p></p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JUqNoajSjY&amp;feature=plcp">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JUqNoajSjY&amp;feature=plcp</a></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:27:11 +0000 WLRN Staff 205 at http://blog.wlrn.org Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/muhammad-ali-made-miami <p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tYLnfRDAHA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tYLnfRDAHA</a></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:22:16 +0000 WLRN Staff 202 at http://blog.wlrn.org Conquering the Dragon: Breast Cancer Survivors Race for Life http://blog.wlrn.org/post/conquering-dragon-breast-cancer-survivors-race-life <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MpTy4mv8zIk?rel=0" width="565"></iframe></p><p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 14.383333206176758px;">Conquering the Dragon: Breast Cancer Survivors Race for Life is a documentary about breast cancer survivors reaching for the stars and creating triumph out of tragedy, never letting up in their determined fight against the dragon.</span></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:16:28 +0000 WLRN Staff 200 at http://blog.wlrn.org Stiltsville: Generation on the Flats http://blog.wlrn.org/post/stiltsville-generation-flats <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/3FIxsokMENg?rel=0" width="565"></iframe></p><p>It was early 1930’s. Miami was still a young city, and a surprising community was starting to spring up in the most unlikely of places, the middle of Biscayne Bay. Bait shops. Speakeasies. Gambling halls. Homes. Back then it was known as “The Shacks”, but today we call it Stiltsville. At its height, there were 27 homes here.&nbsp; Today only 7 structures remain, each with its own name, personality, and history. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:13:56 +0000 WLRN Staff 199 at http://blog.wlrn.org Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled http://blog.wlrn.org/post/weird-florida-roads-less-traveled <p>Florida is a state known for its sun, surf, and sand, where South Beach is famous and theme parks are abundant.&nbsp; But wait a minute! Florida also has a darker, offbeat and downright weird side, where ancient mysteries and legends reside. Florida can be a state of confusion with searches for bizarre beasts and answers to unexplained phenomena.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:10:54 +0000 WLRN Staff 198 at http://blog.wlrn.org Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled Nixon's the One: The '68 Election (And How It Changed America) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/nixons-one-68-election-and-how-it-changed-america <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ohUIx8k7CKY?rel=0" width="565"></iframe></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1962, Richard Nixon's once meteoric political career lay in ruins. The former vice-president had suffered two bitter losses; one in the 1960 presidential race against John F. Kennedy, the other in a bid for the governorship of his home state of California. Yet, only six years later, Nixon would be elected President of the United States. How did it happen? Why did it happen?</span></p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:54:56 +0000 WLRN Staff 189 at http://blog.wlrn.org Ralph Munroe’s Barnacle: Centerpiece of a Legacy http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ralph-munroe-s-barnacle-centerpiece-legacy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_xh2hWkGKk&amp;feature=player_embedded</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:53:02 +0000 WLRN Staff 188 at http://blog.wlrn.org