summer http://blog.wlrn.org en How Mosquitoes Helped Bring The World Air Conditioning http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-mosquitoes-helped-bring-world-air-conditioning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Summer in the South can be unbearable without air conditioning. That’s why folks like Sam Hancock stay busy. He’s tuning up an air conditioner at a home in Tallahassee, and it’s very hot.</span></p><p>“Most days it is. Attics are the worst,” says Hancock, a service technician with Barineau Heating and Air Conditioning. He’s among the more than 300,000 people in the United States employed in the industry.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:46:54 +0000 Gina Jordan 36214 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Mosquitoes Helped Bring The World Air Conditioning We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation http://blog.wlrn.org/post/we-asked-you-answered-going-extremes-disconnect-vacation Summer is a great time to take a break from some of the stressors in our lives. For many of us, that stress is brought on by too much screen time and the pressure to stay connected.<p>A few weeks ago, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/23/324892657/digital-detox-step-one-step-away-from-the-phone">we asked you</a> to send us <em>your</em> stories of digital detoxing — putting down the smartphone, avoiding email and staying off social media. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:49:56 +0000 NPR Staff 35146 at http://blog.wlrn.org We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation Holiday Rush Means A Hiring Boom At Broward County Fireworks Shop http://blog.wlrn.org/post/holiday-rush-means-hiring-boom-broward-county-fireworks-shop <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"> <a href="http://www.tntfireworks.com/locations/2832695812-dania-beach-fl-33004" target="_blank">TNT Fireworks Superstore</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in </span>Dania<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Beach has been open around the clock since July </span>2nd<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to handle the Fourth of July holiday rush.</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 23:26:31 +0000 Carla Javier 35023 at http://blog.wlrn.org Holiday Rush Means A Hiring Boom At Broward County Fireworks Shop Summer Reading Picks With Mitchell Kaplan From Books And Books http://blog.wlrn.org/post/summer-reading-picks-mitchell-kaplan-books-and-books <p></p><p>07/02/14 -&nbsp;<font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">On&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Wednesday’s</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;Topical Currents we’ll sit for a spell with Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books &amp; Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair International. He’ll tell us how he has become one of the country’s most successful independent booksellers and about his plans to venture into publishing.&nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: normal;">We’ll also get his recommendations for a good summer read.&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Join us and call in with your own suggestions on the next Topical Currents,&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Wednesday</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;at 1pm.</span></font></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34897 at http://blog.wlrn.org Summer Reading Picks With Mitchell Kaplan From Books And Books Sweet and Savory Flavors of Mexican Ice Cream http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sweet-and-savory-flavors-mexican-ice-cream <p></p><p></p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 17997 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sweet and Savory Flavors of Mexican Ice Cream