TV Stories http://blog.wlrn.org en Protecting The Everglades Through Portraits http://blog.wlrn.org/post/protecting-everglades-through-portraits <p>Classically trained painter Nicholas Petrucci has dedicated much of his artist’s&nbsp; life to portrait painting. He recently embarked on a new project,&nbsp; painting portraits for a single cause.&nbsp; What resulted was Guardians of the Everglades, a series of 10 portraits of people that he sees as the protectors of the Everglades.</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7UXgiQCzV4</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:29:30 +0000 Meredith Porte 16100 at http://blog.wlrn.org Protecting The Everglades Through Portraits Lake Placid Celebration http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lake-placid-celebration <p>In celebration of Lake Placid’s recent accolade as being named America’s Most Interesting Town by Reader’s Digest, the Tour Lake Placid Society hosted a premier screening of WLRN’s Weird Florida:&nbsp; On the Road at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-op.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:58:04 +0000 Mia Laurenzo 11256 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lake Placid Celebration Big Weird Florida Bash http://blog.wlrn.org/post/big-weird-florida-bash-0 <p>From the shadows of Ashley’s Restaurant fans gathered<br>for a Big Weird Florida Bash !!<br><br>Over 100 people showed up for a special screening of the new episode of WLRN’s Weird Florida: On the Road Again.&nbsp;&nbsp; This event took place at Florida’s well-known haunted eatery, Ashley’s Restaurant which lasted until 11pm.&nbsp; In addition to the screening, there was live music, a real séance led by The Great Cindini, and a remote broadcast on Spookhunters Radio from America’s skeptical ghost hunter Owen Sliter. &nbsp; Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:46:16 +0000 Mia Laurenzo 11255 at http://blog.wlrn.org Big Weird Florida Bash Shelter Me: An Inspiring Series Celebrating Shelter Pets http://blog.wlrn.org/post/shelter-me-inspiring-series-celebrating-shelter-pets <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">Every year, 3-4 million dogs and cats are euthanized in America’s shelters.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">“Shelter Me” is an inspiring series that celebrates shelter pets with positive and uplifting stories.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:29:27 +0000 WLRN Staff 11248 at http://blog.wlrn.org Shelter Me: An Inspiring Series Celebrating Shelter Pets A Girl's Life: Documentary Examines The Secret Life Of Teens http://blog.wlrn.org/post/girls-life-documentary-examines-secret-life-teens <p>Examine the challenges facing young women as they surf the waves of 21st-century adolescence. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:28:26 +0000 Adrienne Kennedy 10949 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Girl's Life: Documentary Examines The Secret Life Of Teens Mad about marine life http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mad-about-marine-life <p>Marine biologist Danni Washington fell in love with the ocean at 6 years old. She knew then that she would one day do something related to our saline waters. As founder of the Big Blue and You, she educates children about our oceans and why we need to protect them. For her everything in the ocean is in perfect balance… until humans get involved.</p><p></p><p>http://youtu.be/HemIVaY6INs</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 22:56:45 +0000 Meredith Porte 10600 at http://blog.wlrn.org Mad about marine life Mother Ocean in the Keys http://blog.wlrn.org/post/mother-ocean-keys <p>Lysa and Reuven Benami had plans to retire, but instead opened Mother Ocean Key Largo. Their funky consignment shop sells everything nautical – fishing gear, motorboat parts, ocean themed art and more. This shop is now one of Key Largo’s most popular stops, keeping Lysa and Reuven busier than ever.</p><p>http://youtu.be/f8SCuTigQSU</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:18:27 +0000 Meredith Porte 10591 at http://blog.wlrn.org Mother Ocean in the Keys The best key lime pie http://blog.wlrn.org/post/best-key-lime-pie-0 <p>Bob Roth left Miami Beach for Davie over 40 years ago to open New River Groves where he &nbsp;sold oranges and other&nbsp; fruit.&nbsp; Little did he know that Key lime pies would put him on the map! We visit Bob at New River Groves , a charming store that’s reminiscent of&nbsp; life in the&nbsp; 50’s and 60’s.</p><p>http://youtu.be/nla2vXf0y5I</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 18:49:21 +0000 Meredith Porte 10574 at http://blog.wlrn.org The best key lime pie Sandcastle Sensations http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sandcastle-sensations <p></p><p>Victor Leong is affectionately known by many as the Sandman.&nbsp; He has been building&nbsp; sandcastles professionally on Miami Beach since 1992. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 20:45:41 +0000 Meredith Porte 10459 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sandcastle Sensations Big Weird Florida Bash ! http://blog.wlrn.org/post/big-weird-florida-bash <p><strong>From the shadows of Ashley's Restaurant, catch the spirit at the </strong></p><p><strong>BIG WEIRD FLORIDA BASH !!<br>SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH 5p.m. till closing !!!</strong></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:56:01 +0000 Mia Laurenzo 9947 at http://blog.wlrn.org Big Weird Florida Bash ! Stories From The Overseas Highway: Q&A With Filmmaker Tim Long http://blog.wlrn.org/post/stories-overseas-highway-qa-filmmaker-tim-long <p><font color="#333333" face="Georgia, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"><b><i>Airing on WLRN Channel 17 on the following dates and times:</i></b></span></font></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Friday, February 22 @ 11:30 pm</span></p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:00:00 +0000 WLRN Staff 9402 at http://blog.wlrn.org Stories From The Overseas Highway: Q&A With Filmmaker Tim Long Charlie Carlson Makes Movie http://blog.wlrn.org/post/charlie-carlson-makes-movie <p>Florida’s Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson busy on the set of <strong>‘ASHLEY’S SHADOW”</strong> a film based on his novel by the same name.&nbsp; The movie is set in 1934 and centers around the real-life unsolved murder of Ethel Allen, a nineteen-year-old local who was found brutally murdered on the shores of the nearby Indian River.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:24:18 +0000 Mia Laurenzo 9355 at http://blog.wlrn.org Charlie Carlson Makes Movie Rising Tide: Producer http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rising-tide-producer <p><em><strong>Andrew Hevia</strong></em> is a filmmaker from Miami. His films have been screened at festivals world wide, on the internet and on televisions across the country. Rising Tide is his first feature length documentary. He studied visual arts at the acclaimed New World School of the Arts, where he made experimental films and several narrative shorts. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:49:39 +0000 WLRN Staff 4615 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rising Tide: Producer Rising Tide: Featured Artists http://blog.wlrn.org/post/rising-tide-featured-artists <p><em><strong>Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists</strong></em> documentary features&nbsp; seven visual&nbsp; artists including:&nbsp; <em>Jen Stark</em>, the&nbsp; artist who burst onto the art scene with her meticulously crafted paper sculptures; <em>Venessa Monokian</em>,&nbsp; a photographer and&nbsp; microsculptor whose carefully constructed video works are enigmatic and mesmerizing while her small scale sculptures are playful and inviting; <em>Justin Long</em> and <em>‘Meatball Lorie’</em> , an art duo called <em>“Funner Projects”</em> who have built a 14 foot&nbsp; mechanized crossbo Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:00:17 +0000 WLRN Staff 4607 at http://blog.wlrn.org Rising Tide: Featured Artists WLRN Nominated For Five Emmy Awards http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wlrn-nominated-five-emmy-awards <h4>WLRN Public Television has been honored with the nomination of three documentaries and two promotion videos by The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a prestigious nonprofit organization committed to honoring excellence in television.</h4><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 14:16:57 +0000 WLRN Staff 3385 at http://blog.wlrn.org WLRN Nominated For Five Emmy Awards