Miami-Dade http://blog.wlrn.org en Why Miami-Dade County Is Raising Transit Fares http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-miami-dade-county-raising-transit-fares <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-07244ee6-4dc2-838c-96a2-ae7ae39c3b4f"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Miami-Dade bus and Metrorail commuters will soon have to pay 25 cents more to catch a ride. </span></span></p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 15:48:45 +0000 Rachel Morello 21069 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Miami-Dade County Is Raising Transit Fares How Hailing A Cab In Miami-Dade May Be About To Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-hailing-cab-miami-dade-may-be-about-change <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade commissioners want to make some big changes to the county’s taxi industry.</span></p><p>A slew of reforms are on the table, and county leaders are going to be taking a hard look at them on Tuesday.</p><p>Here’s the rundown on what might change:</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 20840 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Hailing A Cab In Miami-Dade May Be About To Change What Does The Future Hold For Miami-Dade Libraries? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-does-future-hold-miami-dade-libraries <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The libraries in Miami-Dade County have had a roller-coaster ride this summer. In July, the county decided to not raise taxes even at the expense of closing down 22 libraries. Over time, the number of libraries slated for closure grew smaller until it arrived at zero, but the system still faced cuts to staffing and hours of operation</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">. </span></p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 20452 at http://blog.wlrn.org What Does The Future Hold For Miami-Dade Libraries? Wilkins Steps Down As DCF Secretary, Scott Taps Jacobo Interim http://blog.wlrn.org/post/wilkins-steps-down-dcf-secretary-scott-taps-jacobo-interim <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">After weeks under fire following the deaths of four children, David Wilkins&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_346434409" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Thursday&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb( Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:57:32 +0000 17661 at http://blog.wlrn.org Wilkins Steps Down As DCF Secretary, Scott Taps Jacobo Interim What The Lack Of Asian-Americans Says About Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-lack-asian-americans-says-about-miami <p>“Miami is the face of America's future” is a refrain I’ve heard often.&nbsp; It seems a point of pride that Miami is leading the rest of the country in our racial diversity.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But this statement is only true if you disregard people like me, Asian-Americans.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. population is about six percent Asian-American. Chicago has a slightly higher share, and Boston and New York have about 10 percent and 14 percent, respectively.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:41:35 +0000 Elaine Chen 17227 at http://blog.wlrn.org What The Lack Of Asian-Americans Says About Miami Se Habla Espanol? Pioneering Bilingual Ed At Miami's Coral Way Elementary http://blog.wlrn.org/post/se-habla-espanol-pioneering-bilingual-ed-miamis-coral-way-elementary <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first English/Spanish bilingual education program in the country started at Miami's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Coral Way Elementary in 1963.&nbsp;It was </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">supposed</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to be a temporary curriculum to help Cuban students retain their language and culture, while people waited for the Castro regime to fall.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 10:30:00 +0000 Trina Sargalski 15122 at http://blog.wlrn.org Se Habla Espanol? Pioneering Bilingual Ed At Miami's Coral Way Elementary Get Rid Of Your Junk With A College Hunk http://blog.wlrn.org/post/get-rid-your-junk-college-hunk <P><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: georgia, serif; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: small">Twenty-three-year-old Christopher&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px !important; FONT-FAMILY: georgia, serif; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: small"><SPAN style="PADDING-BOTTOM: 0px !important">Poore</SPAN>&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: georgia, serif; COLOR: rgb(34,34,34); FONT-SIZE: small">opens the door with a warm and welcoming smile. He turns and walks back into his new office. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Jackie Skevin 12726 at http://blog.wlrn.org Get Rid Of Your Junk With A College Hunk Miami Gets Street Cred As One Of The Top 10 Nerdiest Cities In America http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-gets-street-cred-one-top-10-nerdiest-cities-america <p>Behind the allure of bikinis and board shorts, Miami residents possess a sea of Star Trek costumes.</p><p>At least that's one conclusion you might draw from&nbsp;<a href="http://www.movoto.com/blog/top-ten/nerd-cities/" target="_blank">a recent article in Movodo</a>, a real estate website. &nbsp;The criteria used to determine the winners, while not scientific, is telling of the "nerd demographic" that our city has nurtured over the years. &nbsp;Here is a quick rundown of the data used to determine the winners:</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 12315 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami Gets Street Cred As One Of The Top 10 Nerdiest Cities In America University of Miami Medical Students Push For Needle-Exchange Program http://blog.wlrn.org/post/university-miami-medical-students-push-statewide-needle-exchange-program <p></p><p></p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 11817 at http://blog.wlrn.org University of Miami Medical Students Push For Needle-Exchange Program Terence Cantarella Launches Monday 4/16. Why Is He Doing This? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/terence-cantarella-launches-monday-416-why-he-doing <p>Terence Cantarella launches on his four day Canoe Project exploration on Monday morning from near <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=214843254770148937688.0004bd81ca1621b5b9ba4&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=25.840029,-80.176892&amp;spn=0.003862,0.005246&amp;z=17&amp;source=embed" target="_blank" title="Map">NE 69th St. and Biscayne Blvd.</a> in Miami.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:28:09 +0000 Trina Sargalski 1458 at http://blog.wlrn.org Terence Cantarella Launches Monday 4/16. Why Is He Doing This? Photos Of Day One Of The Canoe Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-day-one-canoe-project <p>Take a look at some of the stunning photos taken by Terence Cantarella as he canoes through Miami-Dade county’s canals this week. Terence is the man behind <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank" title="CANOE PROJECT">the Canoe Project</a> here at&nbsp;WLRN.</p><p>The Canoe Project is an effort to shed some light on the unrecognized backdrop to our lives here in Miami-Dade: our city’s vast network of canals. These waterways completely surround us, yet, many of us don’t know where they go or why they are there.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:24:31 +0000 Staff 1372 at http://blog.wlrn.org Photos Of Day One Of The Canoe Project Interview: Jim Mullin On Sean Rowe’s Miami-Dade Canal Adventure http://blog.wlrn.org/post/interview-jim-mullin-sean-rowe-s-miami-dade-canal-adventure <p>Sean Rowe was hired by <a href="http://www.miaminewtimes.com/" target="_blank" title="Miami New Times"><em>Miami New Times</em></a> in June 1990 by Jim Mullin. &nbsp;Rowe was the first person we know of who circumnavigated Miami’s canals. We asked Mullin, who is now the publisher and editor of <a href="http://www.biscaynetimes.com/" target="_blank"><em>Biscayne Times</em></a>,&nbsp;what it was like to be his editor on this project over two decades ago.</p><p><strong>Q: How did you first learn about Sean’s plan and what was your initial reaction?</strong></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:24:03 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 1371 at http://blog.wlrn.org Interview: Jim Mullin On Sean Rowe’s Miami-Dade Canal Adventure Photos: Day Three Of The Canoe Project http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-day-three-canoe-project <p>Here are some great photos taken by Terence Cantarella on the third day of his journey as he paddles through Miami-Dade’s canals.&nbsp; On day three of his journey, Terence canoed down the Miami River where cargo ships surrounded him. He also made his way through Blue Lagoon on his way to Coral Gables. Terence will eventually end his trip today near Coconut Grove.&nbsp; Be sure to join us in celebrating the end of Terence’s journey today at Scotty’s Landing in the Grove this evening at 6 p.m.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:21:27 +0000 Staff 1366 at http://blog.wlrn.org Photos: Day Three Of The Canoe Project VIDEO: A Chat With Terence Cantarella About His Tropical Adventure http://blog.wlrn.org/post/video-chat-terence-cantarella-about-his-tropical-adventure <p>Terence Cantarella, the man behind the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank" title="CANOE PROJECT">the Canoe Project</a> here at&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org">WLRN</a>, had a chat with <em><a href="http://miamiherald.com" target="_blank">The&nbsp;Miami Herald</a>‘s</em> Michael Alen this week about waking up at day break, not sleeping well, and other aspects of spending four days straight in a canoe.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:20:16 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1364 at http://blog.wlrn.org VIDEO: A Chat With Terence Cantarella About His Tropical Adventure Canoe Project: “A Certain Amount Of Willful Lack Of Planning” http://blog.wlrn.org/post/canoe-project-certain-amount-willful-lack-planning <p>Earlier this week WLRN Miami Herald’s Dan Grech interviewed Terence Cantarella, an intrepid contributor to WLRN who had the idea of navigating his way around Miami through its canal system in a canoe.</p><p>His proposed four-day journey became the <a href="http://www.wlrn.org/term/canoe-project" target="_blank">Canoe Project:</a> an effort to shed some light on the unrecognized backdrop to our lives here in Miami-Dade: our city’s vast network of canals. These waterways completely surround us, yet, many of us don’t know where they go or why they are there.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:18:58 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1358 at http://blog.wlrn.org Canoe Project: “A Certain Amount Of Willful Lack Of Planning”