history http://blog.wlrn.org en History Miami President and Ceo Ramiro Ortiz http://blog.wlrn.org/post/history-miami-president-and-ceo-ramiro-ortiz <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 36050 at http://blog.wlrn.org History Miami President and Ceo Ramiro Ortiz Some Homes May Be Too Old For Key West's Old Town http://blog.wlrn.org/post/some-homes-may-be-too-old-key-wests-old-town <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1; white-space: pre-wrap; background-color: transparent;">You can’t just tear down a house in Key West’s Historic District. Even if it’s in pretty bad shape. That’s why people were so surprised when the city -- which normally enforces the preservation rules -- came up with a list of five houses in Old Town that could be torn down.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:32:53 +0000 Nancy Klingener 35672 at http://blog.wlrn.org Some Homes May Be Too Old For Key West's Old Town "Little Haiti Rock City" Raising Funds For 34 Years Of Churchill's History http://blog.wlrn.org/post/little-haiti-rock-city-raising-funds-34-years-churchills-history <p>Filmmaker Franco Parente first went to Churchill’s Pub in 1991. He was 17. He snuck in to see Young Turk, a Hialeah band just signed to Geffen Records.</p><p>“I remember being scared out of my mind from the car to the front door,” Parente recalls. “I knew to avoid that neighborhood and I couldn’t believe that they were doing a show there. [But] I had the time of my life and came back the following week.”</p><p>Now, Parente is documenting the 34-year history of the iconic Miami pub in “Little Haiti Rock City.”</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 23:38:23 +0000 Ily Goyanes 34633 at http://blog.wlrn.org "Little Haiti Rock City" Raising Funds For 34 Years Of Churchill's History The “Original” Miami Marlins http://blog.wlrn.org/post/original-miami-marlins <p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29874 at http://blog.wlrn.org The “Original” Miami Marlins South Florida History with Professor Dr. Paul George http://blog.wlrn.org/post/south-florida-history-professor-dr-paul-george <div></div><div>03/17/14 - Today on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> we visit noted historian <strong><a href="http://www.historymiami.org/tours/">Dr. Paul George</a>&nbsp;</strong>of <strong><a href="http://historymiami.org">History Miami</a></strong>. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 29335 at http://blog.wlrn.org South Florida History with Professor Dr. Paul George See Historic South Florida Through The Lenses Of Miami Herald Photographers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/see-historic-south-florida-through-lenses-miami-herald-photographers <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Miami Herald has been documenting life in South Florida through pictures for a long time now -- the paper's photo archives go back to well into the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">19</span>40s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The archives, which includes millions of photos, were just digitized last year. Now the paper is sharing those old photos with the public through a new website called <strong><a href="http://flashbackmiami.com/" target="_blank">Flashback Miami</a></strong>.</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 00:22:28 +0000 Arianna Prothero 28265 at http://blog.wlrn.org See Historic South Florida Through The Lenses Of Miami Herald Photographers Women’s History Month http://blog.wlrn.org/post/women-s-history-month <p></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 28783 at http://blog.wlrn.org Women’s History Month Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin http://blog.wlrn.org/post/key-facts-miamis-delis-yore-deli-historian-ted-merwin <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">If you missed our Twitter chat about Jewish cuisine and Jewish delis, catch the recap <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/live-chat-thursday-rise-demise-and-revise-jewish-delis" target="_blank">here</a>.</em></p><p>Ted Merwin didn't set out to become a deli historian. About ten years ago, Merwin was working on his Ph.D. dissertation about the popular culture of second generation Eastern European Jews -- such as vaudeville and silent comedy -- in 1920s New York.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:41:06 +0000 Trina Sargalski 23924 at http://blog.wlrn.org Key Facts Of Miami's Delis Of Yore, From Deli Historian Ted Merwin Breach of Trust: The Gap Between America’s Soldiers And Society http://blog.wlrn.org/post/breach-trust-gap-between-america-s-soldiers-and-society <p></p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23494 at http://blog.wlrn.org Breach of Trust: The Gap Between America’s Soldiers And Society 10 Amazing Photos From Key West's Tourist-Free Past http://blog.wlrn.org/post/10-amazing-photos-key-wests-tourist-free-past <p>The Monroe County Public Library recently received a donation of more than 15,000 photographs from the early days of Key West. The remarkable gift includes documents and memorabilia illustrating the island’s history with images few had seen before.</p><p>Keep reading for a look into Key West before the Parrotheads took over. Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:29:34 +0000 Nancy Klingener 22634 at http://blog.wlrn.org 10 Amazing Photos From Key West's Tourist-Free Past The 10 Greatest Conspiracies http://blog.wlrn.org/post/10-greatest-conspiracies <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">10/24/13 - Thursday's&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><f Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22572 at http://blog.wlrn.org The 10 Greatest Conspiracies Now Sold, Will The Former Versace Mansion In South Beach Be Preserved? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/now-sold-will-former-versace-mansion-south-beach-be-preserved <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">On July </span>15<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17px;">,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">1997 Gianni Versace left for the morning paper at just before 9 a.m. Nearly everyone in Miami and a great deal of people across the world know the story.</span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:13:25 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 22196 at http://blog.wlrn.org Now Sold, Will The Former Versace Mansion In South Beach Be Preserved? Amid Supplier Labor Strike, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant In Miami Beach Turns 100 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/amid-supplier-labor-strike-joes-stone-crab-restaurant-miami-beach-turns-100 <p>From gangsters to glamor girls, presidents to princesses and actors to athletes, Joe&rsquo;s Stone Crab restaurant has run the gamut of diners over its 100 years in operation.</p><p>On October 15, the legendary South Beach restaurant opened the doors for dinner service &ndash; the first of the stone crab season.</p><p>In 1913, Joe&rsquo;s began as Joe&rsquo;s Seafood Restaurant, serving fish sandwiches and fries, after Joe and Jennie Weiss relocated from New York to Miami Beach because of Joe&rsquo;s asthma.</p><p>Joe was a waiter and Jennie was the cook.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:03:32 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 22158 at http://blog.wlrn.org Amid Supplier Labor Strike, Joe's Stone Crab Restaurant In Miami Beach Turns 100 A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back http://blog.wlrn.org/post/night-rock-former-alcatraz-inmate-journeys-back For 29 years, Alcatraz — the notorious prison off the coast of San Francisco — housed some of the nation's worst criminals: Al Capone, Machine Gun Kelly, Birdman Robert Stroud.<p>Today, 50 years after it closed, it's a museum. And earlier this year, the National Park Service gave Bill Baker, a former inmate, special permission to stay the night in his old cell. He was 24 when he was transferred to The Rock. Today, he's 80.<p>Baker, who was born in Kentucky during the Great Depression, has spent a lot of his life in and out of federal prison. Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:14:38 +0000 Laura Sullivan 22113 at http://blog.wlrn.org A Night At The Rock: Former Alcatraz Inmate Journeys Back How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-columbus-sailed-us-history-thanks-italians It's been 521 years since the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus "sailed the ocean blue/in fourteen hundred and ninety-two." Since then, there have been thousands of parades, speeches and statues commemorating Columbus, along with a critical rethinking of his life and legacy.<p>But the question remains, how did a man who never set foot on North America get a federal holiday in his name? Mon, 14 Oct 2013 15:17:49 +0000 22100 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Columbus Sailed Into U.S. History, Thanks To Italians