Under the Sun http://blog.wlrn.org en PHOTOS: Fort Lauderdale Knows South Florida Trivia http://blog.wlrn.org/post/photos-fort-lauderdale-knows-south-florida-trivia <p>To launch our new investigative blog, <strong><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com" target="_blank">What's the Story?</a></strong>, the WLRN-Miami Herald News team took over Fort Lauderdale's Riverside Market on Tuesday, April 22.</p><p>What's the Story is a reporting project in which we let your curiosity guide our investigations. You ask us a question, and we try to answer it. So tell us: <a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/about" target="_blank">What have you always wondered about South Florida?</a></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 04:22:33 +0000 Maria Murriel 31212 at http://blog.wlrn.org PHOTOS: Fort Lauderdale Knows South Florida Trivia “Her Own Little Paris In Miami” http://blog.wlrn.org/post/her-own-little-paris-miami <p>Ruth Greenfield was a music teacher and a maverick. In the segregated 1950s and 60s, she ran a Miami arts school that included students and teachers from all racial backgrounds&ndash;even if she had to teach in a Masonic lodge or in a funeral home. &nbsp;She came from a privileged background and was able to study music in Paris, where people of all kinds interacted more freely.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 1463 at http://blog.wlrn.org “Her Own Little Paris In Miami” How Coffee Brings The World Together http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-coffee-makes-world-go-round Coffee is more than a drink. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:09:12 +0000 Dan Charles 12795 at http://blog.wlrn.org How Coffee Brings The World Together Read The Runners-Up (Amateur) http://blog.wlrn.org/post/read-runners-amateur <p></p><p><em>In April, we invited unpublished writers to submit their work as part of our Write South Florida contest.&nbsp;&nbsp; There were three categories in the contest: Amateur, College, and Children.</em> <em>These are the runners-up from the contest in the Amateur category. </em></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;"><strong>FULL MOON FISH HOUSE</strong></span></p><p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Calibri;"><strong>by Susan Brown</strong></span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:35:41 +0000 Staff 1909 at http://blog.wlrn.org Read The Runners-Up (Amateur) End Of The Line: Postcard From Alabama Jack’s http://blog.wlrn.org/post/end-line-postcard-alabama-jack-s <p class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align: left;">If you follow U.S. 1 to the very end of the Florida peninsula, veer onto Card Sound Road, and make your way through the mangrove swamps, you’ll find it.&nbsp; A wooden shanty with a roof but no walls: an open-air bar and restaurant.&nbsp; It’s the very last place on the U.S. mainland.&nbsp; And it’s called <a href="http://www.alabamajacks.com/" target="_blank" title="Alabama Jack's">Alabama Jack’s.</a></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:34:35 +0000 Robert Lyle 1789 at http://blog.wlrn.org End Of The Line: Postcard From Alabama Jack’s End Of The Line: Artists Transform Your Old Prom Dress Into A Tree http://blog.wlrn.org/post/end-line-artists-transform-your-old-prom-dress-tree <p style="text-align: left;">If you’ve ever donated an old coat or a dress, or even pair of socks, to a thrift store, there’s a chance it ended up in the Saatchi Collection in London. That’s because the Miami-based duo, <a href="http://www.guerradelapaz.com/" target="_blank" title="Guerra de la Paz">Guerra de la Paz</a>, makes thrift store throwaways into art.</p><p>Alicia Zuckerman went with them to their “art supply store,” as they call it, so they could show her how come up with their creations.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:33:44 +0000 Alicia Zuckerman 1787 at http://blog.wlrn.org End Of The Line: Artists Transform Your Old Prom Dress Into A Tree Edwidge Danticat’s Letter To Miami http://blog.wlrn.org/post/edwidge-danticat-s-letter-miami <p><em>This piece originally aired July 2011.</em></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:31:00 +0000 Tina Antolini 1785 at http://blog.wlrn.org Edwidge Danticat’s Letter To Miami 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? Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season http://blog.wlrn.org/post/letter-key-west-appreciating-season <p>June 20th was the official first day of summer, but &nbsp;it’s felt like summer for weeks already. &nbsp;Many of us dread the humid days when we can barely walk to our cars without breaking a sweat. &nbsp;Writer Nancy Klingener has learned to appreciate summer and the off-season in Key West. Her full essay is below.</p><p>Nancy Klingener describes herself as “a recovering journalist, aspiring librarian and addicted reader” living in&nbsp;Key West, Florida. She’s also the writer behind the&nbsp;<a href="http://boneislandbooks.wordpress.com/" target="_blank">The Bone Island Book Blog</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:26:14 +0000 Nancy Klingener 1385 at http://blog.wlrn.org Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season 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” VIDEO: Terence Makes It To Scotty’s Landing http://blog.wlrn.org/post/video-terence-makes-it-scotty-s-landing <p style="text-align: left;">Terence Cantarella, the man behind the Canoe Project, completed his four-day journey yesterday as he paddled into Scotty’s Landing in Coconut Grove.</p><p>The project was 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 22:15:18 +0000 Staff 1356 at http://blog.wlrn.org VIDEO: Terence Makes It To Scotty’s Landing