News http://blog.wlrn.org en Zahra Burton Of "18 Degrees North" Aims To Make A "60 Minutes For The Caribbean" http://blog.wlrn.org/post/zahra-burton-18-degrees-north-aims-make-60-minutes-caribbean <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Eighteen degrees north is the latitude where Jamaica and much of the Caribbean sits. It’s also the name of a new television newsmagazine show, perhaps the first to take an unflinching look at the problems and potential of the Caribbean.</span></p><p><a href="http://18dn.anishaconcepts.com/" target="_blank">“18 Degrees North”</a> is in its second season. It debuted in South Florida this summer, airing Sundays at 2:30 p.m. on CBS affiliate WBFS-TV, My 33. It’s hosted by former Bloomberg TV reporter Zahra Burton.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:50:56 +0000 Tim Padgett 35793 at http://blog.wlrn.org Zahra Burton Of "18 Degrees North" Aims To Make A "60 Minutes For The Caribbean" Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive http://blog.wlrn.org/post/despite-pioneering-integration-jumbos-did-not-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jumbo’s, a fixture of Miami's Liberty City, will serve its last batch of fried shrimp Wednesday. The diner has been open almost every hour since its first shift in 1955.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:29:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35993 at http://blog.wlrn.org Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive First Responders And Safety Advocates Raise Awareness of Child Deaths By Heatstroke In Cars http://blog.wlrn.org/post/first-responders-and-safety-advocates-raise-awareness-child-deaths-heatstroke-cars <p><a href="http://www.ggweather.com/heat/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">According to research at San Francisco State University,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Florida is second in the nation in child deaths from heatstrokes in hot cars.</span></p><p>Reggie McKinnon lives in Cape Coral. He lost his daughter Payton to heatstroke in March 2010 after he left her in his car.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:41:38 +0000 Carla Javier 35985 at http://blog.wlrn.org First Responders And Safety Advocates Raise Awareness of Child Deaths By Heatstroke In Cars Dueling Appeals Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Subsidies In Limbo http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dueling-appeals-court-decisions-leave-obamacare-subsidies-limbo <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;">Some<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>Obamacare<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>insurance subsidies were struck down by one court but upheld by another during a tumultuous day for the Affordable Care Act. One of&nbsp;the rulings is a direct threat to the tax credits that have recently helped thousands of Floridians buy health insurance.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:36:13 +0000 Rick Stone 35978 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dueling Appeals Court Decisions Leave Obamacare Subsidies In Limbo Sen. Dwight Bullard Calls On Gov. Rick Scott To Investigate Prison Deaths http://blog.wlrn.org/post/sen-dwight-bullard-calls-gov-rick-scott-investigate-prison-deaths <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami-Dade County officials are calling on </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Scott to investigate the death of a mentally ill inmate at Dade Correctional Institute.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Darren Rainey was found dead two years ago in a closet-size shower stall. He had been put there and left for two hours in scalding-hot water as punishment.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:40:20 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35925 at http://blog.wlrn.org Sen. Dwight Bullard Calls On Gov. Rick Scott To Investigate Prison Deaths Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change http://blog.wlrn.org/post/scientist-governor-stop-spreading-doubt-about-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/05/rick-scott-wont-say-if-he-thinks-man-made-climate-change-is-real-significant.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">"I'm not a scientist"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:03 +0000 Gina Jordan 35947 at http://blog.wlrn.org Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change Why Doesn't The Sunshine State Use More Solar Energy? http://blog.wlrn.org/post/why-doesnt-sunshine-state-use-more-solar-energy <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <title></title> </p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">As far as solar energy goes, the Sunshine State is third in the country for potential -- and</span> 18th <span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">in actual installation.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:56:10 +0000 Julia Duba 35899 at http://blog.wlrn.org Why Doesn't The Sunshine State Use More Solar Energy? Peace is Common Denominator For Local Palestine And Israel Protests http://blog.wlrn.org/post/peace-common-denominator-local-palestine-and-israel-protests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Saturday, hundreds of Palestinians and concerned citizens gathered in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale to protest for peace in the Gaza Strip.&nbsp;</span></p><p>And on Sunday, thousands of Israelis and concerned citizens gathered in front of New World Symphony in Miami Beach -- to protest for peace in Israel.&nbsp;</p><p>While the protesters differed in ideas of how the&nbsp;Palestinian-Israeli conflict should be handled, both sides wanted to see one thing: p<span style="line-height: 1.5;">eace.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:40:32 +0000 Selima Hussain 35902 at http://blog.wlrn.org Peace is Common Denominator For Local Palestine And Israel Protests Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence http://blog.wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-reaches-out-communities-affected-gang-violence <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">In Miami-Dade County, one organization is working to improve the quality of life for residents who live in neighborhoods affected by gang violence.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:33:39 +0000 Nadege Green 35900 at http://blog.wlrn.org Miami-Dade Reaches Out To Communities Affected By Gang Violence Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gov-rick-scott-wants-job-training-teacher-internships-develop-stem-workers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Rick Scott spent Monday touring high-tech South Florida companies looking to hire.</span></p><p>He wants to make sure firms like Boca Raton's Modernizing Medicine, which designs electronic medical record systems, have workers ready.</p><p>“I’ve got kids and even... grandkids – the jobs of the future are going to be science, technology, engineering and math-related," said Scott, a Republican. "So we need to do workforce training in those areas.”</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:19:56 +0000 John O'Connor 35921 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gov. Rick Scott Wants Job Training, Teacher Internships To Develop STEM Workers Environmental Group Threatens To Sue Army Corps Of Engineers About Dredging Near Corals http://blog.wlrn.org/post/environmental-group-threatens-sue-army-corps-engineers-about-dredging-near-corals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental non-profit organization <a href="http://http://www.scribd.com/doc/234248707/60-Day-Notice-Letter-07-16-14-FINAL" target="_blank">has filed a letter that says it may sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.</a> &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Biscayne Bay&nbsp;</span>Waterkeeper<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in Miami alleges the Army Corps violated the Endangered Species Act by not protecting coral reefs affected by dredging at PortMiami.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:33:51 +0000 Constanza Gallardo 35885 at http://blog.wlrn.org Environmental Group Threatens To Sue Army Corps Of Engineers About Dredging Near Corals What We Learned From A Year Watching Schools Prepare For Florida's New Standards http://blog.wlrn.org/post/what-we-learned-year-watching-schools-prepare-floridas-new-standards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the past year the Hechinger Report and StateImpact Florida</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;have taken you into two schools to hear what preparations for Florida’s new Common Core-based standards sound like. The standards outline what students should know in math and language arts. When classes start this fall every grade in every Florida public school will use them. But are schools ready?</span></p><p>Now, we share with you what we've learned along with the Hechinger Report's Jackie Mader.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:35:51 +0000 John O'Connor 35831 at http://blog.wlrn.org What We Learned From A Year Watching Schools Prepare For Florida's New Standards Free Rides In 95 Express Lanes Coming To An End For Hybrid Drivers http://blog.wlrn.org/post/free-rides-95-express-lanes-coming-end-hybrid-drivers <p>To be perfectly honest, Bobby Wells, a Harley-riding, python-owning Miami lawyer, doesn’t really like his Toyota Prius.<br /><br />But he does love that red and blue “95 Express” registration decal on the bottom left of his hybrid car’s windshield.<br /><br />“Yeah,” said Wells, “the reason I bought this car was to get that sticker.”<br /><br />I-95’s express lanes — where the price of admission ranges from 50 cents to $10.50 depending on traffic — are free to registered hybrids. But that’s not going to last forever.<br /> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 23:38:20 +0000 Kenny Malone 35809 at http://blog.wlrn.org Free Rides In 95 Express Lanes Coming To An End For Hybrid Drivers Vaca Frita http://blog.wlrn.org/post/vaca-frita <p></p><p>Before I looked at him I heard his voice. He was ordering from the blackboard menu.</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;">''Vaca Frita please with moros" he added. American accent all the way. But he knew he was going to be&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>getting rice and beans when he requested those items. Confidence all the way. He was told in Spanglish, "you get y una mas 'Side'."</p><p>He responded. "Do you have Maduro Plantains?"</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Si!"</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 35783 at http://blog.wlrn.org Vaca Frita Vaca Frita http://blog.wlrn.org/post/vaca-frita-0 <p></p><p>Before I looked at him I heard his voice. He was ordering from the blackboard menu.</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;">''Vaca Frita please with moros" he added. American accent all the way. But he knew he was going to be&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>getting rice and beans when he requested those items. Confidence all the way. He was told in Spanglish, "you get y una mas 'Side'."</p><p>He responded. "Do you have Maduro Plantains?"</p><p style="margin-left:7.0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Si!"</span></p><p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Norman Van Aken 35784 at http://blog.wlrn.org Vaca Frita