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8:12 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Arts Garage Wins Real Estate Tug-Of-War In Delray Beach

Credit Christine DiMattei

Much to the relief of Delray Beach arts lovers, the city has decided to let a popular cultural hub stay in the space it’s called home for the last two years.

The fate of the Arts Garage has hung in the balance since last summer, when a law firm offered to buy the city-owned property that the arts incubator occupies downtown.  Since then, Delray Beach has been forced to choose between the new jobs the law firm says it would bring and the wildly popular performance venue.

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Schools
8:05 am
Wed April 17, 2013

WLRN Town Hall: How Can We Increase Parent Participation In Schools?

The WLRN-Miami Herald Town Hall meeting in February yielded hundreds of questions from listeners on a range of topics, including education.
Credit Gina Jordan/WLRN

Education was a hot topic at the WLRN-Miami Herald Town Hall meeting in February.

Only a small portion of the questions that came in were asked during the panel discussion. But we're working to get as many answered as possible.

Deborah Nix from Delray Beach wanted to know:

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Community Contributor
8:03 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Hospital Gun Scare Taught Doctor About Need To Be Armed

In the mid ‘70s, I had recently left the Army and started working as an emergency physician at a hospital in Huntsville, Alabama. It was a Wednesday, church night, and I was working the evening shift.

A woman in her thirties was brought in with a bullet wound in her leg. She told us that her boy friend had shot her during an argument. The wound didn't look serious; bleeding was minimal. It appeared to have been caused by a 32- or 38-caliber hand gun. I placed her in a room, ordered an X-ray, and sat at the physician desk to write up the chart.

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That's So Miami
5:46 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Rain Or Shine Or Melt: The Best Poems From That's So Miami

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Check out some of our favorite #ThatsSoMiami poems from the last couple of days. Like what you see? Check out our Tumblr page, where we collect your submissions and post them for your viewing (laugh out loud) pleasure. Click here to make your submission.

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Boston Marathon Bombings
5:21 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Update: Organizers To Beef Up Security At South Florida Races

Update 5:11 p.m. - Organizers of the Mercedes Benz Corporate Run races in West Palm Beach tomorrow (Wednesday, April 17) and Miami next week (Thursday, April 25) say both events will be held as planned but with additional security measures in place.  

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It isn't just Boston that's been affected by the bombing. Two major road races here in South Florida may also fall victim to the blast.

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Miami Dish
4:30 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Coping With Tough Times: Start With Dinner

Credit New World Library

"I think feeding the deeper hunger and serving the world starts with what you serve for dinner," says writer Ellen Kanner. She admits "that's asking a lot of dinner."  Feeding the deeper hunger is the unifying theme of her new memoir and cookbook, Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner.

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Boston Marathon Bombings
2:29 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Boston Bombings Meets Definition Of "Act of Terrorism," Expert Says

Aaronson: The Boston Marathon bombings don't have the signs of an Al Qaeda attack.

Trevor Aaronson was running errands when he heard about yesterday's bombings at the Boston Marathon. The news coming across the radio caught his attention, maybe more than the rest of us, and he soon found himself forgetting about his dry cleaning and going to Twitter for clues.

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Science
7:01 am
Tue April 16, 2013

2 Million Floridians Threatened By Sea Level Rise, But New Study Says It Can Be Slowed

Parts of Miami will be under water if sea level rise projections are correct.
Credit maxstrz / Flickr Creative Commons

If sea level rise continues unabated, sections of South Florida -- and Miami in particular -- will be under water in a matter of decades. But a new study suggests that swift reductions in "short-lived climate pollutants" and carbon dioxide levels could help to slow the rise.  

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That's So Miami
6:00 am
Tue April 16, 2013

That's So Miami: Two Languages, Two Generations; One Family

As part of our That's So Miami poetry project running during the month of April, we have been airing select submissions from our community of listeners and readers.

In fact, serendipity struck today during one of these pre-recording sessions. One of our contributing poets, Christine Armario of Miami, brought her abuelo, Manuel Armario, who wrote a poem too. Go ahead and read them. Hers is in English; his, Spanish.

 

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Venezuelan Election
12:52 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

We Have A Winner In Venezuela, Or Do We?

A Venezuelan flag waves in the wind. The South American nation voted over the weekend but the election result is being contested.
Credit Guillermo Esteves

Nicolas Maduro, heir to the late Hugo Chavez, appears to have won Venezuela's presidential election.

But it's by a margin so thin that opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is challenging the legitimacy of the results, demanding a full recount.

Maduro, acting president since Chavez's March 5 death, held a double-digit advantage in opinion polls just two weeks ago, but electoral officials said he received just 50.7 percent of the votes compared to 49.1 percent for Capriles. With nearly all ballots counted, that's a difference of about 300,000 votes.

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Politics
12:22 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Miami's Pitbull Responds In Kind After Jay-Z Raps About Cuba

Miami artist and rapper Pitbull
Credit Wikipedia

Cuban American musician Pitbull has come out with his own song about Cuba just days after rapper Jay-Z released an "Open Letter" about a controversial trip to the communist island with wife Beyonce.

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Bird Watching
11:28 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Why April Is A Bonanza For South Florida Bird Watchers

A migrating Blackburnian Warbler.
Credit Mark Hedden

For birdwatchers and the bird curious, April in South Florida is the jackpot month – the time of year when almost anything with wings can show up.

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Community Contributor
8:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Close Call At Hairy Intersection Shows Need For Bicycle Education

Bike riders head north on Biscayne in 1940. Things have gotten tougher since then for bicyclists.

One particular evening will always stick with me. I was commuting home from work and at the intersection of U.S. 1 and Southwest 27th Avenue, which is a pretty intense during evening rush hour.

As I crossed the intersection, I was cut off by a driver who was clearly unaware of my presence, despite the bike lane. The car came within inches of my bike. Being familiar with this intersection, I know when and where I need to be watching. Had I not known where to look, I would not have been able to break in time.

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SFWMD Assessing Lands In Palm Beach County
7:01 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Like Kayaking The Loxahatchee River? Public Asked To Weigh In On Future Of State Lands

Sections of land surrounding the Loxahatchee River are being assessed for possible surplus by the SFWMD.
Credit Tricia Woolfenden / WLRN

Several ecologically-significant tracts of public land in Palm Beach County will go under the microscope this month as a state agency continues its multi-region assessment of state-owned lands throughout South Florida. 

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Gay Pride
9:49 am
Sun April 14, 2013

Thousands Celebrate Gay Pride In Miami Beach

Miami Beach raised a rainbow flag outside the City Hall on Monday. The city prides itself in a long history of support for its LGBT residents.
Credit Jason Pier in DC / Flickr

Miami Beach is usually pretty colorful. Art Deco buildings boast vivid shades of pink and turquoise. Bright green palm trees line the streets year-round.

But this weekend the city is awash in every color of the rainbow in celebration of Miami Beach Gay Pride, and if last year is any indication, that means a massive throng of at least 60,000 people could flood Ocean Drive.

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