Summer Fruit
7:08 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

International Mango Festival Uses Auction As Education

Some mangos on display at the auction during the International Mango Festival.
Credit Carla Javier / WLRN

Over the weekend, the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden hosted the 22nd annual International Mango Festival.

The highlight of the festival was what organizers say is the world's only mango auction.

But according to Dr. Richard Campbell, director of horticulture at Fairchild and auction co-host, the festival is not just for buying and selling mango products. It's educational.

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LeBron James
6:53 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Burger Formerly Known As "Bron" Is Now "Gone"

The Gone burger was formerly known as the Bron burger.
Credit Carla Javier / WLRN

A local restaurant called OneBurger in Coral Gables created the Bron Burger back when LeBron James first announced he was leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers to play for the Miami Heat.

The ingredients are listed on a big sign on the wall:

  • Kaiser roll ("Kaiser is the German word for king.")
  • Kobe beef ("Cuz Bron eats Kobe for dinner.")
  • Swiss cheese
  • Onion ring ("Brother gonna wear some rings," the sign reads.)
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Mustard
  • Jalapeños ("Dude loves the heat")

Well...

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Health News Florida is now part of WUSF Public Media in Tampa, Florida.

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012. 

Airs Tuesday July 15th at 9 pm
4:13 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Weird Florida just got weirder! Travel off the beaten path on WLRN-TV.

Charlie Carlson and Lady Isabel
Credit Gary Lester

Weird Florida: On the Road Again (9:00 pm)  A WLRN Original Production

IT'S WEIRD AND IT'S BACK!  Join Florida's Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson and his new canine companion, Lady Isabel as they travel off the beaten paths in search of more weirdness. 

The duo set off to travel over 1500 miles across the Sunshine State in search of some very unusual people and places, only to discover Florida’s best-kept secrets and oddest legends.

A variety of destinations are explored, including forty feet beneath Biscayne Bay to visit the dearly departed, an island near Palm Beach that for decades harbored a strange government secret and the mysterious coquina ruins located in New Smyrna Beach.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts

Acquittal: An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts

07/14/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents goes inside the criminal justice system with trial consultant Richard Gabriel.  Having worked on such high-profile cases as O.J.

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Miami Heat
12:07 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

The LeBron James Story Has Always Been A Tale Of Two Cities

Credit Andy Coleman

LeBron is gone but we will always have Julia Tuttle.

Heat fans, this may not comfort you the first time LeBron James walks into the AmericanAirlines Arena in Cavalier wine and gold. It will certainly not help next June when, for the first time in five years, the Miami Heat will very likely be watching the NBA Finals from home. But historically, the “Mother of Miami” beats the King of Cleveland one-on-one every time.

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Business Of Pot
9:08 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Canna-Ed Day: Cannabis Entrepreneurs Bank On Amendment Two

Credit Vlado / Flickr CC

  Armed with an MBA from Nova Southeastern University, horticulturist Carlos Hermida headed west to California, where he graduated as valedictorian from a for-profit college that trains individuals for the cannabis industry.

Hermida, a Miami native who now resides in Tampa, is one of the more than 200 interested parties – from doctors to security expects to current or potential patients – who attended Canna-Ed Day in Boca Raton Friday.

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What's the Story?
7:01 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

PHOTOS: "What's The Story?" Trivia At Gramps Bar

Thirteen teams participated in our trivia night.
Constanza Gallardo WLRN

The WLRN-Miami Herald News team hosted its third trivia night at Gramps in Wynwood on Thursday, July 10.  

As part of our project What’s the Story? — where we answer your questions about South Florida — why not play some trivia?

Thirteen teams competed during three rounds of questions about South Florida. The winning team received a $75 bar tab. But don't feel bad for the losing team -- they took home freeze-dried ice cream for being so spacey they got few questions right.  

Click on the photo above to look at our photos from the trivia night! 

Radio Special
5:53 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Reveal: Unraveling The Mysteries Of The GI Bill, Coast Guard And EPA

  Who’s really benefiting from the GI Bill? Why does the U.S. Coast Guard have some explaining to do? How much arsenic in our water is actually safe? There’s always more to the story.

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