Julia Duba

Morning producer

As the morning producer for WLRN, Julia can make the perfect espresso while half asleep.

She was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Florida International University, where she was a multimedia reporter for the South Florida News Service.

Julia fell in love with public radio, interned with WLRN and then fell in love with Miami. She learns something new about Miami every day -- like who designed South Beach's pastel palette.

Julia now keeps FIU and WLRN connected as co-director of alumni relations for the university's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

According to Julia, the only thing better than chocolate is great audio.

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News
12:28 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Miami Seaquarium Fined For No Barrier Between Trainers And Killer Whale

Lolita is a nearly-50-year-old killer whale at Miami Seaquarium. The park was hit with a $7,000 fine for not having a barrier between Lolita and her trainers.
Credit MiamiSeaquarium.com

The Miami Seaquarium is facing a $7,000 fine from a federal agency for not having enough protection between trainers and a killer whale.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Miami Seaquarium this month for not having a physical barrier between trainers and the park's captive killer whale Lolita.

It’s considered a “serious” violation by the federal agency.

They’ve required these protections since the 2010 death of a SeaWorld trainer in Orlando.

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Newscast
9:55 am
Fri July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014: Quirky State Law Nearly Barred Republicans From Broward Election

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What's the Story?
10:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Why Doesn't The Sunshine State Use More Solar Energy?

A solar panel installation at FPL's Martin County Next Generation hybrid natural gas and solar energy plant.
Credit Julia Duba

As far as solar energy goes, the Sunshine State is third in the country for potential -- and 18th in actual installation.

In Florida, there’s no financial assistance for installing solar panels on your roof. Solar energy users can only take a federal tax credit.

Florida Power and Light powers the state using mostly natural gas. Out of all the energy FPL provides, only 0.06 percent comes from solar energy.

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Newscast
8:33 am
Mon July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014: 4 Dead After Boat Crash In Miami, PAMM Asks For County Funding

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Newscast
9:25 am
Thu June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014: Miami Police Call For Changes To Critical Mass, Florida Population Getting Older

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Newscast
11:38 am
Wed June 25, 2014

June 25, 2014: DCF Under Fire, Orlando Mayor Supports Gay Marriage

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News
11:38 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Miami Beach Launches App To Report Complaints

Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine announced Tuesday the city's launch of a new app.
Credit Philip Levine for Mayor

Miami Beach residents can now send their concerns to the city's department through a new smartphone app.

The free app called "E-Gov" allows residents to file reports or complaints directly to the city department by sending a photo.

"We have various standards about time. How much time it will take to be resolved," says Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine. "For example, a pothole should take about 48 hours. We want to figure out ways to increase and make better customer service as much as we can in Miami Beach."

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Latin America Report
6:54 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Brazilians: Look At Our Businesses, Not Our Bikinis

Fast Casual: Joao Barbosa at a South Florida Giraffas.
Credit CW Griffin / Miami Herald

To see Brazil for the first time is to see the New World for the first time.

That’s not a travel brochure cliché. If you’re in Rio de Janeiro, standing atop the Pão de Açúcar and surveying the Baía de Guanabara, it’s easy to recall what F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about the way any European must have felt upon arriving in the Americas five centuries ago: “…face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity to wonder.”

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Newscast
9:47 am
Tue June 17, 2014

June 17, 2014: Broward Considers Raising Bus Fare, FAU Struggles With Low Graduation Rates

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Newscast
8:58 am
Mon June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014: Miami Heat Fall To Spurs, FAU Offers Stadium To Beckham

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Newscast
10:39 am
Thu June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014: Miami Beach Has A New Police Chief

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Newscast
9:34 am
Wed June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014: Boat Slip No Longer Option For Beckham's Stadium

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