Ruth Morris http://wlrn.org en Five Questions: Peter Zalewski http://wlrn.org/post/five-questions-peter-zalewski <p class="mceTemp mceIEcenter">Five years ago,&nbsp;Peter Zalewski was working as a business journalist, but he jumped into real estate&nbsp;before the condo crisis hit and founded&nbsp;<a href="http://www.condovultures.com/" target="_blank" title="condo vultures">Condo Vultures.</a> His&nbsp;provacatively named real estate&nbsp;firm has grown by leaps and bounds,&nbsp;helping buyers to sift through the foreclosure stats and find steals in South Florida’s real estate collapse.&nbsp;Last year, he also appeared in Michael Moore’s <a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com/books-films/capitalism-love-s Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:55:41 +0000 Ruth Morris 2356 at http://wlrn.org Five Questions: Peter Zalewski Free Divers Add Depth To Their Lives http://wlrn.org/post/free-divers-add-depth-their-lives <p>South Florida is becoming a freediving hub, thanks in part to renowned Czech diver <a href="http://www.martinstepanek.com/" target="_blank" title="Stepanek">Martin Stepanek</a>, who founded <a href="http://www.freedivinginstructors.com/" target="_blank" title="instructors">Freediving Instructors International</a> in Fort Lauderdale. His partner Niki Roderick– also an accomplished free diver– teaches courses too.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:53:17 +0000 Ruth Morris 2354 at http://wlrn.org Free Divers Add Depth To Their Lives A Penny Per Pound http://wlrn.org/post/penny-pound <p>Norberto Jimenez is a low-wage migrant worker who joined the <a href="http://www.ciw-online.org/" target="_blank" title="Coalition of Immokalee Workers: Home">Coalition of Immokalee Workers</a> in their battle against <a href="http://www.bk.com/#menu=1,-1,-1" target="_blank" title="Burger King US: Home">Burger King</a> and the <a href="http://www.floridatomatogrowers.org/" target="_blank" title="Florida Tomato Growers' Exchange">Florida Tomato Growers Exchange</a>.&nbsp; We sent <a href="http://wlrnunderthesun.org/team/" target="_blank" title="Under the Sun Team">Ruth Morris</a> into the to Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:18:26 +0000 Ruth Morris 1784 at http://wlrn.org A Penny Per Pound From Alien to Citizen http://wlrn.org/post/alien-citizen <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22px; ">Immigration officials say there is an often an increase in the number of people applying for U.S. citizenship before a presidential election.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:20:02 +0000 Ruth Morris 1661 at http://wlrn.org From Alien to Citizen What South Florida Cyclists and Drivers Have to Say to Each Other http://wlrn.org/post/what-south-florida-cyclists-and-drivers-have-say-each-other <p></p><p style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px; line-height: 22px; ">This is a place that’s sunny, warm, and flat. It seems like it should be a pretty perfect place to ride a bike. It’s not.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:45:12 +0000 Ruth Morris & Arianna Prothero 1566 at http://wlrn.org What South Florida Cyclists and Drivers Have to Say to Each Other Faith In The Aftermath http://wlrn.org/post/faith-aftermath <p class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 10px; padding-left: 0px; text-align: left; font-size: 12px; line-height: 22px; ">When&nbsp;Rev. Thu, 06 Jan 2011 18:07:18 +0000 Ruth Morris & Kenny Malone 2023 at http://wlrn.org Faith In The Aftermath A Garage That’s All Glam http://wlrn.org/post/garage-s-all-glam <p><a href="http://www.1111lincolnroad.com/" target="_blank">“Eleven-Eleven”</a> was&nbsp;designed by Herzog &amp; de Meuron, the&nbsp;architectural firm that produced the “<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_Stadium" target="_blank">Birds Nest</a>” stadium in Beijing, and is also behind the&nbsp;new Miami Art Museum.</p><p>Developer Robert Wennett wanted to build a garage that would challenge assumptions about what a garage can be, and he wanted to make money off restaurant and retail leases. But he also wanted to create a&nbsp;public space.</p> Wed, 08 Dec 2010 17:52:36 +0000 Ruth Morris 2521 at http://wlrn.org A Garage That’s All Glam Patrick Farrell: An Audio Slide Show From The Quake http://wlrn.org/post/patrick-farrell-audio-slide-show-quake <div><h3 style="border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 17px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-size: 12px; font-weight: bold; text-transform: uppercase; background-image: url(http://wlrnunderthesun.org/wp-content/themes/flashnews/images/ico-star.gif); background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background- Fri, 16 Jul 2010 15:07:30 +0000 Ruth Morris & The Miami Herald 2026 at http://wlrn.org Patrick Farrell: An Audio Slide Show From The Quake Songs From A Tent Camp http://wlrn.org/post/songs-tent-camp <p></p> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:03:43 +0000 Ruth Morris 2028 at http://wlrn.org Songs From A Tent Camp Calling Home To Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/calling-home-haiti <p></p> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 16:47:08 +0000 Ruth Morris 2168 at http://wlrn.org Calling Home To Haiti Marleine Bastien: Helping And Hurting http://wlrn.org/post/marleine-bastien-helping-and-hurting <p>The day after Haiti’s devastating quake I walked into Notre Dame D’Haiti church in Miami to&nbsp;find people singing hymns,&nbsp;their palms turned to the sky,&nbsp;their rosary beads swinging&nbsp;gently.&nbsp; Some knelt, slouching over the&nbsp;pews in front of them, heads buried– a&nbsp;posture that suggested grief as much as&nbsp;prayer.</p><p>Little Haiti seemed to be moving in slow motion&nbsp;as people first grappled with the magnitude of the destruction in their homeland.</p> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 17:02:46 +0000 Ruth Morris 2175 at http://wlrn.org Marleine Bastien: Helping And Hurting Hip Hop For Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/hip-hop-haiti <p></p> Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:12:14 +0000 Ruth Morris 2169 at http://wlrn.org Hip Hop For Haiti Cities Of Refuge http://wlrn.org/post/cities-refuge <p class="mceTemp mceIEcenter" style="text-align: left;">Perhaps more than anyone else, writers understand&nbsp;the need for a safe place to pursue their craft.&nbsp;Unfortunately, in some countries a poem or an essay&nbsp;can lead to&nbsp;persecution, arrest, or worse.&nbsp; Find out how writers like <a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/author/microsite/About.aspx?authorid=479" target="_blank" title="Harper Collins: Russell Banks">Russell Banks</a>, <a href="http://www.contemporarywriters.com/authors/?p=auth87" target="_blank" title="British Council: Salman Rushdie">Salman Rushdie</a> and <a Sat, 27 Jun 2009 18:47:53 +0000 Ruth Morris 2227 at http://wlrn.org Cities Of Refuge