Kenny Malone http://wlrn.org en The Venetian Causeway Is Falling Apart http://wlrn.org/post/venetian-causeway-falling-apart <p></p><p>The Venetian Causeway is falling down. Crumbling, at least.<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:22:50 +0000 Kenny Malone 30909 at http://wlrn.org The Venetian Causeway Is Falling Apart If You Thought The Driving Was Crazy, You Didn't Know About I-95's Drug-Smuggling Years http://wlrn.org/post/if-you-thought-driving-was-crazy-you-didnt-know-about-i-95s-drug-smuggling-years <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Like many born in the '</span>50s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Interstate 95 had some </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">pretty </i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wild days in the </span>1970s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:11:13 +0000 Kenny Malone 30663 at http://wlrn.org If You Thought The Driving Was Crazy, You Didn't Know About I-95's Drug-Smuggling Years A Case For The Paper Business Card In A Digital World http://wlrn.org/post/case-paper-business-card-digital-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If there is one rule at the Miami Shakers and Stirrers Business Networking Mixer it is this: DO NOT forget your business cards.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 03:30:07 +0000 Kenny Malone 30191 at http://wlrn.org A Case For The Paper Business Card In A Digital World On The Miserable Road: The Poetry of I-95 http://wlrn.org/post/miserable-road-poetry-i-95 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Interstate 95 inspires more than just four-letter words, it turns out.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twenty five years ago, poet A.R. </span>Ammons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and his wife were driving home from a visit with family in South Miami. Somewhere north of Dade County -- on I-95 -- </span>Ammons<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looked out his window and there it was: one of South Florida’s infamous mountains of trash.</span></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:02:52 +0000 Kenny Malone 30386 at http://wlrn.org On The Miserable Road: The Poetry of I-95 PHOTOS: Highway Landscaping May Have Squelched Your Road Rage http://wlrn.org/post/photos-highway-landscaping-may-have-squelched-your-road-rage <p class="p1"><span class="s1">There’s a good chance you’ve seen the work of Elisabeth Hassett and an equally good chance you didn’t really notice it. Hassett is the landscape architect for the Florida Department of Transportation’s District 4, which includes Broward and Palm Beach Counties. When there’s a need for highway-side landscape design, Hassett has almost definitely had a hand in choosing the plants and the layout -- a far more complicated art than you might imagine.</span></p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:26:47 +0000 Kenny Malone 29918 at http://wlrn.org PHOTOS: Highway Landscaping May Have Squelched Your Road Rage Listen To An Adorable Little Girl Complain About Mayor Rob Ford... And Spiders http://wlrn.org/post/listen-adorable-little-girl-complain-about-mayor-rob-ford-and-spiders <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here, in order of priority, is what really gets the goat of one little girl from Toronto</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1. Spiders, for their webs are icky&nbsp;<em>and </em>sticky.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2. Toronto mayor Rob Ford. He is, according this little&nbsp;Torontonian, "not doing the job that he's supposed to."</span></p><p>Her full grievance is posted below. The second voice is her mother's.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:15:41 +0000 Kenny Malone 29850 at http://wlrn.org Listen To An Adorable Little Girl Complain About Mayor Rob Ford... And Spiders The Most Adorable Complaint Ever And Other Highlights From Our Pop-Up Complaints Booth http://wlrn.org/post/most-adorable-complaint-ever-and-other-highlights-our-pop-complaints-booth <p></p><p>We have heard your complaints. And they are hilarious -- especially this one from a little girl from Toronto who had thoughts on spiders... and the city's mayor:</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:07:16 +0000 Kenny Malone 29774 at http://wlrn.org The Most Adorable Complaint Ever And Other Highlights From Our Pop-Up Complaints Booth We Want Your I-95 Ire And Art http://wlrn.org/post/we-want-your-i-95-ire-and-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you wrote a play about road rangers or made a quilt from fallen mattress, or glued together a </span>Fabergé-style<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> egg from pieces of shattered headlights, then for the love of highway <em><strong>please contact us</strong></em>.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:22:28 +0000 Kenny Malone 29585 at http://wlrn.org We Want Your I-95 Ire And Art Here Is What It Looks Like When Traffic Engineers Design Highway Signs http://wlrn.org/post/here-what-it-looks-when-traffic-engineers-design-highway-signs <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">If North Carolina had its way, the interstate system would look very different today.</span></p><p>Before President Dwight D. Eisenhower had even signed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, the American Association of State Highway Officials was discussing the need for “a distinctive interstate route marker.”&nbsp;</p><p>The U.S. Highway System already had the iconic shield you see along U.S. 1, AASHO decided the fledgling 40,000-mile superhighway needed its own brand.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 06:39:29 +0000 Kenny Malone 28877 at http://wlrn.org Here Is What It Looks Like When Traffic Engineers Design Highway Signs Trying To Free Up 95 Express, FDOT Prices 'Lexus Lanes' At Lamborghini Rates http://wlrn.org/post/trying-free-95-express-fdot-prices-lexus-lanes-lamborghini-rates <p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 21:17:35 +0000 Kenny Malone 28580 at http://wlrn.org Trying To Free Up 95 Express, FDOT Prices 'Lexus Lanes' At Lamborghini Rates A Cinematic Ode To Abuelita's Cuban Coffee http://wlrn.org/post/cinematic-ode-abuelitas-cuban-coffee <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of our occasional Cuban Kitchen series here at&nbsp;</span>WLRN-Miami<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Herald News, we bring you stories about our relationship with food and how food shapes our relationships. Listen to the story about Michael Toledo and his grandmother here, and read it below.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Toledo was dozing off at his computer. It was 4 a.m. He was desperately trying to learn a digital video effect to impress his boss.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:29:15 +0000 Kenny Malone 25005 at http://wlrn.org A Cinematic Ode To Abuelita's Cuban Coffee FHP's Operation I-95 Saturation Yields More Than 400 Citations http://wlrn.org/post/fhps-operation-i-95-saturation-yields-more-400-citations <p> <title></title> </p><p></p><p></p><p>The Florida Highway Patrol issued more than eight citations per hour during <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/fhp-cracking-down-i-95-driving-week-0">Operation I-95 Saturation</a> last week.</p><p>In response to public complaints about a lack of enforcement on 95 in Miami-Dade County, FHP roughly doubled its enforcement Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., expanding the hours from the originally planned 10-to-4 timeframe.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:26:48 +0000 Kenny Malone 28035 at http://wlrn.org FHP's Operation I-95 Saturation Yields More Than 400 Citations Why You Don't Get Speeding Tickets From Your SunPass (And Why @EvanBenn Owes Us) http://wlrn.org/post/why-you-dont-get-speeding-tickets-your-sunpass-and-why-evanbenn-owes-us <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">Two weeks ago we brought you a story about</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">&nbsp;how the Florida Highway Patrol has been flooded with complaints about </span><a href="http://endoftheroad95.tumblr.com/post/75480081046/i-95s-narrow-shoulders-and-speeding-car Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:56:27 +0000 Kenny Malone 28004 at http://wlrn.org Why You Don't Get Speeding Tickets From Your SunPass (And Why @EvanBenn Owes Us) I-95: Road Songs With A #@!%ing Twist http://wlrn.org/post/i-95-road-songs-ing-twist <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', HelveticaNeue, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19.600000381469727px;">They write songs about roads: "Route 66," "Highway 61 Revisited"."Dusty, old roads with iconic signage that belongs on a pair of blue jeans.</span></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:21:22 +0000 Kenny Malone 27664 at http://wlrn.org I-95: Road Songs With A #@!%ing Twist FHP Cracking Down on I-95 Driving This Week http://wlrn.org/post/fhp-cracking-down-i-95-driving-week-0 <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The people have spoken and now they must slow down.</span></p><p class="p2"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Feb. 10, the Florida Highway Patrol launched Operation I-95 Saturation in Miami-Dade County, essentially doubling the number of troopers on one of South Florida’s main arteries. The increased enforcement will be in place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday this week.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:32:07 +0000 Kenny Malone 27702 at http://wlrn.org FHP Cracking Down on I-95 Driving This Week