Julia Duba http://wlrn.org en Young South Florida Theater Companies Take Home Carbonells http://wlrn.org/post/young-south-florida-theater-companies-take-home-carbonells <p>Broward Center for the Performing Arts hosted the 38th annual Carbonell&nbsp;Awards ceremony Monday, March 31.&nbsp;The awards go to regional theater groups. And this year, young groups took home plenty of awards.<br /><br />Island City Stage is less than two years old, and it took home half a dozen awards.&nbsp;Michael McKeever won best actor for a play called "The Timekeepers" -- an Island City Stage production.&nbsp;Slow Burn Theater is a 4-year-old company and it was nominated for 10 awards.</p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:07:45 +0000 Julia Duba 30129 at http://wlrn.org Young South Florida Theater Companies Take Home Carbonells GRAPHIC: I-595's Reversible Lanes Open Today http://wlrn.org/post/graphic-i-595s-reversible-lanes-open-today <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18.001800537109375px;">Broward County drivers now have three extra lanes on I-595.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); line-height: 18.001800537109375px;">And they’re reversible. The three lanes start at 136th Avenue and run through Florida’s Turnpike.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:16:14 +0000 Julia Duba 28393 at http://wlrn.org GRAPHIC: I-595's Reversible Lanes Open Today Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care http://wlrn.org/post/why-floridas-immigrant-children-must-wait-five-years-health-care <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In Florida, children who were born outside the United States -- and live here lawfully -- have to wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health care program known as Florida </span>KidCare<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah, and Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami, are sponsoring legislation to drop the five-year waiting period.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The law made its third trip to the legislature this year, and will get its first hearing in the Senate committee Tuesday.</span></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 22:38:46 +0000 Julia Duba 29705 at http://wlrn.org Why Florida's Immigrant Children Must Wait Five Years For Health Care Bill Would Eliminate Health-Care Enrollment Waiting Period For Immigrant Children http://wlrn.org/post/bill-would-eliminate-health-care-enrollment-waiting-period-immigrant-children <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%;">Under Florida law, children who are born outside the United States and live here legally must wait five years to qualify for the subsidized health insurance known as Florida </span>Kidcare<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; line-height: 107%;">.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:25:01 +0000 Julia Duba 28027 at http://wlrn.org Bill Would Eliminate Health-Care Enrollment Waiting Period For Immigrant Children For $50,000, You Can Buy Your Valentine This Victorian Love Letter http://wlrn.org/post/50000-you-can-buy-your-valentine-victorian-love-letter <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">There are many ways to send a Valentine's Day greeting in 2014 -- text, email, social media.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span><span style="font-size: 16px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">But in 1857, there weren't so many.</span></span></p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:25:16 +0000 Julia Duba 27936 at http://wlrn.org For $50,000, You Can Buy Your Valentine This Victorian Love Letter 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Haiti http://wlrn.org/post/33-magnitude-earthquake-hits-haiti <p>The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that a 3.3 magnitude earthquake shook Haiti about 6 miles southwest of Carrefour at 1:56 a.m. this morning.</p><p><a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/">A USGS map shows</a> that there have been tremors near the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the last few days.&nbsp;</p><p>About two weeks ago, <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/earthquake-cubas-coast-felt-key-west-residents-not-rattled">there was a 5.1 magnitude earthquake between Key West and Cuba.</a></p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:49:13 +0000 Julia Duba 26698 at http://wlrn.org Miami Closes Two More Parks Over Potential Soil Contamination http://wlrn.org/post/miami-closes-two-more-parks-over-potential-soil-contamination <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two more public parks in Miami are closing after potential contamination was found in the parks' soil.</span></p><p>The city announced Monday that it will close Billy Rolle Domino Park at 3400 Grand Ave. in Coconut Grove, and Southside Park at 100 SW 11th St. near Brickell.</p><p>The Department of Environmental Resource Management will collect more samples to determine what's next for the parks.</p><p>For the past few months, several Miami-Dade parks have closed because of soil contamination.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 16:21:30 +0000 Julia Duba 25584 at http://wlrn.org Miami Closes Two More Parks Over Potential Soil Contamination PAMM's 'First Beat' Is To A Female Drum http://wlrn.org/post/pamms-first-beat-female-drum <p>The new <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-tv-pamms-opening-day">Perez Art Museum Miami opened Dec. 4</a> and wrapped up its first week alongside Art Basel.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">And now that the museum is settling in, it's kicking off its free monthly programs.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">PAMM's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;monthly events will happen every second Saturday of the month and is free and open to the public. They'll include family exhibition tours, performances and art-making events.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:59:09 +0000 Julia Duba 24959 at http://wlrn.org PAMM's 'First Beat' Is To A Female Drum Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday http://wlrn.org/post/book-sale-benefit-miami-dade-libraries-starts-wednesday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends of the Miami-Dade Public Library will host a book sale Dec. 11 through Dec. 14 at the <a href="http://www.mdpls.org/info/locations/mn.asp" target="_blank">Main Library</a> branch at&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Garamond, 'Hoefler Text', 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; text-align: center;">101 West Flagler St</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Thousands of donated books, CDs and DVDs will be for sale. Guests are invited to "go green" and bring reusable bags to carry their books.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:18:02 +0000 Julia Duba 24893 at http://wlrn.org Book Sale To Benefit Miami-Dade Libraries Starts Wednesday Basel Recap: What We Saw And Heard http://wlrn.org/post/basel-recap-what-we-saw-and-heard <p>Art Basel 2013 is over. During it,&nbsp;Wynwood and Miami Beach were oozing with art, music, and people (<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/photos-people-basel-art">some of whom could be considered art</a>).<br /><br />Even though some of Wynwood's and Midtown’s satellite art fairs <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/disappearing-act-wynwood-midtown-satellite-fairs">might be pushed out soon</a>, we thought Entitled, Spectrum, Art Miami and Miami Project were great this year. Check out some of them in the pictures above.<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:38:22 +0000 Wilson Sayre & Julia Duba 24841 at http://wlrn.org Basel Recap: What We Saw And Heard Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Wynwood’s Evolving Street Art http://wlrn.org/post/now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t-wynwood-s-evolving-street-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve wandered around </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, chances are you’ve noticed all the murals. And if you wander around there months later, you'll probably notice a lot of them are gone.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And when Art Basel comes around, </span>Wynwood<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is like a whole new place.</span><br /><br />“It’s temporary. It’s just for the moment just so you can feel it and breathe it and do it and then you let it go,” muralist Kazilla says.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:12:09 +0000 Julia Duba 24493 at http://wlrn.org Now You See It, Now You Don’t: Wynwood’s Evolving Street Art Meet The Man Behind All Those South Beach Pastels http://wlrn.org/post/meet-man-behind-all-those-south-beach-pastels <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; white-space: pre-wrap; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; ">In 1976, South Beach's population was aging and so were the buildings.</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; white-space: pre-wrap;">Then came Leonard Horowitz.</span></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 17:06:31 +0000 Julia Duba 18005 at http://wlrn.org Meet The Man Behind All Those South Beach Pastels Florida Considers Reopening Correctional Facilities http://wlrn.org/post/florida-considers-reopening-correctional-facilities <p>Florida might soon reopen several prisons, a year after closing them after the state projected a growing inmate population. Gov. Rick Scott announced the closing of prisons across the state as good news, saying it saved the state money.<br /><br />But next year, the Department of Corrections wants the legislature to reopen nine facilities from Miami to the panhandle. That will include two prisons, five work camps and two reentry centers.<br /> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 22:36:00 +0000 Julia Duba 23170 at http://wlrn.org Florida Considers Reopening Correctional Facilities How A Miami Farm Became A Magic City Oasis http://wlrn.org/post/how-miami-farm-became-magic-city-oasis <p></p><p>The farm is hidden behind tall trees and a short wall. But when you walk closer, you can start to see the main house painted blue and coral-pink.</p><p>There are six small cottages on one side of the house, and sitting right over Miami’s Little River, is a two-story boathouse from the early 1900s.</p><p>“(When) you’re in here, you’re not in Miami. (But) you can walk two feet out the door and you’re in Miami. What could be better?” said Tamara Hendershot, owner of the Magic City Farm.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:46:07 +0000 Julia Duba 22128 at http://wlrn.org How A Miami Farm Became A Magic City Oasis Why A Boca Fraternity Will Hold Your Spot In Line At The Apple Store http://wlrn.org/post/why-boca-fraternity-will-hold-your-spot-line-apple-store <p>If you don't want to wait in line for a new iPhone in Boca Raton, a Florida Atlantic University fraternity is willing to make a deal with you.</p><p><a href="http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-09-17/news/fl-fraternity-iphone-lines-20130917_1_iphone-line-delta-tau-delta-good-cause" target="_blank">Members of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity will hold your spot in line at a local Apple Store in exchange for a $100 donation to their charity partner, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)</a>.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 15:53:29 +0000 Julia Duba 20863 at http://wlrn.org Why A Boca Fraternity Will Hold Your Spot In Line At The Apple Store