Wilson Sayre http://wlrn.org en New Buildings Put Bay Harbor MiMo Buildings At Risk http://wlrn.org/post/new-buildings-put-bay-harbor-mimo-buildings-risk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bay Harbor’s East Island has been listed as one of the most endangered historic places in the country.</span></p><p>The island, which is home to one of the largest concentrations of Miami Modern architecture in the nation, joined 10 other endangered sites on a list compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:58:41 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35207 at http://wlrn.org New Buildings Put Bay Harbor MiMo Buildings At Risk How Will Libraries Fare In Gimenez's Budget? http://wlrn.org/post/how-will-libraries-fare-gimenezs-budget <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos </span>Gimenez<span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;"> is slated to reveal his proposal for next year’s budget tomorrow and lots of eyes are on how much he will allocate for county libraries.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:16:29 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35152 at http://wlrn.org How Will Libraries Fare In Gimenez's Budget? Five Misconceptions About South Florida Lifeguards http://wlrn.org/post/five-misconceptions-about-south-florida-lifeguards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For many beach-goers, lifeguards only exist inside the tiny towers that dot the beach and in their memories of </span>Baywatch<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> episodes. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So what lifeguards (or ocean rescuers) actually do isn't widely understood.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p>Here are five misconceptions about lifeguards for you below:</p><p><strong>1. This is a summer job for college kids.</strong></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:59:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34922 at http://wlrn.org Five Misconceptions About South Florida Lifeguards Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA http://wlrn.org/post/nurses-training-fiu-team-va <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida International University will now partner with Veterans Affairs medical centers in Miami to provide training to budding nurses.</span></p><p>The Veterans Affairs Nursing Academic Partnership provided the university with an $8 million grant to bring in more students and faculty over the next five years. Twenty additional students will start this fall, totaling 160 students over the next five years.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:19:48 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34837 at http://wlrn.org Nurses Training At FIU To Team Up With VA Tip Your Wheelchair Pusher At Fort Lauderdale Airport http://wlrn.org/post/tip-your-wheelchair-pusher-fort-lauderdale-airport <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wlrn.org/test-your-tipping-etiquette"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Take our quiz to see how good you are at identifying who you should tip. &nbsp;</em></a></strong></p><p>If you eat at a restaurant, it's obvious you won't just pay the price of your meal. Tipping is not just customary, it is understood to be part of a server's take-home pay.</p><p>It is not so obvious, however, that wheelchair attendants at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport are paid the very same way.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:34:32 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34612 at http://wlrn.org Tip Your Wheelchair Pusher At Fort Lauderdale Airport Local Food Distrubutor Gets Funding Increase http://wlrn.org/post/local-food-distrubutor-gets-funding-increase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Homestead-based food-assistance program called Farm Share received a $1.5 million check last week. State Rep.&nbsp;</span>Kionne<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> McGhee delivered the money, which was allocated in this year’s state budget. This is a $500,000 increase from last year’s state contribution.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:18:37 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34765 at http://wlrn.org Local Food Distrubutor Gets Funding Increase Trayvon Martin Foundation Finds Home At Florida Memorial University http://wlrn.org/post/trayvon-martin-foundation-finds-home-florida-memorial-university <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Trayvon<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Martin Foundation now has a home at Florida Memorial University.</span></p><p>The foundation was started by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the parents of the Miami Gardens teen who was shot and killed in 2012. Fulton is an alumna of the university. Her foundation works to raise awareness about the impact of violent crimes on families and communities. It’s a support system for people who have experienced tragedies.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:49:58 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34742 at http://wlrn.org Trayvon Martin Foundation Finds Home At Florida Memorial University Florida Gets Big Food Stamp Bonus http://wlrn.org/post/florida-gets-big-food-stamp-bonus <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is getting a big bonus this year. The Federal Department of Agriculture is rewarding the state $7 million for being efficient and accurate when it comes to giving out food stamps to families.</span></p><p>At 0.81 percent error rate, the state ranks the second most accurate in the country. That means families don’t get more, or less, help than they qualify for.</p><p>The bonus won’t mean more money in the pockets of families, but it will help streamline the process for future need.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:41:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34743 at http://wlrn.org Florida Gets Big Food Stamp Bonus June 24, 2014: Daily Newscasts http://wlrn.org/post/june-24-2014-daily-newscasts <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none; ">Today on WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News you heard:</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:28:26 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34441 at http://wlrn.org June 23, 2014: Daily Newscasts http://wlrn.org/post/june-23-2014-daily-newscasts <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 22px; orphans: 2; text-align: left; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); display: inline !important; float: none; ">Today on WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News you heard:</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:05:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34376 at http://wlrn.org We Asked Miami-Dade Transit Why Not Every Bus Stop Has A Shelter http://wlrn.org/post/we-asked-miami-dade-transit-why-not-every-bus-stop-has-shelter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There are about 8,000 bus stops throughout Miami-Dade County. But Miami-Dade Transit is only responsible for 3,300 -- municipalities are responsible for the approximately 5,000 that fall within city limits. Of the bus stops in unincorporated Miami-Dade, only about a third have a shelter.</span></p><p>Albert Hernandez is assistant director for the Division of Engineering, Planning and Development at Miami-Dade Transit.</p><p>He says the lack of shelters is apparently not due to money.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:32:07 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34230 at http://wlrn.org We Asked Miami-Dade Transit Why Not Every Bus Stop Has A Shelter Research Shows Black Kids at a Higher Risk of Drowning http://wlrn.org/post/research-shows-black-kids-higher-risk-drowning <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has the highest rate of drowning in the country and for those younger than 4, water is the No. 1 killer aside from birth defects. But the danger is not spread equally among all children.</span></p><p>Overall, black kids drown at a much higher rate than other children. But among the youngest group of kids — younger than school age — whites and Hispanics fare worse. It’s around the 4 or 5 years old when those tides turn and black kids drown at about three times the rate of other children.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 16:28:09 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34193 at http://wlrn.org Research Shows Black Kids at a Higher Risk of Drowning John Henry To Be One Of First Executed Since Botched Oklahoma Procedure http://wlrn.org/post/john-henry-be-one-first-executed-botched-oklahoma-procedure <p>UPDATE 6/19/2014 -- John Henry's execution was temporarily delayed waiting for a last-minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court which was denied. Henry was pronounced dead at 7:43pm.</p><p>Eddie Davis is the next person scheduled to be executed in the state. That will take place on July 10th.</p><p>-----------------------</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida is on track to execute its first inmate since the flawed and controversial execution in Oklahoma that led to an inmate’s heart attack.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:54:58 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34083 at http://wlrn.org John Henry To Be One Of First Executed Since Botched Oklahoma Procedure FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates http://wlrn.org/post/fau-start-college-boot-camp-improve-graduation-rates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida Atlantic University has struggled recently with low graduation rates.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To improve these numbers, the school is starting the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">JumpStart</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;program, a college boot camp for students who might look like risky bets for graduating.</span></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 18:50:49 +0000 Wilson Sayre 34061 at http://wlrn.org FAU To Start College Boot Camp To Improve Graduation Rates Miami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall http://wlrn.org/post/miami-beach-will-offer-transgender-benefits-fall <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Miami Beach will be the first in the state to offer transgender benefits to city employees, starting this October. </span><a href="http://miamiherald.typepad.com/gaysouthflorida/2014/06/transgender-miami-beach-city-employees-granted-trans-healthcare-insurance-a-first-in-florida.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">The Commission voted unanimously last Wednesday to offer the coverage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 05:34:44 +0000 Elaine Chen & Wilson Sayre 33978 at http://wlrn.org Miami Beach Will Offer Transgender Benefits This Fall