Wilson Sayre http://wlrn.org en Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive http://wlrn.org/post/despite-pioneering-integration-jumbos-did-not-survive <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jumbo’s, a fixture of Miami's Liberty City, will serve its last batch of fried shrimp Wednesday. The diner has been open almost every hour since its first shift in 1955.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:29:19 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35993 at http://wlrn.org Despite Pioneering Integration, Jumbo's Did Not Survive Survey Concludes Miami-Dade's Treatment Of Homeless Is "Mixed Bag" http://wlrn.org/post/survey-concludes-miami-dades-treatment-homeless-mixed-bag <p>A new national report&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">found a general trend toward criminalizing the homeless, and criticized the laws of some areas in Florida. The report, published by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, looked at how municipalities treat the homeless.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It found more and more cities have banned activities like sleeping on sidewalks, sitting in public spaces or storing personal possessions outside.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:35:23 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35722 at http://wlrn.org Survey Concludes Miami-Dade's Treatment Of Homeless Is "Mixed Bag" Florida First In Medicaid Coverage For Mentally Ill http://wlrn.org/post/florida-first-medicaid-coverage-mentally-ill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This month, Florida became the first state to offer a Medicaid plan dedicated to people who are diagnosed with severe mental health disorders.</span></p><p>It’s part of a larger move by the state’s Medicaid officials to move coverage towards a managed care system. It means one organization takes care of and coordinates all of a person’s health care needs: no more separate dental, vision, and internal medicine plans.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:22:45 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35603 at http://wlrn.org Florida First In Medicaid Coverage For Mentally Ill Little Havana Development Gives Homes To Nearly 200 People http://wlrn.org/post/little-havana-development-gives-homes-nearly-200-people <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Almost 200 people now have a place to call home in an affordable housing development just opened in Little Havana.</span></p><p>In addition to a roof, kitchens and beds for low-income and formerly homeless people, Amistad’s 89 apartments offer supportive housing services:</p><p>“We do case management, we do employment and training services, we do life-skills training, we do parenting-skills trainings, we do activities with the kids,” says Stephanie Berman, president of Carrfour Supportive Housing.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 23:19:32 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35619 at http://wlrn.org Little Havana Development Gives Homes To Nearly 200 People New Buildings Put Bay Harbor MiMo Architecture At Risk http://wlrn.org/post/new-buildings-put-bay-harbor-mimo-architecture-risk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><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 Architecture 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