Elaine Chen http://wlrn.org en The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-problems-prisons <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:55:35 +0000 Elaine Chen 35370 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: The Problems In Prisons The Power Of The Diaz-Balart Name, From Cuba To Miami http://wlrn.org/post/power-diaz-balart-name-cuba-miami <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://wlrn.org/quiz-do-you-know-south-florida-politicians"><strong>Take our quiz on South Florida's political families. &nbsp;</strong></a></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">When immigrants leave their country, they usually leave their connections and name recognition behind. But that doesn’t apply to Cubans in South Florida, which is home to almost half of the U.S. Cuban population.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:19:41 +0000 Elaine Chen 35292 at http://wlrn.org The Power Of The Diaz-Balart Name, From Cuba To Miami Fabien Cousteau On His Underwater Aquarius Lab Mission http://wlrn.org/post/fabien-cousteau-his-underwater-aquarius-lab-mission <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Aquarius Reef Base is the first (and only) underwater research laboratory in the world -- and it lies just under the tip of South Florida, about 60 feet below the surface of the Florida Keys.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:59:48 +0000 Elaine Chen 34175 at http://wlrn.org Fabien Cousteau On His Underwater Aquarius Lab Mission Join Us Thursday For South Florida Trivia! http://wlrn.org/post/join-us-thursday-south-florida-trivia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of our new blog </span><strong><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">What's the Story?</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> -- where we let your curiosity about South Florida guide our reporting -- we're hosting a night of trivia inspired by some of your questions!</span></p><p>Come meet us Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Gramps in Wynwood at 176 Northwest 24th St. Teams of five or less are allowed. Every team gets a WLRN or Miami Herald team member!</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 16:40:03 +0000 Elaine Chen 35066 at http://wlrn.org Join Us Thursday For South Florida Trivia! The Florida Roundup: As Cuba Changes, Does U.S. Policy? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-cuba-changes-does-us-policy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both the U.S. and Cuba have relaxed travel restrictions so family visits are easier and more money is flowing to the island nation, so what’s next?</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR Morning Edition host David Greene joins us after spending a week in Cuba, talking with government officials, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers and fishermen.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:37:53 +0000 Elaine Chen 34656 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: As Cuba Changes, Does U.S. Policy? Listen: 5 Things Wrong With South Florida Bus Stops http://wlrn.org/post/listen-5-things-wrong-south-florida-bus-stops <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For our What's the Story? project,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://wlrnwhatsthestory.tumblr.com/post/87941066412/you-voted-and-by-an-overwhelming-majority-the" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a listener asked us</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">:</span></p><blockquote><p>Why doesn't every bus stop have a shelter?</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:56:40 +0000 Maria Murriel & Elaine Chen 34540 at http://wlrn.org Listen: 5 Things Wrong With South Florida Bus Stops The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-medical-marijuanas-sticky-web <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Governor signed the Charlotte's Web medical marijuana bill. Some Florida doctors will be able to start writing prescriptions on January 1. But how will the system work?</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>And last week Jamaica’s prime minister announced the country will decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Other Caribbean governments look poised to follow suit.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:08:51 +0000 Elaine Chen 34270 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Medical Marijuana's Sticky Web 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 The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-week-south-florida-sports <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:11:57 +0000 Elaine Chen 33881 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: This Week In South Florida Sports Listen: Does South Florida's Water Taste Funny? http://wlrn.org/post/listen-does-south-floridas-water-taste-funny <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">How would you describe the flavor of water? The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle said it "tends to be tasteless." But you probably didn't feel that way when you tried the tap water outside your hometown. Why does water taste so different within the U.S., even within your own state?</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 20:43:07 +0000 Elaine Chen 33664 at http://wlrn.org Listen: Does South Florida's Water Taste Funny? New Map Helps Water Managers Battle Salt http://wlrn.org/post/new-map-helps-water-managers-battle-salt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Geological Survey and Miami-Dade County have mapped out the extent of saltwater seepage into our groundwater. The last comprehensive look was in 1995, and the good news is it hasn’t moved much since then.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Florida is constantly battling against salt: keeping salty ocean water from getting into our groundwater.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:05:31 +0000 Elaine Chen 33631 at http://wlrn.org New Map Helps Water Managers Battle Salt June 4, 2014: Miami-Dade Dems Say No More Free Rides For GOP http://wlrn.org/post/june-4-2014-miami-dade-dems-say-no-more-free-rides-gop <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.333333015441895px; line-height: 22px;">Today on&nbsp;WLRN-Miami&nbsp;Herald News, you heard:</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:26:46 +0000 Elaine Chen 33396 at http://wlrn.org Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases http://wlrn.org/post/despite-record-surplus-citizens-coastal-policyholders-likely-see-rate-increases <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Now that the hurricane season's begun, state-backed insurer Citizens Property Insurance assures everyone, it’s in the best shape it’s ever been.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That may be cold comfort for former customers now with smaller insurers, or current customers living on the coast who may still see rate increases.</span></p><p>Citizens CEO Barry Gilway says after shedding thousands of policies, the company is in a very good position.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:26:23 +0000 Elaine Chen 33295 at http://wlrn.org Despite Record Surplus, Citizens Coastal Policyholders Likely To See Rate Increases June 2, 2014: Medical Marijuana Ballot Question Could Affect Outcome Of 2014 Election http://wlrn.org/post/june-2-2014-medical-marijuana-ballot-question-could-affect-outcome-2014-election <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">Today on&nbsp;</span>WLRN-Miami<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Herald News, you heard:</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 09:03:08 +0000 Elaine Chen 33277 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida All Aboard? http://wlrn.org/post/florida-roundup-south-florida-all-aboard <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'lucida grande', tahoma, verdana, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px;">Designers of All Aboard Florida's Miami station say the complex will remake downtown. But folks between the train's proposed stations aren't so thrilled with potentially 16 trains each way barreling through their neighborhoods.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:24:53 +0000 Elaine Chen 33183 at http://wlrn.org The Florida Roundup: Is South Florida All Aboard?