Sammy Mack http://wlrn.org en How Miami-Dade Schools' Superintendent Would Like To Spend $2.9 Billion http://wlrn.org/post/how-miami-dade-schools-superintendent-would-spend-29-billion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The public got a sneak peak of the proposed budget for Miami-Dade County Public Schools at its most recent budget workshop.</span></p><p>It’s not final yet, but the superintendent has sketched out a plan for the $2.9 billion budget.</p><p>You can hear more on where school leaders would like the money to go:</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And you can see the presentation from the meeting:</span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:11:51 +0000 Sammy Mack 34983 at http://wlrn.org How Miami-Dade Schools' Superintendent Would Like To Spend $2.9 Billion Check Out The Practice Questions For The New FCAT Replacement http://wlrn.org/post/check-out-practice-questions-new-fcat-replacement <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Florida Department of Education has released practice questions for the new assessments that will replace the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test next year.</span></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:51:29 +0000 Sammy Mack 34822 at http://wlrn.org Check Out The Practice Questions For The New FCAT Replacement Charlie Crist Says He'll Release Nearly 25 Years Of Tax Returns http://wlrn.org/post/charlie-crist-says-hell-release-nearly-25-years-tax-returns <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlie </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced he’ll release his tax returns going back nearly 25 years.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“I would challenge Rick Scott to do the same,” said </span>Crist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at an event on Thursday.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:39:28 +0000 Sammy Mack 34628 at http://wlrn.org Charlie Crist Says He'll Release Nearly 25 Years Of Tax Returns WLRN-ify My Commute: Let Us Give Your Daily Drive The Public Radio Treatment http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-ify-my-commute-let-us-give-your-daily-drive-public-radio-treatment <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We spend a lot of time together on the road, you (audience) and us (</span>WLRN<span style="line-height: 1.5;">). If you’re like most of our listeners, we’re with you in the car just about every day -- through your speakers, at least.</span></p><p>But we want to take it to the next level: We want to actually get in the car with your family, your friends, your coworkers.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:09:45 +0000 Sammy Mack & Kenny Malone 34288 at http://wlrn.org WLRN-ify My Commute: Let Us Give Your Daily Drive The Public Radio Treatment Listen To Patrick Stewart On Reading Shakespeare For The First Time http://wlrn.org/post/listen-patrick-stewart-reading-shakespeare-first-time <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Before Sir Patrick Stewart quit high school at 15 years old, an English teacher handed him a copy of "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare and told Stewart to read the part of Shylock. That one act changed everything for the working-class teenager from Yorkshire, England. Hear him talk about reading Shakespeare for the first time.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:30:10 +0000 Sammy Mack 34102 at http://wlrn.org Listen To Patrick Stewart On Reading Shakespeare For The First Time Broward School Board Asks Voters For $800 Million Bond http://wlrn.org/post/broward-school-board-asks-voters-800-million-bond <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Broward County voters will have a big decision to make about school funding in November.</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">The School Board of Broward County School approved a resolution to put a bond vote on the fall ballot.</span></p><p class="p2"><span class="s1">Broward schools are asking for $800 million — most of which will go towards school renovations and technology upgrades, says Superintendent Robert Runcie.</span></p><p class="p2">The school district has to overcome a reputation damaged by a history of mismanagement and corruption.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:08:01 +0000 Sammy Mack 33710 at http://wlrn.org Broward School Board Asks Voters For $800 Million Bond What Desegregation Was Like In Miami http://wlrn.org/post/what-desegregation-was-miami <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brown v. Board of Education — the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools were inherently unequal — turns 60 years old this year.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">Earlier this week, <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/hear-floridians-talk-about-their-desegregation-experiences"><span class="s2">we brought you memories </span></a>from students and teachers who were there in the early days of desegregation.</span></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:47:02 +0000 Sammy Mack 32373 at http://wlrn.org What Desegregation Was Like In Miami June 6, 2014: Saving Corals, Latin American Prisoners, VA Hospital Lawsuit http://wlrn.org/post/june-6-2014-saving-corals-latin-american-prisoners-va-hospital-lawsuit <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; 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><p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 13:29:33 +0000 Sammy Mack 33526 at http://wlrn.org From Miami To The Middle East: Journalist Nathan Deuel On His New Memoir http://wlrn.org/post/miami-middle-east-journalist-nathan-deuel-his-new-memoir <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Journalist </span><a href="http://nathandeuel.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span class="s2">Nathan Deuel</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> grew up in South Florida, but in 2008 he and his wife, </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/131876588/kelly-mcevers" style="line-height: 1.5;"><span class="s2">Kelly McEvers</span></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, moved to the Middle East.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:32:05 +0000 Sammy Mack 33338 at http://wlrn.org From Miami To The Middle East: Journalist Nathan Deuel On His New Memoir Unusual Medicare Billing Patterns Are A Red Flag For Fraud http://wlrn.org/post/unusual-medicare-billing-patterns-are-red-flag-fraud <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ProPublica</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;investigation earlier this month looked at how Medicare providers charged for their services in 2012 and found unusual billing patterns among a number of Florida care providers.</span></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:28:55 +0000 Sammy Mack 32937 at http://wlrn.org Unusual Medicare Billing Patterns Are A Red Flag For Fraud See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings http://wlrn.org/post/see-newest-beckham-stadium-drawings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">David Beckham’s group unveiled new drawings Thursday for the proposed soccer stadium in Downtown Miami.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">The plan would fill in the boat slip between the AmericanAirlines Arena and Museum Park. The renderings included a public park with retail space that would be open all year.&nbsp;</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">“This is what Museum Park can never be without this intervention: a grand sweep of abundant acreage along a great bay,” said John Alschuler, Beckham’s real-estate advisor.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:01:50 +0000 Sammy Mack 32791 at http://wlrn.org See The Newest Beckham Stadium Drawings Florida's Unusual Medicare Charges, And Why They Matter To Patients http://wlrn.org/post/floridas-unusual-medicare-charges-and-why-they-matter-patients <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of Florida doctors has been charging Medicare at a surprisingly high rate.</span></p> Tue, 20 May 2014 01:32:27 +0000 Sammy Mack 32603 at http://wlrn.org Florida's Unusual Medicare Charges, And Why They Matter To Patients Activists Protest Florida's Race-Based Education Goals http://wlrn.org/post/activists-protest-floridas-race-based-education-goals <p><span class="s1" style="line-height: 1.5;">Students and civil rights activists have asked Gov. Rick Scott to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">standard. The Southern Poverty Law Center and Dream Defenders were in Tallahassee this week to deliver a petition — with 5,800 signatures — protesting Florida’s race-based academic goals.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 01:19:42 +0000 Sammy Mack 32270 at http://wlrn.org Activists Protest Florida's Race-Based Education Goals Hear Floridians Talk About Their Desegregation Experiences http://wlrn.org/post/hear-floridians-talk-about-their-desegregation-experiences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This weekend marks the </span>60th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education — the Supreme Court decision declaring segregated schools were inherently unequal.</span></p><p class="p1"><span class="s1">A recent <a href="http://www.propublica.org/article/lack-of-order-the-erosion-of-a-once-great-force-for-integration"><span class="s2">ProPublica</span></a> investigation found at least 300 school districts that are still under court-ordered desegregation. Eleven of those districts are in Florida.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 18:34:50 +0000 Sammy Mack 32190 at http://wlrn.org Hear Floridians Talk About Their Desegregation Experiences Miami-Dade Panel Addresses Politics Of Race And Inclusion http://wlrn.org/post/miami-dade-panel-addresses-politics-race-and-inclusion <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: 18.001798629760742px;">Miami-Dade County’s Black Affairs Advisory Board and Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board spent four hours talking race, diversity and inclusion yesterday.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 12:34:19 +0000 Sammy Mack 32003 at http://wlrn.org Miami-Dade Panel Addresses Politics Of Race And Inclusion