Keys en Taste of the Nation, Ballet Hispanico, Annual Hukilau and Florida Keys Calendar <div></div><div>05/30/14 - Friday on <strong>South Florida Arts Beat</strong>, Chef Allen Susser talks about <span style="font-size: 13.63636302948px; line-height: 1.5;">Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation and their “No Kid Hungry” mission.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.63636302948px; line-height: 1.5;">Choreographer Rosie Herrera speaks with contributor, Judith Bishop, about &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 13.63636302948px; line-height: 1.5;">Ballet </span>Hispanico’s<span style="font-size: 13.63636302948px; line-height: 1.5;"> world premiere coming to the </span>Arsht<span Fri, 30 May 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Ed Bell & Paul Leary 33196 at Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season <p>June 20th was the official first day of summer, but &nbsp;it’s felt like summer for weeks already. &nbsp;Many of us dread the humid days when we can barely walk to our cars without breaking a sweat. &nbsp;Writer Nancy Klingener has learned to appreciate summer and the off-season in Key West. Her full essay is below.</p><p>Nancy Klingener describes herself as “a recovering journalist, aspiring librarian and addicted reader” living in&nbsp;Key West, Florida. She’s also the writer behind the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">The Bone Island Book Blog</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:26:14 +0000 Nancy Klingener 1385 at Letter From Key West: Appreciating The Off-Season Letter From Key West: Bikes Blocked <p>“Our cars get dented form being parked on the street, and faded from sitting in the sun,” says Nancy Klingener in this essay on bike culture in Key West. “But our bikes, we take care of them… ”<br>Their bikes are so beloved, some&nbsp;people paint them up into “art bikes,” like the ones in these photos. These are all&nbsp;painted by Key West artists for a show at <a href="" target="_blank">The Studios of Key West </a>, and ridden in the <a href="" target="_blank">Fantasy Fest </a>parade.<br> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:08:55 +0000 Staff 2487 at Letter From Key West: Bikes Blocked DISPATCH: One Sister, Two Sister, Red Sister, Blue Sister <p><iframe src=";show_artwork=true" frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" width="570"></iframe></p><p>Twin sisters Carrie Guise of Tampa, Fla., and Mindy Magrath of Raleigh, N.C., came to Key West to celebrate their birthday, not talk politics. But when #FLDispatches discovered the sisters had parted political paths, an impromptu debate was too good to pass up. Sisterly banter ensued and political persuasions were reassessed.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 19:12:39 +0000 Kenny Malone 2336 at What Health Insurance Means To The Fire-Juggling Voter <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="450" src="" width="600"></iframe></p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:51:01 +0000 Kenny Malone 2309 at How To Drink To A Presidential Debate <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;color=ff7700" width="600"></iframe></p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 02:00:00 +0000 Kenny Malone 2332 at How To Drink To A Presidential Debate Florida Keys Bugged by Mosquitoes, Sewers <p>When it comes to swatting the big issues of the day, there's a small insect&nbsp;that rises above all&nbsp;other threats in the Florida Keys: the mighty mosquito.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 18:40:32 +0000 Phil Latzman 992 at Florida Keys Bugged by Mosquitoes, Sewers David Rivera Could Win Re-Election Despite Ethics Scandal <p>It stands to reason that an ethics scandal should put a damper on a political campaign.</p><p>But in South Florida, that isn’t quite the case.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Representative David Rivera has been investigated by local and state officials for various ethics violations, but that hasn't put the kibosh on his bid for re-election.&nbsp;</p><p>The Miami congressman is also under federal investigation for allegations that he misspent campaign funds.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 22:16:53 +0000 Ashley Lopez 1086 at David Rivera Could Win Re-Election Despite Ethics Scandal Letter From Key West: A Different Air <p><em>Journalist Frank Deford’s stories have appeared in Sports Illustrated, HBO Real Sports and NPR. He and his wife spend every winter in Key West, where Deford says he breathes in the island’s different air.</em></p><p>It’s very possible to dismiss Key West, as the British say, as just too much by half. I mean, you arrive at the airport and it says <strong>WELCOME TO THE CONCH REPUBLIC</strong> – and everybody is quick to let you know that Key West really isn’t Florida … which is to say: it’s too good for Florida, or, for that matter, too good for any mere state of the union.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:57:04 +0000 Frank Deford 2679 at Letter From Key West: A Different Air Viewing Key West From The Front Porch <p>Journalist Frank Deford spends every winter in Key West with his wife. They rent a house, take long walks and breathe in the island air. <em>Under the Sun</em> producer Sammy Mack listens to Deford marvel at the view from his front porch, a relic of a bygone era. He loves the lushness of the island, so green and beautiful. To him, Key West is soft and peaceful. But above all, it is a warm escape.</p> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 20:20:49 +0000 Sammy Mack 2680 at Viewing Key West From The Front Porch What’s Up With South Florida?: Shipwrecks In Biscayne Bay <p>Inspired by the peerless film <em><a href="" target="_blank" title="IMDB: Sahara">Sahara</a> (</em>starring Matthew McConaughey and Penelope Cruz)<em>, </em>listener<em> </em>Michael Laas wondered about the treasure hunting possibilities in Biscayne Bay.&nbsp;&nbsp; He submitted his question to us.</p><p>There are forty known shipwrecks in Biscayne Bay and hundreds more in the Keys. &nbsp; <em>Under the Sun </em>producer,&nbsp; Sammy Mack,&nbsp; found out more about what lies beneath these attractive, but dangerous waters.</p> Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:42:59 +0000 Sammy Mack 2685 at What’s Up With South Florida?: Shipwrecks In Biscayne Bay In Their Shoes: A Narrow Escape From Mariel <p style="text-align: left;">Listen as Alfredo Malagon tells <a href="" target="_blank">WLRN-Miami Herald News</a> reporter Rick Stone the story of a harrowing inspection by Cuban authorities at a detainment camp before his family left the island.&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: left;">The music in this piece is “Jazz Sepulchre” by <a href="" target="_blank" title="Up, Bustle, and Out">Up, Bustle, and Out</a>.</p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 20:36:41 +0000 Staff 2491 at In Their Shoes: A Narrow Escape From Mariel Episode 2: End Of The Line <p>Episode 2 of <em>Under the Sun</em> explores the theme of South Florida as the “End of the Line.”</p><p>We bring you an audio postcard from Alabama Jack’s, a legendary bar and restaurant at the tip of the U.S. mainland.&nbsp; Mitchell Kaplan of <a href="" target="_blank" title="Books &amp; Books">Books &amp; Books</a> talks with author Les Standiford about Henry Flagler’s unflagging desire to build a railroad to Key West.<em> </em></p> Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:29:32 +0000 Staff 1788 at Episode 2: End Of The Line