PIN http://wlrn.org en Tell WLRN: How Much Is Enough To Live In South Florida? http://wlrn.org/post/tell-wlrn-how-much-enough-live-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following national discussion about minimum wages, livable wages, and government assistance, </span>WLRN-Miami<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Herald News wants to explore just what it takes to live in South Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one is exempt from paying for things: food, clothing, rent, bills -- the list goes on. Some of us can easily afford life's expenses, while others struggle to make ends meet.</span></p><p>We want to explore your views on these topics through a series called "How Much Is Enough?"</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 19:33:38 +0000 Wilson Sayre 24263 at http://wlrn.org Tell WLRN: How Much Is Enough To Live In South Florida? What South Floridians Would Do To Help Their Cities http://wlrn.org/post/what-south-floridians-would-do-help-their-cities <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With several mayoral races underway,&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 18px;">WLRN-Miami Herald News wants to know what you would do if you were in charge of your town. The project is called "If I Were Mayor." </span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 12:54:31 +0000 Elaine Chen 21473 at http://wlrn.org What South Floridians Would Do To Help Their Cities If I Were Mayor: Fixing Miami Beach's Four Biggest Problems http://wlrn.org/post/if-i-were-mayor-fixing-miami-beachs-four-biggest-problems <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although the position of Miami Beach mayor pays only $10,000 a year and carries no veto power -- or any executive power, really -- the race is one of the few competitive elections in South Florida. It's been an active battle among candidates Steve </span>Berke<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Michael </span>Gongora<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and Philip Levine, even garnering unofficial endorsements from national influencers.</span></p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:10:14 +0000 Elaine Chen 22900 at http://wlrn.org If I Were Mayor: Fixing Miami Beach's Four Biggest Problems What Would You Do If You Were Mayor? Tell Us http://wlrn.org/post/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-mayor-tell-us <p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:30:18 +0000 Elaine Chen & Stefania Ferro 21101 at http://wlrn.org What Would You Do If You Were Mayor? Tell Us Why So Many Problems With The Health Insurance Exchanges In Florida? http://wlrn.org/post/why-so-many-problems-health-insurance-exchanges-florida <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;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-000f614c-80fd-d3c3-39a1-312ee8aa08ef"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">We focus on the Affordable Care Act and hear the latest on the new health insurance exchange rolling out in Florida, where GOP lawmakers and the governor continue to oppose the federal health plan known as Obamacare. </span></span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 21619 at http://wlrn.org Why So Many Problems With The Health Insurance Exchanges In Florida? If I Were Mayor: 'Miami Lakes Against The World!' http://wlrn.org/post/if-i-were-mayor-miami-lakes-against-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of our&nbsp;<a href="http://wlrn.org/post/what-would-you-do-if-you-were-mayor-tell-us">If I Were Mayor project</a>, we asked Miami Lakes residents what they would do if they were in charge of their town.</span></p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 16:21:55 +0000 Elaine Chen 21407 at http://wlrn.org If I Were Mayor: 'Miami Lakes Against The World!' Winners Of Our 'That's So Miami' Poetry Contest http://wlrn.org/post/winners-our-thats-so-miami-poetry-contest <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">Love or hate Miami, the subject inspired so many beautiful, thoughtful and sometimes even funny verses for our "That's So Miami" project. It was impossible for us to pick the best. &nbsp;So we asked you to do it! &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Based on your online votes, here are the five category winners and their poems:&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>Best Ode to Miami&nbsp;Spanglish&nbsp;- Lauren Fernandez, Miami</u></strong></p> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:38:07 +0000 Daniel Rivero & Elaine Chen 13288 at http://wlrn.org Winners Of Our 'That's So Miami' Poetry Contest Map: How Far Does The Sound From Ultra Music Festival Travel? http://wlrn.org/post/map-how-far-does-sound-ultra-music-festival-travel <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">For more than a hundred thousand electronic dance music fans from across the world, Ultra Music Festival is heaven on earth. But tell that to the people who live and work close by.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 11246 at http://wlrn.org Map: How Far Does The Sound From Ultra Music Festival Travel? Climate Change Signs Abound, Locals Say http://wlrn.org/post/climate-change-signs-abound-locals-say <p>With its low-level waterfront communities, South Florida is particularly vulnerable to climate change.&nbsp;</p><p>But perhaps no area is more vulnerable than the Florida Keys.</p><p>James from Cudjoe Key tells us that a nature trail he has walked for 10 years is now regularly flooded, even at low tide.&nbsp; Here is a photo he sent us:</p><p>While much has been written about the danger to South Florida caused by rising water levels, Pamela from Miami points out that Miami should pay attention to its air:&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5527 at http://wlrn.org Climate Change Signs Abound, Locals Say The Nine Best Blocks In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/nine-best-blocks-south-florida <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgMDzyq_7HE</p><p>For the first time since the 1920’s, young people across the United States are migrating back to the urban cores, and leaving the suburbs behind, according to U.S. Census data. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:48:09 +0000 Deborah Acosta 2565 at http://wlrn.org The Nine Best Blocks In South Florida Hurricane Andrew: Your Stories, Collected Here http://wlrn.org/post/hurricane-andrew-your-stories-collected-here <p></p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 01:34:08 +0000 Daniel Rivero 795 at http://wlrn.org Hurricane Andrew: Your Stories, Collected Here Audience Choice: The Top Three Buildings In Broward County http://wlrn.org/post/audience-choice-top-three-buildings-broward-county <p>After Broward County’s architectural legacy was all but completely forgotten in a <a href="http://www.aiaflatop100.org/Current-Standings.cfm" target="_blank">recently released list from the American Institute of Architects</a>, we decided to <a href="http://blog.wlrn.org/index.php/2012/06/searching-for-browards-underappreciated-buildings/" target="_blank">conduct our own audience survey</a> about the top buildings in Broward County.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 2526 at http://wlrn.org Audience Choice: The Top Three Buildings In Broward County Searching for Broward’s Underappreciated Buildings http://wlrn.org/post/searching-broward-s-underappreciated-buildings <p>Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Mar-a-Lago National Historic Landmark. City Park Municipal Garage.</p><p>Does something from the above list feel out of place?</p><p>In a <a href="http://www.aiaflatop100.org/Current-Standings.cfm" target="_blank">recently released list from the American Institute of Architects</a>, the sole building from Broward County that made the rank among the 100 top buildings in Florida was a parking garage.</p><p>That just can’t be.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:01:38 +0000 Daniel Rivero 2539 at http://wlrn.org Searching for Broward’s Underappreciated Buildings