money http://wlrn.org en Marketing Group Hiding Free Cash Throughout South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/marketing-group-hiding-free-cash-throughout-south-florida <p>The money was hidden at the hospital where Elton Aguilera was born. He and a friend drove over. Once they parked, they ran. "My heart was pounding," he recalls. "I was sweating. Just the excitement, the adrenaline." Not long after, he found a white envelope taped to a fence. It had $50 inside.</p><p>Instructions on the envelope encouraged him to take a selfie with the winnings and to follow&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/insouthflorida" target="_blank">In South Florida</a>, a local online marketing group.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 03:55:58 +0000 Carla Javier 33849 at http://wlrn.org Marketing Group Hiding Free Cash Throughout South Florida $30 Million To Miami-Dade Homeless Programs http://wlrn.org/post/30-million-miami-dade-homeless-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released its list of organizations that will receive funding through the Continuum of Care Program this year. But this year programs are getting 5 percent less money than usual.</span></p><p>The Continuum of Care Program gives money to homeless assistance programs like housing and counseling services. It also funds emergency services to keep people off the street in the first place.</p><p>The budget squeezing that happened last year is now coming down the pipe into communities this year.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:22:13 +0000 Wilson Sayre 30776 at http://wlrn.org $30 Million To Miami-Dade Homeless Programs South Florida Wages Not Growing Very Quickly http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-wages-not-growing-very-quickly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Workers wages and salaries grew 2.4 percent over the past 12 months. That's down from 2.6-percent growth half a year ago. Which not only means there has not been a lot of growth, but that what we have had is slowing.</span></p><p>On top of that, total compensation, which includes things like salaries plus health benefits and bonuses, has not been growing at a comparable rate.</p><p>As the wage growth slows, other costs of living like housing, food and transportation continues to rise at a much higher rate--putting more pressure on peoples’ pockets.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:42:06 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27600 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Wages Not Growing Very Quickly Food Stamp Cuts Won't Hurt South Florida Too Badly http://wlrn.org/post/food-stamp-cuts-wont-hurt-south-florida-too-badly <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. House of Representative voted Wednesday to approve a new farm bill after a two-year standoff. It cuts $8 billion over the next decade from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, but the brunt of those cuts won’t be felt in South Florida.</span></p><p>The food stamp program accounts for almost 80 percent of the current farm bill. With pressure to reduce spending, it was inevitable that the program would be scaled back.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:09:08 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27231 at http://wlrn.org Food Stamp Cuts Won't Hurt South Florida Too Badly Pay For Pretty Peppers -- Farmers Will Donate The Ugly Ones http://wlrn.org/post/pay-pretty-peppers-farmers-will-donate-ugly-ones <p>According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wlrn/files/201401/Food_Insecurity.pdf" target="_blank">one in seven&nbsp;</a>South Floridians can't afford the food they need to stay healthy.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:24:21 +0000 Wilson Sayre 27153 at http://wlrn.org Pay For Pretty Peppers -- Farmers Will Donate The Ugly Ones South Florida Can Buy With Bitcoin This Christmas http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-can-buy-bitcoin-christmas <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/23/3835016/building-bitcoin-use-in-south.html" target="_blank"><em>Contribution from the Miami Herald</em></a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 01:34:45 +0000 Lance Dixon 25404 at http://wlrn.org South Florida Can Buy With Bitcoin This Christmas Test Your Knowledge: What Is Philanthropy? http://wlrn.org/post/test-your-knowledge-what-philanthropy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wednesday is </span><a href="http://miamifoundation.org/givemiamiday" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Give Miami Day</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It was established last year by the Miami Foundation to encourage donations to local non-profits. Their idea is to establish a culture of giving in Miami. But what counts as charitable giving?</span></p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:49:43 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23918 at http://wlrn.org Test Your Knowledge: What Is Philanthropy? UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide http://wlrn.org/post/updated-miamis-redrawn-district-5-shows-class-not-race-new-social-divide <p><strong>UPDATE: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 20:</strong> Keon Hardemon will be the next District 5 Commissioner for Miami. In the runoff election against Rev. Richard Dunn Tuesday, Hardemon received more than 72 percent of the vote. He will take office on Nov. 27.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:25:04 +0000 Wilson Sayre 23122 at http://wlrn.org UPDATED: Miami's Redrawn District 5 Shows Class, Not Race, Is The New Social Divide Corporate Dollars, The Media and Elections http://wlrn.org/post/corporate-dollars-media-and-elections <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">11/06/13 - Wednesday's&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><b>Topical</b></a></span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span sty Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 23266 at http://wlrn.org Corporate Dollars, The Media and Elections