children http://wlrn.org en Miami Heart Gallery Profiles Foster Kids http://wlrn.org/post/miami-heart-gallery-profiles-foster-kids <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Volunteer photographers, </span>videographers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and makeup artists gathered in Coconut Grove to profile foster children that are up for adoption in Miami-Dade.</span></p><p>Twice a year The Children's Trust puts on a photo shoot for the foster kids. It's called the Miami Heart Gallery.</p><p>Sid Hoeltzell is a photographer who's been involved with the project since it started in Miami.</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Lisann Ramos 29840 at http://wlrn.org Miami Heart Gallery Profiles Foster Kids Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children http://wlrn.org/post/ways-stop-worry-cycle-and-raise-courageous-independent-children <p></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 28059 at http://wlrn.org Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children Scott Wants $40 Million Increase For Child Protection http://wlrn.org/post/scott-wants-40-million-increase-child-protection <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the wake of a wave of children's deaths last year, Gov. Rick Scott is calling on the Florida Legislature to include about $40 million in additional money for child protection in the next state budget, the governor announced Tuesday in Miami.<br /><br />Scott's budget proposal includes nearly $32 million for the state Department of Children and Families for child protective investigations and $8 million for six Florida sheriff's offices that handle such investigations.<br /> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 23:58:43 +0000 Margie Menzel -- News Service of Florida 26485 at http://wlrn.org Scott Wants $40 Million Increase For Child Protection Take Stock In Children Miami http://wlrn.org/post/take-stock-children-miami <p></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 26203 at http://wlrn.org Take Stock In Children Miami PHOTOS: This Is How South Florida Babies React To Snow http://wlrn.org/post/photos-how-south-florida-babies-react-snow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I got an email from my daughter’s preschool, titled "Snow Day!" I was confused. In the Northeast, where I grew up, snow days mean the school is closed. Do South Florida schools use fake snow days as an excuse to close? The message was even more confusing:</span></p><blockquote><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Eight tons of SNOW will be delivered to our preschool straight from the North Pole! The cost of bringing in the snow&nbsp;is $1,500.00 so for this special activity the cost per child is only $15.00.</em></p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 19:57:44 +0000 Elaine Chen 25500 at http://wlrn.org PHOTOS: This Is How South Florida Babies React To Snow Florida Senate Panel Wants To Stop 'Rehoming' Of Children http://wlrn.org/post/florida-senate-panel-wants-stop-rehoming-children <p></p><p>A Florida Senate committee has approved a bill cracking down on parents who illegally put their children up for adoption.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The practice often involves children who were adopted from other countries.</span></p><p>It's called "rehoming," and it puts kids into new families -- for free.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The kids are typically offered for adoption on the Internet by parents who just don’t want them anymore.</span></p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:30:25 +0000 Gina Jordan 25224 at http://wlrn.org Florida Senate Panel Wants To Stop 'Rehoming' Of Children Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity http://wlrn.org/post/far-tree-parents-children-and-search-identity <p></p><p>12/16/13 - Monday’s&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong>Topical Currents</strong></a> is with writer and lecturer <strong><a href="http://andrewsolomon.com/">Andrew Solomon</a></strong>. &nbsp;His latest book, <a href="http://amzn.to/1eiuOWP"><strong><em>FAR FROM THE TREE:&nbsp; Parents, Children and the Search for Identity</em></strong></a> tells the stories of parents who deal with their exceptional children . . . and find profound meaning doing so. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Families cope with deafness, dwarfism, autism, schizophrenia, children conceived in rape, kids who become criminals and transgendered individuals.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Solomon tells how diversity makes parents more imaginative and understanding. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Don’t miss </span><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Monday at 1pm.</span></p><ul><li><a href="http://andrewsolomon.com/">http://andrewsolomon.com/</a></li><li><a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Solomon">https://twitter.com/Andrew_Solomon</a></li><li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSolomon.author">https://www.facebook.com/AndrewSolomon.author</a> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 25190 at http://wlrn.org Far From the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems http://wlrn.org/post/wake-call-solving-our-nation-s-problems <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;">10/23/13 - Wednesday’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;is with South Florida Congresswoman <strong><a href="http://wassermanschultz.house.gov/">Debbie Wasserman Schultz.</a></strong>&nbsp; She chairs the Democratic National Committee.&nbsp;</span></font></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">She’s served in the U.S. House nine years and has written&nbsp;</span></font><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/1cd2Cn9"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><i>FOR THE NEXT GENERATION:&nbsp; A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems</i></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">.&nbsp;</span></font></a></strong><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt;">Wasserman Schultz’s district covers portions of Broward and Miami-Dade, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt;">She’s the mother of three, and is a breast cancer survivor.&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Tune in for&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;Wednesday at 1pm on WLRN.</span></font></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 22537 at http://wlrn.org A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems Children's Hospital DJs Spin A Dose Of Joy http://wlrn.org/post/childrens-hospital-djs-spin-dose-joy Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>There are close to 70 radio stations in Miami, but one of them isn't like the others.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF RADIO STATION I.D.)<p>UNIDENTIFIED DJ: You're listening to Radio Lollipop.<p>SIMON: Radio Lollipop has sky-high ratings and a devoted audience. It broadcasts from inside the Miami Children's Hospital to its 300 young patients. Reporter Judith Ritter paid a visit.<p>JUDITH RITTER, BYLINE: Most radio DJs don't look like Dazzling Dave, especially when he wears his red superman cape.<p>DAVID: All right. Radio Lollipop friends. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 20:24:56 +0000 Judith Ritter 19264 at http://wlrn.org Wilkins Steps Down As DCF Secretary, Scott Taps Jacobo Interim http://wlrn.org/post/wilkins-steps-down-dcf-secretary-scott-taps-jacobo-interim <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">After weeks under fire following the deaths of four children, David Wilkins&nbsp;</span><span class="aBn" data-term="goog_346434409" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;" tabindex="0"><span class="aQJ" style="position: relative; top: 2px; z-index: -1;">on Thursday&nbsp;</span></span><span style="color: rgb( Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:57:32 +0000 17661 at http://wlrn.org Wilkins Steps Down As DCF Secretary, Scott Taps Jacobo Interim So, You Like Space Flight? Naked People? Doggies? Art Basel Has Something For All http://wlrn.org/post/so-you-space-flight-naked-people-doggies-art-basel-has-something-all <p></p><p>Often “Art Basel” is used as shorthand for the many arts events that coincide with the Art Basel fair itself, which takes place inside the Miami Beach Convention Center.&nbsp;</p><p>But throughout Miami, galleries and artists are exhibiting their work so there really is something for everyone this week. &nbsp;Below is a small sampling for various persuasions.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>You hate contemporary art</strong>: <a href="http://www.bassmuseum.org/art/the-endless-renaissance-six-solo-artist-projects/">Endless Renaissance</a> at the Bass Museum. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Elaine Chen 5689 at http://wlrn.org So, You Like Space Flight? Naked People? Doggies? Art Basel Has Something For All