On Tuesday nights, WLRN presents stories of conflict: wars, warriors and weapons.
On January 14, starting at 8:00 p.m., the line-up includes the Cuban Missile Crisis, the battles in the North African desert that helped turned the tide of World War II and a new look at the art of warfare from the unusual viewpoint of the logistics that often decide who wins and who loses:
The flooding left behind by heavy overnight rainfall in parts of Palm Beach County is more than just a nuisance that closed schools and blocked roads.
Now, it has caused two deaths.
The Palm Beach Post reports that a 56-year-old woman drowned after accidently driving her car from a flooded street straight into a canal. A 90-year-old man died after he fell into a canal while out for a walk.
Behind closed doors on Wednesday, the Miami City Commission approved major changes to the Pottinger settlement.
The historic court agreement has protected the rights of Miami’s homeless since it first went into effect in 1998. The original Pottinger agreement protected what’s called "life sustaining activities" like sleeping on the street, lighting fires for cooking and urinating in public — all without being arrested.
At the intersection of religion and science. Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer in his office on Bay Harbor Islands. The Orthodox Jew attracted controversy after producing a video mocking Jewish stereotypes.
Between our finances, fitness, beauty, working -- even our souls. We can spend thousands of dollars on making ourselves better. The self-help business is booming: from personal trainers to plastic surgery, how are we spending money to help ourselves?
Americans spent almost $12 billion on the self-help industry in 2012, according to independent market research firm MarketData. Diet, exercise, motivational speakers, help-yourself books and other strategies are aimed at making us feel better, eat better, be better. It is the business of better. And business is good.
Click the play button above to the hear the radio version of this post by Norman Van Aken.
The first time we rolled down Highway 1 in the Florida Keys was 1971. Sometimes you would not see an oncoming car for 10 to 15 minutes. The darkness on those narrow bridges we crossed was nearly overwhelming.
But above us the constellations came through. The starlight was an explosion of skyward imagery that guided us forth. Now we drive across these islands on the same highway and struggle to find a gap where you hope to find the darkness once again and the attendant miracle of the stars. Returning here, I am reminded of the words of ancient Heraclitus, “No man ever steps in the same river twice for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”
Monday nights on WLRN are the wildest nights of the week. For lovers of natural history documentaries, this is a night you don't want to miss. It starts with the award-winning PBS series Nature and follows up with some of the best wildlife films from the BBC and elsewhere.
This coming Monday, January 13, WLRN Channel 17 presents the following line-up of beautiful films about wild animals from breath-taking locations around the world:
It’s a long distance from the rough streets of Liberty City to the bright lights of Stratford-Upon-Avon in England. But playwright and director Tarell Alvin McCraney has made that journey – and along the way, acquired a resume that would make many artists green with envy.
Latin American leaders don’t know how to stop their violent-crime epidemic, but they sure know how to spin it.
Former Miss Venezuela and telenovela star Mónica Spear and her ex-husband were murdered Monday night during a botched highway robbery near Puerto Cabello, Venezuela. Their 5-year-old daughter was shot, too, but survived. As the shocking news spread throughout Venezuela and then Miami, where Spear often lived and worked, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro hit a spin cycle I’ve seen countless other presidentes employ after high-profile homicides.
Miami City Ballet for the first time is dipping its (bare) toes into the work of famous Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato this Friday. The work, “Jardi Tancat,” is a soulful and lyrical piece, performed in barefoot to Catalán folk music. It is one of four works making up the ballet’s Program II, See the Music.
Miami City Ballet artistic director Lourdes Lopez has made bringing new works to the company one of her priorities.