4:46 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Can Venezuela's U.S. Dollar Restriction Keep $1 Billion Out Of Florida?

Trading U.S. dollars for Venezuelan bolívares

What do you do when your country’s foreign reserves are dropping at a rate that would make avid bungee jumpers nauseous? If you’re left-wing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, you take strong, decisive macroeconomic action.

You withhold dollars from Mickey Mouse.

Yessir, you discourage your countrymen from traveling to Florida, by further restricting the amount of dollars they can spend there with their bank credit cards – from $2,500 to $700.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Mon., Feb. 10 Starting @ 8p
4:03 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Monday Nights! It's All About Nature On WLRN!

Nature: The Funkiest Monkeys

Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 10, tune into a night of nature with monkeys, penguins and Africa’s jungle!

Nature: The Funkiest Monkeys (8:00 pm)

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival, Opera For Kids, Riverwalk Blues Fest, Florida Keys Calendar

Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival

02/06/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Johnno Potts of the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival previews the world music, dance and art festivities for all ages.

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The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Beckham's Charm Offensive To Bring Soccer To Miami

David Beckham, center, poses with Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber, left, and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez at a press conference at Perez Art Museum to announce his interest in creating an MLS team in Miami.

International soccer star David Beckham says the only thing keeping pro soccer from Miami is a stadium. That is indeed a challenge. While Beckham has said he doesn’t want “public funding,” his group has hired a Tallahassee lobbyist to pursue to a sales-tax subsidy, and it’s unclear if he’ll pay market rate for any public site.  

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Maybe Not The Final Act
7:53 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Can The Curtain Rise Again At Coconut Grove Playhouse?

The Coconut Grove Playhouse: Will The Famous Facade Get To Stay?
Credit Miami Herald

You didn’t even have to live in South Florida to know about the Coconut Grove Playhouse.

It began life as a movie theater – the Player’s State Theater.

And when it opened its doors on Jan. 3, 1927, it was part of the Paramount chain.

Designed by architect Richard Kiehnel of Kiehnel and Elliott, it came back in a time when theaters were meant to be as grand as the productions they would show.

Local realtors Irving J. Thomas and Fin L. Pierce were the builders. And another well known Grove name was the contractor – Albert Peacock.

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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Fri., Feb. 7 Starting @ 8pm
6:17 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

It's Drama Night On WLRN-TV. DCI Banks, Dalziel & Pascoe & Circus

Dci Banks

Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 7, tune into Channel 17 for two of Britain’s most gripping crime series - DCI Banks and Dalziel & Pascoe - then stay and watch Circus, a revealing peek into the character-filled world of a real-life traveling show

Dci Banks: Cold is the Grave (8:00 pm)

A man is murdered after he commits an armed robbery and DS Cabbot believes that someone staged the murder. Banks is asked by his boss, Chief Superintendent Gerry Rydell, to find his missing teenage daughter.

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Mitch joined WUWM in February 2006 as the Executive Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect.

He brings over 20 years of broadcasting experience from radio stations across the country - in Iowa, Minnesota, New York, and Arizona. Prior to joining WUWM, Mitch served as News Director of KNAU - Arizona Public Radio, Executive Producer of the station's monthly news magazine program, and anchored and produced news programming.

He has won many awards including several regional awards from the Radio Television News Directors Association and national awards from PRNDI - Public Radio News Directors Inc.

Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Food Network Star/Cookbook Author Katie Lee

Katie Lee

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02/06/14 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview food network star and cookbook author Katie Lee. She hosted the first season of Bravo’s Top Chef, was a judge on Iron chef and is now one of the hosts on the new Food Network TV series “The Kitchen,” based on the fact that most parties end up with everyone in the kitchen. She talks about comfortable, casual, fun entertaining, and what it’s like behind the scenes at The Kitchen. 

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