Politics
6:19 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Why Education Is A Top Issue In The Governor's Race

Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic opponent Charlie Crist are making education a top issue during the campaign.
Credit John O'Connor / StateImpact Florida

Polls show Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist are polarizing. Voters are as likely to dislike the candidates as they are to approve of them.

So both candidates are talking about schools, colleges and scholarships -- to motivate their supporters.

“Education is an issue that is helping to appeal to the base," says Sean Foreman, a Barry University political science professor and chairman of the education committee for the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

Celebrating Writers On Knitting -- And Knitters

Martha Frankel
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10/14/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the magic of knitting, which dates back to the 11th Century. Award winning author Ann Hood has edited an anthology of 27 original essays by 27 extraordinary authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, and Sue Grafton– all centered in one way or another..

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Newscast
6:29 am
Tue October 14, 2014

October 14, 2014: Supporters Of Medical Marijuana Say It Won't Lead To Crime

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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Airs Tuesday October 14th at 8pm on Channel 17
5:53 am
Tue October 14, 2014

How the course of WWII changed - Desert War on WLRN TV.

World War II: Desert War (8 pm)

An exciting, insightful and often surprising account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of the Second World War - the war in North Africa. Compelling testimonies of veterans from both sides, seamlessly interwoven with archival footage and graphic dramatic recreations, bring the famous siege of Tobruk and the battle of El Alamein to life.

As the Nazis sweep all before them in Europe, the Anglo-Australian garrison in the small town of Tobruk in North Africa inspires the world by resisting the most celebrated German general of the Second World War.

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Environment
6:01 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Look Up! It's Turkey Vulture Time In South Florida

A turkey vulture soars into South Florida.
Credit Shawn Carey / Courtesy of Keith Bildstein

We may not get the brilliant reds and yellows of leaves changing to signal a switch of season in South Florida, but there is, without question, a definite visual cue that autumn has arrived in the lowest of the lower 48.

All you have to do is look up.

In the air, circling and gliding, dipping and soaring, hopping on a thermal current for a rollercoaster ride, are the turkey vultures.

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News
5:38 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Oranges Prevail In Florida Despite Greening

This year's orange crop production is projected to increase a bit this year over last year's.
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released its latest citrus projections for the season, with orange production up for the first time in the past three years. The state will produce an estimated 108 million boxes of oranges, which is a three percent increase from last year’s 104.6 million boxes.

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Sunshine Economy
1:39 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Affluence & Affordability: See South Florida's Wealthiest

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Just over two dozen people in South Florida hold more than $100 billion in wealth. These 25 individuals make up South Florida's Wealthiest, a list from the Miami Herald, compiled by Global Governance Advisors, an executive pay consulting group. You can see the list below, or here.

There's a voyeuristic quality of these kinds of "richest" lists.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The Season in College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights

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10/13/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the impact of the 1967 Orange Blossom Classic football game in Miami between black football powers Florida A&M and Grambling Universities. There were more implications than just a football title. We’ll visit with Columbia University journalism professor Samuel Freedman, who’s written BREAKING THE LINE:  The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights.

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