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.
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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.