Click the play button above and listen to this segment from WLRN's hour-long episode, "The Sunshine Economy: Public Debt," with host Tom Hudson. The episode is part of an ongoing series examining key industries of the South Florida economy. Shows air Mondays at 9:00 a.m. on 91.3 FM.
The federal government may be partially shut down and flirting with an unprecedented debt default but the Broward County Aviation Department had no trouble borrowing $450 million this month.
The journey continues for the Tarpon Springs High School Leadership Conservatory for the Arts on their quest to march for Macy’s. In the last several months, I have had the privilege of documenting the progress of these fine young leaders who are the most dedicated, meticulous, and artistically driven individuals to ever cross my path. Along with their talent and ambition for overall success, they are embarking on what could be one of the most noteworthy moments in their lives, performing at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City before millions of pe
Twenty-one cars gathered on Oct. 11 for the grand opening of the new Blue Starlite drive-in theater in Wynwood, and to catch a new spin on the blast-from-the-past movie classic “Back to the Future.”
Guests to the Blue Starlite were greeted by owner Josh Frank’s staff, and cars were personally escorted. As night fell, children made their way to the hoods of their parents’ cars and affectionate lovers held hands. Movie-goers were encouraged to bring their own snacks, but concession was provided accompanied by sounds of vintage concession advertisements.
10/15/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents examines the 75-year prohibition of cannabis in the United States. 20 states have now approved medical marijuana consumption . . . two states have legislated limited recreational use. 52% of Americans, according to a Pew Research poll, support the decriminalization of cannabis.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has become the Obama administration's envoy to Florida on behalf of the Affordable Care Act. She has visited the state half a dozen times since June, trying to get the word out to the state's millions of uninsured to sign up for a health plan.
Recently, she visited the University of South Florida's Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation, where Health News Florida editor Carol Gentry spoke with her.
As the battle over the healthcare law grinds on — Republicans no closer to victory than when they forced the government shutdown — a different fight was rising on a recent Saturday from inside Sharkey’s, a bar near the campus of Virginia Tech, 260 miles away.
Lured by free beer, gift cards and the chance to win an iPad, 100 students heard a pitch from the young staffers of a group named Generation Opportunity: Obamacare is a bad deal, and you should opt out.
Update 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15: Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.
Police in central Florida have been investigating the death of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick, who climbed a tower at an abandoned concrete plant Sept. 9 and hurled herself to her death. Authorities said as many as 15 girls may have bullied Rebecca and the investigation was continuing.
From Mexican-Americans to Cuban-Americans, few groups are as diverse as Latinos, who are now the nation’s largest minority, which is why filmmaker Adriana Bosch’s new PBS documentary, Latino Americans, is such an impressive achievement. Bosch, whose three-part, six-hour series begins Sunday evening at 7 p.m. on WLRN TV.
Click the play button above to hear WLRN Americas Editor Tim Padgett interview Cuban American producer Adriana Bosch about her new PBS series, Latino Americans.
Cuban American producer Adriana Bosch’s new six-hour series, Latino Americans, airs on WLRN TV.
This series examines Hispanic contributions to American history that began over 500 years ago.
Latino Americans airs on Sunday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 27 at 7 p.m.
Become a part of the LATINO AMERICANS project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours.