Film
3:15 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Film Festival Returns Lake Worth Playhouse To Its Movie Palace Roots

L-Dub Festival Directors James Venable (Left) and Charlie Birnbaum (Right.)
Credit C. DiMattei

    

When Charlie Birnbaum saw the logo design for the L-Dub Film Festival, he flipped out . . . but in a good way.

“I said, 'This is perfect!’  I couldn’t have asked for more,” says Birnbaum, manager of Lake Worth Playhouse’s Stonzek Theatre.

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Invasive Species
2:43 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Got Giant African Land Snails? Release The Hounds!

Will sniff snails for treats: Bear, a three-year-old black lab, is being trained to follow the scent of giant African land snails.
Credit Sammy Mack / WLRN

In the ongoing assault on invasive giant African land snails, Florida is ready to release the hounds.

Literally.

The state will be adding snail-sniffing dogs to its team of 50 full-time snail hunters.

RELATED: Dogs Prove To Be Key In Battle Against Giant African Snails

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1:41 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Hummingbirds: Magic In The Air

Hummingbird

Hummingbirds dazzle and delight bird watchers all over the world. They are the tiniest of birds, yet they are the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet. NATURE  now reveals their stunning abilities as they have never been seen before with its special Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Black Heritage Music Series, Sunday Afternoons of Music, Frost Art Museum, and Broward Arts Calendar

Mel Dancy & Renita Samuels Dixon in WLRN studios
Tracy Fields/WLRN Evenin' Jazz

08/30/13 - On the next South Florida Arts Beat, The Coconut Grove Black Heritage Music Series launches this weekend featuring two local music legends. Catch the details with Renita Samuels-Dixon. Producer extraordinaire, Doreen Marx, shares her excitement about Sunday Afternoons of Music’s new season. Director and Chief Curator, Dr.

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The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

What Kind Of Money Fuels The Miami Real Estate Market?

Credit Elaine Chen / WLRN

The housing recovery has come fast to South Florida. But some are concerned that the cash-fueled rebound here may be relying, in part, on dirty money. 

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Transportation
11:17 am
Fri August 30, 2013

A Tale Of Two Bike Shares From Miami Beach To Broward

Flamingo Park in South Beach hosts two bike share stations.
Credit Arianna Prothero/WLRN

The city of Miami Beach and Broward County both launched bike shares in 2011 but the two programs have seen vastly different success rates.

Bike shares have been popping up across the country over the past few years with one of the most recent additions launching in New York City earlier this summer. Despite its reputation for not being bike-friendly, South Florida was an early adopter of the bike share-- an idea, like many things in our region, born in another country.

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Politics
10:34 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Gov. Scott's Private Meeting With Jeb Bush Irks Parent Activists, Democrats

Credit StateImpact Florida

After failing to show up at the three-day education summit he convened in Clearwater this week, Gov. Rick Scott held a private meeting in Miami Thursday night to discuss the future of Florida’s schools.

The guest list: former Gov. Jeb Bush, state Sen. John Thrasher and state Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand.

The dinnertime meeting was cloaked in extraordinary secrecy. Scott’s schedule did not list a location other than “Miami, FL,” and his chief spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers, couldn’t provide any other details.

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The Sunshine Economy
6:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The Sunshine Economy: Luxury Retail, From Head To Toe To Stomach

Credit Tom Hudson

Jimmy Choo at Sawgrass Mills. Hermes in the Design District. Even Marky's Caviar in Miami Gardens. South Floridians are welcoming luxury retailers with open arms just like Britto's "Welcome" sculpture greets shoppers near Dadeland Station in the photo on the right.

Luxury retailing in South Florida is expanding beyond its traditional glitzy locations and stretching to include not just shoes and accessories, but also shoppers’ appetites.

RELATED: The Sunshine Economy: Retail

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Invasive Species Cookbook
4:09 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

How To Make Stew With Giant African Land Snails

The giant African land snail get up to eight inches long.
Credit Andrew Derksen, Florida Cooperative Pest Survey Program

Editor's note: In the hunt for what to do about the various mix of invasive species found in Florida, we are running a series that not only describes the problems caused by these plants and animals but, well, offers a culinary solution. Tweet us (@WLRN) your ideas and tips or email us a recipe: WLRNMIA@gmail.com.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Ultimate Grilling For Your Labor Day BBQ

Editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit magazine
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08/29/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Adam Rapoport, Editor-in-Chief Bon Appetite magazine and editor of The Grilling Book: the Definitive Guide from Bon Appetit.  He gives us tips for our Labor Day Barbecues.  It's Food and Dining in the second half of Topical Currents Thursday at 1:30pm on WLRN.

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