Comics
7:30 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Why South Florida Is Becoming A Mecca For Comics

Reading comic strips is one of those American pastimes that has touched many generations. But it is the late Charles M. Schulz, creator of Peanuts, who is arguably the most influential cartoonist.

With his array of characters American readers and beyond fell in love with the gang, the insecure Charlie Brown, stubborn Lucy, and typewriting dog, Snoopy.

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Immigration
6:00 am
Sat June 8, 2013

Why Gov. Scott's Latest Veto Might Alienate Latino Voters

Credit stateimpact.npr.org

When President Barack Obama adopted a policy last year aimed at allowing some young, undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States, he likely didn't know it would cause heartburn for Gov. Rick Scott about a year later.

The "deferred action" program didn't give citizenship or permanent-resident status to anyone living illegally in the country, but it did grant two-year non-deportation promises to undocumented immigrants under 30 who met certain conditions.

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Politics
2:39 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

On Haitian Radio, North Miami Elections Are Real-Life Drama

North Miami Mayor-Elect Lucie Tondreau was one of several of that city's candidates at the center of real-life Haitian radio drama.
Credit C.W. Griffin/ Miami Herald Staff

In the city of North Miami, a third of the population is of Haitian descent, and Creole-language radio is vital. During the lead-up to Tuesday’s runoff for city council and mayor, all kinds of election drama played out over the airwaves.

In North Miami, anyone running for office has no choice but to keep up with the latest chatter on the radio, regardless of whether they speak Creole. Many of the city’s Haitian residents rely on radio for their news and often take as gospel what radio hosts tell them—even when it’s not true.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Summer Theatre Fest, Community Arts Program Concert Series, MOA Ft Lauderdale, Broward Arts Cal

Summer Theatre Fest
http://www.southfloridatheatre.com/

06/07/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Andie Arthur, Executive Director of the South Florida Theatre League, describes their Summer Theatre Fest including a play reading series and the Free Night of Theater. Contributor Charles Greenfield previews the Community Arts Program with Mark Hart of the Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ. Judith Bishop catches up with the Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale’s Director of Exhibitions Rachel Ivers. Chef Norman Van Aken returns with A Word On Food and Jody Horne-Leshinsky delivers her Broward arts calendar. Catch the conversation and information on South Florida Arts Beat every Friday at pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.

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12:26 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Play Again

Child experiences Nature

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii.

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The Florida Roundup
11:59 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Today's Florida Roundup: Immigration Policy, Absentee Ballot Scandal And The Heat In The Finals

WLRN's weekly public affairs show
Credit WLRN

    

On today's edition of The Florida Roundup... 

Immigration: 

Immigration reform is stalled in Congress.

Is Marco Rubio backing away from own bill?

When will there be resolution?

Has the issue been a net loser for the freshman senator, and when will there will a resolution in Washington?

Governor Scott vetoes a law that would have allowed illegal immigrants drivers licenses.

Which way is he heading this time as we approach his re-reelection campaign?

Is he heading back to his tea party roots?

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Environment
10:35 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Everglades Restoration: Water And Money Flow Into The River Of Grass

Everglades restoration received a sizable cash infusion this week.
Credit Balthazira / Flickr Creative Commons

May was an eventful -- and most would likely say hopeful -- month for the beleaguered Everglades. Gov. Rick Scott signed into law new legislation that will provide hundreds of millions of dollars over the next decade to fund Everglades restoration and cleanup.

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Flawed But Fabulous
8:18 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Why Miami Heat Fans Must Find Solace In First Loss

Tony Parker's miraculous game-winning shot during Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Credit Big Lead Sports

The opening sequence of last night’s NBA finals game against the San Antonio Spurs summed up the Miami Heat’s 2013 season under the big three of Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade.

An electrifying dunk by Dwyane Wade followed by nine unanswered points and then a grinding hustle to get back in the game. We, as fans, must live and die with the unremitting arc of sports narrative and the sorrowful nosedives of emotion. The 2013 Miami Heat are like Agony and Ecstasy coming over for a dinner party to your apartment. 

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Community Contributor
8:18 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Marlins Deal Cost Dolphins Stadium Upgrades -- And Super Bowls

Proposed upgrades to SunLife stadium would have included new concourse entrances.

I moved to South Florida in '82 from Canada and immediately became a Dolphin fan and season ticket holder up until 2009. Through that time I saw the privately funded Joe Robbie Stadium get built, and then renovated and subsequently host a couple Super Bowls, which brought great benefits to the local community. I owned a print shop and design firm in Tamarac at the time, and you could literally feel the benefit to the community from there. It seemed that everyone was busy and profitable in and around those Super Bowls with the massive influx of revenue these events brought in.

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Blogosphere
7:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

South Florida’s Blog Roundup: Beer Lessons, Foreign Movies And Local Artists

Riverside Market in Fort Lauderdale is home to the new Beer Academy.
Credit Photo via Riverside Market's Facebook page

This roundup of local blogs shows that South Florida’s art scene isn’t just Art Basel. Locals get the chance to learn about craft beer while politics make a small appearance -- without scandal.

First Riverside Market Beer Academy Begins June 25

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