WLRN followed developments at the ballet throughout 2012, starting early in the year with the announcement of who would succeed Mr. Villella when he retired in 2013.
In September, Villella suddenly resigned 8 months ahead of schedule. WLRN’s Alicia Zuckerman produced a feature story that incorporated sound from an earlier Villella interview. The following month, on the night of the ballet company’s first performance without Villella, WLRN aired an interview with his successor, Lourdes Lopez
Changes are ahead for one of the country's largest museums dedicated to showcasing and preserving Japanese culture and history. Tom Gregersen, senior curator of the Morikami Museum in Delray Beach, is leaving his post after 35 years with the institution. Gregersen came to the museum about six months after its initial launch in 1977, meaning he's been there "pretty much from the beginning."
A new study from a German research institute identifies urban areas most threatened by sea level rise and indicates that although sea level rise has been occurring for more than a century, it's not happening at a steady rate around the globe. This is due to regional variances in temperature, circulation, and ocean density.
02/14/13 - 1:30- Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview the legendary Martha Stewart . . . she’s in town for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, with her latest book, MEATLESS. And more.
02/14/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with communications expert Liel Lowndes, author of HOW TO CREATE CHEMISTRY WITH ANYONE. Evolution, genetics and past experiences are factors in relationships. And more. Linda Gasseneheimer and wine columnist Fred Tasker discuss Valentine’s Day champagnes & cognacs. Also, the legendary Martha Stewart . . .
Carl Adams, co-founder of the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, says that the biggest priority for state lawmakers should be "to re-establish the public perception of the process as fair, transparent and responsible."
The job of lobbyists is to improve the image of their clients. But lobbyists themselves could use some PR.
Carl Adams, who was a Tallahassee lobbyist for 35 years and founded the Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists, thinks that the system - campaign finance laws and the prohibition on private deliberation - is flawed, not the people.
Florida has always been a state to watch, if only as a guilty pleasure or perhaps in self-defense. But some major political stars are aligning and the pundits are beginning to agree, Florida will really be a State To Watch from now at least through the 2016 election.
The personalities-of-the moment are here. The game-changing demographics are here. And the Florida stage is set for epic -- and deeply symbolic -- political confrontations.