Community Contributor
8:00 am
Thu February 14, 2013

The Miami Marathon: A First-Person Account From A Morning Hater

More than 18,000 people gathered in downtown Miami this year for the marathon.
Credit Mara Patterson

As someone who does not fit the description of a morning person, there are few things that entice me to get out of bed before the sun rises on a weekend. But at 6:15 a.m. on Feb.

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Measuring Success
7:00 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott's 'Jobs, Jobs, Jobs' Agenda Coming Under Fire

Last week, watchdog group Integrity Florida released a report that concluded questionable bonuses, conflicts of interest and a 'pay to play' mentality was hampering the efforts of Enterprise Florida, Florida's public-private job development agency. The increased scrutiny of what the state pays to lure companies to Florida come as lawmakers start to lay the foundation for the coming year's budget, against a backdrop of the governor's request for more spending on economic development.
Credit Integrity Florida

  Gov. Rick Scott's aggressive economic development effort got more legislative pushback Tuesday as budget committees in both chambers questioned the direction, expense and oversight of the governor's "jobs, jobs, jobs" agenda.

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Feature Film
3:24 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Charlie Carlson Makes Movie

Photo by: Tracy Robinson

Florida’s Master of the Weird, Charlie Carlson busy on the set of ‘ASHLEY’S SHADOW” a film based on his novel by the same name.  The movie is set in 1934 and centers around the real-life unsolved murder of Ethel Allen, a nineteen-year-old local who was found brutally murdered on the shores of the nearby Indian River.

Latin America
3:23 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Will A New Secretary Of State Put A New Focus On Latin America And The Caribbean?

Jose W. Fernandez, assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs.
Credit U. S. State Dept.

Wednesdays on WLRN, we discuss issues related to Latin American and the Caribbean. Today: how a transition at the top of the U. S.  State Dept. might be felt in the hemisphere.

Some have said the Obama Administration has ignored that part of the world as it tried to put out other fires in the President's first term.

Now that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been succeeded by John Kerry, might things be different?

Phil Latzman spoke with assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs, Jose Fernandez about the possibilities.

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Miami Marlins
1:13 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Marlins Open With Loss; But Only On Field

Marlins Park Miami FL, Opening Night April 4th, 2012
Credit Phil Latzman

Marlins open with loss; but only on field. 

The Marlins lost the first regular season opener in their Miami new ballpark last night, falling to the World Series champion St Louis stadium last night by a score of 4 to 1.

WLRN-Miami Herald reporter Phil Latzman was there, as were many of the major players OFF the field that made the new stadium a reality.

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Miami Marlins
12:30 pm
Wed February 13, 2013

Marlins Open With Loss; But Only On Field

Marlins Park Miami FL, Opening Night April 4th, 2012
Credit Phil Latzman

The Marlins lost the first regular season opener in their Miami new ballpark last night, falling to the World Series champion St Louis stadium last night by a score of 4 to 1.

WLRN-Miami Herald reporter Phil Latzman was there, as were many of the major players OFF the field that made the new stadium a reality.

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News
11:18 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Christine DiMattei, 2013 FAPB, Individual Achievement category

Audio includes spot, hard news and feature material by WLRN reporter Christine DiMattei.

Spot:  "Obama in Century Village"
Hard News: "Palm Beach County Floods"
Feature: "Jaco" -- Parts 1 and 2


 

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Weird Florida
11:18 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Highlights from Weird Florida Event

The Great Cindini

(Theme from Twilight Zone echoes in your head while you read this…)

Picture if you will…

A television studio transformed into a circus sideshow.

A woman eats fire and throws knives at a human target.

A skunk ape lurks in the shadows.

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Miami Heat
11:12 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Miami Heat Wins NBA Title

The celebration begins inside the American Airlines Arena after the Heat beats the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games to claim NBA title.
Credit Phil Latzman

The Miami Heat are this year’s NBA champions after finishing off the Oklahoma City Thunder in game 5 of the finals last night in Miami 121 to 106.

On special assignment this week from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, WLRN's Phil Latzman has the sounds of celebration.

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Arts
10:52 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Delray Beach Postpones Vote on 'Garage' Sale

Michelle Lynn of West Palm Beach joins a group rallying in support of Arts Garage.
Credit C. DiMattei

A crowd of about one hundred supporters of the Arts Garage gathered outside the venue Tuesday  and marched the few blocks to Delray Beach City Hall.  They were prepared to speak out against a bid by the law firm of Kanner and Pintaluga to buy the city-owned space that houses Arts Garage.

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