The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

The Week's Top Florida News: Dolphins And Diplomas

Join us Friday at noon on 91.3 FM WLRN for an hour's discussion on the week's headlines, including:

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Miami Dish
11:35 am
Fri April 26, 2013

This Weekend, Find Poetic Inspiration At The Bottom Of A Cocktail -- Literally

Read A.E. Stallings' "Triolet on a Line Apocryphally Attributed to Martin Luther" at World of Beer.

This weekend, you might notice that the humble coaster beneath your drink has a surprising message. Unlike the fool sitting next to you at the bar, the verses on your coaster are lucid, articulate and wise.

Paul Christiansen, a poet and graduate student at Florida International University, spearheaded the poetry coaster project. It's part of O Miami, a month-long poetry festival with the goal of exposing everyone in Miami-Dade to a poem in April.

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Ethics Game
10:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Are You A Dirty Politican? Play Our Ethics Game

Are you squeaky clean or Tallanasty?
Credit Martin Tews / Creative Commons/Flickr

Everyone loves to complain about political corruption.  But would you do any better?  Play our interactive game, Tallanasty, and find out if you would be a cleaner Florida politician.

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Community Contributor
8:39 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Miami Must Move Toward More Open Spaces As The Metro Area Grows

A New World Symphony "wallcast" concert.
Credit Rui Dias-Aidos

I spent a recent night watching a performance of the New World Symphony being broadcast on a wall at the New World Center. As the symphony performed inside, the video played simultaneously on a soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall on the building’s façade. It was a dazzling night, with hundreds of people speaking multiple languages gathered on blankets and chairs, toting picnic baskets, children and pets.

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Sports
7:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Remix The News: David Kobert, Miami Dolphins And Circus Politics

Artist's rendering of Sun Life Stadium upgrades.
Credit Original photo from Miami Dolphins with added pizzazz by Kenny Malone

We're a little over two weeks away from the scheduled Miami-Dade County referendum on proposed upgrades to the Miami Dolphins' Sun Life Stadium.

State lawmakers still need to approve a local hotel tax increase and a Dolphins subsidy that would help pay for the renovations. If that happens, the public will have a chance to officially vote on the upgrades on May 14th. 

Until then, we figured we'd give our audience a different way to express their feelings on the issue:

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Florida Legislature
10:59 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Hope For Health Care Compromise Dwindles

The Capitol buildings in Tallahassee.
Credit Wikipedia

House Republicans rejected a bipartisan Senate proposal to accept $51 billion in federal health care money on Thursday, diminishing hopes that lawmakers will reach a health care compromise before the legislative session ends next week.

After five hours of targeted questions and impassioned debate, Republicans rejected an attempt by renegade Republican Rep. Mike Fasano to accept the Senate plan to provide federally subsidized health coverage to more than 1 million Floridians.

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Documentary
4:48 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

How Wynwood Went From Abandoned Warehouses To Hipster Hangout

An unidentified woman views a painting at Jude Papaloko's new studio in Wynwood.
Natalie Edgar

The Wynwood neighborhood in Miami has changed so much over the last 10 years, and it's not by accident. A group of investors set out to re-invent the area and make it into an arts district.

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Florida Legislature
4:16 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Florida Senate Passes Bill To Overhaul Citizens Insurance

Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland
Credit flsenate.gov

UPDATE 4:36 p.m. - The Florida Senate passed SB 1770 today, 24-15.

Sen. David Simmons, R-Maitland, believes he has the votes to put his sweeping overhaul of Citizens Property Insurance Corp. up for a final vote in the Senate on Thursday.

Simmons was busy lobbying his colleagues over the proposal (SB 1770) during the floor session on Wednesday after the measure was postponed for the second time in nine days from being put up for a final Senate vote.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Bob Marley's son, Rohan, talks Organic Coffee, Sustainable Farms

Rohan Marley

All of Linda's Food Segments are listed at http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer

04/25/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son, a graduate of Palmetto Sr. High, played football for UM, is a former professional football player and now a farmer.  His Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee along with other Marley Coffees are produced on sustainable farms.  Part of the profits goes to Kicks for a Cause, which helps youth soccer.  Other profits help support the Marley 1 Love foundation.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

“Shelter Me” Animal Documentary

“Shelter Me” Animal Documentary on WLRN-TV17

04/25/13 Thursday's  Topical Currents begins with discussion of the SHELTER ME documentary series which airs Thursday night on WLRN-TV, Channel 17. We’ll discuss how doomed shelter dogs have become successes for search-and-rescue operations, as well as giving comfort to hospital patients and kids. And more.  Linda

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