Bradley Campbell came to Rhode Island Public Radio from WGBH. In Boston, he worked for The Takeaway as an assistant producer, and as a newswriter for Morning Edition. Before that, he covered the Cape Cod Baseball League for WCAI - The Cape and Island's NPR news station. He's a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, ME. He completed a fellowship at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He got his start writing for the Cleveland Scene and Minneapolis City Pages. Bradley grew up in the rural, logging town of Dallas, Oregon. He likes Stumptown coffee and Bridgestone bikes.

Graffiti Iconz Lake Worth
3:01 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Graffiti Iconz In Lake Worth Fosters Graffiti Art Movement Beyond Wynwood

Artists at Graffiti Iconz in Lake Worth create one-of-a-kind works using a variety of mediums, including spray paint.
Credit Graffiti Iconz

In Lake Worth, where the prevalence of gang graffiti motivated city commissioners to create an anti-spray paint ordinance in 2010, artist/business owner Adolphe Latorre has his work cut out for him. 

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Food and Dining
1:00 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Stars! SoBe, Food & Wine!

Linda Gassenheimer
http://www.dinnerinminutes.com/

02/21/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents is a food world star studded special with Linda Gassenheimer and wine columnist Fred Tasker.  The focus is the huge South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

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Arts
12:01 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Dry Tortugas Dispatch: Fortification, Visitation, and Bliss

Walking on the moat in the Dry Tortugas.
Nathaniel Sandler

This is the second dispatch in a two-part exploration of Dry Tortugas National Park. The first post can be found here.

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Arts
11:05 am
Thu February 21, 2013

What Happens When A Knight Grant Runs Out? Sweat Records Turns To The Web

With the Knight Foundation officially taking applications for this round of its Knight Arts Challenge grant, buzz about the program is heavy in Miami's artistic circles. As we pointed out the week applications opened, no project is necessarily too small or strange, and the foundation funds projects from funky to formal.

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South Beach Wine & Food Festival
10:22 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Vegetarian Dinner at South Beach Wine & Food Festival Reflects Broader Trend

Tomato, basil and burrata salad at 1500 Degrees restaurant in Miami Beach
Credit Carolina Del Rivero

Nobu's Vegetarian Dinner is the first explicitly vegetarian event at South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

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Sea Turtles & Beach Erosion
8:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Erosion Will Impact Florida's Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sea turtles -- like the green sea turtle hatchling seen here -- may need an extra hand during this year's nesting season.
Credit USFWS/Southeast / Flickr Creative Commons

South Florida's beaches in late spring through much of the fall resemble something of a crime scene, or rather, dozens of miniature crime scenes. Brightly colored caution tape and wooden stakes can be found scattered throughout the sand, sectioning off areas where sea turtles have left the water to build nests.

That tableau could look a bit different this year, says marine conservationist Dr. Kirt Rusenko, who is based at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton. 

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Latin America
4:00 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Hugo Chávez Returns to Venezuela: Now What?

Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez with his daughters last week in Cuba while continuing to recover from cancer surgery. Chávez returned to his home country this week after an extended two-month absence.
Credit Twitter

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is back in his home country after more than two months recovering from his latest cancer surgery in Cuba. Celebrations ensued throughout the country on Monday as he made his way back to the capital, Caracas, following his extended absence.

But as tens of thousands of Venezuelan expatriates monitor in South Florida, his return may raise more questions than it answers.

For example:

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Arielle Castillo is a freelance music and culture writer based in Miami. Previously, she served as music editor for the Village Voice Media newspapers Miami New Times and New Times Broward-Palm Beach, helping originate both publications' online music coverage. she has also written for SpinRolling StoneBillboard, AOL's SpinnerNylon, American Way, and Flaunt, among other publications and sites. Visit her on the web at ariellecastillo.com or on Twitter at @ariellec.

MCB
2:45 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

WLRN's Continuing Coverage of Big Changes At Miami City Ballet

On September 4th, the Miami City Ballet suddenly announced the company’s founder, Edward Villella, had resigned that morning from his post as artistic director 8 months earlier than planned. Not only is Villella one of America’s most famous dancers, he is one of South Florida’s biggest cultural commodities. In 25 years, he created a world-class ballet company from scratch and helped spark Miami’s arts renaissance. But, the last year at Miami City Ballet had been marked by financial troubles and power struggles. Insiders claimed that Villella had been forced out.
 

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