Marketplace In Miami
10:00 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Searching Liberty City For American Dream

TOUR GUIDE: Miami Workers Center organizer Whitney Maxey led Marketplace to Liberty City.
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Continuing its search for the New American Dream in Miami, the Marketplace Morning Report goes to one of the city's poorest neighborhoods:  Liberty City. Host Jeremy Hobson interviews local residents and takes a driving tour.

In the second segment, Hobson's panel of Miami journalists, including WLRN news director Dan Grech, returns for a discussion of what each panel member considers South Florida's worst economic problem.

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9:29 am
Thu January 24, 2013

More Pythons Than Mormons (But Give The Mormons Time)

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Florida's great python hunt out in the Everglades continues to fascinate. Here's Lizette Alvarez' New York Times piece about a group of amateur snake catchers that includes three Mormons from Miami.
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But on the outskirts of the Everglades this month, a different kind of hunt is taking place, and among those on the trail are three men with little macho swagger and zero hunting finery. They drive up gravel roads alongside the brush in a red "man-van" (a well-lived-in Toyota Sienna) and a blue Prius ("You can't beat the mileage," says one).
Florida's Future
9:15 am
Thu January 24, 2013

'Seven50' Summit Will Plan The Half-Century For New Mega-Region: SouthEAST Florida

Movers, shakers, thinkers and doers from the seven counties of Southeast Florida are meeting today in downtown Miami to forge a 50-year trajectory for the region's economy, culture and quality of life.

The Seven50 summit is a recognition that the old Dade-Broward-Palm Beach "South Florida" has swelled out of its borders to become a seven-county mega-region with six million residents and a desperate need for shrewd and unified planning.

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Hurricane Sandy
7:30 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Drill, Baby, Drill: Post-Sandy Restoration Work Begins On Fort Lauderdale's SR A1A

Workers begin drilling along a section of State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale.
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A four-block stretch of State Road A1A in Fort Lauderdale that got a pounding from Mother Nature last fall is now getting a drilling by construction workers.

Between October and November, crashing waves, high tides and storm surge from Hurricane Sandy destroyed parts of the beach, seawall and roadway just north of Sunrise Boulevard. 

This week, an enormous rig positioned along the beach will drill about 40 feet down, to prepare the way for the installation of a new seawall.

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Marketplace In Miami
6:49 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Hispanic Growth Leads With Media

  The Marketplace Morning Report continues its week in Miami with a look at the growing Hispanic influence in Miami-Dade County and what it predicts for the country as a whole.

Host Jeremy Hobson visits the studios of Spanish-language broadcasting giant Univision to compare the media preferences and cultures of Hispanic and Anglo audiences.

And, in the second half, a roundtable of journalists, including WLRN news director Dan Grech, measures the growth of Hispanic influence and how it changes the path to success for everyone.

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Sawgrass Mills
6:30 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Sawgrass Mills And The Luggage Phenomenon

Credit Kenny Malone

Listen to radio story here.

If you had to distill the Sawgrass Mills phenomenon into one image, it would be this: a lieutenant colonel in the Brazilian army weaving through a river of humanity while tugging around a tiny purple piece of carry-on luggage.

About 13 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, on the edge of the Everglades, is a place widely considered Florida’s second-largest tourist destination. It’s not a theme park. It’s not a beach. It’s not the Everglades. It is, according to the owners, the largest collection of outlet and retail value stores in the country.

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Arts
4:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Book Your Calendars For Booklegger's 'Library On The Run'

The Broken Shaker, a cocktail bar tucked in the art deco Freehand Miami, will host a book-trading event Thursday.
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Miami Beach is going literary, literally.

Thursday, local book enthusiasts can sit around, handcrafted cocktail in hand, and talk literature. Better yet, they can leave with a free book.

The event is put on by Bookleggers, a community mobile library often referred to as “a library on the run.”

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Economic Incentives
3:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Florida Gave Tax Breaks To Industries Blamed For Mass Shootings

The National Rifle Association has blamed violent video games and films for recent mass shootings. The state of Florida gives economic incentives and tax breaks to both industries as well as gun manufacturers.
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Q&A with Miami Herald political reporter Toluse Olorunnipa

Florida taxpayers are helping subsidize three industries that have been blamed for recent mass shootings: violent movies, bloody video games and high-powered assault weapons.

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Topical Currents
2:40 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Overcoming Childhood Neglect

Jonice Webb
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01/24/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with psychologist Dr. Jonice Webb, who specializes in the effects of childhood emotional neglect.  She’s written Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect,  which details how old scars can still influence adult well-being and behaviors.

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Politics
2:00 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Bill Would Give Ethics Commission More Power With Expansive Overhaul

A bill, which would give the Ethics Commission more power to collect fines and strengthen conflict-of-interest laws, unanimously passed a Senate committee Tuesday.
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A Senate committee unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that supporters called the most expansive overhaul in decades of the rules elected officials must follow, even as the measure obscured what could be a battle with the House over campaign finance laws.

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