City of Miami
9:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

City Of Miami Fails To Meet Its Own Financial Guidelines

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and other city officials received word that the city isn't following its own financial rules.
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A look into the City of Miami's finances this year shows the city failed to meet its own financial rules and benchmarks.

According to The Miami Herald, "Miami failed to comply with eight of its 13 financial standards in the 2010-11 budget year, according to an internal audit published late last month."

Among the shortcomings:

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Listen To WLRN Miami Herald News
7:19 am
Mon November 26, 2012

NEWSCAST: Sandy Still Impacting Florida Beaches

Parts of the seawall have been toppled along northern Fort Lauderdale Beach.
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Alarming beach erosion continues in South Florida thanks to Hurricane Sandy.

Experts in erosion say the damage is the worst in Broward and Palm Beach counties.

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Listen To WLRN Miami Herald News
7:12 am
Mon November 26, 2012

NEWSCAST: S. Florida Politicians Stand With Israel

Politicians from both major parties attended the rally to show support for Israel.
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An all-star roster of politicians rallied in North Miami Beach Sunday night in support of Israel.

Those in attendance included Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio and Broward Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

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Real Estate
7:00 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Real Estate Agents Say Miami's Market Is Booming Again

Real estate agents say Miami's real estate market is booming like never before.

The past couple of years have been difficult for the state's real estate market-- particularly in South Florida. However, real estate agents now say that Miami's market is finally booming after years of a lull.

According to Bloomberg News,

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Casino Gambling
6:37 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Why 2013 Florida Legislature Will Hear No Casino Bills

Too Much? Some think this over-the-top rendering of a casino idea for the Herald site may have worked against the 2012 gambling bill.

Gina Jordan's casino legislation story.

The proposal to build mega-casinos in South Florida never made it to a final vote in the last session of the Florida Legislature. Now it looks like the issue may not be coming up again for at least another year.

Senate President Don Gaetz is setting up a new committee to examine Florida gambling which he says is both over- and under-regulated. But Gaetz is considered an opponent of gambling and he's in no hurry to pass a casino gambling bill.

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Emily's been at NHPR since the spring of 2012.  She worked on NPR's StateImpact project for one year, covering business & economy in New Hampshire, before transitioning to covering the Seacoast Region, where she lives presently.

Before coming to NHPR, Emily was the associate programmer for Public Radio Remix, with Roman Mars (of 99% Invisible); hosted and produced Youthcast, a podcast from the Public Radio Exchange; and worked on other freelance projects in Boston. Emily studied cello performance and music composition at the California Institute of the Arts, then fell in love with public radio while schlepping between gigs on LA freeways.

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David D. Brown is executive producer and host of the award-winning cultural journalism program Texas Music Matters at NPR affiliate KUT-FM in Austin. He is former anchor of the award-winning public radio business program Marketplace, and a veteran public radio journalist. He has reported national and international affairs for Monitor Radio from bases in Atlanta, Boston, London, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

Brown is currently completing his Ph.D. in Journalism at The University of Texas in Austin, and has been an active member of the California Bar since 2000.

Sports
8:20 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Marlins Shed All-Star Talent; Fans Feel Betrayed

A small group of Marlins fans demonstrate in front of the team's new Miami ballpark. They're upset at their latest dismantling, and want owner Jeffrey Loria to sell the Marlins.
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A small group of fans recently gathered at the Marlins' new half-billion dollar stadium in Miami's Little Havana to protest in both in Spanish and in English. They want new owners after the team's latest purge: the trade of All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Blue Jays in return for seven mostly unknown players.

The move, which came after the team finished in last place, will save the Marlins more than $160 million in future payroll obligations. It comes within a year of the Marlins' move into their new, mostly taxpayer-funded stadium.

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Events
2:28 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Things To Do This Weekend (Besides Shop)

You can catch some music and movies this weekend-- instead of shopping.
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Everyone knows that the some of the busiest shopping days of year are in full force. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so much of South Florida will spend their next few days buying things.

For those who would prefer doing something other than shopping, fear not! 

Here are some things you can do this weekend:

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Miami Light Project, Miami Short Film Festival, Gold Coast Jazz Society, Broward Calendar

Miami Light Project
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11/23/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Beth Boone shares her excitement about a new season of cutting-edge presentations from Miami Light Project. Film critic, Dan Hudak, previews the Miami Short Film Festival with Founder William Vela and Director of Events, Karla Merrell. Executive Director, Pamella Dearden, describes the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s new season now under way. Our calendar features Jody Horne-Leshinsky with enticing arts events in Broward County. Catch the conversation and information Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.

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