Voter Guides
10:30 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Florida Voter Guide Roundup 2012

Here at WLRN-Miami Herald News we put together a guide to explain Florida's lengthy and somewhat confusing ballot measures for you. We've focused on what, exactly, the measures mean and what the policy implications are.

Advocacy groups across the state have taken it a step further. A number of organizations have developed ballot voting guides with suggestions on how to vote.  

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10:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Why A Conservative Legal Group Is Defending Florida Supreme Court Justices - Despite Republican Push

Justices Three: R. Fred Lewis, Barbara Pariente and Peggy Quince.
Credit Florida Supreme Court

Legal scholars at the conservative Federalist Society are heaping skepticism on the Republicans' rationale for drumming liberal Justices Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and R. Fred Lewis out of the Florida Supreme Court for "judicial activism."

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8:02 am
Fri October 26, 2012

NEWSCAST: South Florida Water Managers ready for Sandy

Credit South Florida Water Management District

While no major flooding is expected in South Florida as a result of Hurricane Sandy, South Florida water managers are taking no chances.

The South Florida Water Management District says it started lowering drainage canal levels throughout the region days ago.  In late August, record rains from Tropical Storm Isaac overtaxed Palm Beach County's canal system, leaving many neighborhoods in the western part of the county flooded for days.

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6:33 am
Fri October 26, 2012

NEWSCAST: Winds, rain from Hurricane Sandy lash South Florida

NASA's Terra Satellite shows Hurricane Sandy over the Bahamas
Credit FlickR/NASA Goddard Photo and Video

Hurricane Sandy is still swirling around in the Bahamas. The storm has left 21 people dead in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica. 

The storm is lashing South Florida with heavy rains and strong wind.        

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Evenin' Jazz
10:00 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Christian Howes

Chris Howes

In 2011 Christian Howes was voted first place in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“rising stars/violin”) and nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for “violinist of the year.”

Evenin' Jazz host Tracy Fields interviews Christian about his online teaching, a new CD and his appearance at Art Deco Weekend happening January 18 - 20, 2013.

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6:13 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

NEWSCAST: Hurricane Sandy Speeds up; South Florida Winds Should Pick Up

Hurricane Sandy Gets Closer.
Credit Hungry

  Messy weather should be becoming increasingly windy weather beginning Thursday night and through tomorrow, say forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. As of 5:00 PM, Sandy remains a Category Two hurricane with 105 mile an hour winds. The storm is moving faster - 20 miles an hour to the north. Forecaster Todd Kimberlaine says the turn will keep South Florida out of the brunt of the storm. But the storm will morph some and the windfield should become even larger, so windy conditions are expected. 

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Surf Report
5:38 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Surfers Get Ready To Ride Hurricane Sandy's (20 Foot) Waves

Big wave surfing starts when the waves reach a height of 20 feet. Florida surfers might get a rare chance to give it a try this weekend, thanks to Hurricane Sandy.
photo: Wikimedia Commons

South Florida beaches are characteristically void of big, west coast waves. Visitors and residents alike can be seen swimming in the calm water, and sipping mojitos on the shore for relaxation.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu October 25, 2012

Linda Gassenheimer with Iron Chef Judge Clarice Kumai

Candice Kumai

10/25/12 -  Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Candice Kumai, author of Cook Yourself Sexy, Easy Delicious Recipes for the Hottest Most Confident You.   She’s a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and a Food TV personality on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats.  She talks about a healthy lifestyle makes for a better you. 

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Foreclosure Money
11:30 am
Thu October 25, 2012

State Lawmaker Says Foreclosure Money Should Be Spent Soon

State Sen. Nan Rich wants state officials to end their argument over foreclosure money.

State Sen. Nan Rich, D-Sunrise, says she hopes her colleagues in the Legislature will resolve an issue with State Attorney General Pam Bondi that is currently tying up $300 million dollars meant to help Florida homeowners hurt by the state's foreclosure crisis.

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