3:41 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

What Jewish Voters Had To Say At Presidential Debate Last Night

Norma Kraut and Ron Schacht, of Boca Raton, are split. She's voting for Gov. Mitt Romney, he's going for President Barack Obama.
Deborah Acosta WLRN / The Miami Herald

The third and final presidential debate took place last night at Lynn University in Boca Raton. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney sparred over various foreign policy issues, but seemed to agree on one thing: their allegiance to Israel. 

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A Local Film Maker Highlights Urban Challenges
3:05 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Film: Why You Can't Just Live In Cities Anymore, Now You Have To Think About Them

University of Miami professor Sanjeev Chatterjee is profiling some of the world's major cities as they rapidly change to keep up with an evolving world.
By Georgia Popplewell (caribbeanfreephoto)/flickr

According to the World Health Organization, as of 2010, over half the world’s population lived in cities.

By 2050, that percentage is expected to increase to 70 percent.

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2:19 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

What Obama And Romney Didn't Say At The Foreign Policy Debate

Congressman Ted Deutch (D) Boca Raton believes President Obama got his point across on Latin America, even if he didn't bring it up at all during Monday night's debate
Credit http://teddeutch.house.gov/
  • Latin America & the Caribbean: What wasn't said at Monday night's debate
  • WLRN's Phil Latzman talks with Miami Herald world editor John Yearwood about the glaring omissions from Monday night's foreign policy debate in Boca Raton

The elephants not in the room at Monday night's final presidential debate at Lynn University?

Hugo Chavez and the Castro brothers. 

President Obama and Mitt Romney barely touched on our own hemisphere, sticking mostly to the Middle East and China in a debate that may be most remembered here for what wasn't discussed.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Maestro James Judd and His Miami Music Project

Miami Music Project Artistic Director James Judd.

10/23/12 - Tuesday's  Topical Currents features British-born conductor James Judd, and the story behind his ambitious Miami Music Project.  Judd conducted the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1987 to 2001.  Financial difficulties forced the ensemble’s closure.  Some 25,000 public school students – many in underserved communities -- have been exposed to classical music through the performances of the Project.


Emmy Nominations
10:16 am
Tue October 23, 2012

WLRN Nominated For Five Emmy Awards

WLRN Public Television has been honored with the nomination of three documentaries and two promotion videos by The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a prestigious nonprofit organization committed to honoring excellence in television.

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Listen To WLRN Miami Herald News
8:13 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Newscast: T.S. Sandy Could Bring South Florida High Winds

South Florida could be dealing with some rough surf by the weekend.
Thanker212 Flickr/Creative Commons

Tropical Storm Sandy is still south of Jamaica, but forecasters say South Florida could be feeling the effects of this system by the weekend.

Listen to WLRN Miami Herald News for more on how this storm could affect the region as well as Jamaica and Cuba. 

7:44 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Ex-City Official, Alleged Cronies Charged In Miami Beach City Hall Bid-Rigging Case

Suspects: From the tip, Lopez, Landrin and Lopez's wife, Maria Pineda. Investigators say she financed a Mercedes with corrupt money.
Credit Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office

Miami-Dade prosecutors say Gus Lopez knew what others were bidding for city contracts in Miami Beach and he sold the information to help competitors submit lower and winning bids.

A former city procurement director, Lopez and business partner Pierre Landrin Jr., are accused of racketeering and unlawful compensation. Lopez' lawyer insists the charges are politically motivated.

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Listen To WLRN Miami Herald News
7:16 am
Tue October 23, 2012

NEWSCAST: Presidential Debate Gives Boca A Boost

Sen. Marco Rubio spoke to WLRN after the debate.
US Senate Official Photo

Last night's presidential debate was a boon for Boca Raton, and Florida's freshman Senator Marco Rubio is advocating changes to the decades-old Cuban Adjustment Act.

WLRN Miami Herald News has details on these stories and more.

President Obama In Delray Beach
7:13 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Crowd Gathers In Delray For Obama Rally

Entrepreneur Under The Lights: The gathering crowd of Obama supporters is a market for cool t-shirts. The president speaks at 10:15.
Christine DiMattei WLRN.org

T-shirt vendors and extremely committed Obama supporters have been lining up since before dawn at the Delray Beach Tennis Center for a rally with the president that's scheduled to begin at 10:15 a. m. For everybody else, the big post-debate story this morning will be traffic. Police are advising drivers to avoid West Atlantic Avenue near the Tennis Center and public transit commuters should be ready for today-only changes on routes 1, 70, 80 and 81.

7:35 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

#LynnDebate 2012: WLRN Live Blog

Media room at Lynn University's gym.
Credit Ashley Lopez / WLRN

WLRN-Miami Herald News is live-blogging from Lynn University, the site of the last presidential debate here in Boca Raton. You can check back here at WLRN.org for highlights and updates.

10:31 p.m.

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