2:39 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Miami-Dade School System Inducts 14 Into Hall Of Fame

Former U.S. Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham is a student for the night.

Fourteen of Miami-Dade Public School System's better-known and accomplished graduates were inducted into the first official Hall of Fame, Monday night at the New World Center in Miami Beach.

2:01 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Chávez Reelection Could Send More Venezuelans To South Florida

More fallout from the Venezuelan election. A real estate agent tells the Miami Herald's Alfonso Chardy there's nothing like fear to touch off capital flight.

President Hugo Chávez’s reelection could prompt a further exodus of Venezuelans to South Florida, leading more entrepreneurs to seek U.S. green cards in return for investments and more people to buy properties from Key Biscayne to Weston, real estate agents and immigration attorneys said Tuesday.

1:51 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

At 'Nuestra Noche,' GOP Welcomes Hispanic Candidates

National Republicans showed off some of the results of a Hispanic candidate recruitment drive during a packed-to-the-rafters blowout in Tampa's colorful latin community, Ybor City, during the Republican National Convention this past summer. The gala is called "Nuestra Noche", and the event took place at the historic Cuban Club.

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12:47 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

At Least One Hurt In Doral Parking Garage Collapse

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Developing. The five-story garage was under construction. AP is reporting people trapped in the rubble.
Part of a five-story parking garage under construction at the new west campus of Miami Dade College has collapsed, sending at least one worker to the hospital.
12:11 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

Stood Up By El Niño, State Awaits More Hurricanes

The weather phenomenon was expected to suppress the hurricane season somewhat. But Sun-Sentinel hurricane guy Ken Kaye reports there's no sign of El Niño yet and forecasters are starting to worry.

El Niño was supposed to rip storms apart and put a damper on the hurricane season, but it appears to be a no-show.

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Education Reform
11:14 am
Wed October 10, 2012

TELL US MORE: What Do You Think About Education Reform?

The Tell Me More and StateImpact Florida team will be hosting an education reform conversation all day. Keep the conversation going online: #NPRedchat.
John O'Connor StateImpact Florida

Missed the Tell Me More radio special this morning? No worries: the education reform debate continues online.  

NPR's news-talk program Tell Me More is in the WLRN studios with StateImpact Florida all day for an extensive discussion on education in America. 

Tell Me More and StateImpact Florida are asking:

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Michel Martin is curious about many things. "I wonder what it's like to leave everything and everyone you know for the promise of a better life, to run for President, to be a professional athlete, to parent children of a different race," she notes. "I am fascinated by people who live lives different from my own. And at the same time, I feel connected to all of these lives being a journalist, a woman of color, a wife and mother."

All these topics — from immigration to parenting in a multicultural family — are part of Tell Me More, the one-hour daily NPR news and talk show that made its national premiere on April 30, 2007, on public radio stations around the country.

8:08 am
Wed October 10, 2012

NEWSCAST: State Confirms First Florida Death Linked To Nationwide Meningitis Outbreak

The Florida Department of Health reports that a 70-year-old man died in July.
The Florida Department of Health

A Florida death is confirmed in a national meningitis outbreak. Plus, a gubernatorial gaffe, and the latest on voting rights for ex-felons in Florida. 

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7:47 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Angry Brother's Furious Tweets Awkward For Trayvon Shooter Zimmerman's Defense

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Defendant George Zimmerman's brother calls jihad against Martin family lawyers in defense of the family honor. But Robert's tweeted threats are a loose cannon problem for George's lawyer.
George Zimmerman's brother Robert is on a media offensive to clear his family's name, and is vowing to have Trayvon Martin's family lawyer disbarred. Seven months after the killing of unarmed high school junior Trayvon Martin, the killer's family is on a national media crusade to clear the family's name.
7:43 am
Wed October 10, 2012

NEWSCAST: State Education And Property Insurance

Citizens is the state-backed property insurer of last resort for Floridians.
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

The Florida Board of Education wraps up meetings in Orlando while Citizens agrees to review a $350 million loan program that has key lawmakers worried.  Details from WLRN-Miami Herald News.