Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

NPR “Tell Me More” Host Michel Martin; Poet & Author Carlos Andres Gomez

NPR “Tell Me More” Host Michel Martin;
http://www.npr.org/programs/tell-me-more/

10/09/12 - Tuesday's Topical Currents begins with NPR’s Michel Martin, who’ll host a live national broadcast of her program “Tell Me More,” from WLRN, Wednesday morning at 11:00. The topic is national education reform, and includes Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho andtwitter chat component. And more, poet and actor Carlos Andres Gomez and his book, MAN UP: Cracking the Code of Modern Manhood.

Chavez Wins
12:21 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Chavez' Win Broke Hearts In Doral

At outdoor election watch parties such as this one in the Venezuelan enclave of Doral, the excitement did not outlive the vote count.
Credit Melissa Sanchez / El Nuevo Herald
  • WLRN's Phil Latzman covers the aftermath of the Venezuelan election with this double interview. Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss is on the ground in Caracas and El Nuevo Herald editor Teresa Frontado describes the expatriates' journey to vote in New Orleans.
  • This is El Nuevo Herald's Melissa Sanchez describing the mood collapse in Doral as Sunday's vote count turned against Chavez challenger Henrique Capriles.

In South Florida's Venezuelan enclave of Doral this weekend, happy confidence turned to shock and dismay in about the time it took to count the ballots in Caracas.

Fifty-eight-year-old Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had won his third re-election campaign decisively, defeating Miranda state Gov. Henrique Capriles by a margin of more than 10 percent.

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Dispatches From The Swing State
11:56 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Where Do Goat Cheese, Trickle Down Economics And Swing State Voters Meet?

photo: Kenny Malone

There were just over 21-hundred jobs in the agriculture and mining sector in Lee County, by the last census numbers.

Our Dispatches from the Swing State project dropped in on one of the less conventional agriculture positions at the Umbuzi experimental farm in Buckingham, Florida.

Herald photographer Patrick Farrell and I are driving around the state to cut straight to the Florida voters and issues of the 2012 presidential election.

At the Umbuzi farm, we met award-winning goat cheese maker Jim Ellis.

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Dispatches From The Swing State
11:18 am
Tue October 9, 2012

DISPATCH: The Forgotten Gladesman

David Shealy makes a lot of his money off Florida’s version of Bigfoot. He sells T-shirts, bumper stickers and hot sauce out of the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters off the Tamiami Trail in Ochopee, Florida.

WLRN-Herald News
8:59 am
Tue October 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: Deadlines To Vote

Alan Cleaver

Time is running out to register to vote in the November election, and a new television network is coming to Miami.

Check out these stories and more in the WLRN Miami Herald News at 7.

8:20 am
Tue October 9, 2012

B-Girls, Booze And The Russian Mob

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The Miami Herald's Jay Weaver raises the curtain on a federal trial opening today. Allegations: Mobsters recruited sexy Eastern European women to separate men from their money at a series of Miami Beach clubs.
Miami Beach's "B-Girls" are back. But not as the sirens who seduced men in swank hotels like the Delano, to lure them to seedy private clubs on Washington Avenue so they could be plied with liquor and swindled.
7:49 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Study: Barry, Memorial, Lynn Are Low Performers

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CBS MoneyWatch crunched the data to find universities with the lowest graduation rates. Five of them are in Florida.
Five Florida schools have landed on a list of private colleges with the lowest graduation rates. Barry University in Miami Shores and Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens and Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach had the sixth-, seventh-, and eight-lowest graduation rates, according to an analysis of federal data by CBS MoneyWatch.
Univision And ABC
7:38 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Univision And ABC Are Partnering In English

Univision news anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas grilled President Obama during this Sept. 20 event at the University of Miami. Mitt Romney was on the same stage two days before.
Credit Carolyn Kaster

  Spanish language broadcaster Univision and ABC will open a 24-hour cable channel in the Miami area, the Miami Herald reports today.

Programming will be in English but produced with a Latin perspective. Herald reporter Doug Hanks got a look at documents that describe the project:

The joint venture is expected to employ about 350 

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WLRN-Miami Herald News
6:56 am
Tue October 9, 2012

NEWSCAST: South Florida Reacts To Chavez

Hugo Chavez has been the president of Venezuela since 1999.
CIA World FactBook

Venezuelans living in South Florida are reacting to the reelection of Hugo Chavez and the Florida Board of Education is meeting today in Orlando. 

Check out these stories and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

Politics
4:45 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Florida Investigates Possible Voter Registration Fraud By Republican Party Vendor

John of Lebanon/flickr

The state is investigating a Virginia-based company for possible voter registration fraud in Florida.

Strategic Allied Consulting was hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters ahead of the November election.

The Florida Division of Elections is concerned about a series of suspicious registration forms submitted by Strategic Allied.

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