Miami is in the middle of a cultural explosion. Filmed during the lead up to Art Basel Miami Beach in 2011, Rising Tide is a story about the visual artists who live and work in this emerging art city. Featuring Jen Stark, the TM Sisters, Venessa Monokian, Funner Projects, Brookhart Jonquil and gallery owner Brook Dorsch, this documentary takes you inside the working worlds of these unique creative talents and serves as the perfect introduction to the history and trajectory of Miami's creative development.

Jeb Bush
4:15 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

'Subtle, Subtle' Racism: Why Jeb Bush Moved To Miami

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia/Flickr

New York Magazine published a great profile of Florida's former governor and current Miamian Jeb Bush this week.

The profile tackled some pretty big topics about Bush, who has stayed mostly out of the limelight since he finished his term as Florida's governor in 2007. The article mentioned how Jeb's connections to the Hispanic community might make him the greatest hope for the future of the GOP and why he didn't run in 2012.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Teach Your Children Well: Parenting For Authentic Success

Madeline Levine
http://www.madelinelevine com

10/15/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with clinician and consultant Dr. Madeline Levine, author of TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WELL:  Parenting for Authentic Results.  Her premise is that teaching values and coping skills matter more than grades, trophies and a prestigious college admission.  Levine practices in affluent Marin, County California, so is familiar with the high-pressure educational stakes and over-scheduled activities placed upon kids.

11:52 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Lynn University To Become 'Mini-United Nations' During Debate

Lynn University

A week from today, news outlets from all over the world are expected to converge upon Boca Raton's Lynn University for the third and final Presidential Debate of 2012.

And it looks like some foreign journalists won't be needing their pocket English dictionaries as much as they thought.

International students from more than 80 countries make up nearly a quarter of Lynn's student body. University officials say they've worked hard to locate students who will be able to serve as translators.

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Dispatches From The Swing State
11:37 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Tonight: Come Hang Out With Us At Books & Books

Patrick Farrell and Kenny Malone

Florida voters could decide the 2012 presidential election. We have more electoral votes than any other swing state. Miami Herald Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Patrick Farrell and WLRN-Miami Herald News radio reporter Kenny Malone are on a 10-day quest to capture the faces and voices of the powerful Florida voter. Maybe it's an oyster farmer in Apalachicola, a psychic in Cassadaga, a bartender in Cedar Key, a tomato picker in Immokalee.

Join us for a discussion upon their return.

Art Basel
11:29 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Excerpt: Tom Wolfe and Art Basel on Miami Beach

Can you feel that change in the air?  Never mind the fact that the seasons in Miami are mostly a social construct, the art season is upon us.

While we remain hopeful for a significant temperature drop in mid-October, novelist Tom Wolfe is forecasted to drop his latest work Back to Blood on October 23rd.  Set in Miami, the novel explores the multi-ethnic urban jungle of South Florida - and all the perceived class struggles that entails.

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10:00 am
Mon October 15, 2012

NEWSCAST: One Still Missing In Rubble From Garage Collapse

Gregory A. Castillo

The family of the man still missing after the parking garage collapse at Miami Dade College's West Campus is unhappy with the rescue effort. 

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TB Outbreak
9:43 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Despite CDC Appeals, Politics Thwarted Tuberculosis Information Campaign

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is the bacteria that causes the disease.
Credit MicrobeWorld

Records and emails collected by The Palm Beach Post depict state officials as too absorbed with political goals to warn the public about a tuberculosis outbreak.

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Cuban Missile Crisis
8:53 am
Mon October 15, 2012

How Cuba Nearly Joined The Nuclear Club

Khrushchev, right, considered Castro a hot head.
Credit AP

Recent research and a new book by the son of a Soviet insider are putting the Cuban Missile Crisis of a half century ago in a scary new light. Juan Tamayo of the Miami Herald reports we were closer to nuclear war than we have realized. Here's the part about the 98 nuclear missiles that Nikita Khrushchev almost left with Fidel Castro.

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8:05 am
Mon October 15, 2012

NEWSCAST: Florida's Hispanic Vote Could Be Up For Grabs

A new poll by Florida International University, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald shows President Obama narrowly leads Romney among Florida's Hispanic voters.
Elle Cayabyab Gitlin, Flickr

A new poll finds President Obama winning the Hispanic vote across the country, but here in Florida things are a lot tighter. 

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