Nadege Green


Nadege Green loves only-in-Miami stories. After five years as a Miami Herald reporter, she is convinced Miami is the best news town ever. Really, you can’t make up some of the stuff that happens here.

Nadege has covered local city governments and as a sub-beat, Miami’s Haitian community.

She is a graduate of Barry University where she majored in English with the hope of someday becoming the next great novelist — she’s still working on that dream.


2:26 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

FBI Report: Florida Affected By Flawed FBI Hair Analysis Testimony

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According to an FBI report released this week, almost all of the FBI’s experts who conducted microscopic hair analysis gave flawed testimony in criminal trials.

The error-filled testimony went on for more than two decades since 2000, according to the report, which is the largest post-conviction review in the history of the FBI.

The hair analysis was scientifically flawed, and in most cases bolstered prosecutors' cases against defendants, the report found. 

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11:52 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Bounced Check Disqualifies North Miami Mayoral Candidate

Left: Former North Miami Councilman Jean Marcellus is disqualified from running for office for writing a bad check. Right: Mayor Smith Joseph is now running unopposed.


North Miami is used to colorful and contentious elections. But this election season, voters will be spared the drama in the mayoral race.

Mayor Smith Joseph was facing former North Miami councilman Jean Marcellus as his sole opponent. But Marcellus has been disqualified from running after his $2,400 qualifying check bounced, according to city spokeswoman Pam Solomon.

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8:16 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Miami-Dade and Broward Participate in 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day'

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You might see some new and young faces in the office today.

That's  because Miami-Dade and Broward schools are allowing kids to miss a day of school to take part in “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.”

The day is designed to expose young people to different workplaces and inspire them to consider various career choices.

Kids who don't go to school today are excused, but they will have make up any school work they might miss.

The national “Take Our Daughters and Sons To Work Day” is actually April 23rd, but that is a testing day in Florida. 

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8:02 am
Fri April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015: Congresswoman Says Get Rid Of Florida Standards Assessments

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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2:12 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Family Releases Video Of Mentally Ill Man Killed By Miami Gardens Police

Screen grab of Officer Eddo Trimino shooting at Lavall Hall offscreen.
Credit Miami Gardens Police

The family of a mentally ill man who was killed by a Miami Gardens police officer in February released the video of the shooting to the media Wednesday at a press conference.

The family says police were called on Feb. 15th because Lavall Hall was wielding a straw broom outside his house. They needed help to get him to a mental health hospital.

Police ended up killing Hall.

Moments Up To The Shooting

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2:08 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Frost Museum Hosts Art Day For Kids With Special Needs

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Art should be accessible to everyone - that is the idea being promoted by the Frost Art Museum, which is creating a space for children with special needs to explore the arts.

The museum is hosting a free community art event that will have specially designed attachments for wheelchairs and other art-making tools for children with cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, and other disabilities.

Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Frost Museum, says museums should be accessible to everyone in the community.

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9:50 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Witnesses: Mentally Ill Man Did Not Have A Broomstick When Miami Gardens Police Killed Him

Catherine Daniels, left, and Marsha Brown, mothers of Lavall Hall, the mentally ill man shot dead by police in Miami Gardens, pose with a photo of Lavall Hall.
Credit Jose Iglesias / Miami Herald

Catherine Daniels blames herself for her son’s death.

The incident started around 4:30 in the morning. Daniels says her 25-year old son was having “an episode.” He was schizophrenic and bipolar.

On the morning of Feb 15,  he was waving around a broom and pacing in front of their pink home at 19157 NW Third Ave. in Miami Gardens. When she told him to come inside--he charged at her.

Daniels says she called Miami Gardens police around 5 a.m.

She told the two officers who responded, Peter Ehrlich and Eddo Trimino, her son was mentally ill.

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3:09 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

App Gives Parents Access To Their Children's Cyber Life

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Parents want to know what their kids are up to, but they don’t always have access to their children’s cyber lives.

There's an app for that.

Digital monitoring apps like TeenSafe give parents unfiltered access to their kid’s digital world.

TeenSafe CEO Rawdon Messenger says his app and others like it are recommended for parents who want to monitor their children’s digital activities.

The app, which works on most tablets and cellphones, tracks location and allows parent to view texts, deleted texts and social media sites. 

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8:06 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Broward College Conference Highlights Haiti's Attempts To Curb Child Slavery

A panel discuss child slavery in Haiti at Broward College. From left to right, Maurice Middleberg, Free The Slaves executive director, Smith Maxime, Free The Slaves Haiti Director, Diem Pierre, Haiti Government Institute For Social Welfare and Research.
Credit Nadege Green / WLRN

For years, Marie Alina Cajuste did not know her real name. The family she worked for in Haiti called her Ti Bebe, or Little Baby.

She shared her experience as a restavec at a day-long conference about human trafficking at Broward College Thursday.

“It’s slavery,” she said. “I couldn't sleep in the same house with the family, I was the first person to wake up and buckets of clothes waiting for me to wash by hand.”

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9:35 am
Tue March 24, 2015

March 24, 2015: FBI Civil Rights Division to meet with Fort Lauderdale police

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:



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Youssef Wardani
11:50 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

How An Ethnic Slur Spurred A Broward Father's Activism

Youssef Wardani speaks to the Broward County School Board about the suspension of a Cypress Bay High French teacher for five days without pay for repeatedly calling his 14-year-old son a "raghead Taliban."
Credit Charles Trainor Jr / Miami Herald

Youssef Wardani never considered himself an activist.

He’s a fairly soft-spoken software engineer. He’s very organized and believes everything should have a plan from start to finish.

Activism for him was a sudden evolution  sparked by a Broward teacher who called his 14-year-old son a "raghead Taliban” and the bureaucracy of a school system he felt ignored him when he demanded accountability.

His son, Deyab-Houssein Wardani, 14, is a ninth grader at Cypress Bay High School in Weston. Everyone calls him D.H.

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11:49 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Miami Transgender Youth Discuss Family Life, Bullying And Inclusion

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Six young people sat around a table sharing their personal stories to an audience of about 20 people.

Jack Lee Jordan was first. He said he knew he was a boy from a very young age and not his assigned birth sex of female. His mom took it hard.  She cried a lot and was in denial, he said.

He remembers a shopping trip where he asked his mom for a suit and tie.

“She said, ‘You’ll never be a boy, so stop asking me these things,’” Jack recounted.  

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12:27 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Broward School Board Suspends Teacher Who Used Slur Against Muslim Student

Deyab Houssein Wardani, left, and his father Youseff Wardani.
Credit Nadege Green / WLRN

The Broward County School Board voted Tuesday to suspend a teacher who was accused of calling her student "a raghead Taliban."

Maria Valdes, a French teacher at Cypress Bay High School, will be suspended for five days without pay and must complete mandatory diversity training.

The school board passed the item with no discussion.

Valdes allegedly made the comments to 14-year-old Deyab Houssein Wardani as he entered class wearing a hoodie.

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9:44 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Transgender Equality Tops Agenda At TransCon Gathering

TranCon, a day long conference on issues concerning the transgender community, was held at Barry University March 14,2015.
Credit Nadege Green / WlRN

TransCon, a day-long conference at Barry University, called for more public education about trans issues.

There were workshops that covered health issues, employment and spirituality. But one of the best-attended gatherings addressed discrimination and transgender equality.

Charo Valero, a field organizer with SAVE DADE, a gay rights organization, was one of the moderators at the “Next Step With Prejudice Reduction Workshop.”

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