Stefania Ferro

Public Insight Network analyst

Stefania Ferro brings South Floridians into the reporting process. She asks locals topical questions and shares their answers. The community's insights are often published in the Miami Herald and heard on WLRN 91.3 FM.

Previously, she was a digital news producer for National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., the Miami Herald and the Indianapolis Star. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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The Florida Roundup
11:49 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Florida Roundup: Governor vs. Governor

Gov. Rick Scott will face Charlie Crist in November for the governor's seat.
Credit Photo courtesy of the governor's office
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2014 Florida Primary Results
12:05 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Here's How South Florida Voted In The 2014 Primary Election

Credit Flickr / Alan Alfaro

November's election will be a race between two candidates with Florida gubernatorial experience: Rick Scott and Charlie Crist.

Miami-Dade and Broward were among the last counties to finish counting votes statewide. Among the items on the Dade ballot, locals decided to approve of SkyRise Miami and two long-standing school board members were re-elected.

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News
5:17 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Wants Police To Wear Body Cameras

A publicity photo from Taser shows the type of body camera Miami-Dade plans to buy for its police officers.
Credit Miami Herald

In the wake of national outrage over alleged police misconduct in Ferguson, Mo., Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Thursday vowed to make “body cameras” mandatory for all county patrol officers.

His proposed budget calls for purchasing 500 of the mini cameras, enough to outfit about half of Miami-Dade’s patrol force. Made by Taser, they’re small enough to snap onto a pair of glasses or a hat in order to record everything an officer sees.

“I want a camera on every police officer,” Gimenez told the audience at a budget town hall meeting in Little Haiti.

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Florida Roundup
11:16 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Florida Roundup: Liberty City After The Mass Shooting

June's mass shooting in Liberty City is still under investigation. Seven people were injured and two died.
Credit Nadege Green / WLRN

On the Florida Roundup,  Florida lawmakers' redraw the state’s Congressional districts. It’s now up to a judge if it will be used in the fall’s elections.

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Miami-Dade Budget
12:01 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez Hosts Online Town Hall About The Budget

Mayor Carlos Gimenez will answer questions about the proposed budget on Facebook and Twitter.
Credit Emily Michot / Miami Herald

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez kicked off a series of budget town hall meetings this week, starting with a Facebook and Twitter discussion on Wednesday.

From noon to 1 p.m., locals submitted questions on the mayor's Facebook page and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Twitter using #MDCBudget.

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Miami Book Fair
5:41 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Write A Story About South Florida In 6 Words

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The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Florida Roundup: Can Gays Marry In Monroe?

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On the Florida Roundup, a judge in the Keys overturns the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. But an appeal by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi calls for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide the matter.

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Miami Heat
11:23 am
Tue July 15, 2014

LeBron's Move In 9 Haikus

A haiku from Hialeah Haikus
Credit Hialeah Haikus / Courtesy

We read your haiku
about LeBron James leaving.
Thanks for the poems.

In 2010, WLRN and the Miami Herald collected poems to welcome the arrival of LeBron James to the Miami Heat. It's fitting to say goodbye to one of the Heat's celebrated players in verse again.

Fans from all over the Heat Nation shared their disappointment, their understanding and their (mostly) well wishes for James' new journey. Here are nine haikus that are our favorites.

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Miami Heat
3:18 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Say Goodbye To LeBron James With A Haiku

Many local Miami Heat fans treasure their LeBron James' No. 6 jersey.
Credit Gregory Castillo / Courtesy

LeBron James' decision to leave the Miami Heat and join the Cleveland Cavaliers has left plenty of South Floridians with mixed feelings.

WLRN and the Miami Herald held a poetry contest welcoming James to Miami. Now it's time to say goodbye.

Would you like to say goodbye to LeBron James in a haiku? Submit your three lines through the Public Insight Network.

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Transportation
10:40 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Florida Roundup: Will You Take UberX, Lyft Or A Taxi?

Locals have more options to get from Point A to Point B on their mobile phones.
Credit Jose A. Iglesias / el Nuevo Herald

This week on the Florida Roundup:

The trial over how Florida re-drew its congressional districts wraps up. Was it a secret plan to carve out political competition or nothing more than innuendo? And will it be resolved before the November election? While we wait for the ruling, play our ethics in politics quiz: Are You Tallanasty?

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