WLRN Staff


Rising Tide
10:55 am
Thu November 8, 2012

VIDEO: Giant Slingshots, 2x4's, And Funner Projects

Funner Projects gets ready to shoot

Ladies and gentlemen: we introduce you to the Funner Projects.  With a unique take on blending art, entertainment, and interactivity, this Miami duo is definitely in a class of their own.

The following segment is taken from the upcoming WLRN documentary Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists, premiering Wednesday, November 14 at 8:00pm on WLRN channel 17.

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7:23 am
Thu November 8, 2012

NEWSCAST: Allen West Won't Back Down

Congressman Allen West is refusing to give up without a fight.
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Despite what looks to be a narrow defeat to Democrat Patrick Murphy, South Florida Congressman Allen West is fighting to keep his seat in court.

Listen to this story and more in WLRN Miami Herald News.

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11:34 am
Tue November 6, 2012

NEWSCAST: Cue 'Mission Impossible' music, voters jumping hurdles to cast their vote

Voters outside St Stephen's Lutheran Church in Pompano Beach.
Credit Chris DiMattei

For Cindy Gonzalez, an entrepreneur voting in Pompano Beach, the hoops and hurdles jumped to cast her vote couldn't have been any higher. Not only did she find out that she couldn't vote in her county (Broward) on Sunday, but she was unable to vote absentee in either of the neighboring counties, as well, and to vote absentee the next day, she had to commute to either Lauderhill or downtown Fort Lauderdale. 

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7:55 am
Mon November 5, 2012

NEWSCAST: President Campaigns In Hollywood

A crowd of enthusiastic supporters of President Obama packed the grandstands and the football field at McArthur High School in Hollywood.
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President Obama goes Hollywood in his last Florida appearance before election day as he tries to secure last-minute votes.

He spoke for about 25 minutes to a crowd of 23,000 supporters at McArthur High School.

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6:55 am
Mon November 5, 2012

NEWSCAST: Voting Chaos in Miami Dade

Some voters waited in line for hours Sunday to cast an in-person absentee ballot.
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The trouble started when voters were told Sunday in-person absentee voting was on, then it was called off leaving lots of voters in line crying foul. Eventually, the process was allowed to continue.

We breakdown what caused this voting fiasco in WLRN Miami Herald News.

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7:09 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

NEWSCAST: Early Voting Nears An End

Some voters stood in line for hours to cast an early ballot in Kendall.
Credit Jessica Meszaros

Early voting comes to a close Saturday, and some Floridians say the process has been anything but smooth.

However, we've been crunching the numbers and found things could be a lot worse.

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Florida Roundup Live Chats
11:12 am
Fri November 2, 2012

LIVE CHAT: The Florida Roundup November 1, 2012

Voting early and by absentee has never been more popular. But for many, lines at the polls are long, while still others wait by the mailbox for their absentee ballots.

We’ll have the latest on the key races, what’s at stake with Florida’s 11 ballot amendments, and a final fact-check from Politifact Florida on the eve of an historic election in which the eyes of the nation are upon Florida, again.

8:49 am
Fri November 2, 2012

NEWSCAST: Legislators Ask Gov. Scott For More Early Voting

Credit League of Women Voters California

Former democratic state lawmaker Dan Gelber, League of Women Voters of Florida President Deirdre Macnab each sent letters calling for more early voting. U.S. Senator Bill Nelson also emphasized the need more early voting hours if long lines continue.

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7:08 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

NEWSCAST: Frustration Builds Over Early Voting

More than a million Floridians have gone through the early voting process.
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Early voting in Florida is nearing a close, and some voters are calling the process a nightmare.

A long ballot is making for long lines to vote, and the crowds are only expected to grow this weekend.

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6:54 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

NEWSCAST: Romney Holds Rally At UM

Mitt Romney visited the University of Miami Wednesday. On Sunday, President Obama is set to campaign in Fort Lauderdale.
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Mitt Romney spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of supporters Wednesday afternoon at the University of Miami.

He was joined by Senator Marco Rubio, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and Congressman Connie Mack. Mack is running for the US Senate seat held by Democratic Senator Bill Nelson.

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8:05 am
Tue October 30, 2012

NEWSCAST: Strong Turnout For Early Voting

Some voters waited up to four hours to cast a ballot.
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Early voting started over the weekend, and many in south Florida stood in line for hours to cast their ballots.

By Monday, the wait times in Miami Dade hadn't changed much.

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7:02 am
Tue October 30, 2012

NEWSCAST: Sandy Grounds Hundreds Of Flights

Sandy flooded Battery Park in New York City.
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Sandy has forced the cancelation of hundreds of flights to and from airports in South Florida.

The storm hit the northeast hard Monday making flying hazardous from Virginia to Massachusetts.

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7:06 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

NEWSCAST: Voters Face Long Lines

Some voters waited as long as four hours to cast a ballot Monday in Miami Dade.
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Some voters in Miami Dade waited in line for hours Monday for the opportunity to vote early.

We caught up with some voters in Miami Beach who used the time in line to learn more about the issues on the ballot.

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The Florida Roundup
11:00 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Live Chat: The Florida Roundup October 26, 2012


10/26/12- On today's Florida Roundup, we will be talking about early voting, which begins this weekend, as well as what will be on the ballot and what wasn't discussed on this Monday's presidential debate in Boca Raton.  This week's guests include Mary Ellen Klas of the Miami Herald, Jim DeFede of CBS 4, and Mike Mayo of the Sun Sentinel.

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