This week, a tale of two housing markets in South Florida, how we protect our wildlife and the case of Coral Gables versus Facebook over its critics on social media.
Single family homes continue to rise in value across the region as do existing condos and townhomes. The median prices for each of those were up 8 percent in May compared to a year ago.
On the other hand, condo flippers in Miami are falling flat as prices for new units drop. What’s holding back prices of some new condos while the rest of the housing market seems to be just fine?
Guests: Brian Bandell, reporter for the South Florida Business Journal; Paul Owers, reporter for The Sun-Sentinel
- Sun-Sentinel: New home construction limited, but market brightens in Broward
- The Real Deal: Miami-Dade and Palm Beach home sales rise, but fall in Broward amid rising prices: Q2 reports
The case of a shark-dragging viral video is just the latest example of humans mistreating Florida wildlife. From the disappearing conch to the brutal dragging of a shark behind a fishing boat, what more should be done to protect the wild things in our own backyards?
Guests: Jenny Staletovich, environmental reporter for The Miami Herald
- Miami Herald: The suspects in a viral shark-dragging video have been investigated before
- WLRN: Two arrested in Key deer kidnap case
- Miami Herald: The conch is mostly gone from Florida. Can the Bahamas save the queen?
Coral Gables sued Facebook trying to find out who has been criticizing the city over too many vacancies in the police department
Guests: Lance Dixon, reporter with The Miami Herald; Jessica Lipscomb, reporter with Miami New Times
- Miami Herald: Coral Gables sues Facebook and Instagram for information on the city’s critics
- Miami New Times: Coral Gables Sues Instagram, Facebook to Uncover Identity of Anti-Gables Critics
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