Increasing Miami Beaches Resiliency, El Faro Cargo Ship, J. Wakefield Brewing & MayoChup

May 7, 2018

The City of Miami Beach has proven vulnerable to sea level rise and increasingly powerful hurricanes. The roads are equally burdened with taking on millions of tourists each year. The City's new Director of Public Works, Roy Coley, is tasked with overseeing these challenges. He joined the program to speak on the measures the City is taking to improve its infrastructure and resiliency.

It has been over two years since the cargo ship El Faro sunk after going straight into Hurricane Joaquin. All 33 members of the crew died that day. On the same day, another ship, the Minouche, also sank but the crew was saved. Author Tristram Korten was transfixed by the tale of the two ships and started investigating the causes of each sinking. His research led him to write the book, 'Into the Storm: Two Ships, a Deadly Hurricane, and an Epic Battle for Survival.' He spoke about the causes behind each sunken ship and the emotions he felt when he came across the transcripts of the hours leading up to the tragedies.

The Miami craft beer scene has expanded significantly over the last few years. J. Wakefield Brewing was one of the first breweries to open up in Wynwood and has produced some of the city's most coveted and creative beer flavors. In a previously recorded interview with the brewery's founder, Jonathan Wakefield and the head brewmaster Maria Cabre spoke about the Miami's budding brew scene and how it compares to other cities like Los Angeles and New York.

WLRN Digital Intern Andrea Perdomo took a look into the uproar caused by a video released by Heinz announcing a premade mix of ketchup and mayonnaise called Mayochup.