Sundial

Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m.

There's no place anywhere else in the country quite like South Florida. From the Keys all the way up t​he​ Palm Beach​es​, WLRN's new daily program Sundial brings you the stories that make our home unique. Interviews about news, politics, music, sports, arts, and food, all with a local twist.

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Guests for Sundial Monday, April 23 2018:

The union that represents Broward County sheriff's deputies is holding a “no confidence” vote regarding Sheriff Scott Israel. The poll is an unprecedented measure, and the head of the union, Jeff Bell, has said the poll is partly a result of concerns on how Israel handled the Parkland Shooting. The sheriff's position is an elected one and Israel has said the vote is a political stunt. Miami Herald reporter Chuck Rabin joined the program from our studio in Doral to give us the latest update.

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Sundial's guests for Thursday, April 19, 2018: 

Dozens of students, parents and school staff in Broward County gathered for a discussion about campus safety with  Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie and his top administrators. WLRN's Jessica Bakeman was in attendance.

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Sundial's guests for Wednesday, April 18:

Cuba's Raul Castro stepped down and the new leader of the communist island is Miguel Diaz-Canel. WLRN's Tim Padgett discusses what the new president means for U.S.-Cuba relations.

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State Rep. Shevrin Jones, a South Broward Democrat,  is running for reelection. He joins us to discuss his stance on gun legislation and how his platform has changed.

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The Human Rights Watch recently released a dispatch on a growing problem in Venezuela. Tamara Taraciuk Broner published her findings called Kids Behind Bars in Venezuela. She said on Sundial that government officials had arrested more than 400 minors.

The Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design has a new director in Rina Carvajal and a new mission. We discussed a few of their latest exhibits still to come.

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The Ellies, a program launched today by ArtCenter South Florida, will award grants to local visual artists in Miami-Dade ranging from $2,500 to $25,000. The Ellies, which will give up to $500,000 total, is the brainchild of ArtCenter's new President and CEO Dennis Scholl.

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Guests for Sundial Thursday, April 12 2018:

 

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission meets every 20 years to review proposals to the state's constitution. The commission has narrowed down thousands of proposed amendments to 12. 

 

Commission member Tim Cerio is an attorney and Gov. Rick Scott's former general counsel. He 

joined the program from our sister station WFSU in Tallahassee to talk about the revision process and shed light on what voters can expect to see on the November ballot.

 

 

Author Kwame Alexander

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Guests for Sundial Tuesday April 10, 2018:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he will run for the Senate. He will be challenging  incumbent democratic Sen. Bill Nelson.  Politico Florida Senior Editor Sergio Bustos joined the program via Skype to discuss Scott's announcement .

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Guests for Sundial April 9, 2018:

It has been almost two months since Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students came together to form the Never Again gun reform movement, following the mass shooting that occurred on campus on Feb. 14. 

A core group of surviving students became the leading voices on the issue of gun reform in the country. But Stoneman Douglas High has more than 3,000 students, and some of them feel that their stories are not reflected in the narrative of their peers.

Emily Michot / Miami Herald

Guests for Sundial for Monday, April 2 2018:

The trial of Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter, ended last week in Orlando, Fl. The jury found Salman not guilty in aiding her husband carry out the attack that killed 49 people and injured dozens more.

Danielle Prieur, from our sister station WMFE in Orlando, was a part of the team of reporters covering the trial. She joined the program to talk about the reaction to the not guilty verdict and an anonymous statement made by the foreperson which explained how the jury reached their decision.

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Guests for Sundial Thursday, April 5, 2018:

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting changed the way school districts think about safety. 

Law enforcement officials, lawmakers, teachers, parents and especially students have been advocating for schools to uphold the highest standards of safety. 

Broward Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie has been working tirelessly to find a way to insure the safety of the children in his district with Stoneman Douglas serving as ground zero. 

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Guests for Sundial Wednesday, April 4 2018:

The West Palm Beach City Commission adopted a “welcoming city” immigration policy last year. The measure led the county to fall under the suspicion of the Department of Justice for deliberately withholding information regarding the immigration status of people taken into custody.

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Guests for Sundial Tuesday, April 3, 2018:

The city of Miami established the Sea-Level Rise Committee in 2015 to study the effects of sea-level rise on the city and recommend policy changes to help combat rising sea levels.

In 2017, taxpayers agreed to a $400 million bond for resilience projects, $192 million of which is to be spent on efforts to help curb the effects of rising seas.

The committee meets monthly to discuss how to help Miami officials create plans that inclusively and equitably prepare for sea-level rise.

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Guests for Sundial on Thursday, March 29, 2018:

Jorge Colina had been with the Miami Police Department for 28 years before he was promoted to police chief this past January. 

When he got the job, he said: "There's no reason why we can't be one of the safest cities in the country. Reducing gun violence is the priority. I have no sympathy if you chose to use a firearm to commit a crime."

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Guests for Sundial on Wednesday, March 28, 2018:

The city of Miami Beach has been accommodating mass amounts of people for decades. However, this year's St. Patrick's Day celebrations coupled with hordes of spring breakers who saturated the streets to the point that eastbound traffic on the MacArthur Causeway was shut down to prevent people from entering the city. 

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