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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The Venezuelan refugee crisis is overwhelming South American countries—especially Colombia.

 

Last Friday, the U.N. had to suspend a new food stamp program for Venezuelans in the Colombian border city of Cúcuta because the crowds were simply too large and chaotic.

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The refugee crisis in Venezuela is putting pressure on neighboring countries, especially Colombia. WLRN's Americas Correspondent Tim Padgett was in Cucuta, Colombia to get a closer view of the town where tens of thousands of Venezuelans are arriving once they cross the border.

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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.

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Guests for Sundial on Wednesday, May 2, 2018:

South Florida has not been spared in the nation's opioid crisis. In Palm Beach County alone, there were 600 opioid related deaths last year. Dr. Dennis Patin specializes in anesthesiology and pain management. He joined the program to discuss what's fueling the opioid epidemic and alternative treatments for pain beyond prescribing medication. 

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Guests for Sundial Tuesday, May 1, 2018:

Dr. Donald Fennoy took over as the Palm Beach County School District's new superintendent this past March. He is the youngest superintendent in Palm Beach County history and is also the first African-American to hold the position. He joined the program to discuss teacher pay, school safety and his plans for the future of 11th largest school district in the country.

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Guests for Sundial on Monday April 30 2018:

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela worsens, thousands of Venezuelans have sought refuge in Colombia. WLRN reporter Tim Padgett is in the border town of Cucuta, Colombia, where he recorded an interview to speak about how the mass migration is affecting both countries.

Moishe Mana is a billionaire real estate investor that has brought property in Wynwood and Flagler Street. He talked to Sundial about his plansto make Miami into a tech and cultural hub that links South America and the Far East for business. 

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Guests for Sundial Thursday, April 26, 2018:

Jesse Keenan conducts research and teaches courses on urban development and climate adaptation at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. He recently co-authored a study that explored climate gentrification and sought to find a correlation between property prices and elevation. He called into the program to share his findings.

Guests for Sundial on Tuesday, April 24 2018:

Dr. Susan MacManus is a political analyst and teaches political science at the University of South Florida. She spoke on the reasons why some members of Congress are not running for reelection and gave some perspective on upcoming state and national elections.

This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Tamiami Trail. It has been considered an engineering marvel, linking Miami to Naples on a 113-mile-long road that runs through the Everglades.

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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.

 

 

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