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Under the Sun
2:49 pm
Thu March 3, 2011

A Lesson In Civic Duty

Renjith Krishnan / Freedigitalphotos.net

Getting a jury summons in the mail is not cause to rejoice for most people. It means missing a day or more of work and sitting for long periods of time waiting for your name to be called while watching bad movies in a large, cold room. If you do get chosen for a jury panel, however, you get to see the legal system in process.

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Haiti Earthquake
12:53 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

2 East: A Young Patient Helps His Doctor Cope

Dr. Chad Perlyn, Peterson Exais (left of Dr. Perlyn), and other children and staff from 2 East.
Miami Children's Hospital

After the earthquake, nine-year-old Peterson Exais was trapped under rubble for four days. Once he was rescued, Peterson was rushed to a tent hospital in Port-au-Prince.  Chad Perlyn was the first doctor available. He is a pediatric plastic surgeon at Miami Children’s Hospital.

Perlyn knew the tent hospital was not equipped to treat Peterson. So he put the boy on a list for treatment at one of the U.S. hospitals that were tending to young earthquake victims– hospitals in far-flung cities like Orlando, Atlanta, and Philadelphia.

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Under the Sun
12:52 pm
Wed December 8, 2010

A Garage That’s All Glam

It’s not often you come across a parking garage that throws glamorous parties and books fashion shoots. But the building at 1111 Lincoln Road is not your run-of-the-mill parking garage…

“Eleven-Eleven” was designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the architectural firm that produced the “Birds Nest” stadium in Beijing, and is also behind the new Miami Art Museum.

Developer Robert Wennett wanted to build a garage that would challenge assumptions about what a garage can be, and he wanted to make money off restaurant and retail leases. But he also wanted to create a public space.

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Under the Sun
2:17 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

They Always Leave, By Jeremy Glazer

Jeremy Glazer
Jeremy Glazer

Jeremy Glazer is a legislative analyst, a former high school teacher, and a Miami native.  On his phone message, he has been known to identify himself as a “future hall-of-famer,” but he says he hasn’t decided yet which hall of fame, or what his achievement will be.  He recently finished his first novel and is looking for a publisher.

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Under the Sun
2:14 pm
Thu October 21, 2010

Mismatch.com, By Jeremy Glazer

Jeremy Glazer writes about the ups and downs of  internet dating in his story, Mismatch.com. Glazer read this piece at a recent Lip Service event at  Books & Books in Coral Gables. It was recorded at the WLRN studios.

Mismatch.com

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Haiti Earthquake
2:44 pm
Sat July 17, 2010

A Special Hour On Haiti

WLRN

In this episode, we look at how the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti changed life here in South Florida. We tell stories from a school that absorbed quake survivors, from a church that opened its doors to the grief-stricken, from lawyers’ offices where Haitians applied for an immigration shield, and from a hospital tent where tired doctors were uplifted by a song.

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Under the Sun
1:31 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Interview With Barbara Ann Martin Of Que Pasa, U.S.A.?

Carmencita and Sharon
WPBT2

Barbara Ann Martin played Sharon, Carmencita’s friend, on the TV show Que Pasa, U.S.A.? More than thirty years later, she is still recognized by fans of the show in Miami and around the country.   She finds this a little unsettling, but is happy to still make so many people laugh.

Since Que Pasa, U.S.A.?, Martin has worked mostly in communications, broadcast and film production. She  lives in Miami.

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Under the Sun
1:19 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Jeremy Glazer Reads “Souvenir”

Jeremy Glazer
Jeremy Glazer

Jeremy Glazer is a legislative analyst, a former high school teacher, and that rare breed– a Miami native.  He identifies himself as a “future hall-of-famer” on his phone message, but he says he hasn’t decided yet which hall of fame, or what his achievement will be.  He recently finished his first novel.

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Under the Sun
1:42 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

The Last Cougar In Kendall Village

Florida State Archives

A Lion Among Us

WLRN Miami Herald reporter and Under the Sun associate producer Kenny Malone recently interviewed Angel Pardo, the owner of a 16-year-old cougar named Kimba.  She’s one of just a few mountain lions licensed to live in residential areas in South Florida after new restrictions kicked in last August.

Malone’s piece helps us understand what it’s like having one as a pet, and as a neighbor.

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Under the Sun
2:57 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

Dave Barry On South Florida And The “Zany Thriller” Novel

Dave Barry brought Miami, in all of its glory, to the forefront of the country’s consciousness as a syndicated humor columnist for The Miami Herald.  Listen (above) as Under the Sun co-host, Dan Grech, speaks with Barry about his first impressions of the city after arriving from Philadelphia.  In a nutshell: “My God this is the weirdest place I’ve ever seen in my life…I’m not going to bring my family to this insane place.”

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Under the Sun
2:47 pm
Sat June 27, 2009

Cities Of Refuge

Miami skyline
Carlos Barria

Perhaps more than anyone else, writers understand the need for a safe place to pursue their craft. Unfortunately, in some countries a poem or an essay can lead to persecution, arrest, or worse.  Find out how writers like Russell Banks, Salman Rushdie and

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Under the Sun
2:50 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Russell Banks: Miami In A Word

Russell Banks helped found Cities of Refuge for exiled writers. He is the best-selling author of Affliction and Continental Drift, among other novels. On a recent trip to South Florida, he sat down with Under the Sun’s Ruth Morris to discuss efforts to establish Miami as a city of refuge. She also asked him to describe the city in just one word. Click on the player (above) to hear his answer, and why Miami reminds him of Montreal.

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Under the Sun
3:03 pm
Mon June 1, 2009

Under The Sun Receives Humanities Grant Award For Episode 3 (Updated)

The logo for the FL Humanities Council

Under the Sun is pleased to announce that we won a grant to produce an episode about all things literary in South Florida.   This third episode aired on Saturday, June 27 at noon on WLRN 91.3 FM and WKWM 91.5 FM.  We are excited to bring you this program about writing and the arts throughout our communities. 

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Under the Sun
3:06 pm
Fri May 29, 2009

Haitian Cuisine And Stories With Liliane Nerette Louis

Liliane Nerette Louis
Trina Sargalski

Good food and good stories are two of life’s greatest pleasures.  I usually write about food at Miami Dish, but today Under the Sun ventures into the culinary world.  Last Sunday, I saw Liliane Nerette Louis present at the Historical Museum of South Florida.  She is all about good food and good stories; she is both an honored storyteller and a masterful cook.

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Under the Sun
3:13 pm
Tue March 10, 2009

What’s Up With South Florida?: South Florida’s Own Bridge To Nowhere

What’s Up With South Florida?
www.wordle.net

This story originally aired in 2009. But we are still interested in hearing about your design solutions/problems and questions you have about I-95.

In our segment, What’s Up With South Florida?, we invited you to tell us what you find confusing or unusual about South Florida.

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