A group of students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is behind an effort to get Florida to implement a syringe-exchange program in the state. A bill under consideration in the Florida Legislature would establish a pilot program in Miami-Dade allowing intravenous drug users to turn in dirty needles and syringes in exchange for clean ones.
Going to an antiquarian book fair with a university’s special collections librarian is similar to walking around Central Park with a leaky bag of bread crumbs. Or if you prefer a local metaphor, like a chum brick floating in Government Cut, with sharks coming for miles bumping their noses against the boat to test the edibility of the situation. Watching the dealers shout down a respected and well-known book buyer is a sight to be seen.
01/17/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with news of a report which shows the economic impact of the University of Miami’s presence in South Florida. The estimate is over 6-billion dollars, with 13-thousand employees and indirect employment of 43-thousand persons. 75-percent of students are from outside the area. They bring in revenue to the tune of 200- million dollars.
President Obama came to Florida yesterday to find himself trailing Mitt Romney by seven points in the latest Mason-Dixon poll. Many agree, it’s the result of his lackluster debate performance last week.
And that's what the president tried to make up for during a rally at the University of Miami. Sounding confident and energetic, the president covered the points he overlooked during the debate -- passing Obamacare, killing Osama bin Laden and ending the war in Iraq.
WLRN's Alicia Zuckerman and musician Luciano Magnanini discuss classical music and his 40-year career in Miami.
Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas/Primavera Porteñas; recorded at Festival Miami, October 5, 2005.
The bassoonist Luciano Magnanini has been a fixture of South Florida's classical music scene for the past four decades. He has played around the world and performed under the conductors Leonard Bertstein and Zubin Mehta. In 1972, after arriving from Italy via Peru and Mexico, Magnanini began a 40-year teaching career at the University of Miami. He’s retiring in May, and this Sunday he performs a chamber concert celebrating his career.