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WLRN Public Television was honored with an award recognizing one of its original productions during the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' 2016 Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards on Saturday. The WLRN original production "Plight of the Plume Birds" was acknowledged as one of five winners in the environment category. The 14-minute documentary was written and directed by former WLRN Director of Television Production and Programming Alan Tomlinson and produced by Francesca De Onis. The...

WLRN News Wins First in 2015 Sunshine State Awards

Jul 15, 2016
Society of Professional Journalists

WLRN won six first-place honors and a total of 12 recognitions in the 2016 edition of the Sunshine State Awards competition, which is administered by the Society of Professional Journalists. The station, which airs on 91.3 FM and WLRN.org, won first place in the following categories: Integrity Florida Award for Public Corruption Reporting WLRN-Miami Herald News: License to Launder : Cash, Cops and the Cartels Online, User-Generated Content WLRN News: Zip...

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WLRN Public Media won nine awards for work produced during 2015 at this year's Public Radio News Directors Inc. annual conference. The honors, part of PRNDI ’s highly-competitive national awards competition , were announced during a ceremony June 25 during the organization’s annual conference in St. Louis. The work represents a broad swath of newsroom work, including pieces by two former interns in student categories. They reflect the creativity, dedication and journalistic chops of the...

Protestors gathered Friday in Stuart near the private land visited by Senator Marco Rubio during his tour viewing areas hit by the algae.
Jill Roberts

This week on The Florida Roundup... New details are emerging about the horror inside the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando. Transcripts of police communications also raise questions about the law enforcement response. Why is it important to understand the police decisions involved, and what do these records indicate? Listen here: I n Haiti, the election chaos continues. Parliament remains deeply divided over a provisional presidency that has expired. What is the international response to...

The early Sunday morning mass shooting in an Orlando gay nightclub is a story everyone is trying to understand. Violence on this scale, concentrated in one place and perpetrated against private citizens, is difficult to comprehend. But it’s a tragic story that also calls upon our deep-seated nature to confront, figure out and learn from. This week's Florida Roundup tried to shed some light on key questions that linger in the aftermath of what has been described as the worst mass shooting in U...

WLRN Public Media is pleased to announce that classical music is coming back to South Florida Aug. 10. WLRN’s HD-2 radio channel will change from “Alternative News and Talk” to “Classical 24.” South Florida listeners can once again enjoy classical music 24 hours a day through HD-capable radios , live-stream on WLRN.org , as well as, WLRN’s iPhone and Android apps . The decision to bring back “Classical 24” by the WLRN management team was spurred by American Public Media Group's sale of its...

New Documentary Explores The Birth Of Miami's Motown

Sep 11, 2014

During the mid-1960s, Florida A&M University classmates Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall had an idea to make records. Clarke was an art education major and former A&M band drummer. With the business-savvy Pearsall , he founded Deep City Records, Florida's first black-owned record label. They ran it out of Pearsall’s Liberty City record store. Deep City served as a springboard for local talent such as Clarke; his songwriting partner and singer Clarence “Blowfly” Reid...

How Much Do Free 95 Express Trips Cost The State?

Jul 30, 2014
Florida Department of Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is finished with free trips in the fast lanes. The newly opened 595 Express and the planned 75 Express and Palmetto Express projects do not and will not include free rides for anyone. But 95 Express, the first system of its kind in Florida, was the exception. Those lanes were created by converting high-occupancy vehicle ( HOV ) lanes into toll lanes, so HOV toll exemptions were initially grandfathered in. But starting in 2017, FDOT says the...

Diego Saldana-Rojas

We have heard your complaints. And they are hilarious -- especially this one from a little girl from Toronto who had thoughts on spiders... and the city's mayor: Over the weekend we installed a popup complaints booth at the Wolfsonian FIU to coincide with the Power of Design Festival (co-presented by WLRN ) centered on the theme of complaints. The concept was simple: Step inside our sound-resistant kiosk, speak into the microphone and gripe. “We kindly ask that you cease to be pleasant,” read...

New Board Members At Friends Of WLRN

Dec 16, 2013

Friends of WLRN, the fundraising arm of WLRN Radio & Television, has chosen seven new board members to support the future direction of the station and public media in South Florida. The new members -- Carlos Blanco, Dwight Hill, Diana Parker, Flora Perez, Randel Ransom, G. Frederick Reinhardt and Tadd Schwartz -- bring a wealth of expertise and represent leading sectors of the regional economy, from real estate and banking to transportation and telecommunications. “The diverse set of...

WLRN Announces Senior Leadership Team For News

Nov 15, 2013

WLRN Public Radio and Television has named Tom Hudson as vice-president of news, Terence Shepherd as news director and Alicia Zuckerman as e ditorial director for all of WLRN-Miami Herald News. “We have brought together one of the best, if not the best, leadership teams in public media news,” said John Labonia, general manager of WLRN Public Radio and Television. “Our goal of making WLRN the round-the-clock, pervasive and constant source of news and information about and of interest to South Florida is now in reach. I am honored to be working with such talented individuals.”

A Short List Of Journalism Awards Given To WLRN

Apr 30, 2013
Hannah Sampson

WLRN-Miami Herald News has garnered an impressive array of journalism awards nationally and within the Southeast region recently. We decided to share some of this professional recognition we received from our peers with you, our readers. Below are some of the highlights from March-April: WLRN-Miami Herald News secured a 2013 National Headliner Award for its election year project , Dispatches from the Swing State . The award is given out by the Press Club of Atlantic City and was announced in...