Producing award winning original programs remains a high priority for WLRN. Take a closer look at some of the incredible stories that we have had the pleasure of producing for our South Florida viewers.
An American multi-millionaire, an old flame of Foyle's, and a mysterious man claiming to be a Dutch refugee, are all implicated when a dead body is discovered on a Hastings beach. Meanwhile, Sam looks for somewhere to live after her home is destroyed in a bombing raid. Foyle investigates a case of looting after coins go missing from the bombed out house Sam was living in.
“Miami was like a Mecca for three or four months in the winter, everything happened in Miami. It was the center of the entertainment world really.” -Dick Cami - Night Club Owner/Entertainment Manager
In the days before heavy metal and hip hop, Miami was a melting pot for the growing music industry. Miami was considered America’s winter playground, the land of palm trees and sunshine. It was a hotspot for tourists, entertainers and locals seeking a taste of the good life. Hailed by many musicians and recording stars as the “most unbelievable place to be”, Miami’s rich musical background is waiting to be discovered by a wider audience.
All Shook Up: Miami’s Glory Days of Music is a one-hour documentary that traces this rich history of music in Miami. Told by those who lived it, witnessed it, played it and created it, this musical journey is categorized by geographical areas and divided into four locations: Downtown, Overtown, Coconut Grove and Miami Beach. Through in-studio interviews, rare photos, original recordings and archive film, the musical landscape of South Florida unfolds.
Detective Vera Stanhope is back on the case investigating chilling crimes only she can solve. This week Vera looks into the death of an unidentified man dredged up from a slurry pit on a remote farm. As the case unfolds, clues lead Vera and her team to a number of illegal immigrants working the farm and a traveling community close by that is harboring a lot of secrets. Can Vera connect the dots and solve the case?
In the course of investigating a murder, Foyle uncovers a plot to steal art treasures being moved from the local museum to Wales for safekeeping. Meanwhile, Foyle’s son files his first mission as a Royal Air Force pilot and is accused of passing top secret information to the enemy.
Samuel Willenberg, now 92 years old, is the last living survivor of the Treblinka death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland where an estimated 900,000 Jews were murdered in a period of just 13 months at the height of World War II. Still haunted 70 years later by the horrors he witnessed as a young forced laborer, Samuel has immortalized the Treblinka story in a series of bronze sculptures of the tragic victims who dwell indelibly in his memory like ghosts.
A new WLRN original documentary, SAWGRASS CITY, premieres Thursday night at 8. Delve into the lives of three local artists who find their creative muse in our diverse and off-beat community. A day in the life of these artists captures what it means to live, work and create in South Florida. A dancer turned filmmaker, a prolific guitarist and a philosophical visual artist - together they prove that Miami is bursting with creative talent.