Sundial

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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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In the bid to build a soccer stadium and sports complex in Miami, developers have set their sites on a larger location: a city-owned municipal golf course next to Miami International Airport.

Miami-Dade High Schoolers Enter The Workforce For The Summer

Jul 10, 2018

Gone are the days when internships involved making copies and getting coffee.

This summer, about 2,000 high school students in Miami-Dade County are completing paid internships in programs from banking to information technology, and law enforcement to hospitality, through The Children’s Trust Summer Youth Internship Program.

The program offers work experience and school credit to students by placing them in fields related to their goals and interests. 

Related Group

Many people tend to think of Miami as a car dominant, traffic heavy metropolis. Yet, the city is becoming more pedestrian friendly. An ongoing project by real estate group The Related Group and Miami’s Downtown Development Authority seeks to make Miami a top destination for walking, living and vacation.

Similar to The Highline in New York City, a new project called The Biscayne Line would be a 15-mile long public walkway that stretches from Downtown Brickell to the Design District.

LOCUST PROJECTS

When medical marijuana passed in Florida as a constitutional amendment in 2016, it had a 72 percent approval rate. But because of a number of legal challenges, medical marijuana patients still can’t actually smoke their pot in Florida. Dara Kam, a senior writer for the News Service of Florida, joined Sundial to discuss the current state of medical marijuana laws in Florida. It's an issue she thinks is going to make its way to the Supreme Court.

Looking for a way to cope with his late wife's multiple sclerosis diagnosis, North Miami Beach native Dr. Robert Yonover called upon his science background and years spent designing military survival guides and did what he does best : he jotted down information, analyzed it and came up with solutions. 

THE FIFTY-FIFTY ART COLLECTIVE

President Trump plans to announce his new nominee for the Supreme Court on Monday, following the departure of Justice Anthony Kennedy last week. Kennedy acted as an important swing vote on the bench. In 1973, he famously helped codify a woman’s right to abortion within the first trimester of a pregnancy with his decision in Roe v. Wade. As the country watches on for the next nominee, many are concerned that another conservative voice on the bench could mean the end of abortion rights, gay marriage, etc. Caroline M.

Brandan Odums

After beating Mexico in Monday ‘s World Cup match, Brazil is now advancing to the quarterfinals. That has plenty of fans happy in South Florida.

Now they have another place to celebrate. In Brickell City Center a massive mural of the Brazilian star Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. -- who goes by Neymar -- is located on the corner of SW 8th Street and SW First Avenue. This mural was commissioned by the sports website Bleacher Report as part of the #Largerthanlife campaign to coincide with the World Cup.

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Elizabeth Koh is a Miami Herald reporter based in Tallahassee, Florida, who has been reporting on a number of new state laws that went into effect July 1. The laws include limits on painkiller prescriptions, giving kids that are bullied the option to leave school and a restriction on marriage licenses for those younger than 18. Koh joined Sundial to break down each law and what it means to the state of Florida.

Lily Oppenheimer

Chris King is a businessman, not a career politician. And he wants to be Florida’s next governor.

COURTESY NEPTUNE MEMORIAL REEF

Chris King is one of the five Democratic candidates for governor in the state of Florida. With just eight weeks left until the primaries, Sundial had a one-on-one with King, an Orlando-native and businessman. He talked about gun reform laws, affordable housing and curbing the influence of lobbying from Big Sugar.

OCTAVIO JONES / TAMPA BAY TIMES

Republican candidates for governor Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam will face-off in a debate for the first time at The Sunshine Summit. The two-day event, which starts Thursday in Kissimmee, Florida, will bring together Republican leaders, donors and activists to discuss issues and the future of the party.

Miami Herald

Florida Republican leaders are meeting in Orlando to plot their strategy for election year. The 2018 Sunshine Summit kicks off Thursday night with a debate between gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Adam Putnam. This is the first time both candidates face each other.

Special Edition: The Best-Of Sundial

Jun 27, 2018

During the week of June 25 - June 29, Sundial will not air any new episodes. For WLRN's Budget-Year-End Membership Drive, we've chosen some of our favorite conversations so you can catch up. Here's a rundown of this week's schedule: 

June 25

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The race for Florida governor recently got a bit more interesting for Democrats. Real estate billionaire Jeff Greene joined the race just a few weeks ago. He's competing against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Orlando businessman Chris King.

The Palm Beach County businessman has made education a signature platform for his campaign; he started his own private school in 2016.

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Just a few months before the August gubernatorial primary, real estate billionaire Jeff Greene recently joined the Florida Democratic race for governor. He joins Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Orlando businessman Chris King in the race. Greene has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and a new television ad shows Greene arguing with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club where Greene is a member. He joined Sundial to discuss his campaign, what he stands for and how he’s willing to spend millions to turn the governor’s mansion blue.


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