When Under the Sun heard about a cat retirement home in Broward County, our interest was more than a little bit piqued. So, we sent Under the Sun’s resident retiree, Robert Lyle, over for a visit.
He met with Steve Kilmer and Ella Schutt, owners of Palm Meow in Hollywood. The many amenities of this retirement community include daily brushing and cat massage, videos of mice and other furry creatures, relaxing classical music, and individualized play sessions. Sorry, cats only.
In our regular segment, What’s Up With South Florida?, we invite you to tell us what you find confusing or unusual about South Florida.
We took a poll so you could decide what we should investigate. Miami’s Trenton Daniel won the honors. Here’s his query: “What’s up with the Miami Beach exit on I-95 that directs motorists onto I-195 but actually takes them back to I-95?”
Episode 2 of Under the Sun explores the theme of South Florida as the “End of the Line.”
We bring you an audio postcard from Alabama Jack’s, a legendary bar and restaurant at the tip of the U.S. mainland. Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books talks with author Les Standiford about Henry Flagler’s unflagging desire to build a railroad to Key West.
You may have heard of Queen Brown. Her son was killed two years ago, and ever since, she’s pushed for an end to youth violence. In speeches and articles, Queen talks about the wrenching experience of losing her son. But the fallout of his death still haunts her. Kenny Malone has her story.
In our recurring segment, we explore the ways people in South Florida make a living. Meet Ryan Esdale, a 17-year-old announcer at Dania Jai A’lai. He dreams of going pro. Trina Sargalski produced this story.
A tiny berry called a “miracle fruit” transforms your taste buds for about two hours. The fruit is from a tree originally grown in West Africa. The grower who ships them across the U.S. is based here in South Florida. His name is Curtis Mozie and he calls himself the Miracle Fruit Man. Alicia Zuckerman went to the Fort Lauderdale farm for a tasting.