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May 7, 2014: Miami-Dade Leaders Take Key Vote, Panamanians Question Their Government

Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:

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10:04 Florida's teachers aren't as diverse as their students. That's the finding of a new study that looked at the "diversity gap" in the classroom.

  

    

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8:34 This year marks the Panama Canal's 100th anniversary. Panama is completing a $5 billion expansion of the waterway, and last Sunday it elected a new president. There has never been a more critical moment for the country to address its epic inequality.

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8:04 Florida lawmakers have signed off on bill that could allow a 78-year-old man to finally receive payment for the 21 years he wrongly served in prison.

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7:34 A fairly famous voice is being honored in South Florida this week. Hear our interview with Michel Martin, the host of NPR's "Tell Me More."

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7:04 Miami-Dade County Commissioners today voted to urge the federal government to stop deporting Venezuelans back to their homeland.

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6:34 The Panama Canal is nearing completion of a $5 billion expansion. But are Panamanians themselves, who just elected a new president on Sunday, experiencing much of that new wealth?