August 14, 2014: Local Planners Create 'Quiet Zones' Along All Aboard Florida Route
Today on WLRN-Miami Herald News, you heard:
5:30 PM WLRN interview with FIU medical professor and ebola expert Dr. Aileen Marty of FIU and her upcoming trip to Africa to help with the ebola emergency there.
5:04 PM Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi acquitted of corruption charges...Broward County Commission seeking stronger means of registering its support for same-sex marriage.
4:30 PM WLRN's series on the aftermath of recent shootings in Liberty City looks at the struggles of victim's mothers and their pursuit of justice.
4:04 PM Florida Congressmen Joe Garcia and Ted Deutch hold a hearing on immigration reform at Broward College.
1:04 PM More than 5,000 positions that area businesses need to fill will be featured at a job fair next Tuesday, August 19, at the BB&T Center in Sunrise...A new interactive climate change map shows us just how hot summers will be in Miami and the rest of the world by the end of this century.
10:04 Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez kicked off a series of budget town hall meetings this week, starting with a Facebook and Twitter discussion on Wednesday.
9:30 A South Florida doctor and professor who has been called up to help victims of Ebola in Africa tells us how she became interested in treating infectious diseases.
9:04 A Miami judge calls the state's worker's compensation law a violation of employees' rights.
8:34 We'll hear from the mother of a victim who was killed in the Liberty City mass shooting in June. This is part four of our Liberty City Aftermath series.
8:04 There will be more trains on the Florida East Coast tracks over the next couple of years but also, a lot less noise. Local planning officials say they have funding in hand to create a giant "quiet zone" along the tracks between Hallandale Beach and West Palm Beach.
7:34 A South Florida doctor and professor who has been called up to help victims of Ebola in Africa tells us how she became interested in treating infectious diseases.
7:04 Broward County school leaders want to spend more than $900 million over the next five years to turn portable rooms housed in mobile trailers into permanent classrooms, replace aging air-conditioning systems and upgrade athletics facilities.
6:34 We'll hear from the mother of a victim who was killed in the Liberty City mass shooting in June. This is part four of our Liberty City Aftermath series.
6:04 It could be a big quality-of-life improvement for South Floridians who live and work along the Florida East Coast railway tracks. Local planning officials said Wednesday they have most of the funding in hand to create a giant no-train-whistles-allowed zone from Miami to West Palm Beach.