Monday through Thursday at 1 p.m.
Sundial is the featured midday show on WLRN 91.3 FM, South Florida's NPR affiliate. We aim for rich, in-depth conversations with guests who help tell the story of South Florida life and culture.
Sundial highlights the personalities behind the story — authors, filmmakers, trailblazers and newsmakers, in conversation with host Carlos Frías, a South Florida native and journalist of more than 25 years.
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Sundial’s staff is:
Carlos Frías, Host
Leslie Ovalle Atkinson, Lead Producer
Elisa Baena, Producer and social media Editor
Artists John William Bailly and Edouard Duval-Carrié join WLRN's Carlos Frías to talk about their individual artwork that explores history, culture and mythology. Their work is displayed at the Center for Visual Communication in Wynwood.
Hanif Abdurraqib is an award-winning poet, essayist and journalist. His writing reflects on music, culture, sneakers, and prayer. He joins Carlos Frías to talk about the daily rituals he revels in and the music that formed him as the youngest of four siblings.
Aurin Squire's play "Defacing Michael Jackson" is about hero worship and belonging, told through a group of kids in 1980s Opa-Locka. Playwright Aurin Squire joins WLRN's Carlos Frías to talk about the personal and public heroes in his life that inspired his work.
Bea Hines' dream of becoming a writer wasn't encouraged by her friends and family when she was growing up. But she tells WLRN's Wilkine Brutus how she proved everyone wrong when she was the first Black female journalist hired at the Miami Herald.
It’s almost April. And that means it’s time for poetry to pop up in unexpected places throughout Miami-Dade County — thanks to O, Miami. The poetry foundation floods the county with guerrilla poetry all month where you least expect it. Carlos Frías sits down with founder P. Scott Cunningham to talk about what's coming up this April.
Jack Lepiarz grew up in the circus. He eventually got a serious job at Boston's NPR member station, but never stopped performing the whip tricks his dad taught him. Lepiarz recently said goodbye to radio and is traveling around the country performing his act.
Puerto Rican singer and songwriter Ileana Mercedes Cabra, also known as iLe, is set to play in Fort Lauderdale this week as part of her U.S. tour. She began her career as a teenager singing for the alternative hip-hop band, Calle 13 with her brothers. iLe joined WLRN's Caitie Muñoz to talk about her solo career and the inspiration behind her music.
Joanne Hyppolite made a career out of helping tell the important ways in which Black people influenced all aspects of American culture as a curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. She tells us about why she calls Miami home. We also hear from Rene Rodriguez, the manager of the Cosford Cinema. He tells us how he went from delivery boy to film critic.
Filmmaker Nancy Spielberg on how she uses her movie-making differently than her older brother — Hollywood director Steven Spielberg. We also speak to Miami Herald journalist Jacqueline Charles. She tells us why President Bill Clinton called her Haiti's ambassador to the world.
Best Of: Local author Jonathan Escoffery, FIU founding professor retires, activist and Parkland survivor Aalayah EastmondAuthor Jonathan Escoffery, who is a finalist for a PEN/Faulkner award for best American fiction, talks about his first book, "If I Survive You." We also hear from one of FIU's founding professors, who just recently retired after serving the university for over 50 years. Finally, activist and Parkland survivor Aalayah Eastmond joins us on the five-year anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. She tells us about her work to fight gun violence and what's bringing her joy these days.