Grading FPL's Response To Hurricane Irma And A Conversation With Archbishop Thomas Wenski Plus Bees

Oct 9, 2017

Florida Power & Light spent $3 billion over the past decade to strengthen its lines and power grid. But after Hurricane Irma left millions of FPL customers without power for a week or more, critics are asking what the money accomplished. 

The utility company says that the money was well spent and that the recovery after Irma went far better than the efforts after Hurricane Wilma. We'll hear from the utility on their performance, as well as the Florida Office of Public Counsel, the office created to represent utility consumers.

We also have a conversation with Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Miami Archdiocese. We'll discuss his recent trip through the ravaged parts of the Caribbean, as well as immigration debates and DACA.

Meet Danielle Bender, she was one of the winners of the Miami Foundation's Public Spaces Challenge. Her goal is to bring bee hives to public spaces throughout the county. If you're scared of bees she'll help you overcome that, because she was once terrified of bees herself.


Have you been itching to get started with backyard beekeeping? My friends at @littlerivercooperative are offering an introductory workshop on beekeeping this Saturday, October 7th. The class covers beekeeping 101 and a local honey tasting. Everyone at the workshop will go home with a jar of local honey. The link to sign up is in their bio. Seriously....I need more beekeeping friends so get going!. . . . #beekeeping #southfloridabeekeeping #PublicHivesnotchives #savethebees #PublicHives #Honeybees #beekeepersofinstagram #honey #bees #honeybee

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Oct 3, 2017 at 3:24pm PDT