Hurricane Season, Wooden Temple Burning, Conservation In South Florida & ‘The Block’ Competition

May 20, 2019

Hurricane season begins on June 1 and WLRN’s environmental reporter Jenny Staletovich had a discussion with the director of the National Hurricane Center Kenneth Graham about what to expect in the 2019-2020 season. 

A wooden art installation called the "Temple of Time" was set on fire Sunday night in Coral Springs in a ceremonial burning to honor the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas. The temple was constructed by the artist David Best with the help of several volunteer students. WLRN’s Broward County reporter Catie Switalski joined Sundial to talk about the event and the people in attendance.

Read more: Still MSD Strong: Ceremonial Temple Burning In Coral Springs Sends Messages Of Mourning Into The Sky

For more than five months, the historical Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain in the City of North Miami Beach saw extensive restoration efforts by the city paid with $100,000 in state funding. The 32-foot-long structure was built in the 1920’s and was considered the tallest building at the time. The senior conservator at RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, Rosa Lowinger joined Sundial to talk about what conservation in South Florida looks like.

Oolite Arts, which was formerly known as Art Center South Florida, presented a new short documentary contest called "The Block," where Miami filmmakers and storytellers submit ideas to create short documentary films about a Miami neighborhood. The organization, which provides funding and support to Miami-Dade artists, filmmakers and creatives, gave a shared prize of $34,000 to five finalists after they presented their ideas to a panel of judges. Sundial talked to winner Dorian Munroe and CEO of Oolite Arts Dennis Scholl about the competition and film ideas.