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There's no place anywhere else in the country quite like South Florida. From the Keys all the way up the Palm Beaches , WLRN's daily program Sundial brings you the stories that make our home unique. Interviews about news, politics, music, sports, arts, and food, all with a local twist.

Are you a book lover? Sundial has a monthly book club dedicated to read, share and discuss books and characters that are unique to South Florida. You can join the conversation here.

Do you love live music? Sundial brings you the best of the local music scene in its Live from the 305 concerts. Check out the latest performance, as well as a conversation with the artists, here

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in any given month about 4,000 Americans will commit suicide. Young people are particularly vulnerable. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10-34.

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The Legacy Of Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré

Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré, 84, died late last week, after battling an aggressive spinal cancer the past two years. Ferré was the mayor of Miami from 1973 to 1985 and many considered him to be the father of modern-day Miami. Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez, who defeated Ferré in the mayoral race of 1985,  joined Sundial to share some memories of his friendship with Ferré. Also, Commissioner Suarez is running for Miami-Dade County mayor and talked about his election campaign on the program. 


Many freshmen in college don't go into their first day of class with a resume that includes an Olympic Gold Medal, numerous NBA awards, and millions of dollars. But, that's the case for a new Florida International University freshman, Amar'e Stoudemire. 


On the Thursday, Sept.19 episode of Sundial: 

Rep. Frederica Wilson Talk About Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas

U.S. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, a Democrat representing Florida's 24th district, which includes parts of Miami-Dade and Broward counties, is a native Bahamian. Recently, she introduced a bill that would grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Bahamians in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. She joined Sundial and talked with host Luis Hernandez about TPS for Bahamians and the relief efforts her office is participating in. 


After Manuel Oliver’s son Joaquin was killed at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school shooting in 2018, he dedicated his life to gun reform activism through the arts.

Miami Herald

On the Wednesday, Sept. 18, episode of Sundial:

Brickell Condo Residents Get A Big Win

A group of Brickell tenants won a class-action lawsuit against a condominium association that was charging residents inflated rates for application fees. The condominium association has agreed to pay up to $300,000 back to the residents. Nick Nehamas, an investigative reporter with the Miami Herald joined Sundial to explain the lawsuit.

U.S. - Cuba Immigration Policies 

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South Florida has among the highest number of new HIV cases in the country. A 2016 report from the CDC found Miami had 46 cases per 100,000 people and Ft. Lauderdale had 47 – that’s nearly double what is seen in New York City and Los Angeles.  A new investigation by the Guardian found that millions of dollars in federal funds for HIV prevention and treatment were turned away by the state of Florida while Rick Scott was governor.

Miami Herald

Fort Lauderdale Water Plant Could Fail If Hurricane Strikes 

Hurricane Dorian’s devastation on the Bahamas put the city of Fort Lauderdale on high alert. A severe storm could destroy the city’s old water treatment plant, sewage and pipes, and leave residents without a source of drinking water. Sun-Sentinel’s Larry Barszewki reported on the concerns and joined Sundial totalk about the   repairs needed. 

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A space suit made out of hundreds of textile fabrics with hearts, stars, drawn space rockets and planets made by kids and cancer patients from over 45 countries will be on display at the R House Wynwood art gallery starting this weekend. 

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On the Monday, Sept. 16, episode of Sundial:

2020 Census Count In Miami-Dade County 

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Most people don’t know the name Anne Kingsbury Wollstonecraft. She was a botanist in Cuba in the 19th century and one of the first to document many of the plants native to the island country.

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On the Thursday, Sept. 12, episode of Sundial, WLRN reporter Danny Rivero fills in for host Luis Hernandez:

Federal Response To Hurricane Dorian 

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A group of South Florida fishermen set sail on their boat on the first Friday after Hurricane Dorian made a direct hit on the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama as a Category 5 storm.

"As soon as the smoke cleared we were out of here," said Tim Maddock, one of the fishermen.

The slow-moving hurricane made landfall more than a week ago and it was the most powerful storm on record to strike the Bahamas. The storm left many with nothing.

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On the Wednesday, Sept. 11, episode of Sundial:

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