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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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Governor Ron DeSantis leaves for Israel this weekend with a delegation of at least a hundred different lawmakers, lobbyists and business leaders.

DeSantis' trip will include a visit with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a Florida cabinet meeting next Wednesday. But many of the details regarding the trip remain unclear, including the itinerary and whether the cabinet meeting will be streamed for the public.

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Ten Florida counties have adopted the Warrant Service Officer program (WSO), which allows for deputies of sheriff departments across the state to work with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to detain undocumented immigrants. Ana Ceballos, reporter for the News Service of Florida, joined Sundial to explain how the relationship between sheriff deputies and ICE agents work.

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For almost two decades, Memorial Day Weekend has meant Urban Beach Week on South Beach, featuring hip-hop music, parties and high fashion. But in recent years, city officials have been criticized for their treatment of visitors during the weekend, most of whom are black. Critics say visitors are scrutinized more than those who attend other events, like Art Basel.  

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Two high-profile candidates are vying for Miami-Dade County’s District 1 commission seat: Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert and Sybrina Fulton, activist and mother of Trayvon Martin.

The City of Miami Gardens has also hosted massive events this year such as Rolling Loud Music Festival and the Miami Open tennis tournament. Mayor Gilbert joined Sundial to talk about the impact of hosting these events in his city, and what preparation they are making for the 2020 Super Bowl.

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The Sundial Book Club is currently reading "Dancing in the Baron's Shadow," by Haitian American author Fabienne Josaphat, which takes place in Haiti during the dictatorship of Francios Duvalier, also known as Papa Doc. 

City of North Miami Beach

When it was built in the 1920s, the historical Fulford-By-The-Sea Fountain in the City of North Miami Beach was considered the largest monument in South Florida. It was recently unveiled anew after an extensive five-month restoration process. 

The 32-foot-long structure was restored thanks to $100,000 in state funding, matched by the city through donations. RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture spearheaded the restoration. 

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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. 

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Some Florida lawmakers are responding to the passage of Alabama’s new abortion law, which would ban  abortion in almost any circumstance and make providing the procedure a felony. State Senator Lauren Book, D-Plantation, released a statement yesterday in opposition to the law.

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Florida ranks the third highest in the nation for human trafficking. During this year's legislative session, State Senator Lauren Book, D-Plantation, pushed for new law establishing a database of individuals convicted of soliciting prostitution or trafficking sex workers. It currently awaits Governor Ron DeSantis’ signature. Senator Book joined today’s program.

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Food halls have been showing up all over South Florida the past couple years. The concept is simple: a communal space with various food vendors from local restaurants in the region. Last week, Time Out Market opened on Miami Beach, becoming the second food hall on Lincoln Road alone.

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The new Major League Soccer team Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami -- referred to as Inter Miami CF -- led by David Beckham won't be starting out in Miami. Their games will take place for at least two years at a new facility being built at the Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale. Sundial talked to Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis about what this means for the city.

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South Florida author Dave Barry wants to be more like his dog, Lucy.

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A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Texas in Austin ranks the 25 counties in the nation most at risk for measles.  Miami-Dade County is listed as the third most vulnerable and Broward County as the seventh. Dr.

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Miami has been home to the Ultra Music Festival for more than 20 years, attracting thousands of electronic dance music fans to the city each year. But last week, Ultra decided not to renew its contract with the city, terminating a two year contract agreement for the festival to be hosted on Virginia Key Beach.

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A new musical at the Colony Theatre in Miami Beach tells the story of Afro-Caribbean band Parranda El Clavo. The band comes from the small village of El Clavo nestled in Venezuela’s jungle. They regularly play house concerts around the village and are an essential part of the community.

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