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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

Alejandra Martinez

A South Florida man is entering the mix of Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 election. City of Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam has launched an exploratory presidential bid and plans to make a formal announcement on March 30. "Name recognition does not define leadership," Messam says. He hopes to run on the issues of comprehensive gun legislation, the environment and immigration. He joined Sundial to talk about his presidential campaign.

News Service Florida

Governor Ron DeSantis signed his first piece of legislation earlier this week: a bill allowing smokable medical marijuana in the state of Florida. It's been one of the top priorities of his administration.

Miami New Drama / Courtesy

Governor Ron DeSantis signed on Monday his first law since taking office and legalized smokable medical marijuana in the sunshine state. It was one of his top priorities for this year's legislature and he had given the state's Senate and House leaders a deadline of March 15 to get a bill to his desk.

Michael Nuegebauer / Jane Goodall Institute

In the 1950s, Jane Goodall began to travel to Kenya for a research project on chimpanzees. Her research was fundamental to understanding how chimps make and use tools, and she founded the Jane Goodall Institute to protect chimpanzees and their habitats.

Now in her 80s, Goodall continues to dedicate her life to animals and the environment. She is a UN Messenger of Peace, a UNESCO Award Winner and has been the subject of numerous documentaries and feature films.

HOPE Murals

Harvard University has been working with eight school districts across the country, one of them Palm Beach County Schools, to reduce the level of absenteeism in classrooms. The university’s Proving Ground Program is part of the Center for Education Policy and Research, is trying to find the best practices to lower absenteeism rates in schools through fliers, emails, texts, and robocalls.

Chris Kakol / Florida Grand Opera

A revival of the 1990s opera "Frida" has made its way to South Florida and follows the trajectory of legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's life.

National Geographic

South Floridians are no strangers to traffic. In fact, last year Miamians spent an average of three days of their lives stuck in it, according to Miami Herald. A special April edition of National Geographic is exploring the urban design plans for cities of the future—cities that do not prioritize cars.

Alejandra Martinez

It’s possible you’ve seen this particular Puerto Rican flag if you've traveled up Biscayne Boulevard into Miami’s Upper East Side or scrolled through your Instagram feed lately. The restaurant "La Placita," which opened its doors in January, has been faced with controversy for the massive mural with the  Puerto flag that decorates the exterior of the building.  

"We wanted to make a statement," said Joey Cancel, CEO and President of La Placita on Sundial.

Alejandra Martinez

The Federal Administration Agency has grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircrafts in the United States. Other countries including the UK, China, and Australia have taken a similar course of action. This comes as a result of a current investigation regarding two crashes that have occured over the past five months. The most recent incident was the Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed all 157 passengers on board.

Alejandra Martinez / WLRN

Mark Richt announced his retirement as the head coach for the University of Miami football program last December and the school didn't waste time looking for his replacement. There was only one name that mattered and he had just taken a job as the head coach at Temple.

History of Miami

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a new exhibition chronicles the history of Miami-Dade County’s LGBTQ community over the past 120 years. 

Julie Candelaria / ALL ABOUT THE 360

South Florida filmmaker and folk musician Shawn Snyder’s new film "To Dust" explores faith and mortality through an unlikely partnership. Géza Röhrig, star of the Oscar winning film “Son of Saul,” plays a Jewish cantor named Schmuel who recently lost his wife to cancer. Shmuel continues to have nightmares about his wife’s corpse and wants to better understand the process of it returning to the earth.

Alejandra Martinez

A nationwide blackout that has gone into its fifth day has Venezuelan people struggling for food and water. Two weeks after violent clashes on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, WLRN’s Digital Editor Teresa Frontado traveled to the area with a U.S. military flight to deliver medical supplies intended to be taken into Venezuela. Frontado joined Sundial to talk about her experience. 

Mark Hedden

Key West photographer Mark Hedden has long been fascinated by the folks living on boats near Key West's shores, nicknamed the "liveaboards." In 2017 Mark was awarded a Knight Arts Challenge Grant to document the lives of this community.