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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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On this Thursday, July 9, episode of Sundial:

 

Palm Beach County Schools Fully Remote Learning

 

After a six hour meeting on Wednesday, the Palm Beach County School Board unanimously agreed that classes would resume fully online in August. 

KATIE LEPRI / WLRN

On this Wednesday, July 8, episode of Sundial:

Broward Teachers On Reopening Schools

President Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that schools must reopen for the fall semester. The president added that he would withdraw federal funding from school districts that don’t fully comply. 

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky

On this Tuesday, July 7, episode of Sundial:

 

Restaurants In Miami-Dade Face Shutdowns, Again

 

Restaurants must close their indoor dining in Miami-Dade County starting Thursday, according to a new order from Mayor Carlos Gimenez. Gyms were initially slated to be closed, but the county revised their ordinance to allow for gyms to open under the condition that people are wearing masks at all times while in the facility.  

Jose A. Iglesias / El Nuevo Herald/Miami Herald

On this Monday, July 6, episode of Sundial: 

 

Broward County COVID-19 Response

It was a muted Fourth of July weekend, as most fireworks displays and festivities were disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The state and the country continue to break record totals for new coronavirus cases.

MATIAS J. OCNER / MIAMI HERALD

On this Tuesday, July 2, episode of Sundial:

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner On COVID-19

Gov. Ron DeSantis has made the message loud and clear that Florida has no plans on rolling back, even as the state continues to see thousands of new coronavirus cases every day. 

Charles Trainor Jr. / MIAMI HERALD

On this Tuesday, June 30, episode of Sundial:

Florida & New York’s Responses To The Pandemic

Florida’s coronavirus cases continue to trend upwards as the state has become a new hotspot for the virus. It has added tens of thousands of cases over the past week, bringing the total to more than 156,000.

This comes as former hotspots like New York have seen a decline in new COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

MATIAS J. OCNER / MIAMI HERALD

Statues and monuments linked to slavery are being taken down — sometimes forcefully by protesters themselves — across the United States as people grapple with the painful history that they often memorialize.

Carl Juste / Miami Herald

On this Monday, June 29th Episode of Sundial  

Tweet from the Villages goes Viral

 

David Santiago / MIAMI HERALD

On this Thursday, June 25, episode of Sundial:

Miami-Dade Mayor On COVID-19 And The Civilian Review Board 

Miami-Dade County leads the state in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths. On Wednesday, the county reported an additional 957 cases and 24 deaths. 

Some hospitals are finding their intensive care units are reaching close to capacity — Homestead Medical Center’s ICU beds were full as of Tuesday. 

Syracuse University

Florida’s COVID-19 cases continue to surge, making it one of the new hotspots in the country. In testimony to Congress this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci said there’s been a disturbing surge in new COVID cases in Arizona, Texas and Florida.

South Florida remains the epicenter for the pandemic accounting for more than 50 percent of total cases statewide. '

NEMOURS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL- YOUTUBE / Health News Florida

On this Wednesday, June 24, episode of Sundial:

Florida’s Ousted Data Scientist & Her Own COVID-19 Dashboard 

Rebekah Jones was a manager in the Florida Department of Health and played a critical role in creating the state’s COVID-19 dashboard. She says she was fired after refusing to manipulate data on the dashboard. A statement from the department says she was fired for “repeated acts of insubordination.”

AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD

On this Tuesday, June 23, episode of Sundial:

Miami-Dade County Cities Requiring Masks 

Florida continues to see a rising number of coronavirus cases and municipalities are working to reduce the spread of the virus. 

Soo Oh and Gabriel Hongsdusit / Reveal News

On this Monday, June 22, episode of Sundial:

COVID-19 Cases In Florida Pass 100,000

Florida reached a grim milestone on Monday with a total of more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases. Half of those are in South Florida.

NADEGE GREEN / WLRN NEWS

Juneteenth commemorates the day emancipation reached enslaved people in the deepest parts of the South.

It wasn't until June 19, 1865, two months after the end of the Civil War and more than two and a half years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, that Union Gen. Gordon Granger and more than a thousand U.S. troops went into Galveston, Texas and shared the news of freedom with the 250,000 enslaved people in the state.

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On this Thursday, June 18, episode of Sundial:

Supreme Court Saves DACA 

An estimated 650,000 people living in the United States will not face the immediate threat of deportation. In a 5-4 vote Thursday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court found the Trump administration’s case to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program wasn’t strong enough.

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