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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

Miami Herald

Aerial footage is beginning to reveal the extensive devastation in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Atlantic in recorded history. Large parts of the island are underwater  and many relief organizations are on standby ready to send supplies to aid recovery efforts.

Florida Storms

On the Tuesday, Sept. 3 episode of Sundial:

Hurricane Dorian Weather Update 

Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded to a Category 2, but dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge continues on Grand Bahama Island. Surge warnings have been issued in parts of Florida. The storm continues its slow track away from the Bahamas and travels north in the Atlantic. Sundial continues to report on the potential threats to South Florida with an update from the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network. Chief meteorologist Jeff Huffman joined us. 


On the Monday, Sept. 2 episode of Sundial:

Hurricane Dorian Downgrades

Associated Press

On the Thursday, Aug. 29 episode of Sundial:

Hurricane Dorian

Miami Herald

The Miami Dolphins have had eight winning seasons in the last twenty years. And out of that same time they've been to the playoffs five times. In other words, South Florida fans have had little football to enjoy in a long time. 

This year they have a new coach and a new quarterback. So, does that give fans some hope? Sundial host Luis Hernandez spoke with Adam Beasley, the Dolphins reporter for the Miami Herald. He says don't count on it.

Image Courtesy of the Artist

The photographer Gary Monroe was in his early 20s when he decided he was going to go out and shoot photos in his neighborhood just about every day. He was in college in Tampa when it dawned on him that there was something very special about the neighborhood where he grew up, especially about the elderly Jewish people who had steadily moved there, some of them with numbers on their arms -- survivors of the Holocaust. The project went on for almost 10 years, between 1977 and 1986.

Wynwood School of Music

On the August 28, 2019 episode of Sundial:

Hurricane Dorian

Sam Turken / WLRN

On the Aug. 27, 2019 episode of Sundial:


Head Start on Gun Laws


The next legislative session begins in January and, until then, lawmakers meet in committee weeks, the first of which begins in mid-September. South Miami Democratic Rep. Javier Fernández called for a special session to address gun reform in response to the tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.


Graphic by Alejandra Martinez

We all make mistakes.

If you've never made an error in judgment or engaged in behavior that later made you cringe -- count yourself lucky. But in this digital age, an embarrassing, reckless moment can be captured on video and go "viral" in an instant.

And it’s becoming increasingly hard for parents to guide their children through a social media landscape that can so quickly turn from "Likes" and innocent chats to cyber-bullying or worse.


Congressman Ted Deutch (D-FL) said on Sundial Monday that retreating from the Paris Climate Agreement makes America "weaker" and that he plans to push hard for two things in the coming months: a carbon fee and gun reform legislation.

Emily Michot / Miami Herald

On the Aug. 26, 2019 episode of Sundial:

Hollywood Nursing Home Arrests

Sherrilyn Cabrera / WLRN

The Florida Keys depend on the coral reef tract and marine life for much more than just recreation. They're vital to the economy, contributing billions of dollars in tourism and travel to the region. But pollution, development and a warming ocean have had catastrophic effects on the environment. 

Armory Films / Courtesy

A new independent film called "Peanut Butter Falcon" stars Boynton Beach resident Zack Gottsagen, who plays a wrestling hero. Gottsagen has Down Syndrome, and his character, Zak, dreams of meeting his all-time-favorite wrestling figure, known as the Salt Water Redneck.

Zak, who at the beginning of the movie lives in a nursing home, escapes and accidently meets a man on the run named Tyler, a fish merchant, played by Shia Laboeuf. Tyler lost his brother in a car accident and stole fishing supplies one drunken night. Zak and Tyler join forces and go on the run together.

Associated Press

The corrections-related service provider JPay operates in prisons across the country, and is based in Miramar, Florida. Though the company initially offered wire-transfers for inmates to receive money from loved ones, it has since transitioned to offering video conferencing, emailing and greeting cards. And there are concerns the company is overcharging.

Olga Manosalvas

The state of Florida is using $75 million of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s hurricane recovery money to buy flood-damaged homes. Of that money, $10 million is being set aside for the Keys alone. The Florida Keys, which suffered from Hurricane Irma, is an area more at risk of flooding and damage than others, thus making living there expensive. Alex Harris, who covers the environment for the Miami Herald, has been reporting on the story and joined Sundial to talk about how residents are reacting to the buy-backs and if it will help future home buyers.