Sundial

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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

PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS / AP

On this Tuesday, June 16, episode of Sundial:

Miami Gardens Mayor On Improving Policing 

Cities across the country are grappling with how to reform their police departments to hold officers accountable and prevent violence against black communities.

Alexia Fodere / MIAMI HERALD

On this Monday, June 15, episode of Sundial:

Dueling Rallies In South Florida

Protests over police brutality continued in South Florida for the third week in a row. They’re calling for an end to police violence against the Black community and many are proposing sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system, including defunding of police departments. 

This weekend things were different. There was a “law and order” rally in downtown Miami and in Miami Lakes, Trump supporters celebrated the President’s birthday and carried signs that said “All Lives Matter.”

LYNNE SLADKY / AP

On this Thursday, June 11, episode of Sundial:

 

Protests are scheduled across South Florida this weekend, continuing the national conversation around police violence and their role in our communities. Protesters have been raising the issue of police budgets, with recommendations to defund, dismantle or dramatically reduce the public funding allocated for law enforcement.

Palm Beach County School District

School districts across South Florida are devising plans now for students this fall. Broward County Public Schools has drafted a plan in which students may only be able to attend school two days a week. Palm Beach County Superintendent Donald Fennoy discussed the possibility that in school attendance will be voluntary depending on the discretion of parents. 

As districts continue to wrestle with the challenges of social distancing, sanitizing school property and keeping children safe, the only certainty this fall is that it will be a much different school experience than we are used to.      

Carl Juste / MIAMI HERALD

On this Wednesday, June 10, episode of Sundial:

Fort Lauderdale Mayor On Defunding Police

MIAMI HERALD

On this Tuesday, June 9, episode of Sundial:

Drive-in Theaters Make A Comeback

Movie theaters are now allowed to reopen across the state — but not in most parts of South Florida. In Broward, they are set to reopen June 15. Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties haven’t announced any plans to reopen movie theaters yet. 

AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD

On this Monday, June 8, episode of Sundial:

Fort Lauderdale Police Face Scrutiny Over Violence

Protests over police brutality continued across South Florida over the weekend from Jupiter down to Homestead. They remained relatively peaceful although a number of arrests were made

AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD

On this Thursday, June 4, episode of Sundial:

Holding Police Accountable 

Protesters across the country are calling for police to be held accountable for their actions following violence by officers at demonstrations. The Ft. Lauderdale Police Department is asking for any video footage from protestors at Sunday’s demonstration as an officer is being investigated after shooting a woman in the head with a foam rubber bullet

AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD

On this Wednesday, June 3, episode of Sundial:

Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony On Police Brutality

Despite the bad weather, protests continued in South Florida over the death of George Floyd on Tuesday. They remained peaceful and were smaller than protests in previous days.

Carl Juste / MIAMI HERALD

On this Tuesday, June 2, episode of Sundial:

The Third Day Of Protests In South Florida

Protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of white officers continued in parts of South Florida on Monday for the third day in a row. There were no arrests that day and curfews remain in effect for Miami-Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach counties.

Gerard Albert / WLRN

On this Monday, June 1st, episode of Sundial:

 

Protests Against Police Brutality Across South Florida

     

Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald

On this Thursday, May 28, episode of Sundial:

Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Visits Keys Nursing Home

Last week, U.S. Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell visited a nursing home in the Keys where COVID-19 is spreading amongst patients and employees, and where a series of deaths were reported and linked to the virus.

Monroe County School District

On this Wednesday, May 27, episode of Sundial:

Monroe County Public Schools

Monroe County Public Schools have created a task force that’s focused on reopening schools in the fall. So far the county has 104 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which is significantly lower than other South Florida counties.

Daniel Rivero / WLRN

On this Tuesday, May 26, episode of Sundial:

Felons Voting Rights

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle ruled on Sunday that the requirement by the state that all former felons must pay back all fines and fees before registering to vote was unconstitutional. As many as 800,000 felons across the state of Florida could be impacted by the ruling. The high profile court case has been followed across the country for the ramifications it could have on the November 2020 election — and beyond.

Miami International Airport

On this Thursday, May 21, episode of Sundial:

What Will Air Travel Look Like At MIA?

Airlines and major international airports across South Florida have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. There have been severe restrictions on international travel, and the number of people taking flights across the U.S. has significantly dropped.

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