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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 Monday, Dec. 16, episode of Sundial: 

U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala Adresses Human Trafficking In South Florida

Congresswoman Donna Shalala, a Miami Democrat, recently led a congressional subcommittee hearing focused on human trafficking ahead of February’s Super Bowl in Miami. 

"Solving an Epidemic: Addressing human trafficking around major events like the Super Bowl and the need for cross-jurisdictional solutions" focused on combating human trafficking and how the federal government could help local law enforcement. 

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Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to come to Miami-Dade County in February for the 2020 Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Federal officials, nonprofits and law enforcement prepare for an expected increase in human trafficking during these large-scale events.

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A national audience will see New World Symphony co-founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas receive the Kennedy Center Honors for Lifetime Achievement this Sunday night.

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On this Thursday, Dec. 12, episode of Sundial WLRN reporter Caitie Switalski fills in: 

Orlando Sentinel’s 'Laborland' looks at central Florida’s low-wage workers

The Orlando Sentinel’s new four-part series, Laborland, takes a deep-dive into the low-wage workforce that keeps Florida's theme parks and tourist destinations running.

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On this Tuesday, Dec. 11, episode of Sundial: 

UPS Truck Shooting

Graphic by Alejandra Martinez

On this Tuesday, Dec. 10, episode of Sundial: 

Brightline and Railroad Safety 

The Associated Press recently published a report that found Brightline - soon to become Virgin Trains USA - has the most deaths per mile in the country. According to federal data obtained by AP most of the deaths have been suicides. 

Roz Chast

Thousands of graduates from South Florida colleges and universities will receive their diplomas in the coming weeks during winter commencement ceremonies.

Karli Evans

When you walk through the installation, “Black Power Naps/Siestas Negras” you’re automatically sucked into a world of relaxation. There are six embellished beds and a sound track playing where the Afro Latinx artists Navild Acosta and Fannie Sosa explain what the concept of sleep means to them in a deep soothing voice.

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On this Thursday, Dec.5, episode of Sundial: 

Is the Florida Prison System crumbling?

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On this Tuesday, Dec. 3, episode of Sundial: 

FEMA Data Shows Delays In Hurricane Recovery Funding

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Billionaire Jorge M. Pérez, known as Miami’s Condo King, is opening a new art museum called “El Espacio 23” in Allapattah this week. The 28,000-square-foot art space is named for its location on Northwest 23rd Street and features thousands of pieces that Pérez had kept away in storage for years, including photographs, paintings, sculptures and videos from around the globe.

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On this Monday, Dec. 2, episode of Sundial: 

Will the U.S. cut ties with Cuba?

There are fears among policy experts that the United States will cut ties with Cuba. The Trump Administration has put in place a series of restrictions on U.S. travel to Cuba since taking office, including limits to educational and tourism visas. It is also placing limits on doing business with entities linked to Cuba’s military. WLRN Americas’ editor Tim Padgett joins Sundial to discuss how these announcements could impact U.S.-Cuba relations.

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On Sundial for Wednesday, Nov. 27:

StoryCorps hosts The Great Thanksgiving Listen

StoryCorps, a national storytelling nonprofit, is hosting its annual project The Great Thanksgiving Listen. The initiative, which launched five years ago, asks young people to record conversations with an elder, mentor, friend or someone they admire using the StoryCorps App.

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On the Nov. 26th episode of Sundial:

 

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On the Nov. 25 episode of Sundial:

Cockfighting in Puerto Rico

Cockfighting has been a tradition in Puerto Rico for hundreds of years. Now that practice is reaching its final days. Last December, Congress passed a bill ending the practice in U.S. territories. The ban takes effect Dec. 20.

Patricia Mazzei, Miami bureau chief for the New York Times, traveled to the island to report on how people are responding to the controversial sport’s final days.

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