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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, April 27, episode of Sundial:

When Should Florida Reopen? 

Florida is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis. 

Miami Herald

There is no way of knowing if there will be a football season come August because of the coronavirus.

One thing we do know, there will be a draft and the Miami Dolphins could make a call that changes their fortunes for years to come. 

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On this Thursday April 23rd episode of Sundial. 

 

The state of Florida last weekend released the names of more than 300 elder care facilities across the state with active coronavirus cases. 

Miami Herald

On this Wednesday, April 22nd, episode of Sundial:

 

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

Gov. Ron DeSantis says that Florida has flattened the curve of coronavirus cases and he wants to see the state start to reopen. As of Monday night, the Florida Department of Health reports more than 800 new cases and 44 deaths. 

MIAMI HERALD

On this Tuesday, April 21, episode of Sundial:

When Should Florida Reopen? 

Lawmakers and public health officials are navigating the tightrope of whether or not to re-open parts of the state of Florida. Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell is urging tremendous caution. 

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On this Monday, April 20, episode of Sundial:

Miami-Dade Students Struggle To Log On For Virtual Learning

Governor Ron Desantis announced Florida K-8 students won't be going back to their classrooms this school year. 

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On this Thursday, April 16, episode of Sundial:

What does public transit look like during coronavirus? 

Thousands of essential workers in South Florida continue to use public transportation every single day to get to and from work.

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On this Wednesday, April 15th, episode of Sundial:

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez On COVID-19

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez was among the first elected politicians in the U.S. to test positive for the novel coronavirus back in March. About a month later, he recovered from the virus and even donated blood plasma to patients in need. “I had congestion, I had some body aches, I never got a fever. It made me understand what an asymptomatic person could do, if they went unchecked.”  

 

Miami Herald

On this Tuesday, April 14, episode of Sundial:

Broward sheriff’s response to coronavirus

Broward County Sheriff Gregory Tony is facing many challenges to his leadership.

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On this Monday, April 13, episode of Sundial:

How are Florida prisons dealing with coronavirus? 

As the coronavirus spreads across the country, Florida prisons hustle to implement sanitation procedures, social distancing within jail cells and accessing testing for inmates.

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On this Thursday, April 9, episode of Sundial:

The Sundial team brings a best-of edition. 

Monroe County’s Blockade

WLRN’s Nancy Klingener spoke with host Luis Hernandez on Sundial about Monroe County's new regulations on people traveling into the Florida Keys by car and plane. 

Gina Trotz

On this Wednesday, April 8, episode of Sundial:

Disability rights during coronavirus

Hospitals and healthcare workers are doing their best to prepare for Florida’s peak of COVID-19 cases, which is predicted to happen in the next two weeks. The Miami Herald has reported Disability Rights Florida, a statewide advocacy nonprofit for individuals with disabilities, are worried that if Florida runs out of beds and ventilators, medical professionals will be forced to ration care, like we’ve seen in Italy.

University of Miami

Governors and public health officials across the country have fought tirelessly for access to more ventilators. Coronavirus attacks a patient's respiratory system and ventilators can be essential in supporting healthy breathing. 

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On this Tuesday, April 7, episode of Sundial:

How are immigrant communities dealing with COVID-19? 

Florida might have issued a stay-at-home order, but many in the immigrant community can't afford to skip work. In South Florida, many migrants work the farm fields as “essential” workers and supply the produce we eat every day.

Alejandra Martinez / WLRN

On this Monday, April 6, episode of Sundial:

Navigating South Florida’s unemployment crisis

The number of Floridians applying for unemployment benefits continues to rise as thousands of people are being laid off in masses due to this coronavirus. 

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