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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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The future of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority remains unclear after a recent ruling by a Leon County Judge that the legislation ordering its dissolution violated the “home rule” in the state’s constitution. Now there's a fight between state lawmakers and the current head of the MDX, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, over whether members of the county should maintain control.  

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On the Thursday, Oct. 3, episode of Sundial: 

Senator Manny Díaz Jr. On Transportation And Education

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House Democratic Leader Kionne McGhee is pushing for a bill (HB 251) that would allow college athletes at public and private universities to sign endorsement deals with major companies. Under current rules, these deals are prohibited. 

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On the Tuesday, Oct. 1, episode of Sundial: 

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

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South Florida artist Xavier Cortada is very concerned about sea-level rise and needs your help. 

For more than 15 years, Cortada has been painting colorful murals of mangroves all over Miami-Dade County to raise awareness about the threat of climate change to South Florida. There's the Miami Mangrove Forest located in downtown Miami on the Interstate-95 underpass and the Reclamation Project located on store fronts of Lincoln Road on Miami Beach.

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On the Monday, Sept. 30, episode of Sundial: 

Will The Broward County Sheriff Be Coming Back? 

A special master, a lawyer appointed by the Senate, said Governor Ron DeSantis should not have removed former Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel.  Sun Sentinel politics reporter Skyler Swisher has been following the story and joined Sundial for an update. 

Miami Native Netflix Writer 

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The fashion industry is among the greatest polluters in the world, but locally, South Florida fashion experts and thrift shoppers are encouraging residents to move towards more eco-friendly options. 

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Gigi Stetler may have a lot of reasons not to help those in need. More than 30 years ago, she was stabbed multiple times after trying to help a homeless man. But that desire to reach out to strangers remained a part of her core.

After Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina, Stetler sent RVs to the areas impacted to help families and workers keep a roof over their heads until homes could be rebuilt. Stetler, who owns RVs of Broward, was the first woman to break into the RV sales business as an owner.

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Football Legend Helps With Bahamian Relief

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Celia Cruz's music is timeless. 

In her iconic La Vida Es Un Carnaval, she sings  – "You don't have to cry … life is a carnival … it's more beautiful to live singing." When it plays in Miami nightclubs, people hit the dance floor.

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Mayoral Election In Homestead

Steve Shiver, one of the candidates running for mayor of Homestead, is under investigation by the Homestead Police Department. Shiver was accused of bribery while being city manager of Opa-locka. Miami Herald reporter Jay Weaver has been part of a year-long investigation looking into the corruption in Opa-locka and joined Sundial to give the latest. 

Forward Motion Dance Fest

Graphic by Alejandra Martinez

South Florida novelist and comic book writer Alex Segura has long been a fan of crime fiction novels. Growing up, he looked up to authors like Charles Willeford and Edna Buchanan — some of the region's best. And as far as famous and beloved fictional private investigators go, he enjoyed reading about Hoke Mosley, Sherlock Holmes, Philip Marlowe, V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone.

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On the Monday, Sept. 24, episode of Sundial: 

The Sackler’s Family South Florida Ties

The Sackler family, who founded the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma, purchased an office building in West Palm Beach. Recently, the family has been accused of being one of the main drivers of the explosion of opiates nationwide. Palm Beach Post reporter Alexandra Clough joined Sundial to talk about how this brings additional concerns to Palm Beach County's opioid crisis. 

Low-Wage Workers Ride Bus From Miami To The Keys

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in any given month about 4,000 Americans will commit suicide. Young people are particularly vulnerable. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 10-34.

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The Legacy Of Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré

Former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferré, 84, died late last week, after battling an aggressive spinal cancer the past two years. Ferré was the mayor of Miami from 1973 to 1985 and many considered him to be the father of modern-day Miami. Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez, who defeated Ferré in the mayoral race of 1985,  joined Sundial to share some memories of his friendship with Ferré. Also, Commissioner Suarez is running for Miami-Dade County mayor and talked about his election campaign on the program. 

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