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On this Thursday, May 7, episode of Sundial:

 

Congresswoman Donna Shalala on nursing homes and federal aid.

 

Florida has the second largest percentage of elderly people in the country and a large portion live in nursing homes and elder care facilities. The data over the past couple months show just how vulnerable the elderly are to this virus and how quickly COVID-19 can spread once it enters one of these facilities. 

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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. 

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On this Wednesday, March 25, episode of Sundial:

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On this Monday, March 23, episode of Sundial:

A conversation with Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber

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On this Wednesday, March 18, episode of Sundial:

Guests: 

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On this Monday, March 16, episode of Sundial:

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On this Tuesday, March 17, episode of Sundial:

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On this Tuesday, Jan. 14, episode of Sundial:

Teachers Demand More School Funding

Thousands of teachers from across the state Monday traveled to Tallahassee before the start of the 2020 legislative session to demand higher pay and better benefits. 

Gov. Ron DeSantis declared 2020 to be “the year of the teacher” and announced a proposal to set a statewide minimum teacher salary at $47,500 and to create a new bonus program. Some educators feel that is not enough. 

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On this Monday, Jan. 13, episode of Sundial:

Florida’s 2020 Census Statewide Complete Count Committee

The U.S Census will be conducted from March to June 2020. To ensure Floridians are accurately reflected in the federal count, Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Lieutenant Governor Jeantte Nuñez to lead Florida’s Complete Count Committee. 

THE OCEAN AGENCY

On this Tuesday, Dec. 17, episode of Sundial:

Shores Forward Partnership To Protect Marine Life

The Ocean Conservancy and the City of Miami have announced a partnership to protect South Florida's oceans and coasts, including Biscayne Bay and the Miami River. 

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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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Football Legend Helps With Bahamian Relief

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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.

Miami Herald

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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