The Florida Roundup | WLRN
By Mihail Halatchev
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Each week a panel of journalists from South Florida and around the state discuss the week in news.
||CleanHow Is Florida's New 'Red Flag' Gun Law Working?||The gun legislation passed after the Parkland mass shooting was historic for many reasons, not the least of which was that it represented the first gun restrictions passed in Florida in more than 20 years. One of the provisions of the Marjory Stoneman||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Florida Roundup: Life At The Edge In The Florida Keys||Living in the Florida Keys is life in paradise, but it comes at a cost. Day-to-day life in the Keys can be a struggle despite the natural beauty of the archipelago. Still, the affordability challenges, threast from hurrianes and risk of higher seas can'||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLawsuit Challenges Miami-Dade Immigration Detention Policy||Two undocumented immigrants who were arrested for driving without a license and face deportation are suing Miami-Dade County over its immigration detention policy. The lawsuit was filed in federal court this week, claiming the county’s policy is||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrice Of Recycling Skyrockets In Broward County, And One City Isn't Paying||The cost of recycling programs has doubled in some Broward County cities. This month, the price increased when previous contracts with Sun Bergeron expired. Part of that company is now owned by Waste Management, which cities are blaming for the price hi||7/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNursing Homes Not On FPL List To Get Power First After Hurricanes||None of the more than 1,000 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in South Florida are on Florida Power & Light’s highest priority list for power restoration. FPL rejected Broward and Miami-Dade counties’ lists, which included these facilitie||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInvestigation Shows How Florida Sparked U.S. Heroin Crisis||A Palm Beach Post investigation has uncovered Florida's role in igniting the country’s heroin epidemic in 2011. The state’s repeated failure to control its own prescription drug problem would eventually lead to more addicts turning to heroin not onl||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImmigrant Children Will No Longer Be Separated At The Border. What Happens To Them Now?||On Wednesday, President Donald Trump reversed his controversial policy of separating undocumented children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, but questions still remain about what the future holds for immigrant children detained in American||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Cuba Foreign Policy Fits Into Trump's North Korea Meeting||President Donald Trump came to Miami one year ago, on June 16, 2017, to announce he was rolling back some of the Obama-era changes in America’s Cuban policy. In doing so, Trump went after the communist dictatorship on the island. While working to isol||6/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHigher Seas Pose Threat Beyond The Coast||The threat of sea-level rise stretches well beyond the coastline. Higher seas are pushing into the source of our drinking water . They could increase the cost of insurance across the region, and local governments trying to fund resiliency projects may||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Racism Persists In Latin American Communities||Since January, the Teatro Trail in Little Havana has been showing the play, “Tres Viudas en un Crucero” (“Three Widows on a Cruise”), to sold-out crowds. The Spanish-language production featured a blackface character. A fair-skinned actress wore||6/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrump Effect Takes Hold Of South Florida Politics||Donald Trump is reshaping South Florida politics. Longtime Republican Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen decided not to run for re-election in a district that increasingly leans Democratic. Miami-Dade Commissioner Bruno Barreiro resigned his position on||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPotential 'Traffic Nightmare,' Environmental Damage Loom Over Greenlighted Miami Mega-Mall||Derek Cintron has lived most of his life in Miami Lakes. He says he loved the area so much that he decided to buy a house there five years ago. Now Cintron is considering a move. He lives 10 minutes away from the site of the future American Dream Miami,||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouth Florida News Outlets Collaborate To Tackle Threat Of Sea-Level Rise||The threat of sea level rise affects all of South Florida – from the ocean to the Everglades. The sea has risen nine inches in the past century. It’s predicted to rise another two feet in less than half that time. Evidence of the higher seas can be||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrison Guard Faces Charges For 'Honey-Bunning' In Juvenile Lock-Up||Antwan Johnson, a guard at the Miami-Dade Regional Juvenile Detention Center, was arrested as he was getting ready to go to work Monday morning. A grand jury charged Johnson with encouraging inmates to beat up other inmates, including 17-year-old Elord||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSuper Solutions To 'Supercommute'? South Florida Debates Transportation Woes||Commuting in South Florida apparently takes herculean patience and resilience to bouts of “traffic trauma.” ApartmentList.com released a report showing a share of commuters in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties travel at least 90 minutes to||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSouth Florida School Districts Float Ideas For Giving Teachers Raises||Teachers nationwide are protesting their paychecks. Educators in Arizona voted to walk out, joining similar efforts in Oklahoma, West Virginia and Kentucky. Teachers are speaking up at the same time that students around the country are mobilizing agains||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorthwestern Students Keep Spirit Of Youth Activism Going||Kimson Green, a sophomore at Northwestern Senior High School about to be inducted into the National Honor Society, was shot and killed on Sunday, April 7. According to police, gunfire erupted while Green was talking with friends in front of an apartment||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'They're Not Going Away.' What Comes Next In The Wave Of Youth-Led Activism||--||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Week Later, Agencies Pursue Investigations Into FIU Bridge Collapse||Students at Florida International University made a somber return to campus this week after spring break. They prayed at vigils and walked to a memorial erected near the site of last week’s pedestrian bridge collapse. READ MORE: Campuswide Vigil At FI||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCollapse Of FIU Pedestrian Bridge Prompts Homicide, Transportation Investigations||The pedestrian bridge at Florida International University 's Modesto Maidique Campus was touted as a marvel for traffic-burdened Southwest Eighth Street. An average of 66,500 cars a day crossed the intersection with Southwest 109th Avenue in 2016. Last||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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