A consumer fed up with the fact that insurance denied his claim over a burglary at a storage facility turned to the media for help. The insurance company said there was no proof of forcible entry. However, there was a large gap that a grown man could reach his entire arm through and pull out at least some items. The gap was wide enough to raise questions. Listen now
Third grade FCAT reading results are in. And more students failed than usual. StateImpact Florida education reporter Sarah Gonzalez has more. Listen now
Outside the W Hotel in South Beach on April 11, a hundred Miami residents gathered to protest the low taxes paid by one of the largest corporations in Florida -- Carnival Cruise Lines. WLRN Miami-Herald reporter Tasnim Shamma tells us some of the protestors are also shareholders in the company. Listen now
Five Florida cities recently rounded out the top ten trashiest spring break locations in the country, according to a recent poll. But debauchery and decadence aren't the only things attracting young tourists to our sunny shores. WLRN-Miami Herald reporter Patricia Sagastume joined some charity-minded twenty-somethings for an altruistic take on spring break. Listen now
The Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg takes listeners to the radio station at the U.S. Navy base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, whose sales department peddles the post's most popular been-there, done-that T-Shirt. Produced by WLRN Radio News' Rick Stone. Listen now
This week on the Florida Roundup: What did Vice President Joe Biden say on WLRN that has the political world buzzing? Gov. Rick Scott and the case of the missing e-mails. Did he break the law and what can be done about it? Florida moves up its presidential primaries. Should the state be allowed to cut in line? Two of the Florida's most flamboyant political figures died this week. What legacies are left by former Republican Governor Claude Kirk and ex-Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro? Host Phil Latzman discusses this week in news with Patricia Mazzei and Matt Haggman of the Miami Herald and Steve Bousquet of the St. Petersburg Times. Listen now
Listen here to today's show: What could federal government default mean for Floridians? When it comes to the debt ceiling, as some people question whether Rick Scott is living in the real world, he says he'll take time out to read all about it. The saga of West v. Wasserman-Schultz continues in Congress. As Miami-Dade's new mayor takes office, he says, "Reducing the size of government doesn't come cheap." And why the widening gap in wealth between whites and minorities is more dramatic here in South Florida. Phil Latzman discusses the week in news with Dan Ricker of the Watchdog Report, the Miami Herald's Tallahassee bureau chief Mary Ellen Klas, and the Palm Beach Post's John Lantigua. Listen now
The Florida House is expected to pass as many as six abortion bills today..and there doesn't seem to be much standing in the way of the conservative Republican majority. But supporters of abortion rights spent the day making the best arguments they could. More from WLRN-Miami Herald Reporter Rick Stone. Listen now
The Miami Herald's Jacqueline Charles was one of the first reporters into Port-au-Prince after the earthquake in Haiti last month. She spent most of the last month there, documenting the situation. On this week's show, she joined host Phil Latzman, along with her Herald colleague Doug Hanks and the Palm Beach Post's Tony Doris, to discuss the week in news. Listen now
Host Phil Latzman examines the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti and its implications here in South Florida, as well as other news of the week, with the Miami Herald's Nancy San Martin, who has been coordinating the paper's Haiti coverage; ABC News correspondent Jeffrey Kofman, who has recently returned from Haiti; and WQBA (Univision) radio host, Bernadette Pardo. Also, a photojournalist discusses the emotional challenges of shooting in Haiti. Listen now
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