Under the Sun listeners were introduced to students James Celestin and Michel Philco from Boyd Anderson High in our "Teens Buddy up with Quake Survivors" story. Here are some more voices from the students at Boyd Anderson High.
You may think you know how you'd react during an emergency. Andrea Askowitz did. Then came Hurricane Andrew.
The son of a salsa bandleader carries on his father's tradition...in a middle school. Listen to the story here.
Bullying is not a new phenomenon, but schools across South Florida are reporting that the frequency and severity of the incidents are getting worse. That's why we turned over the microphone to students at North Miami Senior High School. They tell us about their experiences and their advice for coping with bullying.
High school is hard enough already. Imagine facing a foreign language, culture, and school system. Haitian students at Boyd Anderson High in Lauderdale Lakes paired up with new arrivals after the earthquake to help ease their way. We are playing stories to commemorate the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti throughout the month of January. Listen to the story here.
Listen as we profile two of Miami's food trucks. One's been in business less than a year. The other for more than three decades. But both AC's Icees and Latin House Grill are cut from the same cloth-- hard work and dogged attention to detail.
Burger Beast is your go-to guy for food trucks in South Florida. Listen to our interview with him here.
Students at Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes created videos to help their new Haitian classmates learn the ropes at their new school. ESOL Coordinator Jenna Moniz talks about how the videos came to be. Listen here.
About 200 people gathered for stories and music at An Evening Under the Sun. The event showcased Under the Sun's upcoming radio special, which tells stories of how life in South Florida has changed after the earthquake in Haiti. The event also raised money for relief efforts in Haiti by Food for the Poor. Click here to get a visual recap of an Evening Under the Sun.
Listen to Erik the Flute Maker's haunting "Memory" here. We used this song in "The Tale of Lot 180." Also, learn about how he helps children in Nicaragua who used to reside in a garbage dump.