The filmmakers behind Cocaine Cowboys unveil a new documentary focusing on South Florida's marijuana smuggling past. The film profiles Everglades City, where fishermen used the labyrinth of mangroves to smuggle pot. They were eventually caught, and 80 percent of the town's male population ended up prison.
Miami filmmaker Billy Corben not only directed Square Grouper, the latest documentary from the Miami Beach-based Rakontur production company, but he also wrote the music and lyrics for two of the songs that appeared in the film.
Author Carlos Eire's latest book, Learning to Die in Miami, is the story of his arrival in the United States as an 11-year-old Cuban exile. He shares with Under the Sun his experience as a young immigrant on his own in a new country and why he considers exile a gift.
Carmen Mario Romero was one of the four medical workers in Haiti whose voices you heard in "After the Quake: Patients and Healers." We followed the story of Romero after the earthquake, when she made the decision to permanently move to Haiti to devote herself to aid efforts there. Before she left, she'd never been apart from her identical twin for longer than a week. Listen to the story here.
When a devastating earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, its political and social aftershocks were felt in South Florida, the region with the largest Haitian-born population in the U.S. We aired a one-hour special on the impact of the earthquake in Haiti on life in South Florida. It told stories of fear, survival, faith [...]
We air a special episode that looks at how life has changed in South Florida six months after Haiti's horrific earthquake. Our show features segments on the medical professionals who responded, the Haitian students who welcomed quake survivors, and the church that calls itself the living room of the Haitian-American community. Listen here to the full hour.
In this piece, four medical professionals recount how their patients broke into song in a makeshift medical tent, despite the desperate circumstances. One doctor describes the moment as a tipping point, in which the patients lifted their healers. We'll be playing stories to commemorate the one year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti throughout January.
A glimpse into the conditions that met health workers when they arrived in Haiti after the Jan. 12 earthquake. The health workers from the "Patients and Healers" piece talk a little more about their experiences. 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.
Salt=salary? Dan Grech speaks with linguistics expert, Feryal Yavas, about how words change over time. Listen to this web extra here.