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Remembering Andrew: Listen to the one-hour documentary

Friday, August 24, 2012


The culmination of our summer-long, "Remembering Andrew" project is a one-hour documentary special. Listen here.

One tough little girl

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


On top of everything else after Hurricane Andrew, Susan Holtzman was about to have a baby. While helping take care of patients at Baptist Hospital, she realized it was her own due date and she hadn't felt her baby kick. Listen to the story here.

The Consul

Friday, July 20, 2012

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Kevin McGurgan, the British consul-general in Miami, finds an amazing hour-by-hour account of Hurricane Andrew left by his predecessor.

Why WLRN expensed condoms for the Canoe Project

Monday, April 16, 2012


Lydia Beyoud wondered, "Just curious how Cantarella plans to keep his recorder dry if he capsizes?" Find out how in this video.

“Her Own Little Paris in Miami”

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


Ruth Greenfield is a former music teacher and still a maverick. In the segregated 1950s and 60s, she ran a Miami music school that included students and teachers from all racial backgrounds--even if she had to teach in a Masonic lodge or in a funeral home. Listen to her story here.

Islandia: South Florida’s Own Little Atlantis

Thursday, March 1, 2012


Sammy Mack tells the story of the fabled island of Islandia using three things: a book by a gentleman explorer, a vacuum cleaner and a heavy stack of papers. Listen to the story of the city in South Florida you might have never heard of.

What’s up with the naked carpet guy?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

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He's been called the man who bared it all to cover floors. Under the Sun's Sammy Mack investigates the story behind the zany naked carpet man billboards along I-95, for our "What's Up With South Florida?" segment.

Don Bailey Strikes Iconic Pose Again

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


It had been 38 years since Don Bailey posed for his popular naked carpet ad - a spoof of a famous Burt Reynolds picture. In 2010, reporter Sammy Mack convinced Bailey to pose again, wearing exactly the same ... smile.

Green flashes, rainbows and other atmospheric mirages

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Have you ever seen a green flash? It is said to happen as the sun dips below the horizon, creating an elusive green light that appears in the sky for a fleeting moment and then disappears. Many people believe the green flash is a myth, repeated for the benefit of tourists. Others swear by its existence. So is it real? If so, what causes it?

No simple answer to bullying in South Florida

Thursday, June 9, 2011

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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.

Remembering Andrew is about sharing your stories for the 20th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew.

To share your Hurricane Andrew story, submit it to the Public Insight Network.

Visit the Remembering Andrew homepage for blog posts, pictures, and to stream Remembering Andrew radio pieces online

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