Under the Sun is an Edward R. Murrow Award-winning public radio series about life in South Florida. It airs during broadcasts of Morning Edition, The Takeaway, and All Things Considered each Thursday on WLRN 91.3 FM and WKWM 91.5 (in the Keys). The series is heard on the air from the Palm Beaches down to the Keys and out to the Everglades. All Under the Sun stories are available right here on our website, and as free podcasts (WLRN Under the Sun).
We offer a platform for uniquely South Floridian voices. We tell the stories of South Florida through reported feature stories, interviews, audio postcards, personal essays, and original fiction.
Under the Sun is a co-production of WLRN and ZG Public Media.
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Awards and Honors
In 2009, two stories from the premiere episode of Under the Sun won awards from the South Florida Society of Professional Journalists.
A True Old World Craftsman by Tristram Korten won first place for feature reporting in radio. This was Tristram Korten’s first radio piece. He profiled Abe Rich, a South Beach pool cue maker and Holocaust survivor.
Rich passed away shortly after Korten interviewed him. We are humbled and grateful that Rich shared his story with us.
Alicia Zuckerman, Dan Grech and Peter J. Maerz helped edit and produce this feature. Paul Leary mixed the piece.
A Penny Per Pound by Ruth Morris won second place for continuing coverage in radio. Morris chronicled the struggle between tomato pickers and Burger King. She profiled Norberto Jimenez, a migrant worker who joined the cause and ultimately returned home to Mexico.
Under the Sun has continued to win national, state, and regional awards throughout 2010 and 2011. Details to come.