Chris Remington

Chris Remington knew he wanted to work in public radio beginning in middle school, as WHYY played in his car rides to and from school in New Jersey. He’s freelanced for All Things Considered and was a desk associate for CBS Radio News in New York City. Most recently, he was producing for Capital Public Radio’s Insight booking guests, conducting research and leading special projects at Sacramento’s NPR affiliate.

South Florida is at the intersection of Latin American politics, has become a start-up capital and is a cultural beacon for the world. As a producer for Sundial, Chris wants to spotlight the stories of the diverse community that makes the region shine. Send him your pitches at Sundial@wlrnnews.org.

Police in Hallandale Beach want to gain access to a unique “witness” in a criminal investigation.

A film now streaming on Netflix explores the massive steroids scandal that rocked Major League Baseball and its deep roots in Miami.

The Dozier School for Boys dates back to the turn of the century in Florida and its history is a dark one.

The reformatory school taught thousands of young boys in the small city of Mariana in the Panhandle for over 100 years. During that time, there were hundreds of documented cases of physical assault, torture and even death. But the school remained open. 

Fifty years ago, journalist Paulette Cooper had the wild idea to sneak onto a cruise ship.

The Florida Board of Education recently approved a new mandate requiring public schools to teach at least five hours of mental health instruction to students in sixth to 12th grade. 

The program requires students to take a course to help them identify signs and symptoms of depression and where to get help and resources. It aims to destigmatize mental health issues and and teach them how to help others who might be struggling.

Invasive snake populations in the Everglades continue to have devastating impacts on the ecosystem. 

Burmese Pythons, North African Pythons and Boa Constrictors have reduced the population of fur bearing animals by 99 percent, according to scientists. Since 2007, Zoo Miami has been working with the National Park Service, the United States Geological Services and the University of Florida to manage and eradicate invasive species from the Everglades.

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber want companies to bid for the chance to build a monorail connecting their two cities.

The Miami-Dade County Commission voted on Monday to move forward with the bidding process for the project; there’s now a six-month bidding process. That comes after Malaysian gambling company Genting submitted an unsolicited proposal two months ago to build the monorail. 

Sugar cane burning remains a controversial practice in rural communities in Western Palm Beach County. From October until April, sugar cane growers burn the outer leaves of the cane plants in order to harvest the sugar. 

Toni Morrison is among the most revered American authors of modern times. One of only two female writers to ever win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Morrison’s works have been read by millions of people all across the globe. 

The threat posed to Floridians by climate change is a daily reality: rising seas, hotter temperatures, more flooding and stronger hurricanes.

Democratic candidates are in South Florida ahead of the first Democratic presidential debates taking place Wednesday and Thursday nights in Miami. The topic of immigration is already front and center.

Florida is experiencing one of the worst Hepatitis A outbreaks in recent history. The State Department of Health puts the number of cases for this year at 1,466 as of Monday. That’s more than the 1,175 total cases reported in the past 5 years.

Hepatitis A continues to spread in Florida with over 1,000 cases this year, which is more than the total number of cases combined over the past five years. Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nunez announced on Monday she was working with the Center for Disease Control and the Florida Department of Public Health to focus efforts on reducing the spread of Hepatitis A.

The Trump administration announced Wednesday it will be drastically cutting federal aid to migrant childhood detention facilities.  The largest childhood detention facility in the United States is based in Homestead. It houses more than 2,000 children. The funding cuts mean the children will have no access to formal education, public attorneys or recess time.

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