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.

South Florida has long been a target for Medicare fraud. Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced 24 people had been charged in a $1.2 billion telemarketing Medicare fraud scheme. Two of the individuals charged in the case were from Boca Raton. 

Last week the Justice Department announced a sweeping investigation that charged 24 people in a $1.2 billion Medicare fraud scam. Among those charged were Elliot Loewenstern and Creaghan Harry, both from Boca Raton. The men are accused of deceiving Medicare patients into buying unnecessary medical equipment.

Local cruise company Carnival Corp. is under scrutiny. Last week, a federal judge threaten to stop the cruise line from docking its ships at U.S. ports because the company violated its probation for illegally dumping oil in the ocean in 2017. Miami Herald tourism reporter, Taylor Dolven joined Sundial to talk about latest developments in the case.

South Floridians will line up at record stores across the region Saturday in celebration of Record Store Day.

Members of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Safety Commission, the state commission investigating the Parkland school shooting, met this week at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. WLRN education reporter Jessica Bakeman joined Sundial to discuss developments during the meeting, like the review of  what school districts are doing to keep students safe, the possibility of grading schools on the safety programs and the failure to look furt

Research shows black and Latino children with autism spectrum disorder are often diagnosed much later in life than white children.  

Dinosaur fossils uncovered five years ago in North Dakota by Palm Beach County Paleontologist Robert DePalma prove the magnitude of an asteroid that struck the Earth roughly 66 million years ago and wiped out more than three-quarters of all species.

A two-day conference at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens is convening the faith community to discuss how the social impact of climate change can be tackled through religious dialogue. 

A new tool created by the University of Miami Center for Civic and Community Engagement identifies potential land around Miami-Dade County that can be used for affordable housing. Called LAND, which stands for "Land Access for Neighborhood Development," it identifies parcels of empty or underutilized land. 

The Miami Herald's “The Influencer Series” is an effort launched by the newspaper in 2018 to engage Florida leaders and readers with some of the most pressing policy issues in the Sunshine State. This year Miami Herald spoke with 50 of the top so-called "influencers" from across the state. Kristin Roberts is the editor running The Influencer Series and joined Sundial to talk about how the project aims to identify solutions to the policy problems Floridians care most about.

It’s National Poetry month and O, Miami has a series of events planned around the county to celebrate the art form.

The Marshall Project, in collaboration with the New York Times, investigated the private prisoner transport industry. The report focuses on a company formerly based in Florida called US Corrections and how it moves prisoners from one state to another with very little legal oversight. Two brothers operate the company, which has been the subject of criticism and lawsuits following gross negligence that led to injuries and in one case death.

The world of science and faith are coming together in South Florida to tackle the issue of climate change.  The International Conference on Climate, Nature, and Society is being hosted by St.

Could Florida have something to teach the country about gun control? 

Federal lawmakers are considering a law that would encourage states to implement systems through which courts can remove weapons from people who may be harmful to themselves or others. The state-level measures are called extreme risk protection orders, or red flag laws. 

In Florida and across the country, the heart of the gun control debate revolves around the question: Who can have access to guns? Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a meeting to discuss new federal gun legislation that would encourage through funding incentives states to implement a system where courts can remove weapons from people who may be harmful to themselves or others.

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