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Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell, Florida's Hispanic Vote & Friends Of The Everglades At 50 Years

Connie Washburn (on yellow boat)  sits on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Everglades.
Connie Washburn
Connie Washburn (on yellow boat) sits on the Board of Directors for Friends of the Everglades.

On today’s episode of Sundial, WLRN Broward County reporter Caitie Switalski fills in for host Luis Hernandez.

Last year, the city of Miami passed an “inclusionary zoning” measure that would require a portion of the apartments in Miami’s Omni district, north of downtown, to be made affordable for residents. Commissioner Ken Russell spearheaded the project. He joined Sundial to talk about affordable housing in South Florida and also update us on future plans for the Coconut Grove Playhouse, which will be the topic of discussion at next week’s city of Miami commission meeting.

Listen to today's full show with guest host Caitie Switalski.

As candidates gear up for the upcoming 2020 presidential election, many are wondering how candidates will engage with thefastest growing population in the U.S.: Latinos. Fernand Amandi, a Democratic pollster in Miami and host of the podcast “Strange Days with Fernand Amandi,” and Bruno Barreiro, state committeeman for the Republican party of Florida representing Miami-Dade County, joined Sundial to talk about how each party is preparing for the upcoming election.

Friends of the Everglades, an organization that pushes to protect, preserve and restore the Everglades, just celebrated its 50th year of advocacy. The organization was started by famous writer and South Florida nature-advocate Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Connie Washburn sits on the Board of Directors for the nonprofit and talked to reporter Caitie Switalski about 50 years of fighting for the Everglades.

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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.
Alejandra Martinez is the associate producer for WLRN&rsquo's Sundial. Her love for radio started at her mother’s beauty shop where she noticed that stories are all around her - important stories to tell.