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Sundial | WLRN

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There's no place anywhere else in the country quite like South Florida. From the Keys all the way up the Palm Beaches , WLRN's daily program Sundial brings you the stories that make our home unique. Interviews about news, politics, music, sports, arts, and food, all with a local twist. Are you a book lover? Sundial has a monthly book club dedicated to read, share and discuss books and characters that are unique to South Florida. You can join the conversation here . Do you love live music? Sundial brings you the best of the local music scene in its Live from the 305 concerts. Check out the latest performance, as well as a conversation with the artists, here .


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Sundial Live In Key West: The Fight To Save South Florida's Marine Life
The Florida Keys depend on the coral reef tract and marine life for much more than just recreation. They're vital to the economy, contributing billions of dollars in tourism and travel to the region. But pollution, development and a warming ocean have had catastrophic effects on the environment. Hotter temperatures and dryer seasons have disrupted the habitat of sea turtles. The temperature of the sand where turtles nest can impact turtles' gender, causing scientists to worry about the population’s future. And coral bleaching and stony coral loss disease have devastated Florida’s coral reef tract, home to fish and sea life. This week, the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary released a new plan that lays out sweeping changes to protect the ocean’s coral reefs, stretching south from Miami the Dry Tortugas. Scientists and researchers are encouraging residents of the area to do their part and contribute to the conservation of marine life. READ MORE: Keys Sanctuary Unveils Plan To
Boynton Beach Actor With Down Syndrome Stars As 'Wrestling Hero' In New Film
A new independent film called "Peanut Butter Falcon" stars Boynton Beach resident Zack Gottsagen, who plays a wrestling hero. Gottsagen has Down Syndrome, and his character, Zak, dreams of meeting his all-time-favorite wrestling figure, known as the Salt Water Redneck. Zak, who at the beginning of the movie lives in a nursing home, escapes and accidently meets a man on the run named Tyler, a fish merchant, played by Shia Laboeuf. Tyler lost his brother in a car accident and stole fishing supplies one drunken night. Zak and Tyler join forces and go on the run together. The directors of the film, Michael Schwartz and Tyler Nilson, said they made the role of Zak specifically for Gottsagen. “Not many roles are made for people with Down syndrome,” Nilson said on Sundial. "Peanut Butter Falcon" takes viewers through a journey of brotherhood that involves cornfields, camping, eating peanut butter, wrestling and crabbing. Sundial talked to the film's directors and Gottsagen about the
Prison Operator J-Pay, Sea Turtle Restoration & Film 'Peanut Butter Falcon'
The corrections-related service provider JPay operates in prisons across the country, and is based in Miramar, Florida. Though the company initially offered wire-transfers for inmates to receive money from loved ones, it has since transitioned to offering video conferencing, emailing and greeting cards. And there are concerns the company is overcharging. Freelance journalist and author Victoria Law has been following JPay for years and she spoke with Sundial about the charges families face for wire transfers and the move towards video conferencing instead of face to face interaction. Turtle nesting season is at its peak across South Florida. Though pollution, development and natural predators have negatively impacted the sea turtle population, the sea turtle population is slowly recuperating. The nesting species are protected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and are being restored through conservation efforts and legislation. Sundial was joined by Marine
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Sep 29th, 2017
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Aug 21st, 2019
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