School Threats and Violence are Exacerbated By A Lack of Mental Health Resources
Despair, rage, and calls for help are coming from teenagers in Florida. Some are emotionally disturbed while others are obsessed with death or holding grudges. Even more disturbing—many of these young people have easy access to guns. Finding the coordinated care needed to address these mental health issues is often difficult. Lack of access to health insurance is partly to blame. So is the stigma around mental health issues.
Are Feds, State Officials Keeping Fishermen, Divers In Mind For Water Conservation Efforts?
Federal and state officials are trying to strike a balance between conservation and public access to South Florida waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agreed Thursday to back tighter fishing limits in Biscayne National Park, where fish populations have dwindled. The commission is also considering a new plan that would restrict access to popular reefs in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Several scientists are researching ways to restore the corals that have been decimated by disease and pollution. On the South Florida Roundup, host Tom Hudson talked about the issue with WLRN’s environmental reporter Jenny Staletovich and WLRN’s Keys reporter Nancy Klingener. Here's an excerpt of their conversation: TOM HUDSON: How is this playing out not just with folks in the Keys but with the hospitality industry? NANCY KLINGENER: They said, right from the get go, our intent is not to keep out the local boaters who understand how to navigate these waters. We just
New World Symphony Co-Founder Michael Tilson Thomas Awarded Kennedy Center Honors
A national audience will see New World Symphony co-founder and Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas receive the Kennedy Center Honors for Lifetime Achievement this Sunday night.
New Series Explores Orlando's Low-wage Workforce. And Composer Michael Tilson Thomas Receives Award.
On this Thursday, Dec. 12, episode of Sundial WLRN reporter Caitie Switalski fills in: Orlando Sentinel’s 'Laborland' looks at central Florida’s low-wage workers The Orlando Sentinel’s new four-part series, Laborland , takes a deep-dive into the low-wage workforce that keeps Florida's theme parks and tourist destinations running. The series examines the challenges facing tourism workers in terms of wages, housing and transportation in Central Florida. Chabeli Herrera, the lead reporter of this project and business reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, spoke to Sundial about the project and the workers across the hospitality industry she featured. Sundial reached out to Walt Disney World, one of the institutions featured in the series and they replied redirecting to a page with their community building guidelines. Michael Tilson Thomas receives a prestigious award American composer and pianist Michael Tilson Thomas will be honored on Sunday with the Kennedy Center Honor for Lifetime