Under the Sun

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We're telling the stories of South Florida.

Under the Sun tells the extraordinary stories of everyday people in South Florida, bringing you the perspectives, passions, accents, and sounds of this colorful and complex part of the country. This radio special airs on WLRN in South Florida and WKWM in the Keys. Under the Sun is a co-production of WLRN and ZG Public Media.


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8 Pieces

This series addresses the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti and its impact in that country and on life in South Florida, the region with the largest Haitian population in the U.S. Stories will be uploaded throughout the month of January, 2011.


Caption: Bailey the pitbull, Credit: Photo courtesy of Terence Cantarella
Terence Cantarella takes in a stray and battered dog--a pit bull. It's illegal to have a pit bull in Miami-Dade. Cantarella tries to find a way to ...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 09:01
Caption: Carmen Maria Romero & Isabel Maria Romero, Credit: Romero Family
Carmen Mario Romero was one of the four medical workers in Haiti whose voices you heard in "After the Quake: Patients and Healers." We followed th...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2011
  • Length: 09:20
Caption: Radio journalist Makenson Rémy walks through Saint Martin, the slum where he grew up. He follows tips that sources send him by text message, Credit: Charles Eckert
A year after Haiti's massive earthquake, there's one bright spot: a safer environment for local reporters. We follow the Haitian radio journalist k...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jan 13, 2011
  • Length: 08:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pictures of missing loved ones on a board at the Haitian Relief Information Center, Credit: Ruth Morris
Long after Haiti's earthquake hit the headlines, many South Florida families were still searching for the news they wanted most: information about ...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2011
  • Length: 06:58
Caption: Dr. Chad Perlyn, Peterson Exais (left of Dr. Perlyn), and other children and staff from 2 East., Credit: Miami Children's Hospital
Doctors make their patients better. That's how the story always goes, right? Niala Boodhoo explores the relationship between an American doctor and...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Richard LaMour, a third-year orthopedic surgery resident, Credit: Dr. Dave Pitcher
In this piece, four medical professionals recount how their patients broke into song in a makeshift medical tent, despite the desperate circumstanc...

Bought by KZYX

  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Boyd Anderson High School students James Celestin and Michel Philco take a self-portrait.
High school is hard enough already. Imagine facing a foreign language, culture, and school system. Haitian students at Boyd Anderson High in Laud...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:26
Caption: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Building in North Miami, Credit: Alicia Zuckeman
After the earthquake in Haiti, the U.S. government made Temporary Protected Status (TPS) available to Haitians living in the country before January...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:49
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Rev. Reginald Jean-Mary, of the Notre Dame D'Haiti Catholic Church, narrates what happened in his congregation after the earthquake, and how music ...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2011
  • Length: 04:32