Alicia Zuckerman finds out how Florida Haitian are dealing with the temporary policy to provide protective status for Haitian immigrants. Edwige Danticat discusses the unique position that she holds as artist in the midst of such a huge public disaster.
Haitian airlifts have resumed, but they're still flying almost exclusively to to Miami's overburdened hospitals. The state has taken more than 500 injured evacuees from the Haiti earthquake since it struck three weeks ago.
Today we welcome Miami listeners to The Takeaway this week at WLRN, Miami's public radio station. To kick off our first week of broadcasting there, we're asking Miami-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist Dave Barry to welcome us.
More than two weeks after the earthquake struck in Haiti, destroying homes and tearing apart families, Haitians are scrambling to find new places to live. It is expected that many may seek refuge in Miami.
We speak with Lucie Tondreau, a Haitian community advocate in Miami who is heading to Haiti with a relief team and Jeffrey Jordan is the senior vice-president for Catholic Medical Mission Board. He talks about the challenges to expect.
There are unusual things going on in every city ? strange people, curious buildings and local lore. In Miami, public radio journalist Alicia Zuckerman is trying to get answers for the people of South Florida as she asks, 'What's up with that?'
Officially, nothing has changed about the long-standing US-Cuban immigration policy, commonly known as the "wet foot, dry foot" policy. But rumors in Cuba are circulating that the policy will soon end, closing the door on many Cubans who seek refuge in the US.
The old Soviet car isn't even in the United States. But there's a guy selling Lada parts in Miami. Call hm the Lada whisperer. Cuban expats flock to him, getting the parts for the many old Ladas still chugging along Cuba's streets.