Marino Maali lounges in the backyard of his friend's house. His arms are covered with tattoos of Psalm 23, a coy fish, the name of his hometown, Windsor Castle, and the footprints of his son. His non-stop smile bridges the space between his ears. Behind his left ear, a hearing aid. "These don't e ... More >>
Like a lot of young women, Maria Gabriela Chavez is obsessed with chronicling her life on Instagram. Unlike a lot of young women, she's the pampered daughter of one Latin American strongman and still buddy-buddy with another. Yes, Hugo Chavez's youngest daughter visited uncle Fidel this week and p ... More >>
The University of Miami Health System, one of South Florida's largest health providers, has lost an indeterminate number of patient records including Social Security numbers and some health information. The school has been quietly informing patients of the Department of Otolaryngology of the loss, ... More >>
Jacob Landis had a bike, a passion and a cause. Since April, the 24-year-old Annapolis, Maryland, resident has been biking across America to attend games at every single MLB park with the hope of raising $1 million to help children who need cochlear implants. On Saturday he was on the final leg of ... More >>
David Lee Sinnett, a 32-year-old Bartow, Florida man, sits behind bars for beating a two-year-old boy with a wire clothes hanger for mispronouncing his sister's name. Even worse, the boy suffers from a speech impediment. Police, however, did not immediately release the relationship between Sinnett a ... More >>
It's been a banner year for La Roux, who has gone from hipster favorite stateside to somewhat unlikely mainstream crossover. (Really -- "Bulletproof" has been in heavy rotation on local pop station Y100 for a minute now.) Still, the whirlwind of touring and activity can wear on someone, and unfor ... More >>
Hearing Damage: The Rat Opera is one of those little artistic things that pop up that are so uniquely weird and South Floridian. Yes, it's an actual opera about longtime local producer and noise god Frank Falestra, a.k.a. Rat Bastard. It debuted last year at Tobacco Road and Churchill's, but if y ... More >>
via Ydomusch/Wiki Commons CC2.0 An example of a cochlear implantIn what was meant to be a feel good story, a local fifth-grade girl, Caroline Masia, won an NFL-sponsored Super Bowl essay contest after writing about hearing for the first time after receiving a Cochlear implant. Though the w ... More >>
Homeowners look for someone to blame for the material that's wrecking houses.
And not a one we can afford
Diane Rehm is here to put a face to National Public Radio.