Sundial is the featured midday show on WLRN 91.3 FM, South Florida's NPR affiliate. We aim for rich, in-depth conversations with guests who help tell the story of South Florida life and culture.Sundial highlights the personalities behind the story — authors, filmmakers, trailblazers and newsmakers, in conversation with host Carlos Frías, a South Florida native and journalist of more than 25 years.Stay in touch with us via text by joining our Sundial text club. Send us your thoughts, comments or questions by texting the word “join” to 786-677-0767.You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sundial’s staff is:Carlos Frías, HostLeslie Ovalle Atkinson, Lead ProducerElisa Baena, Producer and social media Editor
Sundial: Patricia Engel makes us feel through the lives of her flawed characters
Miami-based author Patricia Engel has a new story collection out called "The Faraway World." She joins WLRN's Carlos Frías to talk about how the stories she wrote over the course of a decade are connected by themes of desire, sacrifice and moral compromise.
Sundial: How this abuelo went from writing for scholars to writing for kids
Cuban-American scholar Andy Gomez joins WLRN's Carlos Frías on Sundial to talk about his new children's book "Lessons from Abuelo: History of Cuba.” It was inspired by his grandchildren's questions about the island's complicated history and their family's decision to come to the U.S.
Sundial: Photographing the sunrise helped save Mark Potter's life. His photos tell a love story
Veteran journalist Mark Potter joins WLRN's Carlos Frías on Sundial to talk about his book "Sunrise: A Photographic Journey of Comfort, Healing, and Inspiration," which he dedicated to his wife after she died of cancer. He still goes out every morning to photograph the sunrise in her honor. They also discuss his journalism career, during which he covered pivotal South Florida moments related to narcotrafficking, immigration and politics.
Sundial: This local father, daughter and son chef trio are nominated for 'the Oscars of the food world'
The Chang Gang joins WLRN's Carlos Frías on Sundial to talk about their restaurant, Itamae, in Miami's Design District. Fernando, Nando and Val have been nominated as co-chefs for a James Beard Award, which are like the Oscars of the food world.
Sundial: The Cuban government saw his music as a threat –– Paquito D’Rivera on his illustrious career
Legendary musician Paquito D’Rivera joins WLRN's Carlos Frías on Sundial to talk about his illustrious career, his escape from Cuba and why he recently donated his archives to the University of Miami.
Sundial: Dave Barry on the oddities of swamplife and how his mother influenced his unique sense of humor
Syndicated humor writer Dave Barry joins WLRN's Carlos Frías on Sundial to talk about his upcoming book, Swamp Story, which features the oddities of swamp culture and TikTok. They also discuss his life growing up and how his family, especially his mother, influenced his unique sense of humor.
Carlos’ energy, voice, and enthusiasm for all things Miami makes this a true gem. This show makes me proud to be a Miamian.
We’re lucky in South FL to have such a devoted local media. Luis does great work.
Love it !
Love this show and Luis Hernandez perspective on areas that really matter in South Florida.
Keep it on !