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The Sunshine Economy, takes a fresh look at the key industries transforming South Florida into a regional powerhouse. From investments in health care, storm preparedness, international trade, real estate and technology based start-ups, tune in to learn more about one of the worlds most vibrant and diverse economies.

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The Sunshine Economy, takes a fresh look at the key industries transforming South Florida into a regional powerhouse. From investments in health care, storm preparedness, international trade, real estate and technology based start-ups, tune in to learn more about one of the worlds most vibrant and diverse economies.

    The Sunshine Economy: Financial Statements — Still More Stories Of Money And The Price Of Life

    The Sunshine Economy: Financial Statements — Still More Stories Of Money And The Price Of Life

    Michelle Zambrana feels like she is chasing the Miami lifestyle, but can't quite catch it. She and her husband, Oscar Rosenberg, recently had their second child right after Rosenberg lost his job at the bank where he worked 15 years. When Marte Marello and her husband moved to Miami only about a year ago, they came without expecting to stay long. Her family is in Italy, and she says the risk of climate change may have them move to Europe in a few years. David and Nancy Fry started their careers

    • 48 min
    The Sunshine Economy: The Business Of The 'Hamilton' Bump

    The Sunshine Economy: The Business Of The 'Hamilton' Bump

    The “'Hamilton' Bump” is not a dance move during the blockbuster musical. It is a financial move driven by the hugely successful show.

    • 36 min
    Sports Betting In The Sunshine Economy

    Sports Betting In The Sunshine Economy

    Daniel Wallach says he is not a sports gambler and hasn't been for decades. " The one and only time in my life I've wagered on sports was in 1978 when I was in 10th grade," he said. Wallach practices law in Fort Lauderdale now, but he grew up in New York. It wasn’t just one wager. He remembers being down $5,000 after betting on several losing teams. So, a lot was riding on one final bet on the Portland Trail Blazers against the Golden State Warriors. " If I lost that bet, my personal safety

    • 35 min
    The Sunshine Economy: Rebuilding The Northern Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

    The Sunshine Economy: Rebuilding The Northern Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian

    Great Abaco Island remains beautiful but scarred. It is scarred from the seemingly endless hours of winds and water from Hurricane Dorian in September. Its economy is quiet — quieted by the worst storm spawned from warm Atlantic waters ever to hit the Bahamas. And its residents are few. Thousands forced off the island because they have no homes any longer. Healing from a hurricane, especially one as strong and devastating as Dorian, will be measured in years. "Four months later, I think the

    • 36 min
    The Autonomous Vehicle Industry In The Sunshine Economy

    The Autonomous Vehicle Industry In The Sunshine Economy

    Being in an autonomous vehicle can be a lot of work. It takes two people — one in the driver’s seat, a second in the passenger seat — each describing what they are seeing and what the car will be doing, and confirming it.

    • 37 min
    The Sunshine Economy: Financial Statements — More Stories Of Money And The Price Of Life

    The Sunshine Economy: Financial Statements — More Stories Of Money And The Price Of Life

    Randolph Watts has had tough times. He was a drug addict. He spent time in jail. But he’s been sober for more than 20 years and has had a steady job for the past decade at a deli in North Miami Beach. He considers himself "blessed." Still, he's worried. "What worries me? No health insurance and retirement, because we don't have any retirement. And I'm getting older."

    • 48 min

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