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The Sunshine Economy explored the people, companies and trends that make South Florida one of the most dynamic economies in the world. The program ran from 2013-2023 as the region bounced back from the Great Recession, nurtured a burgeoning technology industry, and wrestled with climate change. The program takes listeners from the waters of Florida Bay to the depths of the PortMiami tunnel (and countless offices and conference rooms) to hear from bartenders and bankers, caregivers and CEOs.

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The Sunshine Economy explored the people, companies and trends that make South Florida one of the most dynamic economies in the world. The program ran from 2013-2023 as the region bounced back from the Great Recession, nurtured a burgeoning technology industry, and wrestled with climate change. The program takes listeners from the waters of Florida Bay to the depths of the PortMiami tunnel (and countless offices and conference rooms) to hear from bartenders and bankers, caregivers and CEOs.

    A 'perfect storm' of problems plagues Florida's home insurance market

    A 'perfect storm' of problems plagues Florida's home insurance market

    The home insurance market is broken with companies collapsing or leaving — raising costs and risks for homeowners.

    • 52 min
    How Disney and DeSantis clashed over power and policy, and what it means for business and politics in Florida

    How Disney and DeSantis clashed over power and policy, and what it means for business and politics in Florida

    The battle between Gov. DeSantis and Disney CEO Bob Chapek is a rare public display of big business and hard knuckle politics.

    • 52 min
    'If we don't open, mom can't go to work' — the pandemic puts a priority on child care

    'If we don't open, mom can't go to work' — the pandemic puts a priority on child care

    The child care industry is pivotal for parents being able to work and for children's early learning. It struggles to compete for workers.

    • 52 min
    BONUS: Why a veteran climate activist thinks Russia's war in Ukraine may be a turning point for fossil fuels

    BONUS: Why a veteran climate activist thinks Russia's war in Ukraine may be a turning point for fossil fuels

    The Russian war in Ukraine has brought focus — again — to sources of energy. Climate activist Bill McKibben talks about how he hopes the war will reshape the developed world's relationship with fossil fuels.

    • 14 min
    How two generations are fighting climate change by focusing on finance and age

    How two generations are fighting climate change by focusing on finance and age

    Delaney Reynolds and Bill McKibben are from different generations and live on opposite ends of the East Coast. Both have committed themselves toward fighting climate change and rallying politicians and people, while increasingly focusing on finance.

    • 52 min
    How a banker, baker and cleaner survived, then thrived during the pandemic, and new challenges they face

    How a banker, baker and cleaner survived, then thrived during the pandemic, and new challenges they face

    WLRN has been following three businesses for more than a year as the regional economy recovers from COVID-19.

    • 52 min

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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