Greg Allen

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SOS: Puerto Rico Is Losing Doctors, Leaving Patients Stranded

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Every day, at least one doctor in the economically challenged U.S. territory moves to Florida and other states where they're well-paid and better jobs abound.


Nuclear Plant Threatens Miami-Dade's Water. Mayor Says, 'This Isn't Flint'

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A study shows excessive saltwater from Florida Power and Light's nuclear plant is threatening Biscayne Bay and the aquifer that supplies much of Miami's water.


SeaWorld Says Health Of Tilikum The Killer Whale Is Declining

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

SeaWorld says the health of one of its best-known killer whales is deteriorating. Tilikum is the orca that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 — her death and SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales were at the center of the documentary Blackfish.

On its blog, SeaWorld says Tilikum has ...


Puerto Rico's Growing Financial Crisis Threatens Health Care, Too

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Unless Congress and the White House can agree on a funding fix for Medicaid in the U.S. territory, many worry that Puerto Rico's health care system could collapse when stopgap funding ends next year.


Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika's Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is an old foe, spreading yellow fever and dengue on the islands long before Zika gained a foothold. How do you stop an insect that can breed in a teaspoonful of stale water?


With CDC Help, Puerto Rico Aims To Get Ahead Of Zika

Friday, February 26, 2016

So far, the U.S. territory has reported 117 Zika cases, including five pregnant women. But health officials say the real test will come when April and May rains bring more mosquitoes.


Puerto Rico Waits To See If Zika Scares Off Tourists

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the Old San Juan district, tourists pour out of cruise ships to shop and take in the sights. Officials worry they could start to see a decline in tourists due to the rising number of Zika cases.


Once Parched, Florida's Everglades Finds Its Flow Again

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Everglades lost half its ecosystem after Tamiami Trail was built through the heart of the national park in the 1920s, cutting off water flow. Now, restoration efforts are finally taking effect.


Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.


Florida Supreme Court To Decide Whether Executions Can Go Forward

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Florida's highest court will hear a case that may determine the fate of some 390 death row inmates. The case comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's death sentencing system.


Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join The Fight To Stop Zika Virus

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The rapid spread of the Zika virus has raised interest in a British company that has developed a genetically modified mosquito. Oxitec has produced a genetically engineered line of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya. Those tropical diseases have become common in Latin America ...


Florida Researchers Complete Investigation Into Shuttered Reform School

Thursday, January 21, 2016

University of South Florida researchers completed an investigation of unmarked graves at the now closed Dozier School for Boys. Twenty-one of 55 sets of remains found at the school were identified.


Hunting Snakes In The Everglades To Protect Native Species

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Florida's Everglades is known for its alligators, and in recent years, pythons. Burmese pythons aren't native to the Everglades. But over the last two decades, the snakes, which can grow up to 20 feet, have become established there and taken a big toll on native wildlife.

With the pythons, there's ...


Plan For Cuba Ferry Terminal Reveals Shift In Miami Politics

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Miami-Dade County is considering building a ferry terminal that would serve carriers offering regular service to Cuba. It's a sign that in a city that's home to Cuban exiles, times have changed.


How Obama's Proposals Are Playing Out At Gun Shows

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Hundreds of people were lined up when the gun show opened at the fairgrounds in Miami. It was mostly men, but there were quite a few women and even some kids. Winter is a busy time for gun sales in Florida. But this gun show was busier than usual.

Even ...


How Florida's New District Maps Could Give Democrats An Edge

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Republicans control the reins of power in Florida, but Democrats think the new maps will help them unseat some GOP incumbents both in Congress and in the state Legislature.


Puerto Rico Calls On Congress For Help In Billion Dollar Debt Crisis

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Puerto Rico has a billion dollars in debt payments due January 1 and the U.S. territory's governor says the island may default. If forced to choose between making debt payments or pay...


Cuban Immigrants Flow Into The U.S., Fearing The Rules Will Change

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

One consequence of improved relations is that Cubans believe it will soon be harder to immigrate to the U.S. This year has seen the largest influx of Cubans in more than two decades.


Marco Rubio's Political Roots Began Where He Grew Up, West Miami

Friday, December 25, 2015

One way to get to know the presidential candidates is to look at the people and places that helped shape them. (This piece initially aired on June 22, 2015 on All Things Considered.)


Why Miami Cubans Roast Christmas Pigs In A 'China Box'

Thursday, December 24, 2015

La caja China is a device inspired by Chinese rail workers in Cuba. And in Miami, it has become the de rigueur way to cook the traditional Noche Buena pig roast. Only in America.