Sammy Mack


Sammy Mack appears in the following:

'Young Survivors: The Unspoken Trauma of Gun Violence'

Thursday, January 26, 2017

A new 12-part series from WLRN examines how the effects of gun violence in Miami often go unaddressed, and manifest in communities and families for generations. 


Reporter's Notebook: Pregnant And Caught In Zika Test Limbo

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pregnant women in South Florida can get free Zika tests through the state's health department. But delays in getting back the results are heightening worries and may affect medical options.


Pregnant Women In Miami Take Extra Precautions Against Zika

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

There's only one place in the continental U.S. where mosquitoes are known to be transmitting the Zika virus: Miami's Wynwood neighborhood. Pregnant women are arming themselves against mosquitoes.


Zika Changes The Conversations Between OB-GYNs And Patients In Florida

Friday, August 05, 2016

For some obstetricians and gynecologists, Zika virus is transforming how they practice medicine. Talks with pregnant patients now include testing for the virus and the risks of long-term effects.


Medical Debt Rains Pain On Families, Even In the Sunshine State

Thursday, March 17, 2016

More than 30 percent of Floridians report having serious financial problems, compared with 26 percent of adults nationwide. Digging into those poll numbers shows large medical bills can be ruinous.


School District Pays For Health Care But Can't Get Itemized Bill

Saturday, November 29, 2014

About a year ago at a Miami-Dade County school board meeting, superintendent Alberto Carvalho was happy to announce the district and the teacher's union had just ratified a new contract.

"I believe that this contract honors and dignifies what you do every single day," he told the school board members. ...


Purple Spirit Ninjas And Mohawked Foxes: 'Shutter' Is A New Adventure

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Indiana Jones and Lara Croft have nothing on Kate Kristopher.

Indy, Lara and a host of famous explorers get their butts symbolically kicked in Shutter, the first postmodern adventure comic. Kate may be human, but that's about all she has in common with her forebears in the world-traveling biz. Even ...


They Paid How Much? How Negotiated Deals Hide Health Care's Cost

Saturday, November 15, 2014

As Americans begin shopping again for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act on Saturday, they'll be wrestling with premiums, deductibles, out-of-pocket costs and other vague and confusing insurance-speak.

Believe it or not, that's the easy part compared to figuring out what health care actually costs.

Sal Morales of Miami ...


RIP FCAT, The Florida Test With A Chorus Of Detractors

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT, is being replaced by a test aligned to the Common Core State Standards. StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack remembers FCAT and its controversial run.


Putting Student Data To The Test To Identify Struggling Kids

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Schools collect a trove of student information, like attendance and grades. Now, more schools are mining that data to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.


Florida's Insurers Push To Sell Health Coverage To Latinos

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Florida has resisted the Affordable Care Act from the get-go, so one of the state's large insurers and Spanish-language media have done most of the outreach to Latinos.


The Man Behind the Billboard: Florida's Own Naked Carpet Guy

Thursday, March 11, 2010

For almost thirty years, drivers in South Florida have been wondering about "Naked Carpet Guy," and last November, they voted to have WLRN's "Under the Sun" series find out

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