Greg Allen http://wfdd.org en Pesticides Used On Florida's Mosquitoes May Harm Butterflies http://wfdd.org/post/pesticides-used-floridas-mosquitoes-may-harm-butterflies <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Pesticides+Used+On+Florida%27s+Mosquitoes+May+Harm+Butterflies&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxOTQ5MTI3MDEyMjA5MDI1OTZmMjJkOQ001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: <p>In many parts of the country, summer means mosquitoes. And in a lot of places mosquitoes are controlled with pesticides. But in South Florida, conservationists are worried that pesticides could do harm to other animals, especially butterflies. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:56:00 +0000 Greg Allen 13130 at http://wfdd.org The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. http://wfdd.org/post/great-blue-hope-michelle-nunn-tries-improbable-ga Georgia has been considered safely red territory for more than a decade. But there's a new energy among Democrats in the state, where candidate Michelle Nunn represents the party's best chance of winning a Senate seat in years.<p>This is Nunn's first run for public office, but she's far from an unknown in a state where her father, Sam Nunn, is a Democratic icon who represented Georgia in the Senate for more than two decades.<p>Like her father, Nunn positions herself as a moderate Democrat, willing to reach across the aisle to work with Republicans. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Greg Allen 12686 at http://wfdd.org The Great Blue Hope: Michelle Nunn Tries The Improbable In Ga. Goods Sold In Cuban Shops Often Come From Florida Stores http://wfdd.org/post/goods-sold-cuban-shops-often-come-florida-stores Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>In recent weeks we've been reporting on changes in Cuba. One is Cuba's small but growing private sector. The government is letting entrepreneurs open their own businesses, which leaves many trying to find the goods their customers want. The U.S. trade embargo means you can't just order from a distributor in Florida. But Cubans can still get U.S. goods. NPR's Greg Allen visited stores in the Miami suburb of Hialeah.<p>GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: On the map, it's right next to Miami. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 09:01:00 +0000 Greg Allen 12266 at http://wfdd.org Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades http://wfdd.org/post/florida-county-goes-court-over-acid-fracking-near-everglades In southwest Florida, county officials are fighting the state over a new oil drilling process that's known by many different names: acidification, acidizing, acid stimulation and acid fracking.<p>Collier County has charged that state regulators have been lax in their oversight of the drilling, jeopardizing public health and the environment.<p>Acid has long been used in oil drilling operations in Florida to dissolve and loosen the limestone bedrock. But a drilling operation near Naples, on the western edge of the Everglades, was something new. In December, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Greg Allen 12169 at http://wfdd.org Travel Freedom Raises Questions About U.S. Policies Toward Cuba http://wfdd.org/post/travel-freedom-raises-questions-about-us-policies-toward-cuba After being away for decades, many members of the first generation of Cuban-American exiles are returning to their native land. But there are still many uneasy with the relaxed travel restrictions. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:58:00 +0000 Greg Allen 12073 at http://wfdd.org