Christine DiMattei http://publicradioeast.org en Ex-Pats: Chavez's Death Liberates Venezuelans http://publicradioeast.org/post/ex-pats-chavezs-death-liberates-venezuelans Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Now, when Hugo Chavez was in power, tens of thousands of Venezuelans fled their homeland and rebuilt their lives in South Florida. They're not losing a lot of time mourning now. Christine DiMattei reports from member station WLRN in Miami.<p>CHRISTINE DIMATTEI, BYLINE: It's busier than usual inside Cafe Canela, but owner Ramon Peraza repeatedly comes out from behind the counter to give new arrivals a hug or a handshake. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 8739 at http://publicradioeast.org Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump http://publicradioeast.org/post/little-known-florida-school-hopes-presidential-debate-bump Whenever 19-year-old Robbie Walsh tells friends and family back home in Maryland that he goes to Lynn University, they do a double-take.<p>"They go, 'Lynn University? What?'" he says. "Then I have to tell them it's in Boca Raton, Florida, and a lot of them say, 'Oh, FAU,' or 'The University of Miami.'"<p>Many of Lynn's students and faculty who gather at the campus cafe say they hear that sort of thing all the time. But university spokesman Joshua Glanzer says a new T-shirt showing up on campus gives it right back.<p>"The front of the T-shirt says ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:02:00 +0000 Christine DiMattei 4195 at http://publicradioeast.org Little-Known Florida School Hopes For Presidential Debate Bump