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Florida Matters Preview: Everglades 101

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Steve Newborn
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WUSF
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One in three Floridians get their drinking water from the Everglades. But the “River of Grass” has long been in peril.

This week on Florida Matters we’re digging into the problems and solutions surrounding the Everglades, with the help of fellow Florida Public Radio stations WMFE in Orlando and WLRN in Miami.

In this preview, WLRN’s Kate Stein explains how the Everglades used to work, call it “Everglades 101.”

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Kate Stein can't quite explain what attracts her to South Florida. It's more than just the warm weather (although this Wisconsin native and Northwestern University graduate definitely appreciates the South Florida sunshine). It has a lot to do with being able to travel from the Everglades to Little Havana to Brickell without turning off 8th Street. It's also related to Stein's fantastic coworkers, whom she first got to know during a winter 2016 internship.Officially, Stein is WLRN's environment, data and transportation journalist. Privately, she uses her job as an excuse to rove around South Florida searching for stories à la Carl Hiaasen and Edna Buchanan. Regardless, Stein speaks Spanish and is always thrilled to run, explore and read.