Beyond the Four Walls is a podcast in which three journalists from Florida International University dive into housing insecurity in South Florida. The podcast strives for a deeper understanding of the challenges college students face to make ends meet. Listen to the insights of those in power about potentially innovative solutions and the human stories of those affected.
Podcast 1: Behind the Gavel
We sat down with Democratic Florida Rep. Jervonte Edmonds, who represents the 88th district in West Palm Beach. We spoke about his latest housing proposals for the upcoming legislative session next year. Listen to learn more about the potential impacts on homeowners, the legislative process, and the broader implications for our communities.
Episode 2: Moving Pains
Meet Karla Bendles, a senior at Florida International University, who shares her experience adjusting to the high cost of living. Bendles discusses how she moved from Boca Raton back into her parents’ house in the Miami area because of unaffordable housing options. She walks us through the challenges of balancing work and student life to stay afloat.