Starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 7, tune in for David Attenborough’s journey back to Borneo, followed by the dramatic lives of two baby porpoises, then enjoy a colorful journey through Australia’s Island Arks.
Nature: Attenborough’s Life Stories- Life On camera (8:00 p.m.)
4/03/14 - Topical Currents begins with NYU marketing professor Adam Alter. His research focuses on the intersection of behavioral economics, marketing and psychology. Most of us think we act independently from the world around us. Alter refutes the notion in his book, DRUNK TANK PINK: AND OTHER UNEXPECTED FORCES THAT SHAPE HOW WE THINK, FEEL, AND BEHAVE. It’s been found that pink surroundings make people more passive, and less prone to violence. ADAMALTERAUTHOR.COM
Linda Gassenheimer’s Food & Dining, with wine columnist Fred Tasker.
Starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 4, tune in for Dr. Steven Masley’s 30 Days To A Younger Heart, then enjoy the history of the Cuban "son" musical tradition in Los Cien (100) Sones Cubanos. Make great television possible in our community by supporting WLRN and the programs you love!
30 Days to a Younger Heart with Dr. Masley (7:00 p.m.)
Keren Bolter is a doctoral student of geosciences at Florida Atlantic University researching what areas in South Florida are particularly threatened by rising seas. She says all methods of analysis for the risks of sea-level rise only focus on financial vulnerability -- ranking Fort Lauderdale Beach and Miami Beach as high-risk -- but to her, that's not the whole story.
National anti-crime group Fight Crime: Invest in Kids released a position paper last week in favor of Florida’s new standards for English language arts and math. The group argues assessments and higher standards can prevent crime.
Local leaders want to brainstorm with the public about the future of the historic Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami. The long-shuttered theater’s fortunes have turned 180 degrees in the past months, as an effort to revitalize the playhouse has solidified. Nick Madigan wrote for the Miami Herald that Grove residents will have three chances to share their ideas with members of the village council and the playhouse’s advisory committee:
Topical Currents is with New York Times “Modern Love” columnist Daniel Jones. No subject in human history has been more thoroughly examined, yet it’s still as little understood since the time of Shakespeare.
Columnist Jones has had some 50,000 letters cross his desk: deluged with scheming cheaters, hopeless romantics and fierce devotees. He’s written, LOVE ILLUMINATED: Exploring Life’s Most Mystifying Subject.