11/15/12 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview celebrity chef Joanne Weir. Her latest book is Cooking Confidence. She’ll give us tips for cooking Thanksgiving dinner - with confidence and more cooking and kitchen tips.
11/15/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with discussion of the anthology HOMEGROWN IN FLORIDA. It’s a collection of essays which address growing up in Florida – perhaps a child’s remembrance of “paradise.” Writing by Zora Neale Hurston, Carl Hiaasen, Jeff Klinkenberg and even Tom Petty is included. Also, Palm Beach Post reporter and author Carlos Frias, whose essay is included in the book.
On Election Day, voters in Coral Gables voted to end the city's 50-year old prohibition on overnight parked trucks. The question whether to keep the law was put on the ballot by citizens (unlike the 11 state constitutional amendments).
Daniel Smith, a professor at the University of Florida and expert on election data, says that Florida's new voting law, which cut early voting days from 14 to 8 days, limited voter participation among minorities.
Smith had long warned legislators that last year's voting law would disproportionately affect minority voters, who use early voting significantly more than other groups.