Paul Leary

Host, Producer

Paul began his performance career at the ripe age of 10 when he crawled into acting classes at Boston's Suffolk University. A native of Boston, at age 15 he was the youngest person to be certified at Boston Neighborhood Network Television, where he interviewed "The Elephant Show" stars Sharon, Lois & Bram.  Paul also worked at the renowned Boston Children's Museum in the Public Relations and Marketing department.  In 1996, he acted in the WGBH public radio broadcast of the play "Turf," which won an achievement in radio award. He worked at Palm Beach's WXEL Public Radio and Television for 4  years from 2002-2006.

Paul was called to Miami to serve as Fundraising Producer for WLRN in 2006. Currently, Paul is an on-air host, producer, operations assistant manager and social media editor for Topical Currents and South Florida Arts Beat.  For the last several years he hosts Broadway Edition, featuring interviews about South Florida Theater and Touring Broadway shows.  He's been an audio editor for WLRN-Miami Herald News/Under The Sun "Penny Per Pound" winner of the 2009 Sunshine State Awards From The Society Of Professional Journalists.  He says he's dedicated to being involved with the best of public broadcasting around the country.

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Topical Currents
3:08 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Charles Cobb And His Book: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed

Book Cover: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed

3/30/15 - Former Brown University Department of Africana Studies faculty member and staff writer for National Geographic, Charles Cobb recounts his involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, when he was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. 

He’s written a book which reflects on his participation called, THIS NONVIOLENT STUFF’LL GET YOU KILLED.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Dranoff 2 Piano Foundation, SoFlorida Jazz, Palm Beach International Film Festival, Florida Keys Cal

03/27/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, our classical contributor, Charles Greenfield speaks with Executive Director Carlene Sawyer about upcoming Dranoff International Two Piano Foundation events and Bang The Ivories.

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Food and Dining
1:00 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Linda Gassenheimer’s “Restaurant Roundabout” Call-in Program March 2015

03/26/15 - Do you often rave about a favorite restaurant?  Do like to experience a new spot, or travel a bit to get to one?  Then you’ll love Thursday’s Topical Currents . . .

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection

Catherine Price www.catherine-price.com
Sara Remington/www.sararemington.net

03/24/15 - Has the allure of vitamins as an emblem of health affected common sense about diet? What about supplements?  Many on store shelves don’t even contain what’s listed on the label.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Florida Bulldog Editor/Investigative Reporter Dan Christensen & Dan Ricker of WatchdogReport.net

Screenshot of www.floridabulldog.org

03/23/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with veteran South Florida investigative reporter Dan Christensen, Editor of The Florida Bulldog.  We’ll focus on Broward issues, and take listener calls.Discussion issues involve Broward School Board bidding procedures . . . and a federal investigation into the North Broward Hospital District’s Medicare and Medicaid claim processes.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Miami Beach’s 100th anniversary with Charlie Cinnamon and Seth Bramson

03/20/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, we celebrate Miami Beach’s 100th anniversary with legendary PR-man, Charlie Cinnamon and South Florida historian and writer, Seth Bramson. Join us for a historical tour of the former mangrove sandbar that transformed into one of the greatest resort cities in the world. We’ll also include Chef Norman Van Aken with A Word On Food and our Miami-Dade County arts calendar featuring Deborah Margol.

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Food and Dining
1:00 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Linda Gassenheimer Discusses Diabetes And Cuisine

Linda Gassenheimer on American Diabetes Association YouTube video link below.
YouTube/American Diabetes Association

03/19/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents: Our resident chef, author and syndicated columnist, Linda Gassenheimer, speaks about diabetes:  which foods should be avoided--and what’s OK for meals, snacks—even desserts. Linda says diabetic fare doesn’t mean a table of steamed veggies and broiled fish.  She’s the author of five books pertaining to diabetes and cuisine. Tune in Thursday at 1pm for Topical Currents.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

“Members Only” Call-In: Tell Us Why You Support WLRN

Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper and Linda Gassenheimer
Paul Leary

03/17/15 - On the next Topical Currents program, we open our phones and talk to the people, who in the end, really make our station possible:  the listener-members. Perhaps you’re one . . .  We call it “Members Only.”  It’s been a pledge drive tradition for many years. Tell us what first attracted you to listen to public radio . . . what programs you love to listen to . . . and also, what inspired your first pledge.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon March 16, 2015

"All In a Day’s Work" South Florida-based professional model and photographer, J. D. Ferguson

www.jdvision.net

03/16/15 - Join us for Monday’s Topical Currents when we continue our All In a Day’s Work series.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Sir James Galway, Miami Acting Company and Tigertail Productions

03/13/15 - Next time on a fundraising edition of South Florida Arts Beat the renowned flautist, Sir James Galway, speaks with Charles Greenfield about his upcoming concert at Festival of the Arts Boca.

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Food and Dining
1:00 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Linda Gassenheimer's St. Patrick's Day Salute

03/12/15 - On the next Topical Currents we turn to chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer and her yearly Saint Patrick’s Day salute. We’ll visit with Ireland-born Martin Lynch, co-owner of the renowned John Martin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in Coral Gables.  He’ll give tips for a traditional St. Patty’s celebration . . .

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired

www.miamilighthouse.org

03/11/15 - The renowned Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has roots in the legacy of blind icon, Helen Keller. Listen for Wednesday’s Topical Currents . . . The Miami Lighthouse began in 1931.  And still thrives at the same location . . . with state-of-the-art services, which include job readiness, computer auditory reading, braille distance learning, and much, much more.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

The Internet Is Not The Answer

Andrew Keen
www.ajkeen.com

03/10/15 - On the next Topical Currents, we visit with Silicon Valley digital columnist and commentator Andrew Keen.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon March 9, 2015

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread and the Search for Peace of Mind

Discussing My Age of Anxiety on Fox & Friends with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Scott Stossel, and John Stossel
FoxNews

03/09/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents discusses something which disturbs many of us: anxiety. By far the most common classified mental illness, anxiety affects 40-million Americans to varying degrees. We’ll visit with Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, who wrote a book--as therapy for his vexing condition.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Latin-Funk-Fusion Band, Electric Piquete Performs Live On South Florida Arts Beat

03/06/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another live studio performance. The Latin-Funk-Fusion band, Electric Piquete will perform their original compositions and give us a musical “exclusive” featuring their latest unreleased creation.

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