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
1:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

South Florida Watchdog Report Publisher Dan Ricker (February 2015 Edition)

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02/16/15 - Join us for Monday’s Topical Currents when we visit with frequent contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of the independent “Watchdog Report.” We’ll discuss South Florida government, politics and institutions. Next year’s race for City of Miami Mayor has already gained attention . . . and State Senator Nan Rich may run for a Broward County Commission seat.

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

Jazz and Blues Vocalist Brenda Alford Performs Live

02/13/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another studio performance.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

How To Age With Medical Sociologist And Journalist Anne Karpf

02/12/15 - Growing older, of course, is inevitable. Indeed, it’s much better than the alternative.   Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we begin with medical sociologist and journalist Anne Karpf.  Her book is How to Age.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships

02/10/15 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we explore a new discipline called “relational neuroscience.”  We’ll learn more from psychiatrist Dr. Amy Banks, author of FOUR WAYS TO CLICK:  Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships. Why do many tend to repeat the same detrimental relationship patterns? Dr. Banks says there are tools and practices to help break the cycle. Tune in for Topical Currents, Tuesday at 1pm.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

02/09/15 - On the next Topical Currents we discuss the future of organic farming, sustainable agriculture and how the common lentil can help.

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

South Beach Wine and Food Fest, Miami Theater Center, Dan Hudak’s Oscar Picks, Miami-Dade Arts Cal

02/06/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Founder Lee Schrager shares his excitement about the 14th Annual South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Judith Bishop speaks with Founder and Artistic Director, Stephanie Ansin, about the Miami Theater Center’s latest presentation, The Seven Year Itch.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Joy Wallace Celebrating 26 Years As Caterer Extraordinaire

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02/05/15 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview caterer extraordinaire, Joy Wallace. She shares the secrets to successful catering and event planning, and she is celebrating her 26th year in the business.  She started in 1988 and is now one of Miami’s top caterers.  One of her venues is the Vizcaya Café and Shop which she helped reclaim after hurricane Wilma. Her Disaster Relief Services division has been an important aid to the US government when disaster strikes.  She has helped in relief programs all over the States.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

How The Chicken Helped Spread Civilization

02/03/15 - On the next Topical Currents, we’ll get the lowdown on the “ordinary” chicken. 

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Missing Microbes: Overuse of Antibiotics with Dr. Martin Blaser

02/03/15 - Antibiotics ushered in a “golden age” of medical marvels.  They often cure life-threatening diseases.  Listen for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we discuss the effects of antibiotics—and other factors—which contribute to the loss of the body’s useful bacteria. We’ll chat with Dr. Martin Blaser, who directs the Human Microbiome Program at NYU.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

BEYOND ADDICTION: How Science and Kindness Help People Change

02/02/15 - Tune in for Monday’s Topical Currents when we visit with psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Foote

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Miami Jazz Co-op, Chopin Foundation, the Coral Gables Museum, and Florida Keys calendar

Miami Jazz Cooperative
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01/30/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Jazz pianist and educator, Jim Gasior, tells us about the not-for-profit, Miami Jazz Co-op’s performances and rent parties featuring South Florida’s finest talent. Viga Gewert, Chopin Foundation’s Executive Director for the U.S., shares her excitement about the 9th Annual National Chopin Piano Competition and its many local events.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Tips for Super Bowl 2015 with Chef Todd Erickson and Miami Food Editor Evan Been

Chef Todd Erickson in the WLRN studios.
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01/29/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Haven and Huahua Chef Todd Erickson. He’ll bring tacos to taste.  By phone, Miami Food Editor, Evan Been.  He’ll talk about beer with tacos.  They’ll both give us tips for Super Bowl eats. 

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

We Reminisce About “Vintage Miami” with Mandy Baca

01/29/15 - Mandy Baca is a food and history-obsessed native Miamian.

She remembers a Royal Castle joint on most every corner and the opening of Dadeland Mall. Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we reminisce about “Vintage Miami,” the title of her new book. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer talks Super Bowl tacos & Fred Tasker picks beers for big game. That’s Thursday at one o’clock.

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