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.

Ways To Connect

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05/26/15 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we explore gardening in sub-tropical South Florida.

If you’ve gardened in other areas, South Florida has its unique requirements. We’ll be “At Your Service,” with Urban Horticulture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Dr. John Pipoly and Broward County Master Gardeners President, Teri Goldsmith. Topical Currents . . . “At Your Service,” Tuesday at 1pm.

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05/22/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, Director of the Frost Art Museum at FIU, describes to contributor, Judith Bishop, new exhibitions coming to the museum through the fall. Charles Greenfield previews future concerts from the Mainly Mozart Series with Artistic Director Marina Rah-DU-shina. Jazz and Blues writer, Bob Weinberg reviews “Brandon’s Blues”, a new CD from South Florida’s Blues legend, Joey Gilmore.

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05/21/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Evandro Caregnato, Culinary Director, Texas de Brazil, Brazilian steak house. He’ll talk about adding Brazilian flavors to our Memorial Day Barbeques and bring steak for us to taste on the air.

~~Dinner in Minutes~~

Smoky Chicken and Three Bean Salad – simple salad for Memorial Day Weekend

A cool salad for warm Memorial Day Weekend 

Toss chicken strips in cumin and add chipotle peppers and their sauce to your favorite oil and vinegar dressing for a quick, Southwester salad dinner. Toasted baguette with Parmesan cheese complements this delicious and unconventional chicken and three bean salad.

Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce can be found in the grocery section of the supermarket. Chipotle Chili Pepper seasoning can be found in the spice section of the supermarket.  It can be used as an alternative to the peppers in adobo sauce. If using the spice seasoning, add 2 teaspoons to the salad dressing.

Recipes

SMOKY CHICKEN AND THREE BEAN SALAD

1/2 whole wheat baguette (6 inches)

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 chipotle pepper, chopped

1 tablespoon adobo sauce from bottle with pepper

1/4 cup reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing

3/4 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken strips

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 pound trimmed green beans, cut into 1-inch lengths (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup canned, drained and rinsed chickpeas

1/2 cup canned drained and rinsed red kidney beans

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 Slice baguette in half lengthwise and then in half horizontally to make four pieces.  Sprinkle the inside with Parmesan cheese and place in toaster oven to melt cheese, about 2 minutes.

 Add chipotle pepper and adobo sauce to dressing and set aside. Toss chicken strips with cumin and set aside. Place green beans in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high 2 minutes.  Remove from microwave and add chicken, chickpeas, kidney beans and dressing.  Toss well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Toss again.  Serve with Parmesan baguette. Makes 2 servings.

 Nutrition InformationPer serving: 536 calories (15 percent from fat), 8.8 g fat, (2.1 g saturated, 2.5 g monounsaturated), 102 mg cholesterol, 55.1 g protein, 58.8 g carbohydrates, 10.1 g fiber, 972 mg sodium.Shopping List

To buy: 1 small piece Parmesan cheese, 3/4 pound cooked boneless, skinless chicken strips, 1 whole wheat baguette, 1 small can chickpeas,1 small can red kidney beans, 1 bottle dried cumin, 1 jar chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, and 1/4 pound trimmed green beans

Staples: Reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing, salt and black peppercorns

Helpful Hints

  • Buy trimmed green beans and cut them into 1-inch pieces.
  • Toast baguette with cheese in a toaster oven or under a broiler.
  • Use same bowl for microwaving green beans and making the salad.

Countdown:

  • Toast baguette.
  • Make salad.

NOAA / Satellite and Information Service

05/21/15 - Thursday on Topical Currents: You may not care to hear the news, but our hurricane season begins June 1st.  We haven’t been severely threatened by a storm in nearly ten years, so we’ll go over possibilities with meteorologist Dr. Angela Colbert, from the Frost Museum of Science.

05/20/15 - Tune in for Wednesday’s Topical Currents, when we broach the disorder of chronic pain. At least 100-million Americans suffer from it. 

That’s more than those who suffer heart disease, cancer and diabetes, combined. We’ll learn about new interventional techniques, including localized nerve blocks and fluoroscopy video images.  Our Guests: Dr. Ira Fox, M.D., founder of Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants and Judy Foreman, author of “A Nation in Pain”That’s Topical Currents on chronic pain . . . Wednesday at 1pm.

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05/19/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents for a discussion of condo and homeowner association issues in an “At Your Service” edition.

We’ll visit with Fort-Lauderdale-based attorney Donna Berger, and of course, take your calls. She’s been at the forefront of legislation and issues confronting common interest ownership communities for many years. That’s Topical Currents . . . "At Your Service" Tuesday at 1pm.

05/18/15 - Last month marked the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  It took 87-days before the oil was capped.

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05/15/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, you can enjoy another exciting studio performance. One of the greatest names on violin in European Jazz comes to Florida to continue his stateside career. Catch the magnificent talents of Vitali Imereli as he performs with his superb trio. A protégé of the legendary Jazz violinist, Stephane Grappelli, Mr. Imereli is poised to become an international Jazz star.

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05/12/15 - On the next Topical Currents, we go “At Your Service,” with workplace and employment law, and Fort Lauderdale-based attorney Donna Ballman

We’ll give an update on employment-related Florida laws passed during the past Legislative Session, and also cover such issues as non-compete agreements, severance negotiations, and overtime regulations.  That’s Topical Currents . . . “At Your Service” . . . Tuesday at 1pm on Topical Currents.

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