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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06/23/15 - Join us for our June Topical Currents call-in edition with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupke and animal behaviorist Edel Miedes. We’re “At Your Service” for questions Tuesday, especially about those loyal family members who can’t voice their concerns . . . pets.  They need special attention when a storm approaches. Listen in . . . and phone in . . .

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06/22/15 - On Monday’s Topical Currents we visit with a native Miamian who has the peculiarity of moving from a defendant . . . to a defense attorney. He’s David Lee Windecher, a former gang member, drug dealer and crime ring leader. After 13 arrests, he saw the light.  Last May he was sworn in as an attorney, in the same courtroom where he appeared in han.dcuffs and jumpsuit. We discuss his book The American Dream: HisStory in the Making.”  That’s Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm.

06/19/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another performance from our Miami studios. Featured will be The Miami Jazz Trio comprised of legendary South Florida Jazz musicians and educators – Vince Maggio on piano, Randall Dollahon on guitar and Jamie Ousley on bass. Catch this rare live performance from the superb Miami Jazz Trio Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.

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06/18/15 - Make your reservations for Linda Gassenheimers Restaurant Roundabout call-in on Thursday’s Topical Currents. We bring a panel of South Florida reviewers to the table, and take your input about areas dining spots. Perhaps an out-of-the-way café . . . a vegetarian oasis . . . or a scrumptious neighborhood pizza delight. That’s Topical Currents . . . the Restaurant Roundabout . . . with Matt Meltzer, Miami Editor of the Thrillist Media Group, covering Broward County; Evan Benn, Miami Herald Food Editor covering Miami Dade; and Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker.  Thursday at 1pm.

06/16/15 - On Tuesday’s Topical Currents we continue our ongoing series, “All In a Day’s Work.”  

   We’ll learn about the crucial work of the medical pathologist, with two experienced ones:  Hadi Yaziji and Enma Saiz.The pathologist is unknown to patients, but is considered the “doctor’s doctor,” who provides essential patient data and insight. That’s Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm.

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06/15/15 - On the next Topical Currents, we visit with author, psychologist, and grief  specialist Claire Bidwell Smith.    She analyzes the question, “When Life is Over, Where Do We Go?” Humans have always wondered – and always will — about death and its aftermathHeaven?  Reincarnation?  Unification with others?

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06/12/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Charles Greenfield speaks with the founders of the Nu-Deco Ensemble, the exciting Miami-based 21st century chamber group. Miami Jazz Coop’s director Rick Katz describes his not-for-profit’s first 5 years of successes.

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06/11/15 - Join us Thursday on Topical Currents for an hour food and dining program with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. Her topic is of deep interest to many: food allergies. Our expert is Dr. Michael Pacin, founder of the Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care.

06/10/15 - Today on Topical Currents: Miami’s vast feral chicken population has become streetwise.  They avoid those charged with rounding them up as adroitly as a street drug dealer.

06/09/15 - Everyone makes prejudicial judgments . . . but exposure to groups and individuals can mitigate them.    

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