Richard Ives

Senior Producer

Richard Ives came to WLRN in September 2000 to begin a new career in radio. Born in Fort Lauderdale, his family moved to Long Island, New York, where he grew up. After graduation from college and an unsatisfying stint in a job that, as he puts it, "paid the bills but for which I had no passion" he found himself contemplating a midlife career change after being laid-off.

With the assistance of supportive family members who were once again residing in Florida he returned to the Fort Lauderdale area and went back to school for broadcasting. Richard found the passion that his previous job lacked when he discovered public radio. Upon finishing school he sought out an internship at WLRN. That proved to be "a stroke of good fortune in the extreme" as he came under the tutelage of Joseph Cooper who along with other WLRN radio staff helped him to further develop the skills necessary for a career in Public radio.

Though "it's a bit of a struggle to find the time" he still likes to run, listen to live music, get tattooed, and socialize with family and friends. "I love to meet new people and working at WLRN has afforded me the opportunity to meet, and work with, an amazing assortment of people. The experience has enriched my life beyond anything I would've imagined."

Richard Ives can be contacted at 305-995-7664 or rives@wlrn.org

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

How to Get the Most from Your Backyard Pool

Dr. Joe Laurino and Joseph Cooper.
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05/28/15 - On the next Topical Currents we begin with a dip in a perfectly maintained backyard pool.  There are thousands of them in South Florida.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

The Untold Story of Psychiatry

05/27/15 - Tune in for Wednesday’s Topical Currents for a visit from Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, who chairs the psychiatric department of Columbia University. 

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1:00 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

At Your Service: Unique Requirements of Gardening in Subtropical South Florida

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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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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Meteorologist Dr. Angela Colbert Discusses Hurricane Season

Hurricane Andrew in 1992 was the last Category 5 hurricane to hit the continental U.S.
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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.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

New Interventional Techniques for Chronic Pain

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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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

How Attorney Stuart Smith Fought Big Oil and Won

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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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Employment-related Florida Laws with Attorney Donna Ballman

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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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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

South Florida-based author Les Standiford discusses his book Water To The Angels

05/11/15 - Tune in for Monday’s Topical Currents when we visit with prolific South Florida-based author Les Standiford. 

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1:00 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Child Abuse Education and Awareness Advocate Lauren Book

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05/07/15 - Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we begin with child sexual abuse advocate, Lauren Book. 

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1:00 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

The Professor In The Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

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05/06/15 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is a rather implausible program . . .

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1:00 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Literary Contributor Ariel Gonzalez with Novelist Martin Amis

Martin Amis and his latest novel is THE ZONE OF INTEREST
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05/05/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when we feature renowned author Martin Amis, with our literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez.  Besides the prolific output of books by Martin Amis, he’s also the son of the noted English novelist, Sir Kingsley Amis.

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1:00 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The Elderly And Actions Of Court-Appointed Guardians

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05/04/15 - Tune in for Monday’s Topical Currents, when we consider our elder population and the actions of some court-appointed Guardians.  In Florida, there will most likely be new guidelines approved by the Legislature.  Sometimes individuals supposedly ruled “incapacitated” are stripped of basic rights.  The new rules should make declarations of incapacity more difficult, as well as limit the powers of a guardian.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Dangers of Firing Over Social Media with Nova University Professor Ethan Wall

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04/30/15 - Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we discuss the legal ramifications of social media, with Nova University professor Ethan Wall. Employee use of social media is a burgeoning problem.  Wall has written “Fire Over Facebook.” And more.  Linda Gassenheimer’s Food & Dining with Kids Cook French author, Claudine Pepin.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Have You Considered The Many Options Of Social Security Benefits?

04/28/15 - If you’re of retirement age, have you considered the many options of Social Security benefits? More than 40% of Americans apply for Social Security benefits at age 62.  Not a good idea, unless you must.  And deferring to age 70 not only increases benefits, but helps give the fund a cash cushion. We’ll have PBS NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman and Laurence J.

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