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 March 5, 2015

God’s Bankers: A History Of Money And Power At The Vatican.

Gerald Posner at the WLRN Studios.
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03/05/15 - Tune in for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we begin with literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez’s interview of investigative reporter Gerald Posner

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1:00 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

The End Of College: Creating The Future Of Learning And The University Of Everywhere

03/04/15 - Wednesday's Topical Currents: A college degree rewards graduates with higher wages, but costs precludes many from attending.

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1:00 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education

03/03/15 - Can modern neuroscience research be used to improve teaching skills and deliver new tools to the classroom?

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1:00 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

From Egg Nog to Beef Jerky: The Surprising Secrets of What’s Inside Everyday Products

www.whatsinyourmouthbook.com

03/02/15 - Perhaps in mid-mouthful, who hasn’t wondered just what’s gone into the making of a processed-food product? 

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1:00 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Dave Barry: “Live Right & Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster)"

Sreengrab of Dave's website, note the "weather" section.
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02/26/15 - It’s fitting to get life-advice and insight to attain a modicum of happiness from a grandfather. 

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1:00 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Learn How To Attract Birds To South Florida Gardens, Yards, and Even Balconies

www.kirstennaturetravel.com
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02/25/15 - Join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents when we learn how to attract birds to South Florida gardens, yards--and even balconies.  We’ll have ornithologist James Kushlan and photographer Kirsten Hine.  In the second half of the program . . .

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1:00 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Author David Boaz discusses his book "The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto For Freedom"

David Boaz with Senator Rand Paul
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02/24/15 - Recent polls find 25% of respondents identifying themselves as “libertarian.” 

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1:00 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

All in A Day’s Work: United States Postal Service letter carrier Bob Garron

02/23/15 - Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from  the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

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1:00 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

20th Anniversary of Greater Miami’s 'Take Stock in Children' Organization

Take Stock in Children group in the studio.
Paul Leary

02/19/15 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begin with a look at Greater Miami’s Take Stock in Children non-profit.  It’s the 20th anniversary of its Florida founding. “Take Stock” creates a student pipeline from middle school to college, and aims to break the cycle of poverty. Also, Linda Gassenheimer with The Food Network’s Robert Irvine . . . host of Restaurant Impossible.

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1:00 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Huck Finn’s America

Author Andew Levy
Photo Credit: Randy Johnson

02/18/15 - Today at 1pm on Topical Currents: Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn could be considered the seminal work of American fiction. It’s the most recognizable title in American literature. Huck Finn is told in the first-person, through the eyes of an adolescent white orphan traveling with a runaway slave upon the Mississippi River.

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1:00 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind

www.davidlinden.org

02/17/15 - Why is it impossible to tickle oneself?  Why do women tend to have more tactile sense in their fingers?  And why does scratching an itch give such pleasure?  Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when we visit with Johns Hopkins University neuroscience professor David Linden.

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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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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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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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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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