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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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Why We Are Seeing A Large Increase In Food Allergies

Dr. Michael Pacin with Linda Gassenheimer, Bonnie Berman and Joseph Cooper in the WLRN Studio.
Paul Leary

04/16/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Dr. Michael Pacin about food allergies – why we are seeing a large increase in them and how to diagnose and control them.  Dr.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Dude, THAT’S NOT ENGLISH!

Erin Moore
www.erinmoorebooks.com

04/16/15 - On the next Topical Currents we begin with an American from Key West who’s long lived in England . . . and her amusing take on our common language.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Solar Energy In The Sunshine State

Solar Energy Tampa Florida/flickr

04/14/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents and a discussion of solar energy . . . in the Sunshine State. The Florida Legislature is not on board to allow consumers to buy solar-generated electricity from non-monopoly corporations.  It’s one of five U.S. states that make such a restriction. However, FPL is a national leader in power company solar investment. GUESTS In-studio: Steve Smith, Exec.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Kidney Transplants and The Crucial Shortage Of Donor Organs

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04/13/15 - Join us Monday, when Topical Currents focuses on kidney transplants—and the crucial shortage of donor organs. A kidney donation doesn’t change life expectancy, nor increase one’s risk of renal failure. We speak with the Director of Kidney Transplantation at UM/Jackson Hospital, Dr. Michael Goldstein, as well as both a kidney donor . . . and donee. That’s Topical Currents, Monday at 1pm.

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Topical Currents
2:44 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

What is bad English, or, what English is bad?

Do you worry about the state of the English language? Are you a stickler, a nitpicker or a rule-breaker in the know when it comes to grammar?

Language mistakes and how they came to be accepted as correct…or not are the subject of today’s rebroadcast of our interview with Ammon Shea, the author of “Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation”.

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Topical Currents
4:26 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

“At Your Service” Pet Care program

Pet First Aid

Do you have a pet injury kit in the home? Do you know what to do in the case of a pet emergency?

Veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic and pet trainer and behaviorist Edel Miedes take listener calls to give advice and tips on pet care.

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Topical Currents
5:20 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

It’s All About The Money

COINED: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

It’s hard to believe, but 85-percent of the world’s transactions are still cash. And currency is a long way from disappearing. How did barter pave the way for cash and digital payments?

On this edition of Topical Currents we’ll visit with Kabir Sehgal, who’s written, COINED: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us.

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Topical Currents
3:25 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Jonathan Waldman, Author Of RUST: The Longest War

Rust: The Longest War

6/04/15 - The corrosion of metals is a pervasive and expensive menace . . . it even occurs in outer space. It’s the #1 threat to the U.S. Navy which spends 500-billion dollars annually combatting it. Jonathan Waldman talks about this unique and unexpectedly entertaining subject.

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Topical Currents
2:54 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

The Orbital View And Veritage Miami

The Orbital Perspective

2/04/15 - After his Space Shuttle mission--and the view of majestic planet earth— Astronaut Ron Garan realized that world problems must be solved with a new global cooperation.  

Learn More at rongaran.com

Also Linda Gassenheimer with info about the United Way Food & Wine Festival, “Veritage Miami.”

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Topical Currents
12:43 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

Journalist And Editor Harriet Brown Speaks About Her New Book, Body Of Truth

Harriet Brown

4/01/15 - Syracuse University journalist and editor Harriet Brown speaks about her new book, BODY OF TRUTH. After studying the science, history, and culture of diet and health, she came to the conclusion that our obsession with weight and weight loss is unneeded, and that the relationship between weight and health isn’t simple, or straightforward.

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Topical Currents
3:28 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Harvard Medical School Professor Dr. Angelo Volandes Discusses End Of Life Choices

The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care

3/31/15 - Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Angelo Volandes discusses end of life choices. His book, The Conversation: A Revolutionary Plan for End of Life Care is an advisory on how to prevent expensive hospital deaths, fruitless interventions and divided families.

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Topical Currents
3:08 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Charles Cobb And His Book: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed

Book Cover: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed

3/30/15 - Former Brown University Department of Africana Studies faculty member and staff writer for National Geographic, Charles Cobb recounts his involvement in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, when he was a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. 

He’s written a book which reflects on his participation called, THIS NONVIOLENT STUFF’LL GET YOU KILLED.

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Food and Dining
1:00 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Linda Gassenheimer’s “Restaurant Roundabout” Call-in Program March 2015

03/26/15 - Do you often rave about a favorite restaurant?  Do like to experience a new spot, or travel a bit to get to one?  Then you’ll love Thursday’s Topical Currents . . .

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection

Catherine Price www.catherine-price.com
Sara Remington/www.sararemington.net

03/24/15 - Has the allure of vitamins as an emblem of health affected common sense about diet? What about supplements?  Many on store shelves don’t even contain what’s listed on the label.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Florida Bulldog Editor/Investigative Reporter Dan Christensen & Dan Ricker of WatchdogReport.net

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03/23/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with veteran South Florida investigative reporter Dan Christensen, Editor of The Florida Bulldog.  We’ll focus on Broward issues, and take listener calls.Discussion issues involve Broward School Board bidding procedures . . . and a federal investigation into the North Broward Hospital District’s Medicare and Medicaid claim processes.

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