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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07/02/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Dr. Richard Campbell and Noris Ledesma of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for our annual Mango madness program.

~~Dinner in Minutes~~

Grilled Turkey Sausages with Mango Relish and Quick Cole Slaw

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07/02/15  - Sometimes it takes know-how to save money. On Thursday’s Topical Currents we begin with The Sun-Sentinel’s consumer columnist, Doreen Christensen.  She’s proud to have never paid full price for anything . . . and has tips for you to do the same. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer’s annual “Mango Madness” program, with Dr.

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07/01/15 - Most aging boomers are baffled by ever-changing personal technology:  what percentage of smart phone functions do you understand?  The average is but 6%. Wednesday’s Topical Currents features former New York Times tech columnist David Pogue.

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06/30/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we speak with Securities Arbitration Attorney, Jake Zamansky.  He works on behalf of investors who’ve suffered fraud, misrepresentation and other misdeeds by their stockbrokers. Some have lost retirement and life savings accounts, or suffered elder abuse. Of course, we’ll take your calls . . . Topical Currents Tuesday at 1pm.

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06/29/15 - On Monday’s Topical Currents we ponder some of Miami’s best tourist locales . . . 

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06/25/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview David Foulquier, owner Fooq’s Miami restaurant. We talk summer cooking tips and easy summer entertaining.  He has an unusual wine list and will talk with Fred about it.

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06/25/15 - On Thursday’s Topical Currents, we begin with contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of South Florida’s weekly “Watchdog Report.” He’ll discuss our region’s government, politics . . . and personalities. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer gives cooking and entertaining tips for the summer months ahead . . .

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06/24/15 - Join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents for Neda Ulaby.  She reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk. Ulaby’s stories reflect political and economic realities, cultural issues, obsessions and transitions . . . which overlap the worlds of art, music, TV, film, new media and literature. Neda Ulaby is in South Florida tonight at ArtServe Fort Lauderdale - we get the details on Topical Currents today at 1pm.

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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.

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