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
Mon September 29, 2014

The Multi-Billion Dollar Surgery Industry And The Cost of Cutting

Courtesy of Berkley Trade Paperback

09/29/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with practicing surgeon Dr. Paul Ruggieri, who’s written THE COST OF CUTTING:  A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion Dollar Industry.  Operating rooms are a main source of hospital revenues.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

The Personal Finance Industry's Dark Side

Helaine Olen
helaineolen.com

09/25/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents is a rebroadcast that goes behind the scenes of the individual finance industry, with journalist Helaine Olen. She’s written POUND FOOLISH:  Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry.  Most well-known TV and radio experts sell dreams that are seldom reached.

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Topical Currents
2:53 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

We want to know: Should Joseph Cooper Continue The History Calendar?

Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman in the studio.
Paul Leary WLRN

At the close of every Topical Currents, since its inception in 1999, Joseph Cooper incorporates historical and fun facts over the ending theme music.   We want to know from you, should Joseph continue to end the program with the calendar?  Please comment below, or on the TC Facebook page or Twitter.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

The Vanishing Neighbor: The Transormation Of American Community

Marc Dunkelman and President Bill Clinton
twitter.com/MarcDunkelman

09/24/14 - Without much notice, America’s basic community building blocks have dissolved.  Wednesday’s  Topical Currents looks at the epochal shift in the structure of American life with journalist and author, Marc Dunkelman.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

WLRN-TV Documentary, “Deep City: The Birth Of The Miami Sound”

09/23/14 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents recalls the early days of soul music . . . in Miami. The first black-owned music label was created by Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall.  They learned their trade on the streets of Overtown and at Johnny’s Record Store. Numerous Miami artists charted music during the period, including singers Betty Wright and Helene Smith.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

The Unparalleled Beauty And Biodiversity Of The Greater Everglades Area

www.facebook.com/southfloridawild

09/22/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents considers the unparalleled beauty and biodiversity of the greater Everglades area. The lands surrounding the ‘Glades is the most populous urban area in the southeastern U-S . . .  the seventh largest in the nation. We speak with the Executive Director of the South Florida Wildlands Association, which monitors factors which affect the delicate the ecosystem.

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Topical Currents
1:30 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Is The Era Of Truly Fine Dining Over?

John Mariani
www.johnmariani.com

09/18/14 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview with John Mariani, restaurant and travel columnist for Esquire Magazine and the Huffington Post.  He has been called “the most influential food-wine critic in the popular press” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.   We discuss the state of the restaurant industry in the US. He wrote a scathing article “What is Bon Appetit Magazine trying to sell us?” referring to their 50 nominees for the best restaurants of 2014.  He questions their assumption that fine dining is dead. We talk about their concept of hipster restaurants; the overpriced food and what America wants when dining out. 

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovations and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

John Pollack
twitter.com/jdpollack

09/18/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with former Presidential speech writer John Pollack, whose latest book is SHORTCUT:  How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovations and Sell Our Greatest Ideas.Wordsmiths have shaped world history by simplifying complex ideas into easily understood ideas. And more:  Linda Gassenheimer’s Food & Dining, with Esquire Magazine’s restaurant and travel columnist John Mariani.Tune in for Topical Currents with hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman at 1pm.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed September 17, 2014

“All In A Day’s Work” With Waste Management Sanitation Workers

www.wm.com

09/17/14 - On Wednesday’s Topical Currents, we continue our series “All in a Day’s Work”, with Waste Management Sanitation workers, Tonya Williams, Richard Gillyard and Dave Allison.  Ms. Williams drives a residential sanitation truck, Mr.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Discussion Of Weight Management And Eating Disorders

Linda Spangle
www.weightlossjoy.com

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

The Power Of Positive Confrontation

09/15/14 - Have you ever wished you knew exactly how to confront someone in order to solve a problem while saving the relationship? Then, join us for Monday’s Topical Currents when we visit with author and professor, Barbara Pachter.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

BLOCKBUSTERS: Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment

Wednesday's Topical Currents is with Harvard University Professor Anita Elberse.  She specializes in today’s entertainment culture, and has written BLOCKBUSTERS:  Hit-Making, Risk-Taking, and the Big Business of Entertainment.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

How The New Feline Science Can Make You A Better Friend To Your Pet

catsensebook.com

09/09/14 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when take another look at the most popular pet in the world—the elusive and inscrutable cat.  The past two decades have seen an explosion in research leading to some astounding findings.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto

Steve Almond
againstfootball.org

09/08/14 - "Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?"  That was the title of a 2014 essay in the New York Times Magazine written by journalist, author and former sports reporter, Steve Almond.  Join us for Monday’s T

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t with Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs
twitter.com/augusten

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