10/15/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents examines the 75-year prohibition of cannabis in the United States. 20 states have now approved medical marijuana consumption . . . two states have legislated limited recreational use. 52% of Americans, according to a Pew Research poll, support the decriminalization of cannabis.
First half with author Nathaniel Philbrick; second half of the program Linda Gassenheimer with Ingrid Hoffmann.
10/10/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with a discussion of what may be the greatest American novel: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The novel’s length and esoteric topic keeps modern readers at bay. We’ll speak with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of WHY READ MOBY DICK? And more. Linda Gassenheimer celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a visit from Univision celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffman. Fred Tasker’s wine comments, as well. That’s Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.
10/09/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines how our lives are increasingly entwined with creatures which are displaced by suburbia, highways and urban sprawl. South Florida is a prime example of urban menagerie creation, through habitat loss. We see foxes, raccoons, wading birds, reptiles and even vultures on our streets and properties. We’ll speak with nature writer and researcher Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her book, THE URBAN BESTIARY: Encountering the Everyday Wild. That’s Topical Currents . . . Wednesday at 1pm.