04/09/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents begins with Paul Shapiro of the Humane Society of the United States. The society urges a reduction or elimination of meat-based diets, for both health and ethical reasons. Many school districts add more fruits and veggies in lunchroom fare, and offer “Meatless Mondays.” Miami-Dade & Broward schools are participants. Also, literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez with noted book jacket designer Chip Kidd. Many DO judge a book by its cover. Topical Currents 1pm on WLRN-HD1, rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live show.humanesociety.org/labels
04/08/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the science involved in why we win . . . or lose in competition. What gives peak performance? For some, high-pressure brings out the best. For others, stress avoidance gives the groove. Employees who just want to “get through the day” will never reach lofty goals, and fear of mistakes dampens ambition and success. Our guest is Po Bronson co-author of TOP DOG: The Science of Winning & Losing.
04/01/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Professor David Schultz, author of AMERICAN POLITICS IN THE AGE OF IGNORANCE. He contends that lawmakers on all levels ignore clear evidence and prefer myths of belief when creating legislation and policies . . . and that money, special interests and simple ideology figure in recycling old policies. That’s Topical Currents . . .
03/28/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with Dr. George Zgourides, author of STOP FEELING TIRED. Chronic exhaustion is a complaint of many . . . but coffee and energy drinks aren’t effective. Life balance, stress reduction and equilibrium get results. And more. Linda Gassenheimer and Fred Taker discuss the American Fine Wine Competition . . . and how to best pair wine with food. That’s Topical Currents . . .
03/27/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines the turbulent history of Israel, from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late 19th Century to the present day. There’s the backdrop of relations between Jews, Arabs and Turks, and the earliest settlements in Palestine under Ottoman rule. We’ll visit with Tel Aviv University professor Anita Shapira, author of ISRAEL: A HISTORY. Don’t miss Topical Currents . . .