07/09/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with World War II historian Keith Lowe. Though the European conflict ended in May of 1945, with cheering victory celebrations, the grim reality is that anarchy reigned. Lowe has written SAVAGE CONTINENT: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II. All told, some 30-million died in the conflict, and after the Axis surrender, civil amenities were in shambles and civil war arose. Learn more on Topical Currents, Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.
07/02/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents discusses the independence of the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser’s office. Formerly, the appraiser was appointed by the county Mayor. But current appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera was elected. Some interesting developments have arisen: is the property appraiser still governed by the County Commission? It may take a court ruling to decide.