Topical Currents on Xtra HD

  • Hosted by Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman

Joseph Cooper shares his microphone with a wide range of guests including community leaders, artists, scientists, historians, political thinkers and more who bring issues of interest to South Floridians.  Richard Ives is the senior producer, and Bonnie Berman joined Topical Currents as co-host and associate producer in September 2012.

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08/06/15 - Experts say South Florida’s restaurant reputation has vastly improved in recent years.  Do you agree?

08/04/15 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents tackles an unusual culinary topic:  how military food research and processing infiltrated our supermarkets.

07/29/15 - On Wednesday's Topical CurrentsMany public radio listeners are “boomers” - and most all have questions about Medicare.

07/28/15 - Tuesday on Topical Currents: The State of  Florida has some one BILLION dollars of unclaimed property . . . and some might be yours

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07/23/15 - 1:30 -In the second half of the program, Coya Restaurant Miami Executive Chef, Sanjay Dwivedi joins syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker

07/23/15 - Next, on Topical Currents, we begin with The New Yorker magazine’s Patricia Marx


07/22/15 - Next on Topical Currents:  a visit by the President and CEO of Consumer Reports, Marta Tellado.

07/21/15 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we discuss what lies ahead for the LGBT movement, after the recent same-sex marriage Supreme Court ruling.

07/20/15- On Monday’s Topical Currents we visit with a child welfare advocate who started her work early:  at age 14.

07/16/15 - Listen for Thursday’s Topical Currents.  We’ll begin with South Florida-based novelist Brad Meltzer.

07/14/15 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents and our “All In a Day’s Work” feature.