Topical Currents

Monday through Thursday at 1:00pm

Bonnie and Joseph
Bonnie and Joseph
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Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman share the 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.  Paul Leary is the technical director and online producer.

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Latest programs

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06/18/15 - Make your reservations for Linda Gassenheimers Restaurant Roundabout call-in on Thursday’s Topical Currents. We bring a panel of South Florida reviewers to the table, and take your input about areas dining spots. Perhaps an out-of-the-way café . . . a vegetarian oasis . . . or a scrumptious neighborhood pizza delight. That’s Topical Currents . . . the Restaurant Roundabout . . . with Matt Meltzer, Miami Editor of the Thrillist Media Group, covering Broward County; Evan Benn, Miami Herald Food Editor covering Miami Dade; and Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker.  Thursday at 1pm.

06/16/15 - On Tuesday’s Topical Currents we continue our ongoing series, “All In a Day’s Work.”  

   We’ll learn about the crucial work of the medical pathologist, with two experienced ones:  Hadi Yaziji and Enma Saiz.The pathologist is unknown to patients, but is considered the “doctor’s doctor,” who provides essential patient data and insight. That’s Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm.

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06/15/15 - On the next Topical Currents, we visit with author, psychologist, and grief  specialist Claire Bidwell Smith.    She analyzes the question, “When Life is Over, Where Do We Go?” Humans have always wondered – and always will — about death and its aftermathHeaven?  Reincarnation?  Unification with others?

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06/11/15 - Join us Thursday on Topical Currents for an hour food and dining program with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. Her topic is of deep interest to many: food allergies. Our expert is Dr. Michael Pacin, founder of the Florida Center For Allergy & Asthma Care.

06/10/15 - Today on Topical Currents: Miami’s vast feral chicken population has become streetwise.  They avoid those charged with rounding them up as adroitly as a street drug dealer.

06/09/15 - Everyone makes prejudicial judgments . . . but exposure to groups and individuals can mitigate them. 

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06/08/15 - Tune in for Monday’s Topical Currents when we examine how physicians adapt and enhance treatment for special needs patients. The Americans with Disabilities Act has been in effect for 25 years, yet a new survey finds some 20% of doctors remain inaccessible to those with special needs. It can be a major challenge for parents, as well as patients who need treatment and understanding. That’s Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm.

06/04/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Amy Yu, city launcher for Instacart, a same day grocery membership delivery service.  Groceries are delivered to your door within 1 hour of placing the order.  You can choose groceries from Whole Foods, Costco, and Winn Dixie.  Amy explains what i

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06/04/15 - On the next Topical Currents, it’s our At Your Service mode.  June is here, and another brutal summer looms.  Is your air conditioning OK for the brutal months ahead?  We’ll have an expert on hand.

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