Topical Currents

Monday through Thursday at 1:00pm

Bonnie and Joseph
Credit Paul Leary

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.  Topical Currents first started broadcasting in January 1999. Joseph Cooper is the host and executive producer, Richard Ives is the senior producer, Bonnie Berman joined as co-host and associate producer in September 2012, Paul Leary is technical director and online producer, and Polly Landess is an associated producer joining the team in mid-2015.

Our listener call-in line is 1-800-743-9576 -- 1-800-743-W-L-R-N (9576)

For area codes outside South Florida, dial directly 1-305-995-1800

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Latest programs

10/26/15 - Make it a point to catch Monday’s Topical Currents. We’ll learn about a new book, which makes great sense of our complicated and unwieldy medical labyrinth.

10/22/15 - Thursday’s Topical Currents is with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer and wine columnist Fred Tasker.

10/21/15 - Join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents.  We’ll hear a re-broadcast of our interview of South Florida’s Luther Campbell.

Paul Leary

10/20/15 - As a public radio listener, you’ve undoubtedly heard membership campaigns, where we extol the virtues of supporting WLRN

10/19/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents tells the story of the late Mel Fisher and his Key West treasure-hunting family.  

YouTube/American Diabetes Association

10/15/15 - Join us for the next Topical Currents, when we feature our resident chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer with a discussion of diabetes and diet.

10/13/15 - Have you ever been stuck in the web of a debt collection?

10/12/15 - Have you noticed the laptop is the most utilized instrument in your GP’s examining room?  And was a recent surgery performed via robot?

10/07/15 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with a visit by the Executive Director of ACLU Florida, Howard Simon.