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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07/02/15  - Sometimes it takes know-how to save money. On Thursday’s Topical Currents we begin with The Sun-Sentinel’s consumer columnist, Doreen Christensen.  She’s proud to have never paid full price for anything . . . and has tips for you to do the same. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer’s annual “Mango Madness” program, with Dr.

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07/01/15 - Most aging boomers are baffled by ever-changing personal technology:  what percentage of smart phone functions do you understand?  The average is but 6%. Wednesday’s Topical Currents features former New York Times tech columnist David Pogue.

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06/30/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we speak with Securities Arbitration Attorney, Jake Zamansky.  He works on behalf of investors who’ve suffered fraud, misrepresentation and other misdeeds by their stockbrokers. Some have lost retirement and life savings accounts, or suffered elder abuse. Of course, we’ll take your calls . . . Topical Currents Tuesday at 1pm.

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06/29/15 - On Monday’s Topical Currents we ponder some of Miami’s best tourist locales . . . 

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06/25/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview David Foulquier, owner Fooq’s Miami restaurant. We talk summer cooking tips and easy summer entertaining.  He has an unusual wine list and will talk with Fred about it.

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06/25/15 - On Thursday’s Topical Currents, we begin with contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of South Florida’s weekly “Watchdog Report.” He’ll discuss our region’s government, politics . . . and personalities. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer gives cooking and entertaining tips for the summer months ahead . . .

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06/24/15 - Join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents for Neda Ulaby.  She reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk. Ulaby’s stories reflect political and economic realities, cultural issues, obsessions and transitions . . . which overlap the worlds of art, music, TV, film, new media and literature. Neda Ulaby is in South Florida tonight at ArtServe Fort Lauderdale - we get the details on Topical Currents today at 1pm.

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06/23/15 - Join us for our June Topical Currents call-in edition with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupke and animal behaviorist Edel Miedes. We’re “At Your Service” for questions Tuesday, especially about those loyal family members who can’t voice their concerns . . . pets.  They need special attention when a storm approaches. Listen in . . . and phone in . . .

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06/22/15 - On Monday’s Topical Currents we visit with a native Miamian who has the peculiarity of moving from a defendant . . . to a defense attorney. He’s David Lee Windecher, a former gang member, drug dealer and crime ring leader. After 13 arrests, he saw the light.  Last May he was sworn in as an attorney, in the same courtroom where he appeared in han.dcuffs and jumpsuit. We discuss his book The American Dream: HisStory in the Making.”  That’s Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm.

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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.

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