Topical Currents

Monday through Thursday at 1:00pm

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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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Annual “Cinco de Mayo” Program featuring PBS food host Pati Jinich

Pati Jinich, host of PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table
PBS

05/02/13 - 1:30- Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Pati Jinich, host of PBS series Pati’s Mexican Table, and author of a cookbook Pati's Mexican Table: The Secrets of Real Mexican Home Cooking .  She’s also the official chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C. She talks about Mexican food beyond tacos and nachos slathered with cheese. 

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

The Future Of South Florida Ports And Airports

Port of Miami
www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/master-plan.asp

05/02/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with a look at the importance and future of South Florida ports and international airports. The Port of Miami’s dredging project will allow it to receive larger ships in conjunction with the Panama Canal’s expansion. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer’s a

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Facing Cancer and Maintaining Emotional Wellness

Facing Cancer and the Fear of Death: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Treatment

05/01/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines what everyone fears:  a cancer diagnosis. Whether it’s one’s self, a loved one or dear friend, life’s outlook is immediately changed and prioritized. We’ll visit with two authors who write about cancer diagnosis, the fear of death, and our emotional wellness when faced with such a trauma.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

**The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement

The Democracy Project: A History, A Crisis, A Movement

** Please note this program did not air.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Ariel Gonzalez speaks with author Michael Chabon

Telegraph Road

04/30/13 - Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez speaks with author Michael Chabon about his latest novel, “Telegraph Road” which follows the co-owners of a vintage record store in Oakland who struggle to stay open in the face of black/white tensions, gentrification, and the ghosts of their past.  

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Dr. Sara Gottfried And The Hormone Cure

Sara Gottfried
http://www.saragottfriedmd.com/

04/29/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents addresses female hormonal imbalance, and how it can be treated with natural methods.  Harvard-trained physician Dr. Sara Gottfried has written THE HORMONE CURE:  Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive & Vitality Naturally.  After more than 20-years of practice, Gottfried says mature women often struggle with weight gain, insomnia, headaches and energy loss.  Tune in . . . and call-in . . . to Topical Currents.  Monday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Bob Marley's son, Rohan, talks Organic Coffee, Sustainable Farms

Rohan Marley

All of Linda's Food Segments are listed at http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer

04/25/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son, a graduate of Palmetto Sr. High, played football for UM, is a former professional football player and now a farmer.  His Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee along with other Marley Coffees are produced on sustainable farms.  Part of the profits goes to Kicks for a Cause, which helps youth soccer.  Other profits help support the Marley 1 Love foundation.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

“Shelter Me” Animal Documentary

“Shelter Me” Animal Documentary on WLRN-TV17

04/25/13 Thursday's  Topical Currents begins with discussion of the SHELTER ME documentary series which airs Thursday night on WLRN-TV, Channel 17. We’ll discuss how doomed shelter dogs have become successes for search-and-rescue operations, as well as giving comfort to hospital patients and kids. And more.  Linda

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

The Biggest Ponzi Scheme In Florida History

The Ultimate Ponzi: The Scott Rothstein Story
http://www.ultimateponzi.com/

04/24/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines the saga of Fort Lauderdale  Ponzi-schemer, attorney Scott Rothstein.  News of the scandal broke in 2009.  One of Fort Lauderdale’s top philanthropists had bilked some 1.4 Billion dollars from investors and charitable organizations.  The scams supported his outrageously opulent lifestyle.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Life Beyond Death?

Proof of Heaven
www.lifebeyonddeath.net

04/23/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with Harvard educated surgeon Eben Alexander about his near death experience.  Five years ago, a rare form of meningitis and a coma created a powerful personal story.  Alexander has written, PROOF OF HEAVEN:  A Neurosurgeon’s Journey Into the Afterlife. A surgeon for 25 years, Alexander says he discovered the identity of a spiritual guide from his medical crisis. That’s Topical Currents . . . Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1, rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The History and Promise of Green Technology

Alexis Madrigal
https://twitter.com/alexismadrigal

04/22/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at environmental technology with the author of POWERING THE DREAM:  The History and Promise of Green Technology.  Energy innovation began in earnest some 150 years ago.  Geo-thermal heating was used in Idaho in 1892, while windmills irrigated the Great Plains and watered livestock.

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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Make Your Kitchen More Eco-Friendly

eco-friendly kitchens
www.upstairsstudioarchitecture.com

04/18/13 -1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Maricarmen Martinez, a principal in the Upstairs Studio Architecture with tips on how we can make our kitchens more eco-friendly whether building a new kitchen or making an existing kitchen greener.  What's the best type of l

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Habitat For Humanity: Women Helping Women

Women Build
http://www.miamihabitat.org/

04/18/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with Habitat For Humanity of Greater Miami and its “Women Build” program.  Local women wield saws, hammers and paint brushes to create homes for low-income single mothers to live with their kids.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

True Story: a Hotel Heir, His Seductive Wife, and a Ruthless Murder at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau

John Glatt
http://johnglatt.com/

04/16/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the saga of the famed Miami Beach Fontainebleau Hotel, and the events which ended the lives of its “matriarch” and her son.  Ben Novack, Junior, was raised in sumptuous Fontainebleau suites.  When the family lost the hotel, he took a second wife:  Narcy.  She was an exotic dancer who performed in Hialeah.  Years later, Narcy Novack executed a plot to kill her widowed mother-in-law and husband to gain their estates.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

What You Don’t Know About the Cuban Revolution

Joan Mellen
http://joanmellen.com

    

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