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Food and Dining
1:30 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

TV Celebrity Chef Ingrid Hoffmann

05/07/15 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview TV celebrity, Ingrid Hoffmann.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Child Abuse Education and Awareness Advocate Lauren Book

www.laurenskids.org

05/07/15 - Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we begin with child sexual abuse advocate, Lauren Book. 

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

The Professor In The Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

jonathangottschall.com

05/06/15 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is a rather implausible program . . .

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Literary Contributor Ariel Gonzalez with Novelist Martin Amis

Martin Amis and his latest novel is THE ZONE OF INTEREST
www.martinamisweb.com

05/05/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when we feature renowned author Martin Amis, with our literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez.  Besides the prolific output of books by Martin Amis, he’s also the son of the noted English novelist, Sir Kingsley Amis.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

The Elderly And Actions Of Court-Appointed Guardians

www.elderservicesofflorida.com

05/04/15 - Tune in for Monday’s Topical Currents, when we consider our elder population and the actions of some court-appointed Guardians.  In Florida, there will most likely be new guidelines approved by the Legislature.  Sometimes individuals supposedly ruled “incapacitated” are stripped of basic rights.  The new rules should make declarations of incapacity more difficult, as well as limit the powers of a guardian.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

ArtsGarage, Karen Peterson and Dancers, KeyStock in Key West, & Florida Keys Calendar

www.bacapompano.org

05/01/01 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, President and CEO of Creative City Collaborative, Alyona Ushe, guiding light of ArtsGarage in Delray Beach and Pompano Beach’s Bailey Contemporary Arts informs us about exciting events coming to those venues.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu April 30, 2015

Dangers of Firing Over Social Media with Nova University Professor Ethan Wall

www.facebook.com/socialmedialawandorder

04/30/15 - Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we discuss the legal ramifications of social media, with Nova University professor Ethan Wall. Employee use of social media is a burgeoning problem.  Wall has written “Fire Over Facebook.” And more.  Linda Gassenheimer’s Food & Dining with Kids Cook French author, Claudine Pepin.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue April 28, 2015

Have You Considered The Many Options Of Social Security Benefits?

04/28/15 - If you’re of retirement age, have you considered the many options of Social Security benefits? More than 40% of Americans apply for Social Security benefits at age 62.  Not a good idea, unless you must.  And deferring to age 70 not only increases benefits, but helps give the fund a cash cushion. We’ll have PBS NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman and Laurence J.

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Culture
6:00 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Director John Boorman Continues His Unique Vision of Filmmaking

Director John Boorman doing what he loves best.

Director John Boorman may be 82 years old, but his work and his singular cinematic vision have not diminished.  The director of "Deliverance" and "Hope and Glory" spoke with Caroline Breder-Watts at the opening of his latest film, "Queen and Country."

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon April 27, 2015

Is Social Security Still Relevant in the 21st Century?

www.facebook.com/socialsecurity

04/27/15 - This summer, Social Security turns 85.  Is it in crisis?  Is it still relevant in the 21st Century?  Fifty-five-million Americans depend on Social Security . . .but not all are seniors.  Could the average person invest what they pay-in and reap as much income? We’ll discuss Social Security with Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson authors of the book Social Security Works! . . . and we take your calls on the next Topical Currents, Monday at 1pm.

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Food and Dining
6:36 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

A Look Back at the 1981 Food Scene in South Florida

04/23/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman discuss: Miami 1981 a look back at the food scene in South Florida (part of the O Miami Poetry Festival).  The event will take place at the Kampong, April 27. Our guests are Gretchen Schmidt, host of the event, and Cristina Favretto, UM special collections curator for Miami culinary archives. 

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Topical Currents
6:19 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Term Limits for Florida Legislators

04/23/15 - Tune in for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we discuss term limits for Florida Legislators. 

We’ll visit with FIU’s Kathryn DePalo, who says limited legislative tenures has done more harm than good. Her book is  The Failure of Term Limits in Florida.  And more . . . Linda Gassenheimer revisits the year 1981.  What were the popular food trends and innovations?  An example:  “Lean Cuisine” made its debut in ’81. That’s Topical Currents Thursday at 1pm.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

International Jazz Fest, Perez Art Museum Miami, Jazz guitarist Randy Bernsen

04/24/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, founder and producer Arturo Campa joins us to talk about another exciting Miami International Jazz Fest. Judith Bishop speaks with Leann Standish of the Perez Art Museum Miami about enticing current and future exhibitions.

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Culture
6:40 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

FGO's Susan Danis Sees Challenges, Promise for the Future

Florida Grand Opera's Susan Danis

Susan Danis, General Director and CEO of Florida Grand Opera, speaks with Caroline Breder-Watts about her background, the challenges of of FGO's past season, and the excitement looking ahead to the company's 75th Anniversary season. 

  

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

A Climate Of Crisis: America In The Age Of Environmentalism

04/22/15 - The old-fashioned term “teach-in” applied to the first Earth Day, in 1970.  Now, it’s an internationally accepted week of environmental mindfulness.

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