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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

How The New Feline Science Can Make You A Better Friend To Your Pet

catsensebook.com

09/09/14 - Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when take another look at the most popular pet in the world—the elusive and inscrutable cat.  The past two decades have seen an explosion in research leading to some astounding findings.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto

Steve Almond
againstfootball.org

09/08/14 - "Is It Immoral to Watch the Super Bowl?"  That was the title of a 2014 essay in the New York Times Magazine written by journalist, author and former sports reporter, Steve Almond.  Join us for Monday’s T

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri September 5, 2014

Arsht Center's New Season, 2nd Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair, and Florida Keys Calendar

Pictured dancer from Disney’s Newsies Musical
www.arshtcenter.org

09/05/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat Arsht Center President and CEO, John Richard, tells us about all of the exciting events coming to the Arsht this season. Founder Jan Mapou describes his comprehensive 2nd Annual Haitian-Caribbean Book Fair.

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Food and Dining
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

From Food Truck To Brick And Mortar

Linda Gassenheimer and Michell Sanchez at WLRN Studio.
Dina Allende via twitter.com/MakeitClique

09/04/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Bonnie Berman interview Chef Michel Sanchez, chef/owner Latin House Grill.  He started with a food truck and now has a brick and mortar restaurant and another about to open.  He also won best burger from Burger Beast 3 years in a row. He talks about how he created his food truck and turned it into a restaurant and how to make a great burger.  

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can’t with Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs
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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Condemning Children To Die In Prison - 15 To Life: Kenneth’s Story

A child appearing in Pinellas County juvenile court.
HitPlay Productions

09/02/14 - The United States is the only country in the world that routinely condemns children to die in prison.  On Tuesday's Topical Currents we look at the issue which is the subject of the POV documentary, “15 To Life: Kenneth’s Story.”  It’s the story of one of those children, Kenneth Young, now a young man, seeking a second chance in Florida.  A Supreme

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Nova Southeastern University/Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, FIU School of Music, Broward Arts Cal

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
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08/29/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, contributor Judith Bishop catches up with Executive Director and Chief Curator extraordinaire, Bonnie Clearwater, of the Nova Southeastern University - Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale. Contributor Charles Greenfield speaks with the new, interim dean of the FIU School of Music, Dr. William Hipp. Chef Norman Van Aken serves up A Word On Food and our Broward arts calendar features Jody Horne-Leshinsky, Assistant Director of the Broward Cultural Division.

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Food And Dining
1:30 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

New School Food Programs Including Expanded Afterschool Meals

Salmon Burgers with Hot Pepper Corn
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08/28/14 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host and Bonnie Berman interview Penny Parham, Administrative Director for the Department of Food and Nutrition for Miami-Dade County Schools.  Also in studio, Mary Mulder, Director Food Nutrition Services for Broward.  What’s in store for school meals and after school activities -- We discuss exciting new food programs including expanded afterschool meals.  
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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

An Unexpected Love Affair With Florida

www.fau.edu

08/28/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with an exploration of the real Florida with FAU English and creative writing Professor, Andrew Furman.  He’s the author of  Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair With Florida.

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Topical Currents
3:54 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Florida's Biggest Ponzi Scheme

http://www.ultimateponzi.com/

08/27/14 - Wednesday 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 bilked $1.4 Billion from investors and charitable organizations. The scams supported his outrageously opulent lifestyle. We speak with Chuck Malkus, author of THE ULTIMATE PONZI:  The Scott Rothstein St

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

How The Obesity Crisis Is Complicating America’s Love Life

Sarah Varney
sarahvarney.com

08/26/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents considers the ways that one’s weight can affect the emotional and physical lives of those who heavy.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Preview Of The 2014 Primary Election

Elaine de Valle, Broward Bulldog, and George Bennett
twitter.com

08/25/14 - On Monday's Topical Currents we’ll get a preview of Tuesday’s Primary Election.

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Announcement
3:37 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

Expanded Hours for Tom Ashbrook and “On Point”

We’re excited to bring one of Public Radio’s most popular programs to WLRN listeners at new times. Starting Monday, September 1, 2014, “On Point” will be heard, live,  Monday through Thursday mornings at 11:00am, in addition to its existing broadcast at 7:00pm weeknights.

Critics and listeners agree that host Tom Ashbrook is one of the brightest, most knowledgeable and able hosts in broadcasting. He brings his years of experience to the microphone each day, as he leads discussions of important issues with newsmakers of the day and invites listeners to join in.  

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

The Amernet String Quartet Performs Live on South Florida Arts Beat

Amernet String Quartet
amernetquartet.com

08/22/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Ensemble-In-Residence at FIU’s School of Music since 2004, the Amernet String Quartet, performs live from WLRN’s Studio A. This award-winning group, born of Juilliard students, has traveled the world performing and educating since 1991. They are committed to the music of our time and aim to enlighten the concert experience through their innovative programming.

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Food And Dining
6:18 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

The Importance Of The Bee Population

Maciej A. Czyzewski - Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

08/21/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN guest host Peter J. talk about the importance of the bee population, why we are losing so many bees and what is being done about it.  John Gentzel, a Homestead Beekeeper is in studio; He is on the Board of the Dade County Farm Bureau. Also joining the conversation is Aaron Mullins, a senior biological scientist at the University of Florida, Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center.

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