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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
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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
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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

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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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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

ABC's Of The Plant Kingdom – The History, Facts And Lore

Michael Largo
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08/22/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with a look at the ABC’s of the plant kingdom – the history, facts and lore.  We visit with Miami author, Michael Largo.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Part Two of All In A Day’s Work with retired airline Captain Bruce Bornstein

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08/20/14 - It’s not “Déjà vu all over again”!

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

The Painful Decision To Euthanize A Pet

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08/19/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition, with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic. Also with us is canine behavior and training expert Edel Miedes of K9 Advisors. We focus on the painful and emotionally wrought decision to euthanize a pet. And of course, we’ll take your pet questions of course . . . Listen in . . .

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Back To School Anxiety In Children

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08/18/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents focuses on back to school anxiety in children.  Yes, some separation anxiety and fear are normal, but how can parents identify genuine anxiety that requires treatment as opposed to plain old back to the books blues and end of summer foot dragging?  What should parents do? We’ll visit with Jill Ehrenrich May… she’s a University of Miami Psychology Professor and Director of the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment Program.

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Film Critics Circle Roundtable with Dan Hudak, Skip Sheffield and Rubén Rosario, Miami-Dade Arts Cal

Ruben, Skip and Dan in the WLRN Studios
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08/14/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, the business of film critics as discussed by Dan Hudak, Skip Sheffield and Ruben Rosario on the 4th Annual South Florida Arts Beat Florida Film Critics Circle Roundtable. What’s hot, what’s not, 3D, sequels, comic book adaptations, South Florida art houses, the future of film criticism and much more.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Linda Gassenheimer’s “Restaurant Roundabout” August 2014 Edition

Linda Gassenheime
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08/14/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents is our popular “Restaurant Roundabout,” with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. Also with us are restaurant critics Jen Karetnick covering Miami-Dade County, Matt Meltzer in Broward and Jan Norris i

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

No Makeup For 1 Year? The Beauty Experiment.

The Beauty Experiment
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08/13/14 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is a rebroadcast of a visit with journalist Phoebe Baker Hyde, about her dilemma of a “perfect storm” of self-doubt. She struggled with the notion that as a professional woman, she should be encumbered with the expense and trappings of fashion, makeup, new clothes, salon haircuts and jewelry. Hyde swore off the fantasy of feminine perfection for a year, and has written THE BEAUTY EXPERIMEN

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

All In A Day’s Work: The View From The Cockpit Of A Transcontinental Passenger Jet

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08/12/14 - On Tuesday’s Topical Currents, we continue our series “All in a Day’s Work”, with retired commercial airline pilot Bruce Bornstein.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Reclaiming What We’ve Lost In A World Of Constant Connection

The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connectivity
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08/11/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents considers how our constant connectivity is engulfing our world.  What have we lost to the long hours we spend in digital space?  Award-winning writer Michael Harris has authored, The End of Absence: Reclaiming What We’ve Lost in a World of Constant Connectivity

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South Florida Arts Beat
1:00 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

Jazz Musician/Educator Bobby Ramirez, Frost Art Museum at FIU, Palm Beach Arts Calendar

Bobby Ramirez Jazz Flute CD
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08/08/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat Jazz musician and educator, Bobby Ramirez, talks about his new CD, Jazz Flute. Executive Director of the Frost Art Museum at FIU, Carol Damian, discusses with Judith Bishop their exciting, new season of exhibitions.

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Topical Currents
1:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Butter, Meat and Cheese and a Healthy Diet

The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet
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08/07/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents takes on the issue of dietary fats and whether or not they are actually detrimental to our health. Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz has written The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet.  She contends that everything we thou

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