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.
11/12/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Damien Echols, who spent 18-years on death row. He was convicted in 1993 of murdering three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas. He was even married on
death-row, with DNA results eventually setting him free. His memoir relates his youth, a highly publicizes trial, and the travails of nearly two-decades of solitary confinement. Damien Echols has written LIFE AFTER DEATH.