10/23/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with a new look at what’s always been termed the “Golden Years.” Many seniors in this country are in a “survival mode,” living day-to-day on Social Security. Many also face an affordable housing crunch, which will worsen as more and more boomers retire. Our guest is Steve Protulis, Executive Director of Elderly Housing Development and Operations Corp (EHDOC) a nonprofit organization that provides affordable housing for low-income seniors. And more . . .
10/21/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the world’s biggest public health crisis. No – not more information about the Ebola virus. We talk human waste disposal. Four in ten people in the world lack what you and I take for granted: a toilet. That’s nearly three-billion people who use crude latrines or open ground. Human waste contributes to one-in-ten of the world’s communicable diseases.
This program is a raw unedited version, and includes fundraising efforts.
10/16/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents is with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. It’s all about pairing wines with favorite foods. Linda and wine-expert Fred Tasker speak with Peter Schnebly, who operates the Schnebly Winery in Homestead. It’s the southernmost winery in the U.S. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1pm on WLRN.
10/15/14 - Today’s Topical Currents takes a much different approach than usual….We’re turning the tables!! An interviewer . . . becomes an interviewee. Bonnie Berman's guest for the hour is a friend, mentor and colleague: Joseph Cooper. The Topical Currents host and executive producer celebrates his 40th anniversary at WLRN in 2014. He came to the station back when it was a low-powered, monaural education outlet. It had just recently qualified as a Corporation for Public Broadcasting grantee and had just joined the fledgling National Public Radio Network. He’s seen the long road of progress and excellence in public broadcasting. That's Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.
10/14/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the magic of knitting, which dates back to the 11th Century. Award winning author Ann Hood has edited an anthology of 27 original essays by 27 extraordinary authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, and Sue Grafton– all centered in one way or another..
Listen to the entire program here, or individual segments below. (This is a shorter fundraising edition.)
10/10/14 - Next time on a fundraising edition of South Florida Arts Beat, Artistic Director Lourdes Lopez talks with contributor Charles Greenfield about a new season of dance delights from the award-winning Miami City Ballet. The new Art Deco Museum on Miami Beach is now open to the public. The Miami Design Preservation League’s Programs and Outreach Director, Judith Frankel, brings us the programming details. Catch the conversation and information on a fundraising edition ofSouth Florida Arts BeatFriday at 1:00pm.
10/09/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents: Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Stephanie Dunbar, Director of Nutrition and Medical Affairs at the American Diabetes Association. There are over 100 million US adults and children with either diabetes or pre-diabetes. If we continue on this path there will be 1 in 3 Americans with diabetes by 2050. Simply Smoothies: Fresh and Fast Diabetes-friendly snacks and complete meals and No-Fuss Diabetes Desserts, both published by the American Diabetes Association.
10/08/14 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is with University of Miami law professor Donald Jones. He criticizes the labeling of hip-hop music as destructive noise, instead of an art form. Media portrayals of saggy panted, hoody wearing thugs, he says, is stereotype, and doesn’t consider the urban crisis which created much of rap culture.
10/06/14 - Join us for Monday’s Topical Currents. We learn about little-known details of the largest military operation in history: World War II’s “Operation Overlord.” Allied forces began it on “D-Day,” in June of 1944. The planning was meticulous, and the result was the beginning of the end for Hitler’s global domination plan. Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez speaks with historian Rick Atkinson
10/02/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Chef, Ramesh Kaduru and Crown Wine and Spirits wine buyer, Veronica Litton. It's Oktoberfest! Chef Ramish talks about the Ritz October Biergarten and his appearance at the Deering Estate Foundation’s 13th annual Wine On Harvest Moon event. The event features German wine and food. Veronica talks with Fred about German Riesling wines and German beer.
10/02/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with a look at the upcoming A Mindful Miami Conference and how better to serve our community. We’ll visit with the conference co-chair and founder of Mindful Kids Miami, Valerie York-Zimmerman. Also with us, David Lawrence – the President of The Early Childhood Initiative Foundation. And more...