05/01/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currentsexamines what everyone fears: a cancer diagnosis. Whether it’s one’s self, a loved one or dear friend, life’s outlook is immediately changed and prioritized. We’ll visit with two authors who write about cancer diagnosis, the fear of death, and our emotional wellness when faced with such a trauma.
04/30/13 - Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez speaks with author Michael Chabon about his latest novel, “Telegraph Road” which follows the co-owners of a vintage record store in Oakland who struggle to stay open in the face of black/white tensions, gentrification, and the ghosts of their past.
All of Linda's Food Segments are listed at http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer
04/25/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondentFred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Rohan Marley, Bob Marley’s son, a graduate of Palmetto Sr. High, played football for UM, is a former professional football player and now a farmer. His Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee along with other Marley Coffees are produced on sustainable farms. Part of the profits goes to Kicks for a Cause, which helps youth soccer. Other profits help support the Marley 1 Love foundation.
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.