11/08/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with marriage and family therapist Jude Bijou, author of ATTITUDE RECONSTRUCTION: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life. We’ll discuss how to deal with disappointment and anger in the workplace, and how to let off steam in a safe setting. Also, Linda Gassenheimer and “Florida Cuisine,” with Kris Wessel, whose new restaurant is Florida Cookery at the James Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach.
11/06/12 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is an election day discussion of the myriad of voting rules among states and counties, as well as the constitutional history of U.S. voting and the Electoral College. We’ll visit with the author of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION: A Survivor’s Guide For American Voters. More than five-million voters will be affected by new voter registration restrictions. That’s larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections.
The Miami Jazz Fest® at Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park
Credit Bob Krist/Florida Keys News Bureau
Busker Will Soto walks a tightrope at the sunset celebration in Key West, Fla. The sunset celebration at Mallory Square is a daily ritual for visitors to this subtropical island at the bottom of the Florida Keys island chain.
10/31/12 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is with investigative reporter David Cay Johnston. His latest book is, THE FINE PRINT: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” to Rob You Blind. Johnston show how big corporations work with government to relax rules, rewrite regulations, and enforce only the one which benefit them. Insurance companies regularly delay victim disability payments . . . hoping the recipient won’t be around to collect.
David Cay Johnston on public media's Democracy Now!
10/29/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with prolific author Michael Klare, author of THE RACE FOR WHAT’S LEFT: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources. The Earth’s reserves of natural resources are diminishing as population swells and developing countries modernize. What happens as the demand for these critical natural materials surpass the supply? Klare says the possibility of border disputes and military confrontations will increase.
10/26/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, we’ll talk with the new Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year. We’ll also find out about a new, five year commitment that brings the Miami-Nice Jazz Festival to downtown Miami’s Olympia Theatre this weekend. Judith Bishop interviews Lissette Mendez, a co-producer of the 29th Annual Miami Book Fair International. Bill Nix delivers our arts calendar featuring enticing events in Palm Beach County. Catch the conversation and information Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.