01/28/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the rise of financial fraud and investment scams in the US. Figures show a 62% increase of crimes over the past three years. We’ll speak with a South Florida FBI White-Collar Crime coordinator, as well as certified examiners. The courts are overwhelmed and backlogged with cases. So beware: much of the fraud and scams originate from the Internet.
01/21/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Boston College sociology professor Charles Derber, the co-author of THE SURPLUS AMERICAN: How the 1% is Making Us Redundant. Many Americans are rendered jobless, but the authors maintain that this is just the “tip of the iceberg.” They examine the results of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, as well as how people are forcibly induced to leave the workforce.
Rene Marie's story is as compelling as her songs. She shares details of her transformation from oppressed wife to music professional, explains her devotion to assisting the homeless and more. She will perform four shows at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center Jan. 25-27.
01/10 /13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Gabriele Marewski owner of Paradise Farms. She talks about Dinner in Paradise, how we can grow our own organic gardens and what we’ll find in our farmer’s markets this year. Fred Tasker will give his wine suggestions.