05/03/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, we’ll find out where the skeletons are buried – literally. Former Miami-Dade County archaeologist, Bob Carr, talks about his new book, Digging Miami. Charles Greenfield previews the Cypress String Quartet’s Sunday afternoon concert in Coral Gables.
05/02/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with a look at the importance and future of South Florida ports and international airports. The Port of Miami’s dredging project will allow it to receive larger ships in conjunction with the Panama Canal’s expansion. And more. Linda Gassenheimer’s a
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.
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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.
04/25/13 Thursday's Topical Currents begins with discussion of the SHELTER ME documentary series which airs Thursday night on WLRN-TV, Channel 17. We’ll discuss how doomed shelter dogs have become successes for search-and-rescue operations, as well as giving comfort to hospital patients and kids. And more. Linda
04/24/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines the saga of Fort Lauderdale Ponzi-schemer, attorney Scott Rothstein. News of the scandal broke in 2009. One of Fort Lauderdale’s top philanthropists had bilked some 1.4 Billion dollars from investors and charitable organizations. The scams supported his outrageously opulent lifestyle.
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.
04/19/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, music and event producer, owner of Sweat Records, Lauren Reskin, has the lowdown on the 6th Annual Record Store Day and Sweatstock taking place Saturday the 20th in Miami. Judith Bishop covers exciting events at the Bass Museum of Art with Silvia Karmen Cubina.
04/18/13 -1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Maricarmen Martinez, a principal in the Upstairs Studio Architecture with tips on how we can make our kitchens more eco-friendly whether building a new kitchen or making an existing kitchen greener. What's the best type of l