01/17/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host Joseph Cooper interview Melissa d’Arabian host of Food Network’s Drop 5 Pounds and author of Ten Dollar Dinners. Tips on how to look and feel younger along with foods and exercise that boost our moods and why.
01/17/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with news of a report which shows the economic impact of the University of Miami’s presence in South Florida. The estimate is over 6-billion dollars, with 13-thousand employees and indirect employment of 43-thousand persons. 75-percent of students are from outside the area. They bring in revenue to the tune of 200- million dollars.
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.
01/09/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents features Florida raconteur Charlie Carlson and his “curious canine,” Lady Isabel, his adopted full-bred boxer. They’re the focus of a WLRN-TV documentary, “WEIRD FLORIDA: ON THE ROAD AGAIN.” They travel over 1500 miles across the Sunshine State in search of unusual people and places . . . and find Florida’s best-kept secrets and oddest legends.
The official Weird Florida: On the Road Again trailer:
01/08/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with historian Laurent Dubois, author of HAITI: The Aftershocks of History. Even before the 2010 earthquake destroyed much of the country, Haiti was known for its poverty and corruption. Dubois says Haiti can only be understood by its complex past and inception as the only successful slave revolt in world history. Can a new Haiti emerge from its legacy?
Video: Laurent Dubois talks about What We Must Know in Order to Help Haiti:
01/07/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is another popular “South Florida History Quiz” edition with Dr. Paul George of History/Miami and Miami-Dade College. We pose questions about the region’s history, politics and pop culture . . . listeners are invited to give answers. A correct answer in turn gives the listener a chance to ask a question of Dr. George. Don’t miss the South Florida History Quiz on Topical Currents . . . Monday at one o’clock on 91.3 WLRN.
01/04/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Executive Director of YoungArts, Paul Lehr, discusses expansive new development plans for this exciting arts organization. Iris van Eck speaks with Charles Greenfield about upcoming concerts for the Chameleon Chamber Music Series in Fort Lauderdale. Our flashback music segment features Aaron Lebos’ Reality. Catch the conversation, information and contemporary Jazz music on South Florida Arts Beat Friday at 1:00pm.
01/03/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Sheila Bowman, from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the home of Seafood Watch. She is the Manager of culinary and Strategic Initiatives for Seafood Watch. We’ll talk about Seafood Smarts – susta
01/02/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez and writer Sandra Cisneros. For decades, she’s inspired young Latino authors. Her latest work is a departure: an illustrated children’s book which takes place in San Antonio. And more, at 1:30: Linda Gassenheimer discusses how consumers can avoid endangered seafood species with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch.
01/02/13 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is with former New York Times reporter and editor, Craig Whitney. He reviews the long history of American gun control in his recent book, LIVING WITH GUNS: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment. Though his book was published before the Connecticut school massacre, Whitney says the rights of Americans to own and use guns can be preserved while also giving the public the right to live in safety. Over 30,000 die from gunshots every year.
12/28/12 - This week on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy an evergreen live performance from our Miami studios. FIU’s Ensemble-In-Residence, the Amernet String Quartet, performs works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Dvorak and Elliott Carter. Advocates for neglected works of the past as well as committed to the music of our time, this quartet has been delighting and educating audiences of all ages since 1991.