02/18/15 - Today at 1pm on Topical Currents: Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finncould be considered the seminal work of American fiction. It’s the most recognizable title in American literature. Huck Finn is told in the first-person, through the eyes of an adolescent white orphan traveling with a runaway slave upon the Mississippi River.
02/17/15 - Why is it impossible to tickle oneself? Why do women tend to have more tactile sense in their fingers? And why does scratching an itch give such pleasure? Join us for Tuesday’s Topical Currentswhen we visit with Johns Hopkins University neuroscience professor David Linden.
02/16/15 - Join us for Monday’s Topical Currents when we visit with frequent contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of the independent “Watchdog Report.” We’ll discuss South Florida government, politics and institutions. Next year’s race for City of Miami Mayor has already gained attention . . . and State Senator Nan Rich may run for a Broward County Commission seat.
02/12/15 - Growing older, of course, is inevitable. Indeed, it’s much better than the alternative. Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currentswhen we begin with medical sociologist and journalist Anne Karpf. Her book is How to Age.
02/03/15 - Antibiotics ushered in a “golden age” of medical marvels. They often cure life-threatening diseases. Listen for Tuesday’s Topical Currents, when we discuss the effects of antibiotics—and other factors—which contribute to the loss of the body’s useful bacteria. We’ll chat with Dr. Martin Blaser, who directs the Human Microbiome Program at NYU.
01/30/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Jazz pianist and educator, Jim Gasior, tells us about the not-for-profit, Miami Jazz Co-op’s performances and rent parties featuring South Florida’s finest talent. Viga Gewert, Chopin Foundation’s Executive Director for the U.S., shares her excitement about the 9th Annual National Chopin Piano Competition and its many local events.
01/28/15 - If a young person seeks counsel about love & marriage, who’s the best source for it? Probably not the internet, Dear Abby or even Dr. Phil . . . but elders, who can recount valuable experience with tenderness and insight. Join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents when we speak with renowned sociologist and gerontologist Karl Pillemer, about his book, 30 LESSONS FOR LOVING: Advice from the Wisest Americans. That’s Topical Currents, Wednesday at 1pm.