08/06/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with El Nuevo Herald Metro columnist Daniel Shoer Roth. He also writes a weekly view in the Miami Herald Opinion section. A grandson of Holocaust survivors, Daniel Shoer is a frequent voice for South Florida underdogs: the homeless, elderly, bullied and neglected. Born in Venezuela, he’s the grandson of Holocaust survivors. That’s Topical Currents and host Joseph Cooper . . .
08/02/12 - In the second half of the program, Linda Gassenheimer with Miami Herald columnist Lesley Abravenel. She’ll give an update on the South Florida social and restaurant scene. Plus, wine columnist Fred Tasker. That’s Topical Currents . .
08/02/12 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with home safety engineer Dan Hannan, his book is Preventing Home Accidents: A Quick and Easy Guide. We think of our abode as a safe haven, where we feel most secure, but we’re ten times more likely to sustain a serious or fatal injury at home than at work. We’ll offer a home safety check-list, as well. And more . .
07/31/12 - Tuesday's Topical Currents begins with journalist Elizabeth Cline, author of OVERDRESSED: The High Cost of Cheap Fashion. The days of buying quality clothes at local shops or department stores – even having garments mended – have gone the way of the phonograph. The New York City garment district is mostly history.
07/30/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is “Federal Budget, 101.” We’ll speak with Mattea Kramer, senior research analyst of the National Priorities Project, and author of THE PEOPLE’S GUIDE TO THE FEDERAL BUDGET. Most Americans shun even trying to comprehend where or how our federal dollars are spent. Complex barriers have prevented us from having any influence over budget creation or oversight.
04/07/11 - Topical Currents begins with South Florida contractor Kia Ricchi, and her book, AVOIDING THE “CON” IN CONSTRUCTION. She gives practical guidelines for home building, renovation and repair . . . and how to avoid scams. And more, Linda Gassenheimer with Lyn Farmer, the Director of the United Way Wine and Food Festival, along with Chef Orlando Arroyo. In its 16th year, the event has raised $12-million for those in need.
“Mean” Mary James, youngest of six children, was born in Geneva, Alabama, though her family lived in Florida, a couple miles below the Alabama line. Her mom (author, Jean James) and dad (WWII veteran, William James) lived a very nomadic lifestyle. On one occasion they packed up the family (Mary was four at the time) and moved from Florida to North Minnesota, near the Canadian border, to rough it in the wilds. more at www.maryjamesband.com