12/12/13 - Today’s Topical Currents is our popular “Members Only” program with hosts Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman . . . and faithful listeners. We’ll “turn the table,” and have WLRN members give on-air testimonials, and relate public radio experiences. Also, a special guest Linda Gasssenheimer.
12/10/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the magic of knitting, which dates back to the 11th Century. Award winning author Ann Hood has edited an anthology of 27 original essays by 27 extraordinary authors including Barbara Kingsolver, Ann Patchett, and Sue Grafton– all centered in one way or another...
12/09/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the impact of the 1967 Orange Blossom Classic football game in Miami between black football powers Florida A&M and Grambling Universities. There were more implications than just a football title.
12/05/13 -1:30- Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman talk about Linda’s favorite kitchen gift gadgets. Drop Zone Cookie sheet makes perfectly shaped cookies and helps place the right amount of dough and prevents cookies from spreading across the pan. Hot milk frother: velvety milk for latte and cappuccino in minutes... and my favorite, the pomegranate tool, this gadget takes the mess out of seeding pomegranates and takes less than a minute to do the job, and much more.
12/05/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with Biscayne National Park Superintendent Brian Carlstrom. The park will hold hearings to consider the delicate balance between public usage and protection of national resources.
12/02/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents examines the controversy and background of Common Core State Education Standards. Backers say they are benchmarked to international criteria and will keep US competitive with students from other countries. Three of four teachers feel the Core Standards will help students, particularly those who wish to be college-ready. That’s Topical Currents Monday at 1 pm.
11/26/13 - Today’s Topical Currents is with journalist David Laskin, who’s chronicled the amazing divergence of his German Jewish family after the rise of Nazism. One branch emigrated to Palestine and embraced socialism. Another branch went the other way, and came to the US. They founded the famous Maidenform Bra Company. A third family branch chose to stay put in Europe. All of them were exterminated in the Holocaust.
11/25/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition with Dr. Ian Kupkee of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic. We’ll also have Edel Meides, K-9 Advisors. He specializes in dog training and behavior issues. With the holidays upon us, experts want people to avoid giving pets as “surprise” gifts.
11/21/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Cory Vicens, Culinary Director of AllRecipes.com. It's Thanksgiving 101. She gives us tips for a no-fuss Thanksgiving meal, including how to buy, store and cook a turkey, a quick and easy gravy and much more.
11/21/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with discussion of Broward County’s ambitious “Complete Streets” program. It’s aimed at providing safe streets for pedestrians, vehicles, and most especially, having a more bicycle-friendly community. And more. Linda Gassenheimer’s annual Thanksgiving dinner tips. We’ll open up the phones and take calls.