05/06/15 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is a rather implausible program . . .

05/05/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents when we feature renowned author Martin Amis, with our literary contributor, Ariel Gonzalez.  Besides the prolific output of books by Martin Amis, he’s also the son of the noted English novelist, Sir Kingsley Amis.

05/04/15 - Tune in for Monday’s Topical Currents, when we consider our elder population and the actions of some court-appointed Guardians.  In Florida, there will most likely be new guidelines approved by the Legislature.  Sometimes individuals supposedly ruled “incapacitated” are stripped of basic rights.  The new rules should make declarations of incapacity more difficult, as well as limit the powers of a guardian.

05/01/01 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, President and CEO of Creative City Collaborative, Alyona Ushe, guiding light of ArtsGarage in Delray Beach and Pompano Beach’s Bailey Contemporary Arts informs us about exciting events coming to those venues.

04/30/15 - Join us for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we discuss the legal ramifications of social media, with Nova University professor Ethan Wall. Employee use of social media is a burgeoning problem.  Wall has written “Fire Over Facebook.” And more.  Linda Gassenheimer’s Food & Dining with Kids Cook French author, Claudine Pepin.

04/28/15 - If you’re of retirement age, have you considered the many options of Social Security benefits? More than 40% of Americans apply for Social Security benefits at age 62.  Not a good idea, unless you must.  And deferring to age 70 not only increases benefits, but helps give the fund a cash cushion. We’ll have PBS NewsHour correspondent Paul Solman and Laurence J.

04/27/15 - This summer, Social Security turns 85.  Is it in crisis?  Is it still relevant in the 21st Century?  Fifty-five-million Americans depend on Social Security . . .but not all are seniors.  Could the average person invest what they pay-in and reap as much income? We’ll discuss Social Security with Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson authors of the book Social Security Works! . . . and we take your calls on the next Topical Currents, Monday at 1pm.

04/23/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman discuss: Miami 1981 a look back at the food scene in South Florida (part of the O Miami Poetry Festival).  The event will take place at the Kampong, April 27. Our guests are Gretchen Schmidt, host of the event, and Cristina Favretto, UM special collections curator for Miami culinary archives. 

04/23/15 - Tune in for Thursday’s Topical Currents when we discuss term limits for Florida Legislators. 

We’ll visit with FIU’s Kathryn DePalo, who says limited legislative tenures has done more harm than good. Her book is  The Failure of Term Limits in Florida.  And more . . . Linda Gassenheimer revisits the year 1981.  What were the popular food trends and innovations?  An example:  “Lean Cuisine” made its debut in ’81. That’s Topical Currents Thursday at 1pm.

04/24/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, founder and producer Arturo Campa joins us to talk about another exciting Miami International Jazz Fest. Judith Bishop speaks with Leann Standish of the Perez Art Museum Miami about enticing current and future exhibitions.