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.

04/22/15 - The old-fashioned term “teach-in” applied to the first Earth Day, in 1970.  Now, it’s an internationally accepted week of environmental mindfulness.

04/21/15 - The South Florida rainy season is soon upon us . . . those dark clouds encroaching  daily—with drizzles or a torrent. Join us for Tuesday's Topical Currents. 

04/20/15 - 100 million adult Americans live with chronic pain.  They are desperate for relief, yet would-be doctors are seldom educated about the subject.

04/17/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Sweat Records’ owner and Indie promoter extraordinaire, Lauren Reskin, celebrates the store’s 10th anniversary, their Sweatstock Festival and Record Store Day 2015. Charles Greenfield checks in with The Florida Grand Opera and their spokesman, Justin Moss.

04/16/15 - On the next Topical Currents we begin with an American from Key West who’s long lived in England . . . and her amusing take on our common language.

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04/14/15 - Tune in for Tuesday’s Topical Currents and a discussion of solar energy . . . in the Sunshine State. The Florida Legislature is not on board to allow consumers to buy solar-generated electricity from non-monopoly corporations.  It’s one of five U.S. states that make such a restriction. However, FPL is a national leader in power company solar investment. GUESTS In-studio: Steve Smith, Exec.

04/13/15 - Join us Monday, when Topical Currents focuses on kidney transplants—and the crucial shortage of donor organs. A kidney donation doesn’t change life expectancy, nor increase one’s risk of renal failure. We speak with the Director of Kidney Transplantation at UM/Jackson Hospital, Dr. Michael Goldstein, as well as both a kidney donor . . . and donee. That’s Topical Currents, Monday at 1pm.

04/30/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Claudine Pepin, author of Kids Cook French,