"Dylan Goes Electric" author interview

Jul 29, 2015

July 25th 1965, Bob Dylan surprised everyone and went on stage of the Newport Folk Festival with an electric band. It was the night Pete Seeger became part of the older generation.


Thai Place - Cake

Jul 11, 2015

PAD KEE MAO                                                         

© 2015 All Rights Reserved by Norman & Janet Van Aken

This dish is both easy and every bit as good as the more famous Pad Thai.

Yield: Serves 8

1/2 Cup fish sauce

1/4 Cup Kecap Manis (sweet soy sauce)

1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon  + 1 Tablespoon rice vinegar

1/3 Cup minced garlic

1 Scotch bonnet, minced

1/4 Cup + 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup sliced sweet onion

Florida Atlantic University's Summer Festival Rep not only provides an evening's entertainment for audiences, but an invaluable educational opportunity for its students.


Paul Leary

06/25/15 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview David Foulquier, owner Fooq’s Miami restaurant. We talk summer cooking tips and easy summer entertaining.  He has an unusual wine list and will talk with Fred about it.

06/25/15 - On Thursday’s Topical Currents, we begin with contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of South Florida’s weekly “Watchdog Report.” He’ll discuss our region’s government, politics . . . and personalities. And more.  Linda Gassenheimer gives cooking and entertaining tips for the summer months ahead . . .

The John F. Kennedy Bunker, located on Peanut Island in Palm Beach County, was hastily constructed in the early 1960s to protect President Kennedy and his staff in the event of a nuclear strike. A local team of architects, preservationists and fundraisers are on a mission to save this historic site.

The Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ hosts the Community Arts Program, which brings classical and jazz musicians to South Florida to perform for the public, and to engage with local students.  

06/05/15 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Matt Cooper tells us about The Taste of the Caribbean, the popular culinary and culture showcase in Miami. The 14th Annual Hukilau brings a Polynesian celebration to Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale next week.   Chris DeAngelis highlights the Exotica, Jazz, Surf and Rockabilly bands and the Tiki Tower Takeover. Jazz drummer Duffy Jackson swings at ArtsGarage in mid-June. Chef Norman Van Aken and our Florida Keys calendar wrap up the show.

Grave Matters - A History of Death and Mourning

May 25, 2015
The first official Decoration Day
The Library of Congress

For Memorial Day, WLRN presents “Grave Matters: A History of Death and Mourning”, produced by the program “Backstory”, distributed by PRX.  In this special program the “History Guys” and their guests explore Americans’ changing attitudes about death, mourning, and ways of remembering.

Originally Published by the Back Story on May 23, 2014

ArtServe, located in Fort Lauderdale, provides much-needed support and opportunities for artists and arts organizations.  This year marks its 25th anniversary of making a difference in Broward County.