Radio

In 1940, on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Immigration and Naturalization Service wanted to promote tolerance toward immigrants.

At that time, radio was the most important medium in the U.S. More than 80 percent of American households had a radio, and people listened for three or four hours every day. So, to reach the American people, the agency made a radio show.

Coco Frio

Oct 14, 2017

Lobster Reubens

Oct 7, 2017

The Debut Of The Florida Round Up: Statewide Edition

Oct 6, 2017
Melissa Ross and Tom Hudson
WJCT and WLRN

 

Friday on WLRN (co-produced with WJCT) "The Florida Roundup: Statewide Edition" premiered. 

Each week WLRN's Tom Hudson and WJCT's Melissa Ross, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news.

Here's what the The Florida Roundup: Statewide Edition will cover. 

 

Tune in every Friday at 1 p.m. on 91.3FM

 

Durian

Sep 30, 2017

(9-28-2017) Today’s Topical Currents marks the end of a nearly 18-year era for our interview/call-in program.

It was created by Joseph Cooper in 1999, and covered South Florida issues and personalities, with over four-thousand editions.

Joseph retires from the station this month . . . so we air an hour retrospective, with visits from some of our favorite guests &  listener calls.

(9-27-2017)  Today’s Topical Currents ponders a South Florida which existed long before documented settlers arrived at what’s now a Megalopolis.  We visit with FSU Professor Andrew Frank and discuss his book, BEFORE THE PIONEERS:  Indians, Settlers, Slaves and the Founding of Miami.

Obviously, the ancients were on to something:  the largest Tequesta village at the Miami River mouth, was also the focal point of what became a great city.

(9-26-2017) With so much political attention devoted to “fake news” drivel and social media, how should university journalism schools prepare tomorrow’s reporter and editors?  

Today’s Topical Currents looks into news credibility with the Dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Dave Kurpius, and Randy Picht, who heads its Reynolds Journalism Institute.

(9-25-2017) On today’s Topical Currents, we talk about foster-care parent recruitment.

We focus on ChildNet, Broward and Palm Beach Counties’ community-based care agency, which manages services and support for abused, abandoned and neglected children and caregivers.

This support system is essential for the well-being, safety and permanence of these kids, who’ve lived in unstable conditions.

Abuse hotline 800-96-ABUSE

Foster Care Recruitment Hotline:

The Beard House

Sep 23, 2017

(9-21-2017) Chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer’s final segments on Topical Currents.  For more than 17 years, she produced over 900 programs, starting January 7, 1999.

(9-20-2017) The histories of R&B, soul, funk, and disco in Florida, as chronicled by University of Tampa journalism professor, John Capouya, author of Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band

Mark Hedden / markhedden.com

Almost 20 years ago, a little radio station from the Lower Keys won an Edward R. Murrow award — one of the highest honors in broadcasting. WWUS was recognized for continuously broadcasting during and after Hurricane Georges, a Category 2 storm that pummeled the Lower Keys.

But it turns out that effort was just a warm-up act for Hurricane Irma.

(9-19-2017) Wouldn’t most everyone love to go through life with grace and poise? Known for our adaptability in daily routines . . . and admired for insight?

Today’s Topical Currents is with longtime South Florida consultant, entrepreneur and administrator, Pauline Winnick.  She specializes in etiquette and decorum, and has taught protocol to international business leaders and officials.

(9-18-2017) Today’s Topical Currents tackles South Florida’s affordable housing woes. 

Single family home prices in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties price low and middle income families out of the market.

On one hand, steep housing costs can prohibit new white collar workers from relocating here, as well as thwart the hiring of needed teachers, nurses and police officers.

On the other hand, homegrown students move to take jobs in less costly urban areas.

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