Topical Currents

(3-23-2017) In studio interview with Chef Jeff Maxfield from Brava by Brad Kilgore at the Arscht Center.  He will be participating in the Deering Bay Seafood Festival, Sunday, March 26.  He brings the seafood dish he’ll be offering at the festival and gives us tips on how to buy and cook seafood.

Dinner in Minutes:

Snapper Parmesan with Spinach Penne Pasta

Restaurant News: Carlos Frias, Miami Herald Food Editor,he discusses this week’s restaurant news and where to eat this weekend. 

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(3-23-2017) As many brick and mortar stores struggle for air, Amazon is growing by leaps and bounds.  Its latest venture…Amazon Fresh.

Hello, it’s BB.  It’s an online grocery service now available in South Florida.  Our shopping guru and Sun Sentinel columnist, Doreen Christensen gives us the details and the best deals around town.

(3-22-2017) Today’s Topical Currents is with technology lawyer, negotiator and author, Mark Grossman.  He’s a pioneer in the field, with a practice dating back to 1995.

Grossman covers many technology issues, and discusses the unique legal aspects of self-driving cars, the recent developments in the 2014 Russian hacks of Yahoo, and advice on legal negotiations. 

Of course, we take your calls.

( 3-21-2017, Originally aired 11-22-2016) The role of “caregiver” can be thrust upon one without much say in matters.  It can be exhausting, frustrating, & even thankless.

Today’s Topical Currents looks at the many aspects of taking care of debilitated family members.  A caregiver’s family relations are often strained.

In a rebroadcast, we speak with Caregiver Magazine publisher Gary Barg . . . and take your calls.

(3-16-2017) Martin Lynch from John Martin’s Irish Pub and Restaurant in Coral Gables joins us.  He talks about St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and brings food to taste.

(3-16-2017) Today’s Topical Currents features a good spring cleaning.

Few of us enjoy housework, so efficiency is essential.  We speak with Melissa Maker, author of “Clean My Space.”

(3-14-2017) .  Today’s Topical Currents goes on the police beat . . . with City of Miami Beach Police Chief, Daniel Oates.

Chief Oates served the New York City police for more than 20 years.  There, he reached the position of Deputy Chief and Executive Officer.

He came to Miami Beach in 2014, after being Police Chief in Aurora, Colorado.

We cover numerous Miami Beach issues, and of course . . . and take your calls.

(3-13-2017) Neurocognitive disease, such as Alzheimer’s, is expected to double worldwide over the next 50 years.

Today’s Topical Currents is with Dr. Marc Agronin, an expert in treatment and research of memory disorders.

Based at Miami Jewish Health, he’s the author of Building a Better Brain.

www.miamijewishhealth.org

hotline: 305-514-8710

(3-9-2017) – Nancy Scanlon, Author of My Mother’s Cookbook: Freshly Real. Topic: How to write an eBook cookbook when you don’t know what you’re doing.  She talks about how she recreated the stories and recipes from her mother’s cooking and created an ebook with them. She also gives tips for others who might want to compile or publish their family recipes and brings food from the book for us to taste.

Restaurant News: Jen Karetnick talks about a special new restaurant on Brickell. 

Dinner in Minutes

Tuna Skillet Pie: memories of my mother’s cooking

(3-9-2017) Today’s Topical Currents begins at a walk . . . for animals, that is.  Saturday is the annual event for the Broward Humane Society where thousands of people--and their pets—walk about a mile to raise funds for the Society. 

(3-8-2017) Today’s Topical Currents profiles the President and C-E-O of HistoryMiami, Jorge Zamanillo.

HistoryMiami is the largest museum in Florida, and has garnered the prestigious Smithsonian Affiliation.

Zamanillo grew up in Little Havana, with an appreciation of South Florida’s unique crossroads flavor.  He’s an F-S-U graduate, and has been at HistoryMiami for nearly 20 years.

(3-7-2017) It’s a common assumption that if one has health insurance; the company routinely covers the bulk of medical charges. 

Correct?  The answer is only a “maybe.”

Today’s Topical Currents looks at the confusing aspects of navigating the medical billing process, with patient advocate Kenneth Klein, Founder/Manager of Human Health Advocates, LLC, in Boca Raton.  He provides assistance to patients with medical bill and health insurance related concerns.

(3-6-2017) Many Americans are anxious about healthcare options.  Will the Affordable Care Act be repealed or modified? And what medical landscape will face uninsured and low-income individuals?

(3-1-2017) Has any city had as much influence on Miami as the one to the south, separated by ocean and politics?

That city of course, is Havana. With five centuries of history, it struggled with piracy and slavery, was in constant revolution against Spain, and a tenuous relationship with the Americans.

We speak with author Mark Kurlansky, whose latest work is HAVANA:  A Subtropical Delirium.

(3-2-2017) Charcoal Restaurant Chef/owner Ken Lyon. He’s a caterer, past owner of Fratelli Lyon in the Design District and now his new venture is in  Wynwood Yard. The restaurant is constructed from used shipping containers.  It has a unique menu based on two Josper ovens.  These are closed ovens that are fueled by charcoal. He will bring food to taste.

Restaurant News: Laine Doss gives a restaurant review. 

Dinner in Minutes:

Wasabi Crusted Salmon with Pan Roasted Ginger Corn and Broccoli  - a simple sauce gives salmon an Asian flavor – and in minutes

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