Topical Currents

(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.

(9-14-2017) Today we continue with updates, tips, discussion and your calls and concerns in the wake of Hurricane Irma.  Guests include Bryan Norcross and Tim Padgett.

(9-7-2017) Today's Topical Currents gives Hurricane Irma updates and advice from The Weather Channel's Senior Hurricane Specialist and meteorologist, Bryan Norcross.

Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman join Bryan Norcross on the air for this special edition, with listener call-ins.

He provides exclusive insights on the storm from Weather Channel headquarters in Atlanta, with an emphasis on Southeastern Florida.

(9-5-2017) Today’s Topical Currents is with longtime South Florida journalist and CBS-4 investigative reporter, Jim Defede.

His first post in the region was 27 years ago, at The Miami New Times.  He was Miami Herald Metro columnist through July of 2005, and joined Channel 4 in 2006.

We discuss many issues, including his current Facing South Florida Everglades documentary.

(8-31-2017) Today we present an hour of restaurant reviews with Matt Meltzer, the Miami editor for the Thrillist Media Group, and Carlo Frias, Miami Herald Food Editor.  We talk about the many new restaurant openings and closings and ask listeners for their favorite local restaurant. 

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(8-30-2017) Today's Topical Currents  features an examination of trauma, its relationship to addiction, and its effects on family members, with Judy Crane, author of The Trauma Heart: Stories of Survival, Hope, and Healing

(8-29-2017) Today’s Topical Currents is with author & F-I-U Professor of Advertising & Communications, Margo Berman.

We discuss the subtle & not-so-subtle techniques of pervasive and persuasive advertising.

Nearly everything we see, hear, purchase and use may well have hidden manipulators cached within them.

Will your selfie pic help a robot pick a flattering wardrobe to buy?

(8-28-2017) Do you have time to hear a story?  Today’s Topical Currents is dedicated to this traditional art.

Miraculous digital tools are constantly at our fingertips, but the ancient convention of oral connection and stories is now perhaps even more potent.

We visit with writers and spoken-word devotees Nicholas Garnett and Andrea Askowitz, and hear storytellers Allison Langer and Josephine Phoenix.

The early morning hours of August 24th, 1992 created trepidation in South Florida.   Category 5 Hurricane Andrew aimed for landfall in South Dade County.

Topical Currents revisits the 25th Anniversary of the storm’s death and devastation--as well as the raw recovery period.

We visit with meteorologist Bry

an Norcross, one of the key figures in keeping many residents safe and forewarned.

(08-23-2017) History/Miami Museum Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George discusses the sensational murders and kidnappings of the 1960s, drug wars, and urban crimes of the 21st century.

(08-22-2017) Today's episode covers criminal activity from the late-1920s through the 1960s, including the ubiquity of illegal gambling, prohibition defiance, the Greater Miami Crime Commission and Chicago kingpin Al Capone’s celebrated house on Biscayne Bay.

(08-21-2017) An impenetrable South Florida topography hindered access, so it was a haven for deserters and criminals during the Civil War.

In the 1880’s, only Federal Marshals enforced laws. North Miami became a center for booze, gambling and prostitution, and Miami’s first serial killer made his mark.

This is Part 1 of a three-part series on Crime History in South Florida. 

(08-17-2017) We discuss a little known horror story about British prisoner of war ships docked in New York harbor.  More American deaths occurred on these ships than in actual battle.

Lynn University professor Robert Watson talks about his book, THE GHOST SHIP OF BROOKLYN.  

Linda visits with Miami-Dade Public Schools Director of Nutrition, Penny Parham.

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