05/05/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the 2014 Florida Legislative Session with Watchdog Report Publisher, Dan Ricker. What was accomplished and what wasn’t? And more, a new WLRN original television documentary pays tribute to Florida Jews who served in military campaigns from the Seminole Wars through Afghanistan. We’ll discuss “A Call to Serve: Florida Jews and the U.S.
11/05/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is an open-phone discussion with journalists Dan Ricker, publisher of the Watchdog Report, and investigative reporter Dan Christensen, who edits the Broward Bulldog. City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regaldo appears to be a shoe-in for reelection Tuesday . . . yet has still spent campaign funds as though he were seriously challenged.
07/02/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents discusses the independence of the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser’s office. Formerly, the appraiser was appointed by the county Mayor. But current appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera was elected. Some interesting developments have arisen: is the property appraiser still governed by the County Commission? It may take a court ruling to decide.
05/20/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of the weekly Watchdog Report. Ricker celebrates the 14th anniversary of his independent internet news publication. We’ll touch on many issues, including Miami-Dade’s dither over water and sewer infrastructure upgrades, as well as the Miami Dolphin’s loss of millions in the stadium upgrade debacle. And though proceeds would benefit charity, would you pay to see the middle-aged Mayors of Hialeah and Miami Lakes face-off in a boxing match? That’s Topical Currents at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.