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WLRN 91.3 FM is licensed to the School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida and serves a weekly audience of more than 500,000 from Palm Beach to Key West. It is ranked number one in the state of Florida among NPR stations.

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  • 101.9 FM  The Palm Beaches
  • 90.7 HD-2  Palm Beach

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WLRN Radio Archives

Topical Currents | The Florida Roundup | A Word On Food | Folk & Acoustic Music | The Public Storyteller

(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.

(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.

Turtle

Sep 9, 2017

(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.

Vanilla

Sep 2, 2017

TOMATO AND VANILLA ‘JAM’

© 2017 All rights reserved by Norman Van Aken
 

Yield: 2 Cups

1 Tablespoon of pure olive oil

1 Tablespoon of unsalted butter

1 Cup sweet onion, peeled and chopped medium

¼ Cup sugar

1/3 Cup balsamic vinegar

6 medium tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped

1 fresh vanilla bean, split

½ teaspoon kosher salt

Pinch of black pepper

(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. 

Dinner in Minutes

BBQ Pork Salad – perfect for Labor Day Weekend

www.dinnerinminutes.com

(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.

Sopa de Res

Aug 26, 2017

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.

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