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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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(10-04-2016) Today’s image of South Beach is of uninhibited élan, wealthy young tourists . . . fashion models. Back when, South Beach was decrepit buildings, elderly poor and transients. But a part of rebirth was Ocean Drive’s News Café, begun by Mark Soyka in 1988. “SoBe” had a root. We profile the famed restaurateur on Today’s Topical Currents . . . (& learn more about his ventures).

(10-03-2016) Today’s edition of Topical Currents is “At Your Service,” with a focus on South Florida gardening and landscape. Forget those “up-north” settings of changing leaves and sweater weather . . . fall means the start of the dry season. Well, perhaps . . . And, it’s a good time to begin growing tomatoes. We have Florida master gardeners on hand . . . to take your questions. http://www.broward.org/Parks/Extension/UrbanHorticulture/Pages/MasterGardenerProgram.aspx email: mastergardener...

Pan Con Minuta

Oct 1, 2016

(9-29-2016) Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop. Linda Gassenheimer has the touching story of how a City of Miami fireman’s dream came to fruition with a store in Wynwood.

(9-29-2016) Today’s Topical Currents features Miami civil rights and Coconut Grove pioneer, Thelma Gibson. She was a prime participant and witness to the desegregation movement from the 1950’s through the ‘70s.

(9-28-2016) Today’s Topical Currents features one of Florida’s most beloved, irreverent and prolific Florida writers, Carl Hiassen. Our state’s scams, stings, swindles, and freak factors give him priceless material for both his novels and Miami Herald columns. We get his unique take on all things Florida of course, and take listener calls. He has a new book out, called RAZOR GIRL.

(9-27-2016) A conversation, and listener calls, with Daniel J. Levitin, author of A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age.

(9-26-2016) Who hasn’t heard a horror story of protracted, emotional and destructive divorce? The battle may leave the lives of children scarred, and a couple in financial ruin. Today’s Topical Currents looks at a more sensible, less adversarial split-up, with the “collaborative” divorce method. Florida has adopted laws which help use non-litigated methods, and which may preserve family relationships.

(9-22-2016) Research shows that high school dropout kids can be identified as early as elementary school. In many areas, 50-percent of students need extra support to stay in school. We learn how City Year Miami uses “near peers” to help deter kids from quitting.

(9-22-2016) June Morris, the Marquesa du Vin (co-chair) of Veritage Miami (United Way Food and Wine Festival). She’ll take part in the Crush-a-thon working against 3 others to see who can crush the most grapes by stamping on them. She also talks about this year’s other events. Also with us, Alex Rodriguez, owner Palomilla Grill, a Cuban family-run restaurant. His father started the restaurant in 1975. Alex took over 3 years ago after his father’s death, keeping the Cuban tradition with some...

(9-26-2016) Today’s Topical Currents looks at the Chapman Partnership, a partner of the Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust. For more than 20 years, the Partnership has operated two Homeless Assistance Centers which serve some five-thousand men, women and children. There’s emergency housing, meals, health and psychiatric care, plus day care and job training and placement. It’s a leading model for homeless assistance centers.

Gumbo

Sep 24, 2016

SEAFOOD GUMBO WITH ANDOUILLE SAUSAGE Copyright © by Norman Van Aken , 1999. All rights reserved. Yield: 8 Cups For the Soup Base: 1/3 Cup flour 1/3 Cup butter 2 ounces bacon, diced medium, about 1/2 cup 2 Tablespoons butter 1 red onion, diced medium 2 red bell peppers, stem and seeds discarded, diced medium small 2 stalks celery, cleaned and diced medium small 2 jalapeños, stem and seeds discarded and minced 6 cloves garlic, minced 32 Clams scrubbed clean 1 Cup Sherry wine 1 bay leaf 2...

(9-21-2016) Today’s Topical Currents highlights one of South Florida’s noteworthy higher education centers, Barry University. One of the largest Catholic universities in the Southeast, the main campus in Miami Shores was opened as Barry College for Women in 1940. It attained University status in 1981. Barry University’s School of Law was established in Orlando, in 1999.

(9-19-2016) Do we humans and our pets share the same neurochemistry, and complex emotional difficulties? Pioneering veterinarian and researcher Dr. Nicholas Dodman has written, PETS ON THE COUCH: Neurotic Dogs, Compulsive Cats, Anxious Birds and New Science of Animal Psychiatry. There’s even a form of Tourette Syndrome . . . in horses.

Reuben Sandwiches

Sep 17, 2016

REUBEN SANDWICH © 2016 All Rights Reserved by Norman & Janet Van Aken Yield : 2 sandwiches 6 ounces of corned beef, (or more as desired). If you prefer pastrami this sandwich becomes a “Rachel”. melted (or clarified butter), as needed butter, softened, amount as needed 4 slices Jewish rye bread or pumpernickle 8 thin slices Emmenthaler Swiss cheese 6 Tablespoons good sauerkraut, drained 1/4 Cup Thousand Island Dressing , (recipe below) Heat up the corned beef in a pan or in a toaster type...

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