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11/26/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of  Kendall’s  Sabal Chase Animal Clinic and canine behavior specialist Edel Miedes of K9 Advisors.  We’ll discuss pet care issues . . . and take listener calls.   Also a report on how the Miami-Dade Pet Trust straw ballot approval will play-out.  It calls for low-cost spay and neuter services and a no-kill animal shelter.

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11/23/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Beth Boone shares her excitement about a new season of cutting-edge presentations from Miami Light Project. Film critic, Dan Hudak, previews the Miami Short Film Festival with Founder William Vela and Director of Events, Karla Merrell. Executive Director, Pamella Dearden, describes the Gold Coast Jazz Society’s new season now under way. Our calendar features Jody Horne-Leshinsky with enticing arts events in Broward County. Catch the conversation and information Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.

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11/20/12 -  Tuesday's  Topical Currents is with education innovator Salman Kahn.  He says today’s schools and colleges are built upon a model developed by Prussians in the 1700-hundreds . . . and that modern technology should make classrooms more human and teachers more important.  He recommends a pay scale for teachers to match other professions.   Salman Kahn has written, THE ONE WORLD SCHOOLHOUSE:  Education Reimagined.

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11/19/12 - Monday’s  Topical Currents looks at the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behavior.  Psychopaths are usually fearless, confident, charismatic and ruthless . . . but most people aren’t aware that they aren’t necessarily violent.  In fact, some psychopathic behavior is exhibited by leaders of business and government.  We’ll speak with research psychologist Kevin Dutton about his book, THE WISDOM OF PSYCHOPATHS:  What Saints, Spies and Serial Killers Can Teach Us About Success.  

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11/16/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another concert from our Miami studios. Aaron Lebos Reality performs compositions from their latest recording. This modern Jazz guitarist is a graduate of the prestigious University of Miami Frost School of Music Jazz/Studio Music Program and Florida International University.  He’s also a veteran of the road having worked with numerous Latin Pop stars throughout the last decade.

Tobacco Road's 100th Anniversary

Nov 16, 2012
Ed Bell

It’s been a watering hole that has seen Miami grow from an insect-infested swamp town to a city of millions, gateway to Latin America. It’s weathered the worst of Miami and the best – all to the beat of South Florida’s music scene. No pretensions in this joint. It’s real, it’s genuine – it’s Tobacco Road. South Florida Arts Beat contributor, Chris DeAngelis, reveals the life of Miami’s booze and blues legend.

Written by Chris DeAngelis, produced and hosted by Ed Bell for WLRN’s South Florida Arts Beat.

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11/15/12 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview  celebrity chef Joanne Weir.  Her latest book is Cooking Confidence.  She’ll give us tips for cooking Thanksgiving dinner - with confidence and more cooking and kitchen tips. 

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11/15/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with discussion of the anthology HOMEGROWN IN FLORIDA.  It’s a collection of essays which address growing up in Florida – perhaps a child’s remembrance of “paradise.”  Writing by Zora Neale Hurston, Carl Hiaasen, Jeff Klinkenberg and even Tom Petty is included.  Also, Palm Beach Post reporter and author Carlos Frias, whose essay is included in the book.

11/13/12 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at South Florida “brownfield” remediation.  Brownfields are hazardous, contaminated sites, usually in older and disadvantaged areas.  They may qualify for federal and state grants for clean-up.  These stipends spur economic development in several ways--including job creation from the restoration project.  They also infuse funds into the community.  The acclaimed Mid-Town Miami development was once tainted with arsenic and petroleum residues.

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11/12/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Damien Echols, who spent 18-years on death row.  He was convicted in 1993 of murdering three young boys in West Memphis,  Arkansas.  He was even married on 

death-row, with DNA results eventually setting him free.  His memoir relates his youth, a highly publicizes trial, and the travails of nearly two-decades of solitary confinement.  Damien Echols has written LIFE AFTER DEATH.

Video trailer for the new film "West of Memphis" 

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11/09/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, classical arts contributor, Charles Greenfield, previews a new season of the Florida Grand Opera with Justin Moss.  Film maker Andrew Hevia describes his new documentary, Rising Tide: A Story of Miami Artists, which premieres on WLRN, Channel 17 next Wednesday at 8:00pm.

Emily Michot Miami Herald Staff

11/08/12 at 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman talk about "Florida Cuisine,” with Kris Wessel, whose new restaurant is Florida Cookery at the James Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach.

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11/08/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with marriage and family therapist Jude Bijou, author of ATTITUDE RECONSTRUCTION:  A Blueprint for Building a Better Life.  We’ll discuss how to deal with disappointment and anger in the workplace, and how to let off steam in a safe setting.  Also, Linda Gassenheimer and “Florida Cuisine,” with Kris Wessel, whose new restaurant is Florida Cookery at the James Royal Palm Hotel on South Beach.

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11/07/12 - Wednesday's  Topical Currents is with financial journalist Chrystia Freeland of Reuters.  She’s written the book, PLUTOCRATS:  The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.  There’s always been a gap between rich and poor in this country, but never has there been the class of global super-rich.  There’s even a wide gap between the elite rich inside the quote, “one-percent.”

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11/06/12 - Tuesday's  Topical Currents is an election day discussion of the myriad of voting rules among states and counties, as well as the constitutional history of U.S. voting and the Electoral College.  We’ll visit with the author of ELECTORAL DYSFUNCTION:  A Survivor’s Guide For American Voters.   More than five-million voters will be affected by new voter registration restrictions.  That’s larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections.

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11/02/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Founder and Executive Producer, Larry Rosen, joins us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the legendary Jazz record label, GRP Records. Mr. Rosen is also the founder and Executive Producer of the Arsht Center’s Jazz Roots Series which opens this weekend. The Miami Jazz Festival premieres November 17th. Founder and Musical Director, Carmen Cartiglia shares his excitement about this exciting five year project at the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park in Miami.

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11/01/12 at 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Maricel Presilla author of Gran Cocina Latina – The food of Latin America. It’

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11/01/12 - Topical Currents begins with analysis of Florida election ballots with the president of the League of Women Voters, Deirdre Macnab, and WLRN/Miami-Herald reporter Ashley Lopez.  They’ll explain the state constitutional amendments as well as charter measures . . . and take calls.  And more Linda Gassenheimer explores the food of Latin America, from Argentina to Mexico.  Wine columnist Fred Tasker, is on-board as well.

10/31/12 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is with investigative reporter David Cay Johnston.  His latest book is, THE FINE PRINT:  How Big Companies Use “Plain English” to Rob You Blind.  Johnston show how big corporations work with government to relax rules, rewrite regulations, and enforce only the one which benefit them.  Insurance companies regularly delay victim disability payments . . . hoping the recipient won’t be around to collect. 

David Cay Johnston on public media's Democracy Now!

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10/30/12 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with employment attorney and author Donna Ballman. She’ll discuss common workplace issues, including layoffs, bullying, hostile environments and overtime compensation. Donna Ballman is the author of STAND UP FOR YOURSELF WITHOUT GETTING FIRED: Resolve Workplace Crises Before You Quit or Get Axed.

Links:

http://employeeatty.blogspot.com/

https://twitter.com/EmployeeAtty

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10/29/12 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with prolific author Michael Klare, author of THE RACE FOR WHAT’S LEFT:  The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources.  The Earth’s reserves of natural resources are diminishing as population swells and developing countries modernize.  What happens as the demand for these critical natural materials surpass the supply?  Klare says the possibility of border disputes and military confrontations will increase.  

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10/26/12 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, we’ll talk with the new Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year.  We’ll also find out about a new, five year commitment that brings the Miami-Nice Jazz Festival to downtown Miami’s Olympia Theatre this weekend. Judith Bishop interviews Lissette Mendez, a co-producer of the 29th Annual Miami Book Fair International. Bill Nix delivers our arts calendar featuring enticing events in Palm Beach County. Catch the conversation and information  Friday on South Florida Arts Beat at 1:00pm.

Christian Howes

Oct 25, 2012
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In 2011 Christian Howes was voted first place in the Downbeat Critics Poll (“rising stars/violin”) and nominated by the Jazz Journalists Association for “violinist of the year.”

Evenin' Jazz host Tracy Fields interviews Christian about his online teaching, a new CD and his appearance at Art Deco Weekend happening January 18 - 20, 2013.

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10/25/12 -  Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Candice Kumai, author of Cook Yourself Sexy, Easy Delicious Recipes for the Hottest Most Confident You.   She’s a judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America and a Food TV personality on Cooking Channel’s Unique Eats.  She talks about a healthy lifestyle makes for a better you. 

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10/25/12 -  Topical Currents begins with info about “Our Miami:  Soul of the City.”   The Miami Foundation, the Beacon Council and FIU have surveyed residents to find their perceptions of the region.  And more.  Linda Gassenheimer with TV Iron Chef Judge Candice Kumai.  She’s written Cook Yourself Sexy.

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10/24/12 - Topical Currents is with attorney Greg Lukianoff, who specializes in college campus free speech issues.  He’s written the book, UNLEARNING LIBERTY:  Campus Censorship & the End of American Debate.  He says “the road to censorship is always paved with good intentions.”  And for most people, free speech is extolled . . . until it crosses a personal border. 

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10/23/12 - Tuesday's  Topical Currents features British-born conductor James Judd, and the story behind his ambitious Miami Music Project.  Judd conducted the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1987 to 2001.  Financial difficulties forced the ensemble’s closure.  Some 25,000 public school students – many in underserved communities -- have been exposed to classical music through the performances of the Project.

 

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10/22/12 - Monday's Topical Currents is with veteran investigative journalists Donald Bartlett and James Steele, co-authors of THE BETRAYAL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM.  Over the past 30 years, the vaunted middle class in the United States has taken some big hits.   Outsourcing of jobs by major corporations has been augmented by deregulation . . . retirement plans have been gutted . . . and the middle class pays a higher tax rate than the wealthy.  Will the US soon be just a two-tiered economic system?

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10/18/12 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with George Farah, author of No Debate:  How the Republican and Democratic Parties Secretly Control the Presidential Debates.”  The Commission on Presidential Debates is a private corporation formed by both major parties, which implements debate contracts.  And more.  Linda Gassenheimer, with executive pastry chef  Hedy Goldsmith, of Miami’s “Michael’s Genuine.”  She’s written BAKING OUT LOUD.

George Farah on DemocracyNow.org: 

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