Topical Currents on Xtra HD http://blog.wlrn.org en The Most Popular Drug In The United States – Caffeine http://blog.wlrn.org/post/most-popular-drug-united-states-caffeine <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/22/14 - Tuesday’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></ Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35950 at http://blog.wlrn.org The Most Popular Drug In The United States – Caffeine All In A Day’s Work With Miami Dade Transit Bus Driver Franklin Brown http://blog.wlrn.org/post/all-day-s-work-miami-dade-transit-bus-driver-franklin-brown <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px;"><br /><p></p></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/21/14 - Ever wonder what it’s like to work a day in someone else’s shoes?&nbsp; On Monday’s&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;we’ll find out! We begin our series <em>"All in a Day’s Work."</em> We’re looking at a day in the life of all kinds of workers that we know are out there, but generally take for granted and really don’t think about too much. &nbsp;</span></font></span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: 1.5;">We visit with <strong><a href="http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/">Miami Dade Transit </a></strong>bus driver, Franklin Brown.&nbsp; From the training to his first time behind the big wheel-Mr. Brown will share his eighteen years of experience. &nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">It’s the first edition of <em>“All in a Day’s Work”</em> with bus driver Franklin Brown, on&nbsp;</span></font><a href="https://twitter.com/topicalcurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font></a><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;. . . Monday at 1pm.</span></font></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; margin: 0px;"><div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary & Peter J. Maerz 35888 at http://blog.wlrn.org All In A Day’s Work With Miami Dade Transit Bus Driver Franklin Brown Frost Museum of Science Summer Camp Healthy Cooking For Kids http://blog.wlrn.org/post/frost-museum-science-summer-camp-healthy-cooking-kids <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><font color="#1F497D" face="Calibri,sans-serif">07/17/14 - Syndicated food columnist&nbsp;</font><a href="https://portal-mail.dadeschools.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=v3lCea-pL0SWeFAw7no93hNNINJyddEIEslo7JHAgB5KZkISoDwxUdelKa9usaB1zvSrCmmtBAY.&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2ftwitter.com%2f%23!%2flgassenheimer" target="_blank"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"><b>Linda Gassenheimer</b></font></a><font color="#1F497D" face="Calibri,sans-serif">, Special wine correspondent&nbsp;</font><a href="https://portal-mail.dadeschools.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=v3lCea-pL0SWeFAw7no93hNNINJyddEIEslo7JHAgB5KZkISoDwxUdelKa9usaB1zvSrCmmtBAY.&amp;URL=https%3a%2f%2ftwitter.com%2f%23!%2fFredTaskerMiami" target="_blank"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif"><b>Fred Tasker</b></font></a><font color="#1F497D" face="Calibri,sans-serif">&nbsp;and WLRN host and Bonnie Berman interview&nbsp;</font></span></font><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Karlisa Callwood, Director of Programs for the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science. She talks about their summer kids camp featuring healthy cooking, also their chromatic cooking (cooking with colorful foods) and the plans for kids in the new museum at Bay Front Park.</span></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></font></div><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35714 at http://blog.wlrn.org Frost Museum of Science Summer Camp Healthy Cooking For Kids Long Key: Flagler’s Island Getaway for the Rich and Famous http://blog.wlrn.org/post/long-key-flagler-s-island-getaway-rich-and-famous <p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35710 at http://blog.wlrn.org Long Key: Flagler’s Island Getaway for the Rich and Famous Employment Law Issues with Attorney Donna Ballman http://blog.wlrn.org/post/employment-law-issues-attorney-donna-ballman <p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35581 at http://blog.wlrn.org Employment Law Issues with Attorney Donna Ballman An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts http://blog.wlrn.org/post/insider-reveals-stories-and-strategies-behind-today-s-most-infamous-verdicts <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35507 at http://blog.wlrn.org An Insider Reveals the Stories and Strategies Behind Today’s Most Infamous Verdicts Linda Gassenheimer’s Favortie Picks From The Fancy Food Show 2014 http://blog.wlrn.org/post/linda-gassenheimer-s-favortie-picks-fancy-food-show-2014 <p></p><p>07/10/14 -&nbsp;<font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">On Thursday’s </span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Topical Currents</strong> we’ll look at the latest in food trends with <a href="http://www.dinnerinminutes.com/"><strong>Linda Gassenheimer</strong></a>.&nbsp; She’s just returned from the annual Fancy Food Show and can’t wait to share her favorites with us. &nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: normal;">There are lots of healthy foods and super foods along with the usual chocolate indulgences, such as smoke-infused chocolate chip cookies.&nbsp; But what about a treat that’s both healthy and indulgent…think - a quinoa sesame chocolate bar? &nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: normal;">Of course Fred </span>Tasker<span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: normal;"> will give us his wine suggestions.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; line-height: normal;">Join us for a full hour of <strong><a href="http://wlrn.org/people/linda-gassenheimer"><em>Food and Dining </em></a></strong>on&nbsp;<strong>Topical Currents</strong> Thursday at 1pm.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35325 at http://blog.wlrn.org Linda Gassenheimer’s Favortie Picks From The Fancy Food Show 2014 The National Hearing Loss Epidemic http://blog.wlrn.org/post/national-hearing-loss-epidemic <p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Joseph Cooper, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35249 at http://blog.wlrn.org The National Hearing Loss Epidemic Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security http://blog.wlrn.org/post/border-patrol-nation-dispatches-front-lines-homeland-security <p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35181 at http://blog.wlrn.org Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security Ralph Nader: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State http://blog.wlrn.org/post/ralph-nader-emerging-left-right-alliance-dismantle-corporate-state <p></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Richard Ives & Paul Leary 35114 at http://blog.wlrn.org Ralph Nader: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State Fairchild Gardens Mango Festival http://blog.wlrn.org/post/fairchild-gardens-mango-festival <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jpDkN-2apPs" width="560"></iframe></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">07/03/14 - Syndicated food columnist </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/lgassenheimer">Linda Gassenheimer</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Special wine correspondent </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://twitter.com/#!/FredTaskerMiami">Fred Tasker</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and WLRN host <a href="http://bonnieberman.com/">Bonnie Berman</a> interview&nbsp;</span>Dr. Richard Campbell, <strong><a href="http://www.fairchildgarden.org">Fairchild Garden</a></strong> Director of Horticulture and Noris Ledesma Director of Tropical Fruit.&nbsp; We talk about Mango Madness and the Fairchild Gardens Mango Festival. &nbsp;</p><p><em><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.dinnerinminutes.com/">~~Dinner in Minutes~~</a>&nbsp;</span></strong><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">a July&nbsp;4th&nbsp;sparkler!</strong></em></p><p><em><strong>Pan Roasted Chicken with Chunky Mango Salsa and Hot Peanut Rice&nbsp;</strong></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1 cup mango cubes about 1/4-inch</span></p><p>1 teaspoon sugar</p><p>2 tablespoons coarsely chopped red onion</p><p>1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped (about 1 tablespoon)</p><p>1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided use</p><p>1 tablespoon fresh lime juice</p><p>Salt</p><p>2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro</p><p>3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken</p><p>1 tablespoon olive oil</p><p></p><p>To make mango salsa, place mango cubes in a medium-size bowl and sprinkle with sugar.&nbsp; Add onion and jalapeno pepper.&nbsp; Mix&nbsp; 1/2 teaspoon cumin and lime juice together and drizzle over ingredients. Add salt to taste. Toss well and sprinkle with cilantro.</p><p></p><p>Remove fat from chicken and pound it flat to about 1/4-inch.&nbsp; This can be done with a meat mallet or the bottom of a sturdy frying pan. Sprinkle the remaining 1 teaspoon ground cumin.&nbsp; Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium-high.&nbsp; Cook chicken 3 minutes.&nbsp; Turn and cook 3 minutes.&nbsp; Add salt and pepper to taste to the cooked side.&nbsp; A meat thermometer should read 170 degrees. Remove to a plate and serve with salsa on top. Makes 2 servings.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>HOT PEANUT RICE&nbsp;</p><p>1 teaspoon olive oil&nbsp;</p><p>1/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion&nbsp;</p><p>1/2 cup long-grain white rice&nbsp;</p><p>1 cup water&nbsp;</p><p>2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted peanuts&nbsp;</p><p>1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper&nbsp;</p><p>1 scallion, washed and sliced&nbsp;</p><p>Salt and freshly ground black pepper</p><p></p><p>Heat oil in a nonstick skillet on medium-high and add onion and rice.&nbsp; Saute 2 minutes tossing to coat rice with oil.&nbsp; Add water and bring to a simmer.&nbsp; Cover and continue to simmer 15 minutes, until rice is cooked through and liquid is absorbed. Meanwhile, place peanuts in a small bowl and sprinkle with cayenne.&nbsp; When rice is cooked, stir in peanuts and scallions.&nbsp; Add salt and pepper to taste.&nbsp; Makes 2 servings. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman, Linda Gassenheimer & Paul Leary 34955 at http://blog.wlrn.org Fairchild Gardens Mango Festival Thriller Novelist Brad Meltzer Talks About His Latest Children’s Book http://blog.wlrn.org/post/thriller-novelist-brad-meltzer-talks-about-his-latest-children-s-book <p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34950 at http://blog.wlrn.org Thriller Novelist Brad Meltzer Talks About His Latest Children’s Book Summer Reading Picks With Mitchell Kaplan From Books And Books http://blog.wlrn.org/post/summer-reading-picks-mitchell-kaplan-books-and-books <p></p><p>07/02/14 -&nbsp;<font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">On&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Wednesday’s</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;Topical Currents we’ll sit for a spell with Mitchell Kaplan, founder of Books &amp; Books and co-founder of the Miami Book Fair International. He’ll tell us how he has become one of the country’s most successful independent booksellers and about his plans to venture into publishing.&nbsp;</span></font><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: normal;">We’ll also get his recommendations for a good summer read.&nbsp;</span><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Join us and call in with your own suggestions on the next Topical Currents,&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Wednesday</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">&nbsp;at 1pm.</span></font></p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34897 at http://blog.wlrn.org Summer Reading Picks With Mitchell Kaplan From Books And Books Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender Of Florida’s Environment http://blog.wlrn.org/post/marjorie-harris-carr-defender-florida-s-environment <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">07/01/14 - Tuesday's </span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><b>Topical Currents</b></span></font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size= Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34896 at http://blog.wlrn.org Marjorie Harris Carr: Defender Of Florida’s Environment Estate Planning For Florida LGBT Couples http://blog.wlrn.org/post/estate-planning-florida-lgbt-couples <div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"></div><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><span style="font-size: 14pt;">06/30/14 - Monday's&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><b>Topical</b></a></span></font><a href="https://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="4"><s Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 34766 at http://blog.wlrn.org Estate Planning For Florida LGBT Couples