01/31/14 - This is a Topical Currents online bonus segment. After the broadcast, there were many unanswered questions. Host Bonnie Berman continues the conversation with Texas attorney David Dow, who’s defended some 100 death row inmates and witnessed many executions. He says he knows some were innocent. He’s written a book which considers death philosophically, but not just by execution.
01/23/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with British sociologist and writer Roman Krznaric, author of HOW SHOULD WE LIVE? Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life. He says people should embrace past wisdom and escape what he terms “status anxiety.” He’ll join us from London. Also, Linda Gassenheimer’s Food & Dining, with wine columnist Fred Tasker. She’ll tell us about a new diet meal delivery service. That’s Topical Currents Thursday at 1pm.
09/16/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with psychiatrist Dr. Mark Epstein. He’s written THE TRAUMA OF EVERYDAY LIFE. Most of us have a limited – and limiting – understanding of trauma. Epstein says trauma is more than death, chronic illness or cataclysmic life events in the news . . . that it isn’t a rare event . . . but is central to our psychological makeup.