05/23/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins . . . underwater. Many are unaware, but the crystal-clear seawater below the Keys is the third-largest barrier reef in the world. It has a vast history, as well. Many enjoy scuba or snorkel, but historically, the reef has been a bane to shipping . . . and pirates.
05/20/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with contributor Dan Ricker, publisher of the weekly Watchdog Report. Ricker celebrates the 14th anniversary of his independent internet news publication. We’ll touch on many issues, including Miami-Dade’s dither over water and sewer infrastructure upgrades, as well as the Miami Dolphin’s loss of millions in the stadium upgrade debacle. And though proceeds would benefit charity, would you pay to see the middle-aged Mayors of Hialeah and Miami Lakes face-off in a boxing match? That’s Topical Currents at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.
05/16/13 - In the second part of the program syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Susan Finn, former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (American Dietetic Association.) What should we eat for a healthy lifestyle? Whether we’re eating a plant-based or gluten-free diet or one including animal proteins, she explains the vitamins and nutrition we need and why.
05/14/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with Notre Dame University New Testament and Early Christian professor Candida Moss. According to cherished tradition, early Christians were relentlessly persecuted for their beliefs. Jesus died on the cross, and others were tortured, even burned alive. Professor Moss says the “Age of Martyrs” is largely fiction. She’s the author of THE MYTH OF PERSECUTION. In the second half of the program, Ariel Gonzalez with South Florida author Brad Meltzer and his book, The Fifth Assassin. Topical Currents at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.