08/08/13 - Thursday’s Topical Currents begins with luxury hotel employee Jacob Tomsky, author of the hotel memoir HEADS IN BEDS. He started as a parking valet, and then managed housekeeping at a top New York City hotel, before going behind the front desk. He has many tales to tell: from how to get free movies in your room, or ransack the mini-bar at no charge. Want a room upgrade? Give a nice tip upon check-in. And more . . .
08/05/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with Brown University Professor Mark Blyth. He contends that conservatives in both Europe and the US have succeeded in casting government spending as reckless wastefulness that has worsened economies. He says the problem has been a result of bailing out, recapitalizing and adding liquidity to broken banking systems with
08/02/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Jamaica’s Consul General the Honorable Sandra Grant Griffiths and event producer extraordinaire, Sydney Roberts, have the details about Jamaica’s 51st Independence Day events here in South Florida. Our film critic, Dan Hudak, features his annual Florida Film Critics Circle Roundtable with Michelle Solomon and Hans Morgenstern.
08/01/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents is our popular “Restaurant Roundabout,” with chef, author and syndicated columnist Linda Gassenheimer. Also with us is restaurant critic Jen Karetnik and wine columnist Fred Tasker. We’ll get the lowdown on the always-changing South Florida restaurant scene, as well as take listene
07/31/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition, which addresses Florida’s landlord and tenant laws. Questions about eviction procedures, tenant rights, security deposits, partial rent payments and attorney fees? We’ll have a panel of experts including: Miami-Dade Consumer Advocate Leonard Elias, Jeffrey Hearne of Legal Services of Greater Miami and attorney Michael Birnholz. . What are the legal obligations of renters of single-family homes to homeowner associations? Find out on Wednesday Topical Currents at 1:00pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7:00pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.
07/29/13 - Monday’s Topical Currentslooks at the FBI’s secret involvement in the 1960’s counter-culture environment in Berkeley, California. The struggle between radical students, a liberal University President and soon to be Governor Ronald Reagan helped ignite an era of broad protest. We’ll speak with veteran San Francisco journalist Seth Rosenfeld. He’s the author of SUBVERSIVES: The FBI’s War on Student Radicals, and Reagan’s
07/11/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with the latest developments in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment. Medical researcher Dr. Jay Cohen says there are new alternatives to invasive surgeries and radiation therapies. He was diagnosed with the condition in 2011. Dr. Cohen's most recent book is Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.
07/09/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with World War II historian Keith Lowe. Though the European conflict ended in May of 1945, with cheering victory celebrations, the grim reality is that anarchy reigned. Lowe has written SAVAGE CONTINENT: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II. All told, some 30-million died in the conflict, and after the Axis surrender, civil amenities were in shambles and civil war arose. Learn more on Topical Currents, Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2 and audio on-demand after the live program.