10/24/13 - 1:30 -Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Dr. Arthur Agatston. His latest book is The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution. He talks about the myths and reality of gluten intolerance -- is it a fad, who does it affect, what are the solutions?
10/22/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with Georgetown University law professor and author Peter Edelman. He’s written SO RICH, SO POOR: Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America. The US has the highest child poverty rate in the industrialized world. Income disparity is at its highest point since the great depression. One-half the jobs in the nation pay less than $35,000 per year. Learn more at 1pm on WLRN.
10/21/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at Multiple Myeloma, a rare blood disease of malignant cells found in bone marrow. We’ll visit with Dr. James Berenson, the Director and Founder of the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Research. Berenson’s Myeloma-related research can benefit all cancers where bone metastasis is a threat, particularly breast, lung and prostate cancers as well as lymphoma and leukemia. Learn more on Topical Currents Monday at 1pm.
10/18/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat you can enjoy another studio performance. Our featured group, the Amernet String Quartet, is the distinguished ensemble in residence at FIU. They join us to perform on South Florida Arts Beat for their second year in a row.
10/15/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents examines the 75-year prohibition of cannabis in the United States. 20 states have now approved medical marijuana consumption . . . two states have legislated limited recreational use. 52% of Americans, according to a Pew Research poll, support the decriminalization of cannabis.
10/10/13 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview with television personality, Ingrid Hoffmann, host of Delicioso on Univision and Simply Delicioso on the Cooking Channel. We’ll be celebrating Hispanic Heritage month.
First half with author Nathaniel Philbrick; second half of the program Linda Gassenheimer with Ingrid Hoffmann.
10/10/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with a discussion of what may be the greatest American novel: Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The novel’s length and esoteric topic keeps modern readers at bay. We’ll speak with Nathaniel Philbrick, author of WHY READ MOBY DICK? And more. Linda Gassenheimer celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a visit from Univision celebrity chef Ingrid Hoffman. Fred Tasker’s wine comments, as well. That’s Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.
10/09/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents examines how our lives are increasingly entwined with creatures which are displaced by suburbia, highways and urban sprawl. South Florida is a prime example of urban menagerie creation, through habitat loss. We see foxes, raccoons, wading birds, reptiles and even vultures on our streets and properties. We’ll speak with nature writer and researcher Lyanda Lynn Haupt about her book, THE URBAN BESTIARY: Encountering the Everyday Wild. That’s Topical Currents . . . Wednesday at 1pm.