06-/11/14 - The FIFA 2014 World Cup kicks off Thursday in Sao Paulo Brazil. Please join us for Wednesday’s Topical Currents when our resident soccer enthusiast, Andy Wagner speaks about the British origins of the sport in the late 1800’s and its spread across the globe to become a part of everyday life in Latin America. He visits with Joshua Nadel,
06/10/14 - On Tuesday’s Topical Currents we’ll visit with Palm Beach Post reporter, Tony Doris. He’s spent many years covering the worlds of government and business as an investigative reporter, editor and columnist for various Florida newspapers.
06/05/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host and Bonnie Berman interview Anna French author of A Pinch, A Dash, and a Pocketful of Cash, inspired by her 16 years of living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We discuss Brazilian recipes in time for the opening of the World Cup tournament and we taste Brazilian dishes in the studio.
06/04/14 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents delves into one of the most controversial and misunderstood medical conditions of our time: ADHD. With skyrocketing rates of diagnosis and medication treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, alarming questions are being raised and our healthcare system is being impacted by the high costs. We visit with Dr.’s Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Sheffler. They’ve written THE ADH
05/30/14 - Friday on South Florida Arts Beat, Chef Allen Susser talks about Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation and their “No Kid Hungry” mission. Choreographer Rosie Herrera speaks with contributor, Judith Bishop, about Ballet Hispanico’s world premiere coming to the Arsht Center. Contributor, Chris DeAngelis, previews the 13th Annual Hukilau coming to Fort Lauderdale in mid-June. Chef Norman Van Aken stirs up A Word On Food and our Florida Keys calendar features Andy Newman.
05/29/14 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN host and Bonnie Berman interview Zak the Baker (Zak Stern). He discusses how he created and executed his bakery concept, what kickstarter is and how it helped him and about the craft food revolution in Wynwood. And he brought some bread for us to taste on air.
05/29/14 - Thursday’s Topical Currents features an interview with Olivia Lang about her latest book “A Trip to Echo Spring”. It examines the impact alcohol had on the lives and work of six great American writers. Literary contributor Ariel Gonzalez spoke with Liang.
05/27/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents features British-born conductor James Judd, and the story behind his ambitious Miami Music Project. Judd conducted the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1987 to 2001. Financial difficulties forced the ensemble’s closure. Some 25-thousand public school students – many in underserved communities -- have been exposed to classical music through the performances o