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03/12/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with journalist and public radio figure Nathanael Johnson. He’s the author of ALL NATURAL: A SKEPTIC’S QUEST. It’s a mix of science writing and memoir, and chronicles his “ecological anxiety,” with questions about man-made versus made-by-nature. Is there a middle ground? That’s Topical Currents with Joseph Cooper & Bonnie Berman . . . Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1, rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.
03/11/13 - Monday’s Topical Currents is the fascinating story of Muhammed. This one man radically changed the world, yet westerners have little idea of who he was or where he came from. We’ll speak with journalist Lesley Hazelton, author of the THE FIRST MUSLIM: The Story of Muhammad. Born an orphan, he had a monogamous marriage of 24 years. He became a prophet in the year 610, when he was 40, after being exiled from Mecca to Medina. That’s
03/08/13 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat tune in for another live performance from our Miami studios. Catch the beloved Miami Beach Jazz-Pop-Soul singer, Nicole Henry, as she performs tunes from her latest recording “So Good, So Right” (Banister Records), which was recorded during her sold out shows last May at Feinstein’s in New York City.
03/06/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with news about ModWeekend 2013. It highlights unique South Florida architecture with many events, including double-decker bus and tours, films and parties. ModWeekend begins a week from tomorrow.
03/06/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents addresses the common problems of snoring and sleep apnea. Airway blockage is the root cause of both, and can incur considerable health problems. It can also have ramifications for frazzled sleep partners. We’ll speak with Dr. Howell Goldberg, who prescribes dental remedies . . . and of course, take your calls. That’s Topical Currents . . . Wednesday at 1pm on WLRN-HD1 rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.
03/05/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with journalist T.D. Allman. His latest work is a ten-year project to create FINDING FLORIDA: The True History of the Sunshine State. The 500-year recorded history of the Sunshine State is rife with myths and outright deceit. Ponce de Leon did not “discover” Florida, nor did he search for a “Fountain of Youth.” He sought gold . . . but there wasn’t any. The revered Seminole figure, Osceola, was actually a mostly white man, named William Powell. Allman says Florida’s legacy is mostly “sugar-coated.” That’s Topical Currents Tuesday at 1pm, rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.
02/28/13 - Thursday's Topical Currents is an edition of our popular “Restaurant Roundabout” with Linda Gassenheimer . . . and dining critics from Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade. Learn about new hot spots and chefs . . . old favorites and best values.
02/27/13 - Wednesday's Topical Currents discusses workplace laws and rights. If you’re a private sector employee, you really have very few rights . . . and can be let go without specific cause. Race or age discrimination, harassment or sexual exploitation, however, can be grounds for litigation.
02/25/13 - Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupkee of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic and canine behavior specialist Edel Miedes from K9 Advisors. We’ll discuss pet care issues . . . and take listener calls. That’s Topical Currents . . . “At Your Service” .