09/12/13 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview with Bulldog Barbecue restaurant chef/owner Howie Kleinberg. Football season is in full swing. Howie gives us tips for tailgate parties and we taste some tailgate treats. In the second half of Topical Currents, Thursday at 1:30 on WLRN-HD1.
09/10/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents examines the 40 year hit parade ride of the Bee Gees, with rock biographer David Meyer (The Bee Gees: The Biography). The brothers Gibb began their unique harmonic careers in Australia. They moved back to England and international stardom. They sold some 250 million records, were the darlings of the disco era, and of course, had strong South Florida ties. Who can’t hum a Bee Gees pop classic? Tune in for Topical Currentsand a Bee Gees retrospective Tuesday at 1pm on WLRN.
09/04/13 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is with policy expert and Senior Fellow Alvaro Llosa, author of GLOBAL CROSSINGS: Immigration, Civilization, and America. He’s been an op-ed page editor and Miami Herald columnist as well as a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. He ponders how America has gone from a “nation of immigrants,” to become skeptical, even critical of receiving others on our shores and borders. That’s Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm.
The Coconut Grove Cultural Arts Program presents: “A Labor of Love Concert” – WHOLESOME, FAMILY-FRIENDLY RHYTHM & BLUES, AND SOUL MUSIC sung by Soul Man Bobby Stringer, with The Special Touch Band; along with friends, The Ladies of Soul performing a Motown Review, and Mr. Jazz Pizzazz – Mel Dancy performing on the baby grand piano. Time: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., “with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”