03/10/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with a 17-year veteran Miami-Dade firefighter and paramedic Saul Weizenthal. Now retired, Weizenthal has written Oh, So You’re A Fireman! It chronicles the days and nights of men and women who protect us 24-hours a day, risking their lives for virtual strangers.
03/06/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with recognition of Women’s History Month. We’ll profile two outstanding South Florida seniors. First, Maria Elena Torano. She founded the National Hispana Leadership Institute. Also, breast cancer specialist Dr. Vilma Biaggi. She owns and operates South Beach’s historic Cadet Hotel . . .
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03/06/14 - 1:30 - Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview interview Buns and Buns Chef Reuven Sugarman and Tony Albelo organizer of Sprung Coconut Grove Craft Beer Festival. It's all about beer-friendly food and craft beer but how do we pairing food with beer? Find out on Topical Currents and Food and Dining Thursday at 1:30pm.
03/04/14 - Tuesday's Topical Currents looks at the qualities and history of “genius.” Just what is it? Socrates, Da Vinci, Mozart and Madame Curie produced extraordinary accomplishments . . . but to what extent did their imagination and creativity account for their success?
03/03/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents looks at the 2014 Florida Legislative session. It begins Tuesday, in Tallahassee. Which issues most influence South Florida? We’ll host a panel of journalists who are tuned into the matters. Will big-time casino resorts be given an OK from the Legislature? The Republican leadership remains cool to the idea. The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority will be scrutinized . . . and sweeping ethics bills considered.
02/28/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, Harvey Burstein, founder of MiamiArtZine.Com, South Florida’s online arts and culture magazine, talks about their very informative site, and its new look. The 8th Annual Festival of the Arts Boca is previewed by Charles Greenfield and Charlie Siemon, its Chair and Co-Executive Director.
02/27/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with an update on the plight of the homeless in Miami–Dade. The federal Department of Health and Urban Development (HUD) have mandated that funded agencies eliminate chronic homelessness in 2015. Is it possible? We’ll speak with two board members of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust. And more . . .
02/26/14 - Wednesday's Topical Currents is an “At Your Service” edition, with veterinarian Dr. Ian Kupke, of Kendall’s Sabal Chase Animal Clinic. Also with us is canine behavior and training expert Edel Miedes of K9 Advisors. We’ll take your pet question calls, of course . . . and also focus on how to best introduce a new dog, puppy or cat into a household. There are numerous “do’s and don’ts.” Listen in . . . call-in . . . for Topical Currents, Wednesday at 1pm.
02/21/14 - Next time on South Florida Arts Beat, vocalist/composer/actress/educator and broadcaster, Brenda Alford, will perform with her Jazz trio. She’ll sing some of her original compositions as well as Jazz evergreens. This former teacher of the year has appeared in John Waters’ film Hairspray and Barry Levinson’s Avalon.
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02/20/14 - 1:30 -Syndicated food columnist Linda Gassenheimer, Special wine correspondent Fred Tasker and WLRN hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman interview Mike Hampton Dean of the Chaplin School of Hospitality at FIU. Hospitality is an important part of our economy and FIU is on the forefront of new ideas and training for the industry.