A selection of some of Bonnie’s favorite interviews on WLRN’s Topical Currents in 2015. Click on the image to link to the show.
November 16, 2015: In a world of strangers drowning in need, where do we draw the line of personal responsibility?
October 21, 2015: Long past his 2-Live Crew days, he’s reflected on his past in an autobiography, called THE BOOK OF LUKE: My Fight for Truth, Justice and Liberty City.
October 13, 2015: Have you ever been stuck in the web of a debt collection? We’ll learn how it all works, including the sordid side.
September 28, 2015: The culture of the college game is business. Profit margins surpass Fortune-500 companies.
September 16, 2015: We speak not with a professor, sociologist or journalist . . . but with Linda Tirado, who’s trapped in the grim world of the working poor. Her blog caught fire. Now, she’s written HAND TO MOUTH: Living in Bootstrap America.
September 2, 2015: We’ll speak with Berit Brogaard, the author of THE SUPERHUMAN MIND: Free the Genius in Your Brain.
August 26, 2015: Why is it impossible to tickle oneself? TOUCH: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind gives answers to such questions.
July 13, 2015: A discussion about post-partum depression with Coconut Grove filmmaker Maureen Fura.
Kidney Transplants and the Crucial Shortage of Donor Organs
April 13, 2015: A kidney donation doesn’t change life expectancy, nor increase one’s risk of renal failure. We speak with the Director of Kidney Transplantation at UM/Jackson Hospital, Dr. Michael Goldstein, as well as both a kidney donor . . . and donee.
July 6, 2015: Within a cloud of pot smoke, three nobodies figured in international arms sales and intrigue with dictators and warlords.
July 1, 2015: What percentage of smart phone functions do you understand? The average is but 6%. Answers to your questions about ever-changing technology are in POGUE’S BASICS: Essential Tips and Shortcuts for Simplifying the Technology In Your Life.
April 9, 2015: What is bad English, or, what English is bad? Do you worry about the state of the English language? Are you a stickler, a nitpicker or a rule-breaker in the know when it comes to grammar? Language mistakes and how they came to be accepted as correct…or not, are the subject this rebroadcast.
April 30, 2015: Employee use of social media is a burgeoning problem. FIRE OVER FACEBOOK covers the dangers of firing over social media.
Dr. Jeffrey Foote
February 2, 2015: We discuss a study finding that many people who drink too much alcohol are NOT necessarily addicted.
February 26, 2015: It’s fitting to get life-advice and insight to attain a modicum of happiness from a grandfather. Unless that grandfather is Dave Barry.
May 6, 2015: How about a 40 year old college adjunct English professor who takes a plunge into the brutal venue of mixed-martial arts? Call it “participatory journalism” . . . to the max. Jonathan Gottschall has written THE PROFESSOR IN THE CAGE: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch.
June 3, 2015: The latest novel by the Coral Gables-based author is called CASH LANDING . . . but the true crime story on which it is based involves highly inexperienced crooks attempting one of the biggest heists in history.
David Lee Windecher
June 22, 2015: A former gang member, drug dealer and crime ring leader goes from defendant to defense attorney.
March 9, 2015: By far the most common classified mental illness, anxiety affects 40-million Americans to varying degrees.