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La Caja China

Dec 2, 2017


Nov 21, 2017


Norman Van Aken© 2003

3 Tablespoons Roasted Garlic Oil or light olive oil

1 Tablespoon pink grapefruit juice

1 1/2 teaspoon Spanish sherry vinegar

1 teaspoon honey

Kosher salt and freshly toasted and ground black pepper, to taste

4 cups mixed greens, washed and patted dry

Whisk together the garlic oil, grapefruit juice, vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.

Dress the greens as desired and serve.


Bao Buns

Nov 11, 2017

Black Beans

Oct 28, 2017


©2015 Norman Van Aken

Yields: 3 Cups

3 ears sweet corn, shucked

light olive oil as needed for the corn before grilling it and also to sauté the onions & bell peppers

salt and pepper, to taste

1/2 red onion, peeled & diced small

1/2 red pepper, stem, seeds and the whitish ribs removed & discarded, diced small

1/2 yellow bell pepper, stem, seeds and the whitish ribs removed & discarded, diced small       


Oct 21, 2017

In 1940, on the eve of the United States' entrance into World War II, then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Immigration and Naturalization Service wanted to promote tolerance toward immigrants.

At that time, radio was the most important medium in the U.S. More than 80 percent of American households had a radio, and people listened for three or four hours every day. So, to reach the American people, the agency made a radio show.

Coco Frio

Oct 14, 2017

Lobster Reubens

Oct 7, 2017

The Debut Of The Florida Round Up: Statewide Edition

Oct 6, 2017
Melissa Ross and Tom Hudson


Friday on WLRN (co-produced with WJCT) "The Florida Roundup: Statewide Edition" premiered. 

Each week WLRN's Tom Hudson and WJCT's Melissa Ross, along with a panel of journalists from around the state, discuss the week in Florida news.

Here's what the The Florida Roundup: Statewide Edition will cover. 


Tune in every Friday at 1 p.m. on 91.3FM



Sep 30, 2017

(9-28-2017) Today’s Topical Currents marks the end of a nearly 18-year era for our interview/call-in program.

It was created by Joseph Cooper in 1999, and covered South Florida issues and personalities, with over four-thousand editions.

Joseph retires from the station this month . . . so we air an hour retrospective, with visits from some of our favorite guests &  listener calls.

(9-27-2017)  Today’s Topical Currents ponders a South Florida which existed long before documented settlers arrived at what’s now a Megalopolis.  We visit with FSU Professor Andrew Frank and discuss his book, BEFORE THE PIONEERS:  Indians, Settlers, Slaves and the Founding of Miami.

Obviously, the ancients were on to something:  the largest Tequesta village at the Miami River mouth, was also the focal point of what became a great city.

(9-26-2017) With so much political attention devoted to “fake news” drivel and social media, how should university journalism schools prepare tomorrow’s reporter and editors?  

Today’s Topical Currents looks into news credibility with the Dean of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Dave Kurpius, and Randy Picht, who heads its Reynolds Journalism Institute.