(08-22-2017) Today's episode covers criminal activity from the late-1920s through the 1960s, including the ubiquity of illegal gambling, prohibition defiance, the Greater Miami Crime Commission and Chicago kingpin Al Capone’s celebrated house on Biscayne Bay.
(08-16-2017) Given the buildup to the August 21st total eclipse, Topical Currents spotlights South Florida’s Buehler Planetarium & Observatory, housed on the central campus of Broward College in Davie.
In our region, the event will be a “partial” solar eclipse, at its max just before 3 p.m., Monday.
We speak with the Buehler’s Director, Susan Barnett.
(08-15-2017) It’s hard to believe that the son of the “Mambo King,” Tito Puente, Senior, once played in a heavy metal band . . . but for the past 20 years he’s excelled at exciting Afro-Caribbean rhythms.
(08-14-2017) We discuss the impacts of E-P-A, Fish & Wildlife, and Department of Transportation de-regulation promoted by the Trump Administration.
Exploration for oil in the Big Cypress National Preserve is underway. . . the Florida Panther’s endangered species designation is under review . . . and vehicle fuel economy goals are likely to be reduced.
We visit with South Florida Wildlife Association Executive Director Matthew Schwartz.
Sun-Sentinel consumer columnist Doreen Christensen, known for her smart, penny-pinching ways and “Doreen’s Deals”, celebrates Data Privacy Day with online security tips . . . such as using just one credit card for online charges.
(2017-08-08) No one has had more public service roles in Miami-Dade than Merrett R. Stierheim. Ever.
His first post at the City of Miami began in 1959.
There were two stints as County Manager, during some terribly turbulent times, and he was also City of Miami Manager. Stierheim’s been a Miami-DadeSchools Superintendent, & Manager of Miami-Lakes and Doral, plus many other important roles.
(8-3-2017) Miami Spice Months with Bill Talbert, President and CEO Greater Miami Convention and Business Bureau, and Chef Danny Serfer from Blue Collar and the two Mignonette restaurants. Bill gives us tips on how to navigate the offering for this year’s Miami Spice – August and September - $39 for a 3 course dinner, $23 for lunch. Danny talks about why he decided to participate and brings us a taste of his Miami Spice menus.