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Topical Currents

An Unexpected Love Affair With Florida

08/28/14 - Thursday's Topical Currents begins with an exploration of the real Florida with FAU English and creative writing Professor, Andrew Furman.  He’s the author of  Bitten: My Unexpected Love Affair With Florida. And more.  With school back in full swing, Linda Gassenheimer looks at what’s in store for school meals and after-school activities with Penny Parham from Miami Dade County Public Schools and Mary Mulder from Broward.  Fred Tasker will offer his wine suggestions. That’s Topical Currents . . . Thursday at 1pm on WLRN.


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Richard Ives came to WLRN in September 2000 to begin a new career in radio. Born in Fort Lauderdale, his family moved to Long Island, New York, where he grew up. After graduation from college and an unsatisfying stint in a job that, as he puts it, "paid the bills but for which I had no passion" he found himself contemplating a midlife career change after being laid-off.