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Topical Currents

Keeping America Competitve In Today’s Technical World

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08/17/15 - Monday’s Topical Currents addresses higher education, and the acronym of “STEM”:  That’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Educators want to broaden not only the STEM acronym, but the performance of students and researchers to include the Arts, particularly writing. So STEM is now . . . STEAM:  Science, Technology, Engineering, ARTS and Mathematics. We’ll have a South Florida academic panel on hand: Brian Schriner, Dean, FIU, College of Architecture and The Arts Michael Heithaus, Dean, FIU, College of Arts and Sciences.  That’s Monday, at 1pm on Topical Currents.

WLRN Radio's Joseph Cooper says producing and hosting Topical Currents is the most rewarding experience of his long radio career, which began at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in the 1970s.
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.
Polly joined Topical Currents in 2015 as associate producer.