Topical Currents

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A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s Problems

10/23/13 - Wednesday’s Topical Currents is with South Florida CongresswomanDebbie Wasserman Schultz.  She chairs the Democratic National Committee. She’s served in the U.S. House nine years and has written FOR THE NEXT GENERATION:  A Wake-Up Call to Solving Our Nation’s ProblemsWasserman Schultz’s district covers portions of Broward and Miami-Dade, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach. She’s the mother of three, and is a breast cancer survivor. Tune in for Topical Currents Wednesday at 1pm on WLRN.    

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10/22/13 - Tuesday’s Topical Currents is with Georgetown University law professor and author Peter Edelman.  He’s written SO RICH, SO POOR:  Why It’s So Hard to End Poverty in America.  The US has the highest child poverty rate in the industrialized world.  Income disparity is at its highest point since the great depression.  One-half the jobs in the nation pay less than $35,000 per year. Learn more at 1pm on WLRN.

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10/01/13 - Tuesday at 1pm - Topical Currents examines how the Affordable Care Act will affect Floridians.  It’s an “At Your Service” edition.  State government has resisted the federal health overhaul initiative.  Florida is one of a dozen states which have not expanded Medicaid.  Governor Rick Scott has barred health care “navigators” to assist Floridians with “Obamacare,” but some counties are resisting that order.  We’ll take your calls on the issue. Audio on-demand after the broadcast at: http://wlrn.org/post/floridians-affordable-care-act

 

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