Florida Frontiers 114

Florida Frontiers 114

Florida Frontiers 113

Florida Frontiers 113

Wentz, Rachel

Following a thirteen-year career as a firefighter/paramedic, Dr. Wentz retired from the Orlando Fire Department to pursue advanced degrees in anthropology. She graduated from Florida State University with an MS and PhD in Anthropology and specializes in the analysis of human remains with foci on ancient disease and population health. Her master's thesis was an analysis of fracture frequencies among the Windover skeletal population; a 7,000-year-old site in Titusville, FL. Her doctoral dissertation was a bioarchaeological assessment of the same population. Dr. Wentz has also analyzed remains from Little Salt Spring and Calico Hill, both prehistoric sites in Florida. She has done skeletal work in St. Croix, England, and Ukraine and obtained experience in forensics at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She has taught courses in physical anthropology, human osteology and forensic anthropology at Florida State University. She is the author of several books and writes a weekly blog entitled "The Body Blog," which explores the body through science and culture.

 

Recently published by FHS:

Life and Death at Windover - Cover

 

 

Florida Frontiers 112

Florida Frontiers 112

Florida Frontiers 111

Florida Frontiers 111

Florida's Folk Singer Bobby Hicks.

Episode Number: 
001
Mark-In Point: 
20:36
Length: 
05:15

Florida Folk Show host Pete Gallagher and folk musician Ernie Williams remember Bobby Hicks, a Florida folk singer who championed environmental protection and cultural preservation.

Subject 1: 
Music
Subject 2: 
Environment

Florida's Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

Episode Number: 
001
Mark-In Point: 
13:30
Length: 
07:00

Duke Nelson, a retired Army officer, discusses his experiences in Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Subject 1: 
Cuban American
Subject 2: 
Politics

Patrick Smith and Dr. Maurice O'Sullivan on A Land Remembered

Episode Number: 
001
Mark-In Point: 
01:15
Length: 
12:05

Patrick Smith discusses his novel, A Land Remembered, which is considered the great epic Florida novel.

Subject 1: 
Cracker Culture
Subject 2: 
Florida Authors

Moonshine Whiskey in Florida

Episode Number: 
002
Mark-In Point: 
21:55
Length: 
06:00

Bill Dudley talks to several former moonshiners about how, from the 1920s to 1950s, many people in Florida supplemented their income by operating illegal stills and running moonshine.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Florida's Frog Leg Industry

Episode Number: 
002
Mark-In Point: 
15:55
Length: 
05:55

Judge William Hendry discusses his father's frog businss during the Depression.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Judy Lindquist and Monica Rowland Kyle on Saving Home

Episode Number: 
002
Mark-In Point: 
01:21
Length: 
13:50

Judy Lindquist discusses her children's novel, Saving Home. The books tells the story of the British seige of Spanish St. Augustine in 1702 through the eyes of children.  Monica Kyle discusses St. Augustine's teaching seminars.

Subject 1: 
St. Augustine
Subject 2: 
Colonial History

Eatonville Quilters

Episode Number: 
003
Mark-In Point: 
22:47
Length: 
05:37

Quilters from Eatonville talk about learning the art from older family members. Eatonville was the first African American town in the U.S., and the quilts these women make reflect that heritage.

Subject 1: 
African American
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Home

Episode Number: 
003
Mark-In Point: 
18:50
Length: 
04:55

Janie Gould talks to park ranger Gayle Rawley about Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings's life at her historic home in Cross Creek, which is now a state park.

Subject 1: 
Women's History
Subject 2: 
Historic Preservation

Maya Angelou and N. Y. Nathiri on Zora Neale Hurston

Episode Number: 
003
Mark-In Point: 
01:14
Length: 
17:09

N. Y. Natheri and Maya Angelou talk about the annual Zora Neale Hurston Festival held in Eatonville, which is the oldest African American municipality in the U.S. The purpose of the festival is to preserve and promote African American culture.

Subject 1: 
African American
Subject 2: 
Florida Authors

Cape Florida Lighthouse

Episode Number: 
004
Mark-In Point: 
21:26
Length: 
06:37

Miami historian Dr. Paul George and author Dr. Kevin McCarthy discuss the Cape Florida Lighthouse, which is located on Biscayne Bay near Miami and is Florida's oldest lighthouse and the oldest structure in south Florida.

Subject 1: 
Lighthouses
Subject 2: 
Historic Preservation

German POWs in Florida

Episode Number: 
004
Mark-In Point: 
15:25
Length: 
05:55

Rupert Methrot, a former German prisoner of war, discusses what it was like to live in a POW camp in Florida during World War II. 

Subject 1: 
World War II

Rossetter House Museum

Episode Number: 
004
Mark-In Point: 
01:11
Length: 
13:55

This program is about Carrie Rossetter and her remembrances of life at the turn of the century when she was a child in Florida. Today, her family home is a museum dedicated to life in the late nineteeth century and early twentieth century in Florida.

Subject 1: 
Women's History
Subject 2: 
Historic Preservation

Remembering the Freedom Riders

Episode Number: 
005
Mark-In Point: 
22:38
Length: 
07:36

Starting in May 1961, 436 people or "freedom riders" traveled from Washington, D.C., to the South to integrate travel in the United States.

Subject 1: 
Civil Rights
Subject 2: 
African American

Miami Mobster Meyer Lansky

Episode Number: 
005
Mark-In Point: 
17:47
Length: 
04:42

Retired FBI agent Bill Murphy remembers mobster Meyer Lansky living in Miami Beach during the 70s and 80s.

Subject 1: 
Crime

Revisiting the Windover Archaeological Dig

Episode Number: 
005
Mark-In Point: 
01:22
Length: 
16:02

FSU anthropology professor Dr. Glen Doran discusses the Windover archaeological site in central Florida, which has been dated to about 8,000 years ago. Ancient people who lived at the site buried their dead in small mortuary ponds that preserved the bodies and artifacts extremely well.

Subject 1: 
Archaeology
Subject 2: 
Native American