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

African American History

Episode Number: 
006
Mark-In Point: 
21:01
Length: 
06:22

Free African Americans arrived in the 1500s with the Spanish. Dr. Jane Landers has written a book on the subject, titled Black Society in Spanish Florida. Using Spanish records, Landers was able to trace the lives of individuals from Africa to Spain to North America.

Subject 1: 
African American
Subject 2: 
Colonial History

Florida East Coast Railway

Episode Number: 
006
Mark-In Point: 
13:54
Length: 
07:01

Bobby Noles remembers when his grandfather was a railroad engineer with Henry Flagler's East Coast Railway in Florida, which ran down the east coast of the state.

Subject 1: 
Railroads
Subject 2: 
Transportation

Mosquitoes, Alligators, and Determination

Episode Number: 
006
Mark-In Point: 
01:23
Length: 
12:00

The Brevard Theatrical Ensemble has put together a musical, Mosquitoes, Alligators, and Determination, that celebrates Florida Cracker culture.

Subject 1: 
Cracker Culture

The Civil War in Florida

Episode Number: 
007
Mark-In Point: 
22:56
Length: 
07:25

Paul Taylor, author of Discovering the Civil War in Florida, discusses Florida's role in the Civil War as a supplier of beef and salt to the Confederacy.

Subject 1: 
Civil War

Catching Snakes in the 1950s

Episode Number: 
007
Mark-In Point: 
17:50
Length: 
04:50

Two sisters, Debbie and Becky Click, remember hunting snakes for Rose Allen's Reptile Institute in Silver Springs during the 1950s.

Subject 1: 
Folklife
Subject 2: 
Tourism

Florida Troubadour Chris Kahl

Episode Number: 
007
Mark-In Point: 
01:19
Length: 
16:05

Native Floridian Chris Kahl trained in England for five years, learning about traditional British folk music. He has recorded two albums of Florida folk music that cover a wide range of topics.

Subject 1: 
Music

Forgotten Florida Women

Episode Number: 
008
Mark-In Point: 
19:47
Length: 
06:43

Doris Weatherford discusses important Florida women who have almost been forgotten by history including Eula Mae Johnson and Augusta Savage.

Subject 1: 
Women's History

Drug Smuggling in the 1970s

Episode Number: 
008
Mark-In Point: 
13:16
Length: 
06:23

Attorney Russell Peterson remembers representing drug smugglers during the 1970s. Florida's Treasure Coast was a major drop-point for marijuana because of the lack of radar and plentiful landing places.

Subject 1: 
Crime

Florida Author Tim Dorsey

Episode Number: 
008
Mark-In Point: 
01:21
Length: 
11:34

Author Tim Dorsey discusses his novels that feature a "lovable serial killer" named Serge Storms.  Serge, like the author, is obsessed with Florida history and culture, and his victims are those who try to destroy the cultural and natural heritage of the state.

Subject 1: 
Crime
Subject 2: 
Florida Authors

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald in Florida

Episode Number: 
009
Mark-In Point: 
18:19
Length: 
06:06

Rollins College professor Dr. Gayle Sinclair and Dr. Jackson Bryer, co-authors of Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, discuss F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's time spent vacationing in Florida.

Subject 1: 
Florida Authors

Alligator Hunter Tommy Gore Jr.

Episode Number: 
009
Mark-In Point: 
11:15
Length: 
06:57

Alligator hunters Tommy and Sue Gore spent more than twenty years capturing nuisance alligators. Tommy estimates that he and his wife have captured thousands of gators. In some weeks, they took as many as forty alligators.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry
Subject 2: 
Folklife

Artist Ted Morris Paints Indigenous Peoples

Episode Number: 
009
Mark-In Point: 
01:16
Length: 
09:28

Artist Ted Morris specializes in creating oil paintings of Florida's indigenous peoples such as the Calusa, Timucua, and Apalachee. He does extensive research and works closely with archaeologists to ensure that his depictions are as realistic and accurate as possible. 

Subject 1: 
Native American
Subject 2: 
Florida Artists

Vanished Florida Industries

Episode Number: 
010
Mark-In Point: 
20:37
Length: 
05:13

Bill Dudley interviews Sidney Vaughn and several others about industries that have vanished from Florida, including the cigar industry, sponge diving, and turpentine manufacturing.

Subject 1: 
Florida Industry

DDT in Florida

Episode Number: 
010
Mark-In Point: 
13:34
Length: 
06:53

Janie Gould interviews John Bidler about DDT usage in Florida and its impact on the environment.

Subject 1: 
Environment
Subject 2: 
World War II