Florida Frontiers Radio Program #59

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Historic Hurricane Special

Tom Knowles, author of Category 5: The 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, discusses the storm and its effects, including the destruction of the railroad track connecting the Florida Keys to the mainland, and the death of more than 200 World War I veterans stationed in the area. Journalist Janie Gould interviews several Florida residents about the impact of the 1926, 1928, and 1949 hurricanes on the state. Journalist Bill Dudley talks with Eugene and Asterie Provenzo, authors of In the Eye of Hurricane Andrew, about the impact of the hurricane in 1992 that left a quarter of a million people homeless and caused almost $30 billion in damage.

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Brevard Cultural Alliance

Brevard Cultural Alliance's mission is to build and sustain a dynamic and vibrant arts and cultural sector integral to Brevard County's quality of life.

Florida Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities

With funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, FHC grants primarily respond to the needs of local communities, but they often address topics of statewide interest.  FHC is particularly interested in projects that are collaborative, attract diverse audiences, encourage active participation from the public, and explore humanities topics and disciplines in interesting and engaging ways.

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01 Jun 2010

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SEGMENTS | Historic Hurricane Special