Author Archives: bobbybuccellato

1970 Governor’s Race – Askew v Kirk

1970 was supposed to be a banner GOP year in Florida. But infighting turned Republican against Republican, and led to a banner Democratic year headlined by Reubin Askew’s rout of sitting Governor Claude Kirk. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss this historic election. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our […]

Claude Kirk: Florida’s Huey Long

A film to accompany this week’s podcast

TFS Documentary – Finding Dan McCarty

To accompany our recent podcast on the 1952 Election

TFS Archives: Under the Capitol’s Dome – A Florida Squeeze Documentary

Tallahassee in transition

There is something wonderful about not knowing what’s ahead until you’re there. More than any other species on this planet, humans are in a unique position as we only tend to see one portion of our lives at a time. It’s anyone’s guess how things can and will unfold. We usually have no perspective of […]

Will Crowley is a breath of fresh air

It’s Sunday morning in Tallahassee, and the entire populace of the community is being pulled in a variety of different directions. Families on their way to church or the city’s endless parks. Brunch is being served at midtown, the pool on top of the Double Tree hotel located downtown is growing crowded, and the streets […]

A History of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District – Part 2, going to the Florida Legislature

Now with the land secured and enough financing to ensure that Walt Disney World would open entirely debt-free Roy Disney and the company‘s general counsel Dick Morris began work on the next phase of the Florida Project. A full-on charm offensive on the Florida legislature. The companies’ appetite for expansion had grown with the eating […]

A History of Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District, Part 1

Editors note: With the recent efforts of Governor DeSantis and the majority party in the legislature to end Disney’s special taxing and governance district, in the next week we will be examining the history of the Reedy Creek Improvement District  It all started with a Mouse…and an Improvement District.  When it is clear out you […]

A sit down with Damon Victor

“Why on earth would you want to take that job?! You do so much good in the world already?” That’s a frequent question that has greeted the smiling face of Damon Victor throughout his campaign to replace incumbent Rick Minor as the new Leon County Commissioner for district three. It’s a common question that usually […]

A man, his bike and our stadium

Tallahassee is truly a beautiful place to live and raise a family. While at first glance it may seem like a sleepy town surrounded by governmental structures and three universities; once you dig a bit closer it’s obvious just how many amazing things take place in our fair city. It is a place of community […]