Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

MLK Jr., the St Augustine movement and Civil Rights Act of 1964

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss Martin Luther King’s work in St Augustine and how it contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for […]

Impeachment and Florida

As another impeachment inquiry concludes and we head for a Senate trial, The Florida History Podcast looks back at Florida’s role in previous impeachment proceedings, and the pivotal role the state played in the Watergate scandal.  You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public […]

Plowing Tamiami Trail and Alligator Alley through the Everglades

Tamiami Trail The building of the Tamiami Trail across the Everglades in the 1920’s was one of the most disruptive events in the history of the Everglades ecosystem. Completed in 1928 across the Everglades it was considered a feat of engineering at the time and completed a continues road link between Tampa and Miami. Originally […]

In 2020, the GOP holds the slightest of edges in Florida

The common narrative among activists and those who are hopeful that Democrats will win Florida in 2020 is that President Trump is so unpopular and demographic shifts will deliver the state to the Democratic Presidential nominee. But the problem is Trump isn’t as unpopular in the state as many Democrats think (particularly among those most […]

Everglades National Park

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast we close out the year discussing Everglades National Park. For those of you who have not seen it yet, we highly recommend PBS’ American Experience on the Everglades which debuted earlier this year.  You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket […]

Trump’s second term – The template is already built

After the recent British election, a potential harbinger for the US in 2020 as well the Democrats inability to convert President Trump’s Impeachment into a popular mandate, a second Trump term is looking more likely. This is a cause for concern to say the least. Ever wonder what Donald Trump will do if reelected without […]

Snow in Florida!

Believe it or not it does snow in Florida! In this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss how snow and December/January freezes have impacted Florida in the past.  You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker have App Store apps for free […]