Author Archives: The Florida Squeeze
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In this special episode of The Florida History podcast, released early this week due to the civil disobedience and protesting going on nationally in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, we look back at Florida’s history with urban racial strife in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The 1980 Miami riots were the worst urban riots in […]
Last year as the nation celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, a renewed focus was put on the launch site for the space program- Brevard County. Programs from a three-part PBS American Experience documentary to CNN’s Apollo 11 to independent films chronicled daily life near Cape Canaveral. This week on the […]
Our latest documentaries about the state’s history are now available for quick viewing on our new YouTube channel. In the future we plan to add audio from select Florida History Podcasts to the channel.
In 1966, colforul and flamboyent Claude Kirk became Florida’s first post-Reconstruction Republican Governor while his party surged with increased seats in the legislature. Kirk’s flamboyance and ability the state’s racial backlash allowed him to break Democratic dominance of the state for the first time in a century. The Kirk legacy is covered from head to […]
Governor Ron DeSantis has faced a series of tough choices on Coronavirus. In this our 50th episode of The Florida History Podcast we look back at key Gubernatorial crisis decisions of the past. You can listen to the Florida History Podcast on Anchor (which hosts our show), Spotify, Google, Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Breaker, Overcast, Castro or Pocket Casts. Overcast, Castro, Spotify, Radio Public and Breaker […]
Below is our Florida Squeeze film on the 1990 Governor’s Race, where the team of Lawton Chiles & Buddy MacKay crushed Bill Nelson in the primary and then incumbent Republican Bob Martinez in the General. Bill Nelson was the leading Democratic contender to take on unpopular incumbent Governor Bob Martinez. Nelson was running in the […]
In the latest episode of The Florida History Podcast presented by the Florida Squeeze we discuss the era of prohibition in the state. We look back at the lawlessness and independent streak in the Florida Panhandle as discussed in Rum Runners and Moonshiners of Old Florida as well look at the impact of the prohibition […]
Our new Florida Squeeze Documentary on the 1992 campaign which culminated in Bill Clinton’s victory is now available.
On the backs of our successful documentary on Jimmy Carter’s 1976 campaign, we’ll be releasing a similar original film on the 1992 campaign won by Bill Clinton– Thursday at Noon eastern time. Trailer below: