Author Archives: The Florida Squeeze

Answering questions about TFS +

In the last few weeks, we have received a number of private questions about the launch of TFS+ and TFS + Pro . Here is a quick primer. Will TFS have less content now? We are not putting anything we have provided our readers since our 2013 launch behind a paywall. Enhanced features including additional […]

Guest column: Return of the Workhorse

By Thomas Conboy Thomas Conboy is a Professional Engineer and small businessman who actively works to improve his community. As the founding Vice President of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, Mr Conboy arranged to have Alan Grayson kick off the first caucus meeting to an overflowing room at the Democratic State convention. Tom has been the […]

Jim Williams

Robert Buccellato talks about his late friend Lt Gov Jim Williams on the Florida History Podcast this week. In early 2017, shortly after Williams’ passing he wrote this. Jim Williams was my friend. I can’t claim that I was the nearest or the dearest to him. But, we got along very well during the three […]

The Florida History Podcast and Documentaries launches Patreon account

We’ve launched a Patreon account to give exclusive access, bonus episodes, more documentary videos and more for history buffs and others interested in the colorful history of our state. Become a Florida History Patreon today by clicking this link and signing up! For every five dollar donation you receive exclusive Never Before Seen content, that […]

When Florida was a tech hub

These days, nobody think of Florida as a hub of the tech industry. But that was not always the case. On this week’s Florida History Podcast, we discuss Florida’s time as one of the great high tech hubs in the USA from the 1970’s to the 1990’s including the creation of the first mass market […]

Disney MGM v Universal

On this week’s Florida History Podcast we discuss the opening of Disney’s MGM Studios in 1989, as well the competition between Disney and Universal in Central Florida. 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 have App Store apps for free […]

American Renewal (1960) – A Florida Squeeze Documentary

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TFS suspending Facebook posting – #QuitFacebook

Following a week where Facebook has failed to take proper action against posts that incite violence and racial hatred nor fact check President Trump’s false claims about mail-in ballots, COVID-19 or the WHO, we are suspending posts on Facebook. If you use Facebook to keep up with our latest posts and commentary please follow us […]

Florida’s history of urban racial riots and MLK Jr. 1964 St Augustine movement

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 […]

Space Coast Growth & Change

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 […]