Category Florida History

Podcast: Florida’s Prohibition era

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 […]

The railroad to Miami and bridging the Keys

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we conclude our two part series on Henry Flagler’s contributions to Florida. We discuss the extension of Flagler’s railroad south from Palm Beach through Fort Lauderdale to Fort Dallas, or the new city of Miami. The birth of Miami, which by […]

Henry Flagler’s St Augustine

In this week’s edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze we begin a two part series on Henry Flagler’s contributions to Florida. In this episode we focus on Flagler’s 1880’s and 1890’s revival of St Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. St Augustine had two eras of massive growth […]

Claude Kirk and the troubled decade for Florida Republicans

In 1966, 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. We discuss the Kirk legacy in this week’s edition of the […]

NBA TRADEAPALOOZA: It’s All Happening

The NBA looks completely different after free agency. Players from the East went west and players from the West went east. The trades and free agency maneuvers created new power alignments all over the league. Bleacher Report said, “this is as wide-open as the NBA felt in years. Perhaps even decades.” AP announced, “There is […]

Video supports narrative that Seth Rich leaked DNC emails

This video which was recorded soon after the 2016 election, supports Ed Butowsky’s claim that Ellen Ratner visited Julian Assange. In the video Ratner says she visited Assange and he alleged that Seth Rich leaked the DNC emails. This video supports Butowsky’s claims in his lawsuit where I wrote about here. It’s one thing to […]

Hurricane’s Andrew, Katrina Florida Politics and Government

In episode 10 of The Florida History Podcast Presented by The Florida Squeeze we look back at the impact of Hurricane Andrew on the governance, politics, attitude and demographics of Florida. Governor Chiles recorded the lowest ever approval rating in the state’s history immediately after the storm while President George H.W. Bush’s botched reaction helped […]

BOMBSHELL: Lawsuit alleges Seth Rich leaked emails to Wikileaks

As Mueller sputters, the fight for the narrative has spilled over into the legal system, with a series of lawsuits and countersuits alleging alternatively either defamation of Seth Rich by those who suggest the emails were leaked, or defamation of people making that claim by those who insist the emails were hacked.

Florida Launches the Great Moonshot: 50th Anniversary

Editors Note: This is the third part of our special series on Apollo 11 and the Moon Landings that were launched from Cape Canaveral this week. Our article on the adversity faced by the Apollo Program is here The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze discussion on the space program, Apollo 11 and […]

Kennedy Space Center and the Apollo program: history made in Florida

In the latest edition of The Florida History Podcast presented by The Florida Squeeze on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch from Cape Canaveral we look at the history of Florida’s role in the space program. We discuss Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab and the Space Shuttle program as well as the intense political […]