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Category: Society & Culture

Wait Five Minutes: The Floridian Podcast is about the curious stories and cultural changes sweeping through the Sunshine State. Join us every Friday for an informative and charming look into an issue on America’s infamous peninsula.

May 17, 2019

38 - The Villages

The Villages is a major hub for retirees in Florida. It struggled for decades to get off the ground, meeting obstacle after obstacle. Once it took off, it left the rest of the state behind, and never looked back.

 

Songs

Springtime by Lobo Loco

Arround the Lake by Lobo Loco

Speedy Delta by Lobo Loco

Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco

Hey Go by Lobo Loco

Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

https://saltriverstories.org/items/show/240

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2003-12-25-0312241409-story.html

https://www.villages-news.com/2019/01/05/who-was-harold-schwartz/

https://www.byduncan.com/2014/03/14/harold-schwartz-millionaire-h-gary-morse-billionaire/

https://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/tincans/

https://fcit.usf.edu/florida/lessons/ld_boom/ld_boom1.htm

https://nwfloridahistory.com/2018/10/29/florida-and-the-19th-century-panics-1837-1857-1873-and-1893-part-2/

https://news.wjct.org/post/south-florida-mobile-home-parks-face-real-estate-crunch

https://www.heraldtribune.com/article/LK/20020526/News/605227601/SH/

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/12/florida-has-828000-mobile-homes-only-half-are-insured/?utm_term=.1578178c8683

May 14, 2019

TALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - May 14th, 2019

Will Governor Ron DeSantis be a green governor? How will Florida's environmental future look? Has the president influenced our state's conservation future?

 

Songs

Springtime by Lobo Loco

Arround the Lake by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article230104349.html

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/columnists/eve-samples/2019/05/03/gov-ron-desantis-first-environmental-report-card/3630445002/

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/02/us/florida-chief-science-officer-scn/index.html

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article230361989.html

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/02/offshore-drilling-rules-1404098

May 10, 2019

37 - Okahumpka

There is a little city in Lake County that you might have never heard of. Its existence, however, is the launching part for some of the most significant events in the state's history. These stories are essential.

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Songs

Autumn Morning by Lobo Loco

Hey Go by Lobo Loco

Road to Lafayette by Lobo Loco

Speedy Delta by Lobo Loco

Things You Never Known by Lobo Loco

Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco

Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco

Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074DH4G9L/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1 

https://www.okhistory.org/publications/enc/entry.php?entry=MI014 

http://seminoletribune.org/the-treaty-of-moultrie-creek/

http://palmm.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/ucf%3A25436/datastream/OBJ/view   

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-ne-groveland-four-capsules-20190109-story.html

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/lake/os-lk-lauren-ritchie-newspaperwoman-mabel-reese-hall-of-fame-20180823-story.html

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-2005-11-30-lritchie30-story.html

https://www.dailycommercial.com/news/20180613/now-navy-test-site-bugg-spring-holds-many-secrets

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/os-xpm-1994-08-31-9408310189-story.html

https://books.google.com/books?id=3-3bmDRmIEoC&pg=PA68&lpg=PA68&dq=micanopy+okahumpka&source=bl&ots=STiUSg2SE-&sig=ACfU3U0JyBkAChTi3eCxUc2M617PN5Sd-A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjSzpbqhPfhAhXoYN8KHRbGCXEQ6AEwCHoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=micanopy%20okahumpka&f=false

https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/17698

https://www.law.ufl.edu/areas-of-study/experiential-learning/clinics/about-the-clinics/virgil-d-hawkins-story

http://cms.leoncountyfl.gov/Library/LibraryInformation/About-LeRoy-Collins

https://www.navsea.navy.mil/Home/Warfare-Centers/NUWC-Newport/What-We-Do/Detachments/Underwater-Sound-Reference-Division/Leesburg-Facility/

https://www.floridamemory.com/photographiccollection/photo_exhibits/civil-rights/

https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/0a13e56a-8fc9-4431-9a4f-f5e2b33af588

May 7, 2019

TALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - May 7th, 2019

The three most public bills from the Florida Legislature, and a brief recap of the past two months up in Tallahassee. In just six minutes!

 

Song

Good Thoughts by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

Florida House: These were the 9 most-lobbied bills of the session - Tampa Bay Times

Florida House tosses punitive ‘sanctuary cities’ bill back to Senate - Tampa Bay Times

Florida Approves Bill Allowing Classroom Teachers To Be Armed - NPR

Florida bill banning sanctuary cities heads to governor's desk - The Hill

Florida lawmakers pass Amendment 4 restrictions on ex-felon voting rights as Democrats fume on wild day - Orlando Sentinel

2019, Senate and House Bills - The Florida Senate

April 26, 2019

36 - Gulf Breeze Sightings

In November of 1987, stories say that aliens came to Florida. At the same time, America was facing the climax of a forty year international struggle. Why did UFOs appear in our skies? And what sort of fear led to this defined belief?

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Songs

Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco

Mystery Forest by Lobo Loco

Autumn Morning by Lobo Loco

Morning at the Creek by Lobo Loco

Arround the Village by Lobo Loco

Streetlife Silent Film by Lobo Loco

Things You Never Known by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/gulf-breeze/2017/09/22/troy-moon-30-years-gulf-breeze-ufo-sightings/688723001/

https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu//NSAEBB/NSAEBB238/index.htm

https://www.afhistory.af.mil/FAQs/Fact-Sheets/Article/458985/evolution-of-the-department-of-the-air-force/

https://www.mufon.com/mantell-case---1948.html

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article85417412.html

https://www.nps.gov/guis/learn/historyculture/the-live-oak-story.htm

https://www.history.com/topics/war-of-1812/war-of-1812#section_4

April 19, 2019

35 - Lovebugs

The lovebugs have arrived. The lovebugs are everywhere. The lovebugs aren't going anywhere. Why are there so many myths around this unusual little fly? And why should we care whether they're here or not?

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Songs

Frozen Creek by Lobo Loco

Streetlife Silent Film by Lobo Loco

Speedy Delta by Lobo Loco

Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco

Things You Never Known by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

 
 
 
 

 

April 16, 2019

TALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - April 16th, 2019

Two immigration bills are moving forward, and a handful of teams are in their playoffs. Some clarifications and updates to start your Tuesday!

 

Songs

Springtime by Lobo Loco

Indian Summer by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

https://www.aclufl.org/en/press-releases/coalition-civil-rights-and-immigrants-rights-organizations-issue-statewide-travel

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/527/BillText/c1/PDF

https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/168/BillText/c2/PDF

https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/sanctuary-policies-overview

 

April 12, 2019

34 - Division Avenue

Division Avenue is more than just a street. It is the dividing line between the white communities and the black communities in Orlando. The scars of history last. How does a neighborhood bounce back?

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Songs

Springtime by Lobo Loco

Speedy Delta by Lobo Loco

Visions of 2018 by Lobo Loco

Things You Never Known by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods - Huffington Post 

Historic Orange County: The Story of Orlando and Orange County - Google Books

Griffin Park public housing complex could face demolition, relocating 345 residents - Orlando Sentinel

The Rise and Fall of an African American Inner City - Modern Cities 

Residents of Orlando's Griffin Park boxed in by roads, noise - Orlando Sentinel

Florida’s Section 8 Housing Program - Eligibility.com

Our History - City of Orlando 

Dade Massacre in December of 1835 - Miami History

MYSTERY OF NAME TRACKED DOWN LONG, WINDING TRAIL - Orlando Sentinel

April 5, 2019

33 - Disney’s Contemporary Resort

When the Contemporary Resort was originally designed, it was built with all the hope of the future built into its existence. Modernity was not so kind, however. What makes the Contemporary Resort so special? And what part of history gives it that lasting quality?

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Songs

Indian Summer by Lobo Loco

Frozen Creek by Lobo Loco

Hey Go by Lobo Loco

Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

Walt Disney's original E.P.C.O.T film (1966) HD FULL VERSION - YouTube

Building of Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort US Steel - YouTube

Watergate "I'm Not A Crook" - YouTube

A TRUE CONTEMPORARY: THE LIFE AND WORK OF MARY BLAIR - Oh My Disney

A new book highlights the colorful Mary Blair — one of the first female artists for Disney - Amy Poehler's Smart Girls

Magic of Mary Blair

 
 
 
April 2, 2019

TALLAHASSEE TUESDAY - April 2nd, 2019

Complications to amendments, surprising increases in our budget, and a major flub in our state-wide transportation systems, in just six minutes!

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Songs

Springtime by Lobo Loco

Love After Midnight by Lobo Loco

 

Sources

Florida House plan would make ballot initiatives much harder to get before voters - Orlando Sentinel

A pleasant surprise for DeSantis' environmental budget - Gainesville Sun

Here is what's happening in the Florida Legislature next week - Orlando Sentinel

State hits SunPass contractor with $4.6 million fine - Tampa Bay Business Journal