A weekly look at a different fascintating topic in Florida History
Cover art photo by Derek Reese. @DR928
Episode 184- Building the Overseas Railroad
On this episode we discuss the building of the Overseas Railroad from Miami to Key West - an engineering marvel.
Episode 183: Jeb Bush wins the 1998 governor's race- ushers in new era
In this week's Florida History Podcast, we dive into Jeb Bush historic 1998 victory that ushered in an era of GOP dominance at the state level.
Episode 182: The Governor's Election of 1986
Bob Martinez is elected in a banner GOP year that began the state's drift toward the GOP.
Episode 181: Voting Rights and minority access protection in Jacksonville / Duval County
A special treat this week on The Florida History Podcast as Voting Rights Attorney Nick Warren, from the ACLU Florida joins us to take us through the odyssey of voting rights in Jacksonville and Duval County since the 1967 consolidation charter up until today and the court decision regarding City Council and School Board districts.
Episode 180: The 1970 Governor's Race
1970 was supposed to be a banner GOP year in Florida. But infighting turned Republican against Republican, and led to a banner Democratic year headlined by Reubin Askew's rout of sitting Governor Claude Kirk.
Episode 179: The 1966 Governor’s Race
In 1966 Governor Haydon Burns was denied renomination by the Democrats who opted for liberal Miami Mayor Robert King High instead of the conservative Burns. This led to a mass exodus of Democrats from their ancestral party in the fall election, where they backed Republican Claude Kirk. With his win, Kirk became the first GOP Governor in 90 years and ushered in an apparent realignment in Florida politics.
Would love more episodes on Indian/Native histories
I opened this podcast looking for some history on Florida’s Native American peoples. There is only one episode; on the Seminole wars. Please add more, there is so much pre-settler history to explore.
Worthy historical review
Love this show and thrilled to learn so much more about our Florida history. We need more analysis like this
Just moved to Florida and it definitely helps me get my bearings. Robert needs to fix his audio. It’s kind of hard to make out what he says sometimes.