Fluent in Floridian is a podcast featuring the Sunshine State’s brightest leaders talking about the issues most important to the people of Florida and its more than 100 million yearly visitors. These issues include health care, economic development, environmental protection, transportation, tourism, politics, taxes, education, energy and more.
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joins SalterMitchell PR CEO April Salter to share how growing up in Tampa in the era of Title IX led her to become Tampa police chief and the first openly gay woman to serve as the city’s mayor.
Tune in to their conversation to hear Mayor Castor’s perspective on what makes Tampa a world class city, the challenges it faces, and her goals for the future.
Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis
Florida Lottery Secretary John Davis joins SalterMitchell PR President Heidi Otway to discuss his journey from top-ranked high school recruit and star safety for the Florida State Seminoles to his current position leading the Florida Lottery.
Tune in to their conversation to hear Secretary Davis share stories of leadership from both on and off the field.
Former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn
Former Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn was elected to lead the City of Tampa out of the Great Recession. His vision has helped transform the city into a place where people want to live, work, play and invest. Buckhorn joins SalterMitchell PR CEO and Founder April Salter to discuss the roots of his political DNA, his storied career in Tampa, and why he believes mayors can make the biggest impact on a city.
Miami-Dade College President Madeline Pumariega
Miami-Dade College President Madeline Pumariega has had a courtside seat to the growth of the country’s largest public college. Listen to her conversation with SalterMitchell PR President Heidi Otway about the importance of basketball in her life, her journey to become a statewide leader in education, her former role as Chancellor of the Florida College System, and the vision she has for the future of Miami-Dade College.
Author and Florida Outdoorsman Jim McClellan
In our newest episode of Fluent in Floridian, author and outdoorsman Jim McClellan joins SalterMitchell PR CEO April Salter to discuss his book, "Life Along the Apalachicola River," which depicts the Northwest Florida way of life he experienced growing up in the Apalachicola River Valley.
Tune in as Jim and April recount the stories that shaped Jim’s childhood and led to them working together for Governor Lawton Chiles’ administration.
Poynter Institute President Neil Brown
Poynter Institute President Neil Brown joins SalterMitchell PR President Heidi Otway to discuss the evolving role of media in our society, how Brown is helping to shape the next generation of journalists, and some of the head-scratching Florida stories that Brown has broken.
Counteracting the Florida Man one episode at a time
I appreciate the reminder that Florida is a diverse place full of passionate, accomplished people who have complex histories and meaningful relationships with our state. We’re not all crazy!
Each episode goes very in depth with each guest. Makes for great listening in long car rides or exercise.