Recent Florida Stories episodes

Dr. Philip Adler (May 5, 2006)
Dr. Philip Adler

Pediatrician Philip Adler, a well-known and highly regarded fixture in Tampa’s medical history, talks about the community’s struggles to integrate Florida’s hospitals. Dr. Adler led the effort to provide equal medical care to all patients — black...

Janet Lorenzo and Sändra Helen Wilson (April 28, 2006)
Janet Lorenzo and Sändra Helen Wilson

Retired librarian Janet Lorenzo of Temple Terrace and her longtime friend, Sändra Helen Wilson of Tampa, recall the considerable influence that Sändra’s mother, Helen Greene Wilson, had on the larger community. The elder Wilson “wrote her name in...

Mary Jane and Bob Martinez (April 21, 2006)
Mary Jane and Bob Martinez

The former Florida governor recounts his life of public service from school teacher to union leader to Tampa's mayor to Florida's governor to U.S. drug czar. Now a consultant for one of the state's oldest law firms, he attributes much of his...

Beth and Jillian Leytham (April 14, 2006)
Beth and Jillian Leytham

Mother and daughter, Beth and Jillian Leytham of Tampa, talk about the strength of their relationship as a single parent with an only child. Beth shares her focus on successfully raising an independent daughter, while juggling societal...

Delano Stewart and Arthenia Joyner (April 7, 2006)
Delano Stewart and Arthenia Joyner

Law partners Delano Stewart and Arthenia Joyner relate the good times (successes in the courtroom) and the bad (racism inside and outside the judiciary) as their persistent pioneering spirits earned them many “firsts’’ in Tampa’s struggle to...

Willow Wright and Jo Ann Briggs (March 31, 2006)
Willow Wright and Jo Ann Briggs

Willow Wright’s voice soars with pride and admiration when talking about her late mother, Dorris, with friend JoAnn Briggs. Willow happily recalls “cloud flying’’ with her mother at the controls, skimming the tops of the Rockies with her parents...

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