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Donald E. Wilkes Jr. speaking with Wayne Lee Thomas (June 11, 2010)
 

This week on Florida Stories, Donald Wilkes Junior and Wayne Lee Thomas recall a judge they both clerked for and a case from 40 years ago that changed Manatee County’s Public School system forever. They shared their story as part of "In Pursuit...

 
Rod Houston speaking with Dan Forsythe (June 3, 2010)
 

This week on Florida Stories, partners Rod Houston and Dan Forsythe talk about their relationship, their experiences as a gay couple, and they weigh in on the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

 
Shirley Schultz speaking with Craig Georg (May 28, 2010)
 

This week's Florida Story was found just down the hall, it's the story of our Shirley Schultz and her husband Bob. Like so many others, they decided to move south to Florida. But as she tell's WUSF's Craig Georg, instead of taking the road here,...

 
Piero Rivolta speaking with Richard Storm (May 21, 2010)
 

In 1980 Piero Rivolta, Son of Italian car designer Renzo Rivolta, moved to Sarasota from his native Italy in search of business climate that better suited his maverick personality and passion for innovative design. It was in Sarasota that Piero...

 
Charles Whitehead speaking with Susan Giles Wantuck (May 12, 2010)
 

Charles Whitehead signed up for the Army Air Corps and got his pilot’s wings, leading his B-17 flying fortress crew in the European theater. Today on Florida Stories, Whitehead recalls one World War 2 mission that could have ended in disaster....

 
Barbara Rysdale speaking with Bobbie O'Brien (May 7, 2010)
 

Flying has been a lifetime passion for Barbara Rysdale. She started piloting her father’s plane when she was 15. She worked with the Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor, developing long range navigation. For this Florida story, Rysdale spoke...

 
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