Hurricane Season: Are We Prepared?
Floridians have enjoyed two relatively quiet hurricane seasons, but as Andrew proved in 1992 and Katrina in 2005, it only takes one "big one" to plunge a region into chaos. Is the bay area ready? Can a community ever be completely prepared?
Ernest C. Simmons and Joe Mercurio
Florida wildlife artist Ernie Simmons talks with fishing buddy Joe Mercurio about how he developed his technique for painting Florida's vast wildlife population and the state's native scenery. Many have compared the Dunedin resident's depictions of blue herons, anhingas, pelicans and common seabirds to the works of John James Audubon.
Florida As Inspiration
This week on Florida Matters: WUSF's Susan Giles Wantuck is joined in our studio by artist Christopher M. Still, journalist and writer Jeff Klinkenberg and historian and author Ray Arsenault. We'll talk about how Florida, its people and history have informed their work.
Paula Schoenwether and Nancy Wilson
Artist and photographer Paula Schoenwether and the Rev. Nancy Wilson, moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches, talk openly about their 30-year civil union as partners in all aspects of life — living as a married couple, taking out a mortgage, blending families, caring for children, sharing debt - all of the elements associated with any domestic partnership.