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Archive for Friday, October 21, 2016

From Moonshot To Mars: A History Lesson

John F. Kennedys speech sent the U.S. on a moonshot and by the end of the decade, just as he said, we put men on the moon. Now, were looking to Mars as our next moon-shot with visionaries like NASAs Charlie Bolden and SpaceXs Elon Musk promising to send humans to the red planet.
Published in Are We There Yet, Space

Spotlight: Davi Cajun Seafood

I paid 30 bucks for a beer and a soft-shell crab poboy, and not a very good one at that. Actually, I only paid $12.95 for the sandwich, which, even with the modest fries that came with it, also wasnt worth that price. But my check at Davi Cajun Seafood in the Mills 50 District included an appetizer that also cost $12.95, and was one of the most worthless piles of slugs Ive ever encountered. In reality they were sea snails, a Vietnamese street food. Unlike the escargot of Burgundy, these snails are smaller and have a more conical shell. Also unlike the snails served in a French restaurant, the meat has not been extracted for preparation and then replaced ...
Published in Scott Josephs Restaurant Guide, Spotlight

Intersection: Solar Amendment, Milk District & Captains Of April

https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/102116_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSOn the ballot voters will decide the fate of another solar amendment: Amendment 1. Backers say it will promote solar power in the Sunshine State and protect consumers from scams and unfair subsidies. But opponents say its an attempt by utility companies to choke off rooftop solar. The James Madison Institute, a think tank in Tallahassee, referred to the ballots wording as political jiu jitsu Do you know what exactly youre voting on with Amendment One? Are voters being duped, or does ...
Published in Intersection Podcast


The Orlando Facial Hair Club celebrates its 3rd anniversary in the private party room Saturday at 7 at World of Beer in downtown Orlando. College Park brings back its annual Jazz Fest placed along Edgewater Drive with 10 bands on 3 stages   Saturday 6 to midnight. Admission is the equivalent of two triple lattes. The 11th annual Veg Fest, a sort-of Gay Pride celebration for vegetarians and their vegetarian allies, will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; food preparation demonstrations, and live music and entertainment. Veg Fest is Saturday 10 to 6 at Orlando Festival Park. PechaKucha Night is an educational entertainment event held several ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Intersection: Milk District Joins Main Street Program

The Milk District is the latest Orlando neighborhood to join the citys main street program. Theres been an uproar over new development in this neighborhood. Space Bar owner Tommy Mott and Pauline Eaton, the city of Orlando's Main Street coordinator, explain what joining the program means for preserving the Milk Districts character.
Published in Central Florida News, Intersection