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Archive for Friday, December 28, 2018

12/28/18: Florida Roundup Year In Review

This week on the Florida Roundup, we looked back at some of the biggest statewide stories of 2018, such as the deadly school shooting in Parkland, which led to a landmark gun and school safety law; the election, which resulted in several mandated recounts; the blue-green algae and red tide that appeared in bodies of water around the state; and Hurricane Michael, which slammed into the Panhandle.
Published in Florida Roundup

Spotlight: “Elf: The Musical” At Orlando Rep

Orlando Repertory Theatre is a fixture of Central Floridas arts landscape. In fact, its in its 16th season of producing shows for families and young audiences. But the holidays this year have brought a few brand-new experiences to the Orlando Rep, some of them thanks to the production of Elf: The Musical.
Published in Central Florida News, Spotlight

Spotlight: Citrus Parade, Vegan Debate, and Drag Race Star Willam

Floats made from grapefruits, marching bands, local performers, and more will be walking down the streets of downtown Orlando during the Orlando Citrus Parade Saturday starting at 10:30. Four vegans and four omnivores will go head to head with researched facts and peer reviewed reports to see whos right and whos wrong in front of a crowd made up of folks on both sides during the Great Vegan Debate Saturday 6 to 9 at Timucua Arts Foundation. The Rupauls Drag Race celebrity Willam is coming to Orlando to be her funny self tonight at 9 at Southern Nights nightclub. Roxy Andrews will also be there. Shes Roxy Andrews and shes here to make it clear, of course.
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

Intersection: Gilbert King; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; Eugene Snowden

https://wmfe-od.streamguys1.com/intersection/122818_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSSGilbert King won a pulitzer prize for his book Devil in the Grove- a deep dive into the case of four young African American men who were falsely accused of rape in 1949. Since that book was published, momentum has grown in the movement to pardon the Groveland four. King says he hadnt planned to write another book about Lake County but when a former sheriffs deputy approached him at a book reading, he began to dig deeper into the actions of sheriff Willis V. McCall.   His next book ...
Published in Intersection Podcast

Intersection Sessions: Eugene Snowden

Every Wednesday, Eugene Snowden brings his unique style of blues to Lil Indies in downtown Orlando, in a musical residency called Ten Pints of Truth. Snowden joins Intersection with guitarist Justin Kangrga for a performance and a conversation about music.
Published in Intersection, Intersection Sessions

Intersection: Kareem Abdul Jabbar On Activism & Politics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the leading point scorer for the NBA when he retired from basketball in 1989. Since then hes been a writer and advocate for social justice issues.  Abdul-Jabbar talks to Intersection about politics and sports and the parallels between the activists of his generation and the students who are marching today. 
Published in Intersection