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Archive for Friday, December 28, 2018

Intersection: Beneath A Ruthless Sun

Gilbert 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. His next book Beneath A Ruthless Sun chronicles the story of another young man railroaded for a crime he didnt commit. King talks to 90.7's Matthew Peddie about why the stories from Lake County in the 1950s still resonate today.
Published in Intersection

Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando: The 12 cats of Christmas

Since last year, Orlando Weekly has been writing fantastical dating profiles for 12 adoptable felines from Orange County whose Christmas wish is a home for the holidays and this year, we’re focusing on kittens. Kittens have special needs that make shelter more challenging, such as not having a developed immune system and getting sick quicker, says Orlando resident Lisa Krakosky, who fosters kittens until they’re ready for adoption through Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. People may not realize that some shelters simply euthanize kittens under eight weeks old. Cats that young require the kind of individual nursing both feeding and vigilance against illness that most shelters can’t provide. Cathy Rodgers, who’s also with the local pet alliance, says the ...
Published in From the Pages of Orlando Weekly