Floridays

Floridays
12:00 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Farmer says pigs are better food source than cows

  • An interview with a farmer

That's because nearly the entire body of a pig can be utilized.

Floridays
12:00 am
Fri July 9, 2010

Long-time fishing guide has never forgotten sailfish's encounter with a mako shark

Curtis Whiticar standing, right
Credit Whiticar family collection
  • An interview with a fisherman

Just as the sailfish was being reeled in, the shark jumped out of the water and managed to bite the sailfish in half. Curtis Whiticar of Martin County tells the story. 

Floridays
12:00 am
Thu July 8, 2010

A Fort Pierce boyhood: Man remembers pet pigeon and dog named Molly

Jack Favorite, a retired firefighter and active member of the St. Lucie County Historical Society, wrote a book about growing up in the 1950s.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Thu July 8, 2010

Scholar says Shakespeare still matters in Florida schools, and probably always will

William Shakespeare

Maurice O'Sullivan of Rollins College says the Bard's work still resonates with students.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Mon June 7, 2010

Martin County named for boomtime governor

John W. Martin
Credit Library of Congress

John W. Martin was governor during the 1920s, when local boosters hoped to turn Stuart into a major port city. Stuart lawyer Rick Crary discusses Martin and how the county was

created.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun June 6, 2010

Legendary Okeechobee County sheriff immortalized in song

His name was William Collins, but everyone knew him as "Pogy Bill." Now, a history buff has written and recorded a song about him.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun June 6, 2010

Scientists seek data during Florida's annual panther capture season

Panther

They attach radio collars to the big cats to track their movements and behavior.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun June 6, 2010

Popular beach nearly became part of a gated private community planned for Fort Pierce

Fort Pierce Inlet State Park

But after a campaign was mounted and 10,000 people signed petitions, the state acquired the beach  for continued use by the public, as the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park.  Surfer and shop owner Spunky Strunk reminisces.

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sun June 6, 2010

WWII torpedo blast off Jupiter Island rattled poker game 15 miles away

German U-boat

Bill Oughterson said his father's poker game in downtown Stuart was interrupted briefly by the noise from the German submarine's attack on a freighter.   

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Floridays
12:00 am
Sat June 5, 2010

Fisherman and guide reminisces about schools of drum, salt water termites

Richard Milton Jones talks with Janie Gould for a Floridays show.

Richard Milton Jones lived on land along the Indian River that his grandfather homesteaded in the 19th century.

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