Friday, 05 September 2008 01:00
This week is the 48th anniversary of Hurricane Donna – which struck Florida’s west coast. The director of Civil Defense in Collier County during the 1960 hurricane season, Walt Donovan, speaks about his memories of the category four storm at the Naples Preserve Friday afternoon at 3:30. He took copious notes during the storm and used them to write “Hurricane Alert”, a novel published in 1970. Donovan says the book spurred two attempts on his life because it addressed the political tensions that peaked during the storm. And he says Collier citizens had a false sense of security during Hurricane Donna. Donovan spoke with WGCU’s Valerie Alker about his memories.
Friday, 08 August 2008 01:00
Thursday, 24 July 2008 01:00
National Geographic “Explorer in Residence” Dr. Sylvia Earle is in Sarasota this week receiving an award from the Mote Marine Laboratory. The award, named for Mote’s founding director, Eugenie Clark, was given to Earle for her decades of exploration in the field of marine science. WGCU’s John Davis spoke with Dr. Earle.
Monday, 23 June 2008 01:00
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 01:00
Friday, 23 May 2008 01:00
Thursday, 22 May 2008 01:00
Carl Hiaasen is well known as an author who often skewers the Sunshine State. He’s done so in a series of novels in which his anti-heroes are often champions of the environment – and in his weekly column in the Miami Herald. But in his latest book Hiaasen returns to his roots – golf. He told WGCU’s Valerie Alker he recently picked up a club again after a more than 30 year hiatus. His new book is titled “The Downhill Lie – a Hackers Return to a Ruinous Sport.
Wednesday, 14 May 2008 01:00
Friday, 02 May 2008 01:00