Ponce de Leon http://wlrn.org en Ponce de Leon’s 500th Florida Anniversary http://wlrn.org/post/ponce-de-leon-s-500th-florida-anniversary <p>06/13/13 - Thursday's&nbsp;<strong>Topical Currents</strong> begins with info about the “<strong><a href="http://www.vivaflorida.org/">Viva Florida 500</a></strong>” program.&nbsp; It commemorates the arrival of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon in 1513. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 15699 at http://wlrn.org Ponce de Leon’s 500th Florida Anniversary Florida’s Dark History Revealed http://wlrn.org/post/florida-s-dark-history-revealed <p>03/05/13 - Tuesday's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/TopicalCurrents"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is with journalist T.D. Allman.&nbsp; His latest work is a ten-year project to create&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><strong><a href="http://amzn.to/12pzEvj"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">FINDING FLORIDA:&nbsp; The True History of the Sunshine State. &nbsp;</em></a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 500-year recorded history of the Sunshine State is rife with myths and outright deceit. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ponce de Leon did not “discover” Florida, nor did he search for a “Fountain of Youth.”&nbsp; He sought gold . . . but there wasn’t any. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The revered Seminole figure, Osceola, was actually a mostly white man, named William Powell. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allman says Florida’s legacy is mostly “sugar-coated.” &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That’s&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Topical Currents</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tuesday at 1pm, rebroadcast at 7pm on <a href="http://wlrn.org/schedule/wlrn-hd2">WLRN-HD2</a>.</span></p><p><em><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T.D. Allman South Florida Appearances:&nbsp;</span></strong></em></p><p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 10331 at http://wlrn.org Florida’s Dark History Revealed