03/05/13 - Tuesday's Topical Currents is with journalist T.D. Allman. His latest work is a ten-year project to create FINDING FLORIDA: The True History of the Sunshine State. The 500-year recorded history of the Sunshine State is rife with myths and outright deceit. Ponce de Leon did not “discover” Florida, nor did he search for a “Fountain of Youth.” He sought gold . . . but there wasn’t any. The revered Seminole figure, Osceola, was actually a mostly white man, named William Powell. Allman says Florida’s legacy is mostly “sugar-coated.” That’s Topical Currents Tuesday at 1pm, rebroadcast at 7pm on WLRN-HD2.
T.D. Allman South Florida Appearances:
3/5 Tuesday 8pm @ Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134-5008
3/6 Wednesday 11am @ St. Thomas University Library, 16401 NW 37th Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054
3/6 Wednesday 5pm @ Joe's Stone Crab
3/7 Thursday 6pm @ Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, 1 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301