Fort Myers: History of the Calusa Indians

Watch on YouTube Learn about the Calusa Indians, at one time a powerful native people in southwest Florida. Cindy Bear explains how they lived in this estuarial area — 150 miles south of modern-day Tampa — for over 1,500 years. Runtime: 8 min.


Making the Perfect Iced Tea

Author Fred Thompson shares his thoughts on the perfect iced tea, a drink some call the "house wine of the South."

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Songs of the Seminole Indians of Florida

Dr Frances Densmore made these recordings of traditional music for Smithsonian Folkways from 1931-1933 on repeat visits to two reservations in Florida...

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After A Sour Decade, Florida Citrus May Be Near A Comeback

Florida's signature orange crop is now less than a third of what it was 20 years ago due disease called citrus greening. But, at Florida's Citrus Rese...

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How Largemouth Bass Suck In Their Prey

The mouth of the largemouth bass — the state fish of Georgia, Mississippi and Indiana; the state freshwater fish of Florida and Alabama; and the state sport fish of Tennessee — is a system of linked muscle and bone that resembles the mechanism of an oil rig. This 90-second video from the New York Times explores.

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Florida Everglades: Subsidence threatens agriculture and complicates ecosystem restoration

on Since 1900 much of the Everglades has been drained for agriculture and urban development, so that today only 50 percent of the origi...

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After Oranges

on In search of Florida oranges, following in the footsteps of John McPhee to see how the industry has changed. By Wyatt Williams.

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Is Florida Part of the South?

There are many different Floridas, making the debate … complicated. By Kevin Clark.

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