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Today on Context Florida: End of Crist, Death Mermaid, Sunshine Week and censorship

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Today on Context Florida: The era of Charlie Crist has come to an end, says Peter Schorsch. Crist, the man who has been on a statewide general ballot six times since 1998 took to Facebook to say “no mas.” And while he may one day again run for office, his time at the center of Florida politics is officially over. When the Death Mermaid shows up, Diane Roberts warns to pay attention. Last week the Mermaid materialized at the South Florida…

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Today on Context Florida: Festival of Bad Ideas, craft beer, education and argue jurisdiction

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Today on Context Florida: Some Florida towns have a strawberry festival; others a seafood festival, a jazz festival, or even a frog leg festival. In Florida’s capital, Diane Roberts says there is an annual Festival of Bad Ideas – the 60-day Legislative Session. Peter Schorsch is a huge fan of craft beer: the taste, the smell and even the interesting artwork on the bottles. However, he cannot help but wonder; what might happen if crafties get what they want from Florida…

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Diane Roberts: Welcome to Tallahassee’s Festival of Bad Ideas

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OCCUPIED TALLAHASSEE – Some Florida towns have a strawberry festival; some have a seafood festival or a jazz festival or even a frog leg festival. Here in Florida’s capital, we put on an annual Festival of Bad Ideas. Its other name is the Legislative session. Come spring, legislators swarm, careening madly down our narrow, pretty streets like palmetto bugs lit up with a big dose of Raid. They land first at the Motherhive on Adams Street: that is to say,…

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Continuing coverage of Bobby Bowden’s retirement, final game at the Gator Bowl

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Bobby Bowden’s legendary coaching career at Florida State University is retiring. Bowden announced his resignation by way of a statement released Tuesday. As part of his retirement, Bowden is expected to be offered a non-coaching position at FSU for an unspecified amount of time. In addition to any settlement compensation that may be negotiated as part of his retirement, Bowden is also entitled to $1 million upon his retirement as part of a clause in his coaching contract that was…

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