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Julie Hauserman

Julie Hauserman

Julie Hauserman has been writing about Florida for more than 30 years. She is a former Capitol bureau reporter for the St. Petersburg (Tampa Bay) Times, and reported for The Stuart News and the Tallahassee Democrat. She was a national commentator for National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition Sunday and The Splendid Table . She has won many awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is featured in several Florida anthologies, including The Wild Heart of Florida , The Book of the Everglades , and Between Two Rivers . Her new book is Drawn to The Deep, a University Press of Florida biography of Florida cave diver and National Geographic explorer Wes Skiles.

COMMENTARY
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Scary green monster attacks South Florida

By: - July 9, 2018

The “Green Monster” is back – a fluorescent toxic algae outbreak that’s been sliming Florida’s east and west coasts, sparking bad-news headlines and leaving ruined beach vacations in its wake. Since this is political season, Florida candidates are formally expressing Grave Concern as people living in pricey waterfront homes understandably wail about their lost property […]

Cancer cluster in southeast Florida town?

By: - July 6, 2018

ABC News reports from Satellite Beach, where a woman who was diagnosed with a rare kind of breast cancer at age 35 has been organizing with other cancer victims diagnosed around the same time. They are concerned about groundwater contamination from nearby Patrick Air Force Base – which officials say hasn’t affected the town’s water […]

Florida governor candidate Gwen Graham on abortion rights

By: - July 6, 2018

With a new seat opening up on the U.S. Supreme Court, women everywhere are thinking about the Roe v. Wade decision that made it possible for American women to have access to legal abortion. The Tampa Bay Times’ Lawrence Mower has a story about how Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gwen Graham – the only woman in […]

Florida felon rights restoration a national story

By: - July 6, 2018

We’re not the only ones talking about Florida’s flawed voter restoration process for felons. Our Florida Phoenix story, written by CD Davidson-Hiers, covered the lack of standards for the Governor and Cabinet’s arbitrary decisions to either restore or withhold felons’ civil rights and includes some pretty weird public questioning by Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy […]

Adam Putnam hearts resigned EPA head Scott Pruitt

By: - July 6, 2018

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who has done one controversial ethical thing after another – and we’re not even talking about his evisceration of our clean air and water laws – FINALLY resigned.  Florida Democrats were quick to remind everyone that Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Adam Putnam (currently Agriculture Commissioner) has been a big Scott Pruitt […]

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Introducing The Florida Phoenix

By: - July 5, 2018

Welcome to the debut of a new media voice in the state capital – The Florida Phoenix. Our slogan, quality journalism for critical times, could not be more apropos this week, as we mourn the loss of five journalists senselessly gunned down in their Maryland newsroom – including Rob Hiaasen, a member of a fine […]

America’s offshore oil lobby is circling like sharks

By: - July 5, 2018

In the Crazy Town political atmosphere we now inhabit, you can get whiplash trying to follow the bouncing slime balls. Or, in this case, tar balls. Because when it comes to bizarre politics, look no further than the Florida coast and the prospect of oil rigs offshore. The latest drama started at the first of […]

Reptilian magnetism!

By: - July 5, 2018

For years, scientists have told us that Florida’s female sea turtles faithfully return to nest on the beach where they were born. Now it turns out there’s more to the story. Like many other migrating creatures,  sea turtles may have a type of physiological magnetism that acts as a geographic homing device – called geomagnetic […]