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Florida’s coastlines and cavern systems are dotted with historic sites, from World War II era shipwrecks, to Spanish galleons, to remnants of thousand year old civilizations. But there aren’t enough archaeologists to keep up with the underwater preservation. Now the state is training amateur scuba divers to pick up some of the slack.


  The statue of Broward County’s namesake stands in its courthouse no more. 

The figure of Napoleon Bonaparte Broward II was removed quietly Wednesday night, after excerpts from a speech the former Florida governor gave surfaced on an online blog to reveal segregationist views. 

 

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Earlier this month, Gulf Coast Live talked about the Critical Thinking Lecture Series taking place at Florida SouthWestern State College throughout the month of October.

While most of the lecturers have focused on modern thought in the "fake news" era, the closer for the series will focus on the past.

Adrian Kerr is the director of corporate training at FSW. He is a respected lecturer on ancient civilizations and a published author of two books on Ancient Egypt.

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This month, a Miami University of Ohio professor, Michele Navakas, released a book called, "Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America."

Photos: Karen Hirsh (left) / Lt. Jack Carollo, U.S. Army


This month PBS stations across the country are in the midsts of airing The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  The series strives to offer a comprehensive view of the war and the social and political environment of the 1960s. On Gulf Coast Live, we're also offering a unique perspective on the war from a one-time Army combat correspondent.

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