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The Nature of Florida with Oscar Corral

Oscar Corral

The Nature of Florida is the premiere podcast in the Sunshine state dedicated exclusively to environmental topics. Journalist and Filmmaker Oscar Corral hosts the podcast, which features a different interview every episode with someone who is passionate and knowledgeable about an environmental issue. Mermaids, surfers, journalists, scientists, leaders, advocates: Oscar selects people from a wide variety of backgrounds to talk about Florida's globally unique environment, its challenges and solutions for preserving it for the next generation. How do industries like phosphate mining, agriculture, septic tanks and development affect the environment? And how do people who enjoy Florida's outdoors, like fishermen, surfers and hunters, see things? We hear from the people who are at the forefront of the state-wide struggle to save what's left of Florida's natural world. This podcast is sponsored in part by The Everglades Foundation; the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida and The Felburn Foundation.
Episodes
Jim Gross explains the history of the Ocklawaha River, one of Florida's most fixable environmental tragediesNovember 01, 2022 Episode artwork Miami-Dade District 7 Commissioner Raquel Regalado talks about balancing a fast-growing city with the environmentSeptember 19, 2022 Episode artwork Florida Springs Institute Director Robert Knight talks about the problems at Florida's springs and what can be done to save themJuly 27, 2022 Episode artwork A boat ride on Florida bay with Orvis President Simon Perkins reveals devastation from an algae bloomJuly 22, 2022 Episode artwork Suzanne Schreiber is focusing her organization, Dream Green Volusia, on saving what's left of her county's natural placesJuly 14, 2022 Episode artwork Richard Kern, co-founder of the environmental education series Encounters In Excellence, talks about his workJuly 06, 2022 Episode artwork Fran Mainella, the former director of the U.S. National Parks Service and Florida's state park system, talks about the possibility of a national park in Florida for springs.June 21, 2022 Episode artwork Florida State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani talks about her fierce environmental advocacy in the face of long odds in FloridaJune 15, 2022 Episode artwork Louis Wolfson III, a major developer of affordable housing in America, talks about his fight to protect the everglades and springs of Florida.June 06, 2022 Episode artwork Jeff Brower, Volusia County Chairman, often votes against the grain of endless growth in a state that thrives on itMay 31, 2022 Episode artwork Miami Herald Environmental Journalist Curtis Morgan talks Biscayne Bay, fishing and the consequences of dumping our sewage near our beachesMay 23, 2022 Episode artwork Stel Bailey: Florida's own Erin Brockovich-style citizen scientist documents manatee deaths and water qualityMay 16, 2022 Episode artwork Lauren L. Hill, world famous pro surfer, mom and eco-feminist, talks about how she fell in love with surfing while growing up in Florida and her fight for the environmentMay 09, 2022 Episode artwork Jim Durocher, one of the leaders of Florida's Rights of Nature movement, talks about trying to get a constitutional amendment on Florida's 2024 ballotMay 03, 2022 Episode artwork Stephen Davis: The Everglades Foundation's Chief Science Officer explains how the everglades works, what's wrong with it and its ongoing restoration April 25, 2022 Episode artwork Lawyer Rachael Curran gives listeners a glimpse behind the curtain of phosphate mining in Florida, one of the most secretive and environmentally destructive industries in the stateApril 18, 2022 Episode artwork Environmental Journalist Craig Pittman talks about panthers, Florida springs and why there's so much poop in our watersApril 12, 2022 Episode artwork Jennifer Diaz Runs The Everglades Foundation's Environmental Education Program and Charts a Course for Schools Around the State to FollowApril 05, 2022 Episode artwork Fishing Guide Captain Benny Blanco Fights Tarpon Out on the Water and Environmental Destruction When on LandMarch 24, 2022 Episode artwork Michelle Colson "Mermaid Michi" Has a Huge Social Media Following And Is A Powerful Voice for Florida's SpringsMarch 24, 2022 Episode artwork Biologist & Python Hunter Joe Wasilewski Survived Venemous Snake Bites and Killer ConstrictorsMarch 24, 2022 Episode artwork