Florida http://www.kunc.org en Florida County Goes To Court Over 'Acid Fracking' Near Everglades http://www.kunc.org/post/florida-county-goes-court-over-acid-fracking-near-everglades In southwest Florida, county officials are fighting the state over a new oil drilling process that's known by many different names: acidification, acidizing, acid stimulation and acid fracking.<p>Collier County has charged that state regulators have been lax in their oversight of the drilling, jeopardizing public health and the environment.<p>Acid has long been used in oil drilling operations in Florida to dissolve and loosen the limestone bedrock. But a drilling operation near Naples, on the western edge of the Everglades, was something new. In December, Texas-based Dan A. Hughes Co. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 Greg Allen 58514 at http://www.kunc.org Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies http://www.kunc.org/post/dancers-find-second-act-palm-springs-follies The Palm Springs Follies is an old-fashioned musical revue designed for an audience who remembers when this sort of entertainment wasn't old fashioned. But it's not only for older people — it's by older people. The dancers range in age from 55 to 84.<p>The show, an institution in Palm Springs, is getting ready to wrap up its 23<sup>rd</sup> and final season in May.<p>All of the women and men on stage were professional dancers — and thanks to Follies co-founder Riff Markowitz, they still are. Wed, 07 May 2014 11:48:00 +0000 Ina Jaffe 56236 at http://www.kunc.org Dancers Find A Second Act At Palm Springs Follies Is It Still College Without Football? http://www.kunc.org/post/it-still-college-without-football A small number of universities are starting to go against the grain, reducing amenities and frills in favor of keeping the costs relatively low.<p>Neil Theobald is the president of Temple University, which recently began offering students $4,000 per year in grants — if they promise to limit the number of hours they work during the school year and graduate on time.<p>Donal O'Shea is the president of the New College of Florida, the small honors college for Florida's state university system. Thu, 01 May 2014 11:35:00 +0000 NPR Staff 56025 at http://www.kunc.org Is It Still College Without Football? Developer To Preserve Ancient Tequesta Village In Heart Of Miami http://www.kunc.org/post/developer-preserve-ancient-tequesta-village-heart-miami In downtown Miami, amidst the office buildings, shops and high-rise condos, visitors will soon be able to see a site historians are calling Miami's birthplace.<p>The spot where the Miami River meets Biscayne Bay used to be home to the Tequesta tribe, which is where Spanish explorers who first arrived in Florida in the early 1500s encountered them. Today, that spot is the heart of downtown Miami.<p>A developer began making plans last year to build on one of the last pieces of undeveloped land there. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:25:00 +0000 Greg Allen 55287 at http://www.kunc.org Developer To Preserve Ancient Tequesta Village In Heart Of Miami After Setbacks, Florida Governor Courts Latino Support http://www.kunc.org/post/after-setbacks-florida-governor-courts-latino-support In Florida, where Republican Gov. Rick Scott is running for re-election, he's got a few things going for him. The state's economy has rebounded from the recession and he's on track to raise at least $100 million for his reelection bid.<p>But Scott's campaign has recently run into trouble with an important group of voters — Hispanics.<p>Latinos make up just 14 percent of Florida's electorate. But, as a bloc of voters, they have the power to swing elections statewide.<p>Although Scott has not formally announced his re-election bid, he is working to court the Hispanic vote. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 20:28:00 +0000 Greg Allen 55089 at http://www.kunc.org After Setbacks, Florida Governor Courts Latino Support