Program 514: Casanova's Venice; Florida This Year; Caribbean Island People
Release Date: 02-10-2018
Historian Laurence Bergreen takes us to 18th-century Venice, at a time when Casanova called it home. Then journalist Craig Pittman updates us on what Florida is like for vacationers in 2018, and lets us in on local scuttlebutt. And geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro reminds us that the Caribbean’s cultural influence extends far beyond hosting cruise ships and beach vacations.
- Historian Laurence Bergreen, author of "Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius" (Simon and Schuster)
- Craig Pittman, Tampa Bay Times environment reporter and author of "Oh Florida!" (St. Martin's Press)
- Geographer Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, author of "Island People: The Caribbean and the World" (Vintage)
- Laurence Bergreen is the author of "Casanova: The World of a Seductive Genius." He's also a member of the Explorers Club in New York City, where he spoke on his discoveries about Casanova.
- Craig Pittman is an environmental reporter for the Tampa Bay Times.
- Craig's book "Oh Florida!" is published by St. Martin's Press. It won a gold medal for non-fiction in the 2016 Florida Book Awards.
- Joshua Jelly-Schapiro is the author of "Island People." He's also written about 2017 hurricane impacts on the Caribbean for the New York Review of Books.
- The New York Times reports on the devastation on Barbuda in a documentary called "No Man's Land: Barbuda After Irma."