Just a few months before the August gubernatorial primary, real estate billionaire Jeff Greene recently joined the Florida Democratic race for governor. He joins Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine and Orlando businessman Chris King in the race. Greene has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration and a new television ad shows Greene arguing with Trump at his Mar-a-Lago club where Greene is a member. He joined Sundial to discuss his campaign, what he stands for and how he’s willing to spend millions to turn the governor’s mansion blue.
Florida has long been known as a retirement paradise: one out of five Floridians is 65 or older. But Chris Farrell, the economics editor for Marketplace Money, says ideas around retirement continue to change. He sat down with Sundial to discuss his new book, “Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life.”
And finally, there’s a new collection of photographs and artifacts at the Historic Lyric Theater in Overtown that tells the story of black healthcare in Miami-Dade. It shows the racial barriers and how black healthcare evolved going back to 1896. Part of that history looks at Jackson Memorial Hospital on its centennial - an institution that struggled with Jim Crow laws and segregation. Florida’s first black board-certified general surgeon, Dr. George Simpson, sat down with Sundial. He was joined by Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, a Public Historian and founder of the Black Archives. The Black Archives wants the community to contribute any materials, medical documents or pieces that reflect the history of black medicine in South Florida. Just contact the Black Archives Research and Foundation.