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Asolo Theater
Historic Preservation
This week we explore the beautiful ways Floridians are preserving the historic structures in our area. We'll go inside an 18th century Italian theatre, that has called Sarasota "home" for over 50 years. And we'll head to Polk county for a trip down memory lane, where Elvis Presley and Judy Garland were known to stop by. Then Larry Elliston takes us back to St. Petersburg's "yesteryear" to show us how what's old is new again.

On the Radio

Ringling Hotel
Preserving Historic Places

Occasionally, we hear about a building under dispute because it has historic value to some people but another group of people wants to tear it down. The Belleview Biltmore and Sarasota's Riverview High School are two recent examples - one was saved, the other will soon be gone. But the question remains: why does historic preservation matter?

Program Schedule

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Radio Guests

Lisa ShasteenPresident of The shasteen-Sizemore Co. and representative for the owner of the Floridian Hotel
Trent GreenAssociate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning at USF
Lorrie MuldowneyFlorida Trust for Historic Preservation board member and Historic Preservation Specialist for Sarasota County
Linda Saul-SenaTampa City Council Member



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