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November 15, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 88 - Patton Dodd

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Patton Dodd works for the H. E. Butt Foundation in San Antonio, Texas, where he's creating an initiative that tells multi-media stories about local inequity to try to change the narrative about why so much poverty exists and persists in San Antonio.

His writing on religion and American culture has been featured in the Post, the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Newsweek, TheAtlantic.com, CNN.com, and Christianity Today.

Patton holds a doctorate in religion and literature from Boston University, and he is the author of “The Prayer Wheel: A Daily Guide to Renewing Your Faith with a Rediscovered Spiritual Practice,” “The Tebow Mystique: The Faith and Fans of Football’s Most Polarizing Player,” and “My Faith So Far: A Story of Conversion and Confusion.”

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November 8, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 87 - Tim McBride

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Tim McBride is a former marijuana smuggler/pot hauler who had a hand in bringing millions of pounds of pot into the country via Everglades City from the late '70s until the late '80s.

His book “Saltwater Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of a Marijuana Empire”, which was published in 2015, details how he wound up smuggling weed in the Everglades, after leaving Wisconsin in 1979 to do some work as a crab fisherman.

He and his crew were middlemen between a Colombian marijuana cartel and their distributors in Miami. His team included fishermen, drivers, stock houses, and security - his book says seemingly all of Chokoloskee Island was in on the operation back then. Tons upon tons of marijuana would pass through his hands during that time...until he was busted in 1989, and spent four years in prison.

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November 1, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 86 - Bob Hilliard

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Put simply, Bob Hilliard is a local living legend. From the time at the end of World War II when he was instrumental in saving the lives of thousands of liberated Jews, to his years in theater, radio and television in New York City, to his decades in public service in Washington where he played a role in the foundation of public broadcasting, to his decades in academia as a college dean and professor. Bob has always stood up for those who need someone to stand up for them, and bravely spoken truth to power in a way we could all learn a lesson from. Needless to say, we are way more than honored to have him in the Three Song Stories chair, and hope you are as inspired by him and his stories as we are.

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October 25, 2019 @ 1:15 am

BONUS - Richard Chin Quee (Pilot) Remastered

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A remastered version of our pilot episode with better audio quality, and longer music.

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October 25, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 85 - Shannon Arnold

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Shannon Arnold is Artistic Director of the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers. She is also the music director at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in North Fort Myers.

Prior to moving to Florida, Shannon received her Masters degree in Choral Conducting at Temple University with Paul Rardin, Mitos Andaya Hart, and Rollo Dilworth. She got her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Penn State University where she studied piano with Dr. Steven H. Smith and conducting with Dr. Christopher Kiver.

This episode is supported in part by a City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant.

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October 18, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 84 - Andy Howl

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Andy and his wife Alainna run HOWL Gallery/Tattoo, and Andy co-founded the Fort Myers Art Walk and founded the Fort Myers Music Walk events.

Andy published a yearly coffee table art book series entitled The Devils Reign, co-curated by Peter H. Gilmore and featuring world renowned tattoo artists, painters and illustrators.

This year, Andy started an original heavy metal band, their debut performance will happen this Winter at HOWL Gallery.

 

This episode is supported in part by a City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant.

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October 11, 2019 @ 12:30 am

Episode 83 - Fabiana Solano

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Fabiana Solano is a photographer for FGCU, Residential Conduct Committee Chair for FGCU Housing, and FGCU Office of Student Involvement Marketing Assistant. She's also an immigrant from Venezuela and current student at FGCU working on her master's degree. Oh, and she's got her own cardboard cutout in the University Welcome Center. She says she’s passionate about sustainability, and that her ultimate goal would be to work for an organization with an environmental mission in mind.

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October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 82 - Kym Hudson

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Kym Hudson is a Library Associate in Telephone Reference at the Lee County Library System. (If you have ever called the library, you've probably spoken with her). Telephone Reference is considered the central reference point for all Lee County libraries.

She is a multi-generational Cape Coral native and a second-generation adoptee with roots running all the way back to when Chiquita Boulevard was known as Molter Grade.

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September 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 81 - Sam Walch

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Sam Walch is Director of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cannabis Career Initiative...yeah, we’ve got one of those here. Sam also teaches classes on comedy, cannabis, drug policy, and the Apocalypse.

A Ft. Myers native who grew up the road in Sarasota, Sam is married to fellow FGCU professor, Dr. Mary Walch, who still demands that he call her doctor. They have two wonderful children, Sam who is 17, and Anna who’s 14.

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September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 80 - Lisa Sbuttoni

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Lisa Sbuttoni is President and CEO of the Downtown Fort Myers River District Alliance, and is responsible for Fort Myers's Art Walk and Music Walk as well as a variety of other holiday events, like the New Years Eve Countdown, Freedom Fest and Downtown’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration.

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