On this episode of SPx, Peter Schorsch, the politico behind Florida Politics, joins Joe in the studio to talk St. Pete media. Schorsch is a complex and controversial figure in local and national politics. This episode goes deep - we see a surprisingly soft side of Schorsch, as he shares the challenges of building StPetersBlog (which later became Florida Politics) in his hometown - and the risks of making political enemies in your own back yard.
Schorsch also talks the downsides of growth and development in St. Pete, and the importance of remembering the city's history while it changes. True to form, Schorsch challenges Joe on his philosophy of objectivity in media and the role the Catalyst could play in public discourse
U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist said Monday that “lack of investment” by Florida’s government is clearly a contributing factor to the state’s current environmental crisis. The blue/green algae clogging South Florida rivers and estuaries – from nutrients dumped into Lake Okeechobee by Big Sugar – is feeding the toxic red tide bloom in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an environmental catch-22.
Crist, the Democrat representing Florida’s 13th congressional district, made the remarks during an afternoon visit to the main campus of Eckerd College, where he congratulated president Donald Eastman and members of the scientific faculty on an innovative, campus-wide environmental project.
In 2013, Peter Rahal was obsessed with CrossFit, but noticed it didn't sell any snacks to align with its pro-paleo philosophy. So instead of joining his family's business, Rahal Foods, he recruited his friend Jared Smith to start making their own protein bar.
That tension is at the core of what researchers sometimes call the “reproducibility crisis,” the revelation that wide swaths of published science are not meeting a basic standard of the scientific method. Other researchers, using the same methods, should get the same results.