LEE, COLLIER AND CHARLOTTE COUNTIES PRODUCE MILLIONS OF TONS OF TRASH EVERY YEAR. SOLID WASTE FACILITIES KNOW JUST WHAT TO DO WITH IT
THERE ARE NO MOUNTAINS IN SOUTHwest Florida, unless you count mountains of trash: landfills that rise up to 13 stories above the ground. Here, an intimate and complete history of who we are is buried every day. Full Story
Professor learns that mountains come in many forms
After a year’s planning and a trip of 1,884 miles, I lay sick and wretched on the side of snow-capped Volcano Cotopaxi, just 3,600 feet from my goal. At 15,744 feet on the side of the mountain near Quito, Ecuador, altitude sickness had overcome me. Head pounding, stomach churning, I lay in the dark, frigid refuge house. Full Story
Hard to hire
Proposed laws try to make it easier for workers with bad credit, criminal histories
TWO OF THE MORE THAN 2,000 BILLS expected to be considered by the 2014 Florida Legislature could impact the way businesses hire employees. Full Story
Federal government (and tax bills) keep on growing
MONEY & INVESTING
A common complaint is that the size and scope of federal government agencies and departments are far too large — both bloated, on paths of unrestrained growth, and too large to be properly managed. Is this true? Full Story
The soul of a horse
Tony Award-winning ‘War Horse’ comes to the BB Mann
THEATER IS KNOWN FOR RISK-TAKING, BUT THE DECISION TO transform the novel “War Horse” by Michael Morpurgo into a play seemed especially audacious.
After all, the lead character is a horse named Joey who’s sold to the cavalry and becomes a war horse in World War I.
How could you adapt that to the stage? Full Story
A horse is a horse — unless it’s three actors working as a team
When “War Horse” opened in London’s West End, there was a buzz about it among actors.
“There were whispers of a really cool show over in Britain that was very interesting, and using puppets,” says actor Joel Reuben Ganz, who was most recently seen locally in Florida Repertory Theatre’s “My Three Angels.” Full Story