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Florida Frontiers host headlines 90.7 WMFE's July Speaker Series event

90.7 WMFE Speaker Series presents 'Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida' with Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, host of Florida Frontiers


Join us July 7 to learn from the expert what there is to see and do in Central Florida


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What: “Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida”
Who: Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, host of Florida Frontiers
Presented by: 90.7 WMFE Speaker Series
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, July 7
Where: 90.7 WMFE Studios, 11510 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando
Ages: All ages
Admission: Free but please RSVP at www.wmfe.org/events

Central Florida is the most popular tourist destination in the world, but there is much to see and do beyond the theme parks.

Join Dr. Ben Brotemarkle, host of Florida Frontiers, the weekly radio magazine of the Florida Historical Society, on Thursday, July 7, at 7 p.m. at the 90.7 WMFE Studios to go “Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida.”

A Q-and-A session will follow.

It’s all free but please RVSP at www.wmfe.org/events

About Ben Brotemarkle:
Brotemarkle is producer and host of Florida Frontiers. From 1992-2000, he was creator, producer, and host of the hour-long radio magazine The Arts Connection on 90.7 WMFE in Orlando. More recently he has produced and hosted a series of award-winning television documentaries. Brotemarkle has been named Distinguished Educator and Endowed Faculty Chair of Academic Excellence at Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College) where he teaches a course on the Humanities in Florida. Dr. Brotemarkle holds a Ph.D. in Humanities with a specialization in Florida History, has written five books on the history and culture of the state, and is Executive Director of the Florida Historical Society. Visit  myfloridahistory.org to learn more.

About Florida Frontiers:
Florida Frontiers is The Weekly Radio Magazine of the Florida Historical Society airing on public radio stations throughout the state (catch it at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on 90.7 WMFE). The program is a combination of interview segments and produced features covering history-based events, exhibitions, activities, places and people in Florida. They explore the relevance of Florida history to contemporary society and promote awareness of heritage and culture tourism options in the state. Visit  myfloridahistory.org to learn more.

About 90.7 WMFE: 90.7 WMFE is a non-profit, member-supported, community-based public broadcasting company that operates 90.7 WMFE-FM, metro Orlando’s primary provider of  NPR programming; and 90.7-2 Classical. Part of the community since 1980, WMFE focuses on providing quality national and local news and programming. Visit  wmfe.org to learn more.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jenny Babcock at 407-273-2300 ext. 112 or email at jbabcock@wmfe.org.