The acclaimed documentary series Diamonds Along the Highway continues. Join Gus Mollasis as he introduces us to stories about Florida’s most interesting people, places and history.

 

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Conservation Cowboys & Southeastern Guide Dogs

Biologist Lee Amos and ranch manager Jason McKendree take host Gus Mollasis deep into the glade to show how they partner with landowners to preserve the land around the Myakka River. Diamonds gets a tour of the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in Palmetto, Florida where puppies are transformed into guide dog heroes, providing life-changing services for people with disabilities.

Suncoast Science Fab Lab

Suncoast Science Fab Lab Founder Fritz Faulhaber left the planet too soon – but his spirit for all things science live on personified by Rocket Burns, whose bright 17-year old mind will excite everyone about STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Rocket’s enthusiasm for creating and teaching is contagious.

Here Comes the Sun

This former Wisconsin native followed the sun down to Florida and has called Sarasota home for over 50 years. Despite his battles with cancer, Freddie jumps on his Harley most days and heads to his favorite spot in hopes of capturing an inspiring sunrise or sunset to share on social media.

Jammin’ at the Allegro

Diamonds continues its look at jazz master Dick Hyman and his favorite local hang where he performs with his friend of forty years Kitt Moran. The Kitt Moran Quartet has turned this funky little Venice, Florida bistro into a Monday night mecca.

Dick Hyman – We All Learn to Swing

He’s among the most acclaimed jazz pianists of the twentieth century. From Benny Goodman to Dizzy Gillespie to Charlie Parker, Mr. Hyman has played with just about anyone whose brilliance has scorched the jazz scene in the last seventy years, tapping the ivories on pianos everywhere as only he can.

Miracle on Longboat Key

Artist Ed Miracle, aka “Miracle Man” is that in every sense. All hyperbole aside, this self-taught artist lends his vision to embrace the world, both the bad and the sublime.

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