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March 20th 2020: Oh, Florida! How Could You? And Other Cat Tales

Follow us on a virtual air boat through the Everglades to alligator wrestling, hurricanes, climate change to boom & bust housing, to quartz sugar beaches and the rising waters that imperil them, then quaff too many libations in the hot sun to get through it all. Craig Pittman has written five books concerning his native state: Florida may be the brunt of jokes to some, but Pittman warns that to dismiss it is to ignore its very real, weird influence on the nation. How about current events -- like elections! This is a practical primer and cautionary tale on how to avoid being scammed on mortgag

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Craig Pittman

Craig Pittman graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work earned him the label; "the most destructive force on campus." He has since covered quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature and after 1998, environmental issues for the Tampa Bay Times. He has won the Waldo Proffitt Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism in Florida four times, and twice won the top investigative reporting award from the Society of Environmental Journalists. The author of five books on Florida, he's the co-author, with Matthew Waite, of Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss, (2009), which wo
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3933/dropping-in 17/07/2020 08:00 17/07/2020 09:00 Dropping In https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/3933/dropping-in Follow us on a virtual air boat through the Everglades to alligator wrestling, hurricanes, climate change to boom & bust housing, to quartz sugar beaches and the rising waters that imperil them, then quaff too many libations in the hot sun to get through it all. Craig Pittman has written five books concerning his native state: Florida may be the brunt of jokes to some, but Pittman warns that to dismiss it is to ignore its very real, weird influence on the nation. How about current events -- like elections! This is a practical primer and cautionary tale on how to avoid being scammed on mortgages, real estate, identity theft, the pill mill, tax evasion, and perhaps even liposuction. He warns: "Hustlers overhype Florida. The government is complicit. Gullible people are left holding the bag." How can so much deception accompany so much natural beauty? What's a man named Walt got to do its identity? Was there a Florida before Disney? (Or before Art Basel Miami?) Who settled in FL first? VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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