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03/01/2022 | Episode 88 | 41:28

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: Bald eagles

Bald eagles

Our guest this week is authorJack Davis, who joined the show about a year ago to discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the Gulf of Mexico. Look through the archives for that one, which is a favorite. His new book discusses the successful efforts to restore the bald eagle population to North America, and the critical role Florida played in this project. "The Bald Eagle: The Improbable Journey of America's Bird" is available everywhere.

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Craig Pittman is the award-winning author of Oh, Florida!: How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country, The Scent of Scandal, Cat Tale, Manatee Insanity and The State You’re In, and co-author of Paving Paradise. Born in Pensacola, he graduated from Troy State University in Alabama, where his muckraking work for the student paper prompted an agitated dean to label him “the most destructive force on campus.” Since then he has covered a variety of newspaper beats and quite a few natural disasters, including hurricanes, wildfires and the Florida Legislature. 

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