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06/28/2022 | Episode 106 | 39:27

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: Elvis in Florida

Elvis in Florida

A new movie about Elvis Presley hit theaters this weekend. Our guest is Bob Kealing, author of "Elvis Ignited: The Rise of an Icon in Florida" which details the legend's time in Florida, including the critical period between 1955 and 1956 where a young Elvis was transforming from nobody to the biggest star in the world.

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About the host

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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