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09/07/2021 | Episode 64 | 44:47

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: The gopher tortoise

Craig Pittman's Welcome to Florida: The gopher tortoise

This week's episode begins with a familiar topic: the dangers of phosphate mining in Florida. And our guest is gopher tortoise biologist George Heinrich.

Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

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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. His next book will be titled The State You’re In.


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