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09/26/2023 | Episode 171 | 37:18

Welcome to Florida: Mr. Miami Beach

Mr. Miami Beach

This episode begins by remembering a legend in Florida journalism; Had a development for the Big Bend area of Florida been proposed in recent years, it would have been approved, and the recent hurricane damage there would have been much worse; Our guest is Paul George from the History Miami Museum, who tells us all about the founder of Miami Beach, Carl Fisher.

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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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