First Coast Connect was joined via phone by Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman, to talk with Melissa Ross about his new book, "Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country". Learn how Florida secretly, subtly, influences all other states in the union, both for good and for ill, after the jump!
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Tampa Bay Times reporter Craig Pittman is a native Floridian. 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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