TIME’s Michael Grunwald to speak at USF St. Pete today

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Award-winning journalist and author Michael Grunwald will speak at USF St. Petersburg later today.

Grunwald is a senior correspondent for Time Magazine and the recipient of numerous honors including the George Polk Award and the Society of Environmental Journalists award for in-depth reporting, and the author of “The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise.”

Grunwald will appear two weeks after the release of his latest book, “The New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era.” The event will be at 3:30 p.m in Harbor Hall Gallery, 1000 3rd St South. It is sponsored by the USFSP Honors Program, the Florida Studies Program, and the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership and Civic Engagement. It is free and open to the public.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.