John Davis

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John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.

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As Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida, mandatory evacuations are being issued. Below are the evacuations:

Labor Day ENCORE

Sep 1, 2017
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For many Americans the upcoming Labor Day holiday is little more than a chance to relax and enjoy a three-day weekend, but its historical intent is to recognize the creation of the labor movement and the social and economic achievements of American workers.  This week's encore essay from News-Press story-teller Amy Bennett Williams recounts her unlikely friendship with a prominent international labor organizer who helped create the United Auto Workers Union back in the 1930s, and who happened to spend part of the year here in Southwest Florida. 

Beatles and Crickets

Aug 30, 2017
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This month marks 48 years since the Beatles finished recording what would be their last album as a band, “Abbey Road.”  Along with the album’s iconic cover, songs like “Come Together” and “Here Comes the Sun” are firmly etched into the memory of our collective culture and continue to transcend generations of new listeners. 

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Raptors at the Calusa Nature Center in Fort Myers recently won a reprieve from potential euthanasia as state wildlife officials have given the Nature Center more time to complete construction of new aviary habitat for the birds, who are too severely injured to ever return to the wild.