John Davis

Host, Reporter

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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The likelihood of heavy rainfall from Isaac could lead to toxic water overflowing from a reservoir at the now defunct Piney Point fertilizer plant in Manatee County. 

Tropical Storm Isaac

Aug 23, 2012

8/27/12 11:30 AM

Isaac is moving west northwest over the eastern gulf of mexico. All watches and warnings have been discontinued for the west coast of florida.

Today will be partly sunny and windy with highs in the mid 80’s, with showers and a possible thunderstorm.

The wind is southeast around 25 miles an hour.

Tonight scattered showers and thunderstorms before midnight then a chance for thunderstorms after midnight. It will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 70’s. 

The 1990s saw an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with autism and now as those kids are approaching their 20s, families in Southwest Florida and around the nation are struggling to find appropriate work and housing options.  Experts with the advocacy organization Autism Speaks predict that another 500,000 children with autism in the U.S.

Sarasota has joined a growing number of cities and counties nationwide in its consideration of expanding rights to unmarried couples through the establishment of a domestic partner registry.  Find out what the registry could mean for unmarried couples in our community, both straight and gay.

As of Wednesday, young undocumented immigrants in Southwest Florida who want to stay here legally can apply for a temporary reprieve from deportation. 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services began accepting applications Wednesday under the new deferred action policy.