Julie Glenn

Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

Fluent in Italian, Julie has also worked with Italian wine companies creating and translating web content and marketing materials. Her work has been featured in international, national, and local magazines. She has served as president of the local chapter of Slow Food where she remains on the board. Her interests include cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

FGCU Department of Health Sciences

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office and the Lee County School District held a joint news conference Wednesday morning to announce measures they’ll begin taking immediately to begin hardening local schools. WGCU's Quincy Walters joins Gulf Coast Live to report back the district's plans, including one to put a school resource officer at every school.

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Today marks the 45th annual National Ag Day, a time to reflect on where our food comes from.

But, the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences works every day to raise agricultural awareness, not only in the state of Florida but across the nation as well.


We’re joined by Professor Jack Goldstone in advance of his lecture here at FGCUthis Friday, March 23 at 6:00 p.m. called "Is Democracy Dead - and should you care?" It’s part of the 2018 Dr. Erich Liebert World Affairs Lecture Series.He is the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel, Jr. Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University, and a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Previously, Dr. Goldstone was on the faculty of Northwestern University, and the University of California, and has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, UCLA, UC-San Diego, and the California Institute of Technology, as well as director of research institutes at the Russian Academy of National Economy in Moscow, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Fort Myers Film Festival

The 8th annual Fort Myers Film Festival kicks off next week. The five-day festival features independent films in a broad range of genres, including the premiere showing of the rock documentary “Melody Makers,” about the rise and fall of the world’s first influential music publication, and a new documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ahead of its theatrical release later this year.

Quincy Walters

Some Southwest Florida students walked out of their classes at 10:00 this morning on the one month anniversary of the day a 19-year-old walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and opened fire with his legally-obtained AR-15 rifle, killing 17 people.

Before school this morning, students at South Fort Myers High School assembled on the athletics field in the shape of a heart for a vigil. But, for the actual walkout there was some confusion in Lee County as to whether students would be able to participate. In Sarasota County the district and school principals announced they would permit students to participate without fear of repercussions.

WGCU’s Rachel Iacavone was at Cypress Lake High School in Lee County, and Quincy Walters was at Venice High School in Sarasota County, and they both joined us in studio to give us a sense of how it went.