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.

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Friday, Oct. 20, is International Champagne Day. But, what makes Champagne so special? And, how do Proseccos, Cremants, Cavas, and Spumantes stack up?

To celebrate the holiday, the chairman of the board of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Andrew McNamara, joins Gulf Coast Live to answer some of those questions with a tutorial on the difference between sparkling wines.

McNamara also discusses the California wildfires and the impact this devastating situation will have on the domestic wine industry.

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Tomorrow, Fort Myers Beach will be hosting, yet again, the second annual Southwest Florida Sustains: A Regional Seafood Experience.

The event centers around culinary arts on the beach, all while promoting sustainable gulf seafood with dishes from Chloe's Seafood & Steaks, Charley's Boat House Grill, Pincher's on the Beach, Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining and others.

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Earlier this month, Gulf Coast Live talked about the Critical Thinking Lecture Series taking place at Florida SouthWestern State College throughout the month of October.

While most of the lecturers have focused on modern thought in the "fake news" era, the closer for the series will focus on the past.

Adrian Kerr is the director of corporate training at FSW. He is a respected lecturer on ancient civilizations and a published author of two books on Ancient Egypt.

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Conflict resolution and inclusivity are basics most of us learned in preschool, but sometimes, in a divided world, a refresher course can be of use.

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State Lawmakers have completed their first round of five committee weeks leading up to the start of Florida’s 2018 legislative session, which officially kicks off Jan. 9.

That first week of meetings was delayed due to impacts of Hurricane Irma. Lawmakers still have plenty of prep work ahead of them before the session begins, but an idea of what will likely be next year’s hot-button issues is beginning to take shape.