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.

Photo: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration via Flickr Creative Commons

Seven years ago today, the offshore drilling unit known as the Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people died, and the destruction blew out the undersea well nearly a mile below the surface. Scientists are still studying how the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and the release of more than 4.9 million barrels of oil, is impacting the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem.

Images: March for Science

A march designed to defend the role science plays in "our health, safety, economies, and governments" is taking place Saturday—Earth Day—in Washington, D.C., and like related marches in recent months, the Science March is being supported by thousands of satellite marches across the nation, including several in South Florida.

Images: State Archives of Florida

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau through 2016 shows Florida continues to grow: nearly 2 million new people arrived in the state since 2010, a nearly 10 percent boost. In the last year alone, more than 340,000 new Floridians flocked to the state. Historians are asking what Florida could lose as that growth continues, and how to best preserve state history amid a seemingly endless boom.

Photos: Mote, Wikimedia Commons/Flickr Creative Commons

Gulf Coast Live is going on location behind the scenes at the Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium in Sarasota.

We’ll talk about the exhibits the lab offers, and the research they do into the animals and marine environment along Florida’s Gulf Coast and beyond. Evan Barniskis, Assistant Vice President of Mote Aquarium, talks us through the exhibits alongside Amanda Foltz, an aquarium biologist who helps to care for the otters in Mote's otter exhibit.

Photo: Robo Rays, used with permission.

The Robo Rays are a STEM-focused robotics team at Seacrest Country Day School who took first at the Orlando regional competition and are bringing their robot-building skills and teamwork this week to the World Championship competition in Texas

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