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.

There are thousands of veterans among the more than 1.6 million Floridians who have lost the right to vote because of past felony convictions. The ACLU of Florida is leading a push to place a proposed Constitutional amendment on the November 2018 ballot that would restore the voting rights of all who complete their sentences, except for those convicted of murder or a felony sex offense. We’re joined by retired Colonel Mike Pheneger, who is helping to get the word out about the ACLU’s petition drive.

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A new report from the League of American Bicyclists finds Florida is improving in many ways when it comes to bikeability. Yet, the Sunshine State remains one of the deadliest states in the nation with one of the highest per capita bicyclist fatality rates, and this rate is increasing. We’re joined by long-time bicycle and pedestrian advocate, Dan Moser, to discuss the report and ongoing efforts to make Florida's roadways safer for bicylists and pedestrians.

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UPDATE: For clarification, Tim Byrne was working for Crystal Clear Water Purification, Inc. when he first went to Charleston Park last year.  Now with his own company, Aqua Consultants, Byrne says he remains concerned about the community. 


The Sunshine State Survey results are in.

It's exactly what it sounds like — an in-depth look at the state of Florida through the eyes of its residents. The annual survey covers everything from economic to social to political issues and has been run through the University of South Florida since 2014.

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Bills banning fracking are once again on the House and Senate agendas for the upcoming legislative session in Tallahassee. In light of that, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting a leading researcher on unconventional oil and gas extraction, Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, this week.