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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We’re marking Sexual Assault Awareness Month on today’s show with a conversation with Stacey Honowitz. She’s been a supervisor in the Sex Crimes Unit at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office for nearly 25 years, and appears regularly on TV talking about sex crimes and how to prevent them. Honowitz works to educate parents and children about child molestation, and the importance of reporting abuse as the first step to healing.

She’s authored two books on the subject of molestation specifically meant to be read with young children: “My Privates are Private” and “Genius with a Penis, Don’t Touch.” These books try to make it easy for parents to comfortably and frankly discuss inappropriate touching with their children and teach the importance of speaking up and reporting abuse.

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A few weeks ago News Press Storyteller and WGCU essayist Amy Bennett Williams wrote a short piece called Where are the Swallow-tailed Kites? It was, in part, a response to a Facebook post from WGCU’s own John Davis about how he looks forward to his first sighting of the year of the soaring, seemingly elusive birds. Well, we’re going to extend that effort today with a conversation about the birds of prey with a man who has studied them for years. Dr. Ken Meyer is executive director at the Avian Research and Conservation Institute. 

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Allergy season in Southwest Florida is only loosely associated with regular seasons, but suffice to say- right now many people are suffering with watery eyes, sniffly noses, and that tired, slightly out-of-it feeling that comes with feeling cruddy. But, for some the onset of allergies can come with a sidecar of depression. Research has found that people suffering from allergies are 50% more likely to also have symptoms of depression- and if a person has seen an allergist- that statistic jumps to 70%.

Is it a side effect? Or can allergies trigger a depressive response in the brain? We’re joined by Dr. Robert Pollack to explore the issue. He’s a Florida-licensed Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in practice since 1977, and is currently the CEO of Psychiatric Associates of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers.

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As springtime unfolds and temperatures warm up, many animals are more active, leading to more opportunities for human interaction. You may have seen the pictures circulating on social media -- the Sarasota Sheriff’s Department recently responded to a call about an 11-foot gator that wound up in someone’s backyard swimming pool. That got us to thinking about just how the changing season affects animals, so we’re bringing in Dr. Jerry Jackson, he’s Professor of Ecological Sciences at FGCU and heard weekday mornings on WGCU with his long running Out With the Wild Things.

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Trouper, the blind raccoon, captured the heart of Dorothy Lee (aka Miss Dot) several years ago.

Miss Dot is a wildlife rehabilitator, who fought to save Trouper's life after he was attacked by a golfer as a wild baby raccoon. He is now 9 years old, and though he's blind, he has a mission to help other animals as the official wildlife ambassador of the Wildlife Education Project.

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