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.

Photos: Southwest Florida Hackerspace, Flickr Creative Commons

Hackers are convenient villains in movies, TV shows, and other forms of pop culture. But across the country, and in Southwest Florida, groups of hackers and other tech-savvy people are coming together with artists, designers, and specialists to use their hacking powers for good.

Photo: Flickr Creative Commons

A recent real estate study focused on the new-home market in Southwest Florida shows growth in Lee County but a surprising slow-down in Collier County.

Metrostudy crunches construction starts and home sales data every quarter. A report released this month on the fourth quarter of 2016 showed southern Collier County is sitting with hundreds of new homes that are yet to sell.

Photo: Google Maps

A group of alumni from the old Bayshore High School in Manatee County, demolished in 1999, say more than 400 cases of rare cancers, birth defects, and other illnesses have been reported among former students and faculty. The group, Bayshore High School Concerned Alumni and Friends, contends toxic contamination at the site of the old school, possibly from buried diesel tanks, is to blame.

Photo: Big Cypress National Preserve, National Park Service

Friday on Gulf Coast Live features WGCU's contribution to the statewide Decision Florida collaborative reporting project: an in-depth report looking at a proposed ban in Florida to hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as "fracking," and other fracking-like oil and gas well stimulation treatments in the state.

Photo: Conservancy of Southwest Florida

Few animals arouse the instinct to hunt quite like the Burmese Python. The invasive species has slithered across the Everglades and into every corner of South Florida, taking over habitat from native species and consuming thousands of pounds of prey animals. 

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