Julie Glenn

News Director, Gulf Coast Live Host

Julie Glenn is the Interim News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week.  Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and natioanl and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.

Before joining WGCU, Julie worked in southwest Florida as a freelance food and wine writer, and as a regular wine 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. Her interests include cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.

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Hurricane Irma drew attention to nursing homes in Florida after 12 residents at a rehabilitation center in Hollywood died following a power outage caused by the storm. But, the issues surrounding nursing homes in the state run much deeper than a lack of generators. We’re sitting down today with News Press watchdog reporter and columnist, Melanie Payne to find out what she has uncovered with Naples Daily News reporter Ryan Mills in their series of stories about nursing homes in the sunshine state.

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Every year, the Hunger and Homeless Coalition of Collier County conducts what’s called a Point in Time Count to get a snapshot of the number of people in the county who are facing homelessness.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is tasked with managing the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee, and the water release schedule that is determined by the lake’s water level, and the rainfall outlook. The Corps resumed water releases on Friday after a short break -- this time they’re doing what are called ‘pulse releases’ which are intended to more closely mimic how water would flow from the lake following a big rain event. The idea is to start slow, speed up over time, and then slow down again before stopping. We’re joined by John Campbell, he’s Acting Chief for the Corps' Communications office in Jacksonville.

 

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Time spent studying abroad, immersed in another culture, can be a defining experience in a person’s life journey. We’re sitting down today with a group of students from Florida Southwestern State College who recently studied abroad in Florence, Italy at Lorenzo de Medici. They are going to be talking about their time over there during the next session of FSW’s Critical Thinking Lecture Series called "Gaining a New Perspective: Italy Through Our Eyes."

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This weekend saw protests around the state over water quality issues. With a thick mat of blue-green algae creeping along the Caloosahatchee River and a persistent red tide bloom of the coast, people are taking signs in hand to say enough is enough. Today on Gulf Coast Live we continue our special coverage of summer time water problems.

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