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The third Thursday of every November is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau is released. It’s a marketing gimmick embraced by pre-holiday revelers world-wide, and the wine itself can be seen as a sneak peek of the current vintage from the Beaujolais region of France.

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Since 2001 Florida has protected more than 2.4 million acres of land through the Florida Forever program. And in 2014 75% of voters said they want tax money to go toward land conservation. Yet, lawmakers have zeroed out Florida Forever funding for three years in a row. We’ll take a look at the history, and future, of Florida Forever with the Nature Conservancy's Land Program Manager, Lindsay Stevens, and Will Abberger, director of The Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Finance service.

Florida Gulf Coast University is offering an innovative new Integrated Studies Major. Its goal is to offer students more flexibility in meeting their unique educational and professional objectives. The Department also focuses on FGCU’s core missions of civic engagement and sustainability. We're joined by the Integrated Studies Department Chair, Dr. Maria Roca, and the Director of the Undergraduate Studies Advising Office, Allison Bacigalupi.

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Women’s issues have dominated headlines in the several months following the national Women’s March on Washington, and in Florida, there are numerous proposed bills dealing with women, their treatment, equality and protection.

The National Organization for Women, or NOW, is a feminist nonprofit organization with 550 chapters across the U.S. The president of Florida NOW is Terry Sanders.

A presentation on the history of calypso music and a performance will feature three giants from that music scene Tuesday afternoon at Marieb Hall on FGCU Campus.  This afternoon on WGCU, we’ll get to talk with the artists in our studio.  They’re called Monarchs- a title given once a year to the winning performer on Dimanche Gras night. Karene Ashce, won in 2011 at the young age of 26. Devon Seale won the title in 2016 while wearing some interesting headgear. And Duane O’Connor was crowned Monarch of Calypso in 2012.

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