Mike Kiniry

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We’re sitting down with Dr. David Campt in advance of his upcoming workshops on “Being a Better Ally” that seek to help white people learn empathetic listening methods to better hear and engage with racism skeptics.

Dr. Campt is a national racial equity and dialogue specialist. He conducts workshops using his White Ally Toolkit throughout the United States, teaching people strategies for changing attitudes, behavior and group culture through dialogue.

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A study was recently published by an associate professor of social work at Florida Gulf Coast University, and it looks at how the people living in Immokalee feel about their health.

The stated purpose of the study was to "assess the physical, oral and mental health status and health care needs of Latinos/as in the town of Immokalee in Collier County, Florida. The study explored how different aspects of their lives impacted their health and mental health.”

 

A lack of local specialized medical care, lack of healthcare coverage and financial stress are very real worries for the majority of Latinos in the town.  

 

Dr. Lirio Negroni is the associate professor in FGCU's Department of Social Work who headed up this study. She joins Gulf Coast Live with her research assistant, Karina Carcamo, to discuss their findings.

 

Jacob Summerlin
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If you’ve ever visited Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island in Lee County you are likely familiar with the name Summerlin. We recently received this Curious Gulf Coast question from a listener named Jesse Sanders:

"I drive down Summerlin Road maybe three times a week so I decided to look up who the road was named after. Interesting character for sure. ... People may be interested in history of the area and the cattleman behind Summerlin Road."

So, we're bringing in I-Mag Historian Jim Powers to get his insights into the man known as the Cracker Cow Hunter, Jacob Summerlin.

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Ion Sancho is a name well-known in the world of elections, and election security. He recently retired after spending 28 years as the Supervisor of Elections in Leon County, that’s the county that includes the state capitol Tallahassee. During the 2000 presidential recount, Sancho was chosen to lead the Florida hand count in Miami-Dade County, which the U.S. Supreme Court stopped just as it began.

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 Florida’s Primary Election is just over a month away and the deadline to register to vote in the primary is just over a week away. We’re sitting down with the Lee County's Supervisor of Elections, Tommy Doyle, and Collier County'e Supervisor of Elections, Jennifer Edwards, to explore how they’re preparing, what they expect on Election Day, and what steps they’ve taken to ensure a smooth and secure voting process. And, we'll find out what they've done to bolster their cyber defences as state and federal agencies work to ensure local election offices are adequately protecting their systems. Click HERE to see all of the 2018 election dates and deadlines.

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