Richard Chin Quee

Production Manager

Richard Chin Quee has been WGCU’s technical producer on many of our programs, including With the Wild Things, Florida Book Reviews, and our own live call-in show, Gulf Coast Live! since 2006.

He worked on the Peabody Award-winning program Lucia's Letter, alongside WGCU's news director, Amy Tardif, recording and editing the readings of the letter in its multiple languages.

Richard is also the primary manager of WGCU-FM's web content. He’s available for studio rental for networks and stations worldwide who use WGCU’s studios to interview guests as well as for bands, soloists and anyone who wants to rent the studios for recordings or podcasts.

Ways to Connect

A community is in mourning this week following the recent suicide death of Cape Coral teen, and Ida Baker High School Junior Sierra Hixenbaugh.  Students close to Sierra have reported the 16-year-old was a victim of bullying. 

Sierra attended the same school as Jeffrey Johnston who was also bullied and took his own life seven years ago.  We’ll speak with Jeffrey’s mother, anti-bullying advocate, Debbie Johnston, who championed passage of a Florida law requiring schools to establish policies to stop bullying.

Many consider cognitive decline an inevitable part of the aging process, but is it something we can take proactive steps to prevent?  We’ll talk with a researcher at the University of South Florida’s School of Aging Studies about an ongoing brain fitness study and how to delay or prevent cognitive impairment later in life.

Advocates for Florida tomato growers say the industry is in trouble, in part, due to cheaper tomatoes imported from Mexico.  A suspension pact between the U.S. and Mexico was established 16 years ago aimed at controlling Mexican tomato imports and setting a minimum sale price. 

The U.S. Commerce Department is currently considering a request to abolish the suspension agreement which some Florida growers say isn’t working.  Meanwhile, advocates for Mexican growers are defending the pact, saying it’s necessary to maintain a stable tomato market.  

A new federal policy aims to keep the American dream alive for young undocumented immigrants. Details on “deferred action for childhood arrivals” – who’s eligible, who’s not and what does it really mean? We’re joined by two immigration attorneys, and a student who hopes to make the policy work for him.

There are 490 sites on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail - which means there’s likely one near you. Learn where they are, and what you might to expect to see. 

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