Gulf Coast Live on WGCU

Weekdays at 1PM (encore Sundays at 11am)

Gulf Coast Live is a live, locally produced, call-in radio show focusing on issues that matter to Southwest Floridians. It's your chance to share your thoughts and connect to your community, live on the radio, and interact with experts, decision makers and each other via phone calls and social media.

Hosted by: Julie Glenn
Produced by: Rachel Iacovone

Call:  1-877-GCU-TALK 
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Twitter: - #GCL

Gulf Coast Live is funded by the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation

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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.

The Good Bad Kids

Nov 16, 2017
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The Naples-based band, “The Good Bad Kids,” performs live in studio.  The duo’s high-energy mix of Americana, Folk, Rock, Punk and Bluegrass original songs and covers regularly brings audiences to their feet at performance venues throughout Florida and beyond.  We’ll talk with band members Nicky Ray D’Agostino and Matt McWaters who both serve as lead vocalists delivering tight vocal harmonies.


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.