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.

Whether produced on location, with a live audience or in our radio studio, Gulf Coast Live invites you to interact with experts, decision makers and each other via phone calls, emails, texts, on Facebook and blogs.

Hosted by: Julie Glenn
Produced by: Matthew F. Smith

Call:  1-877-GCU-TALK 

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Twitter: - #GCL

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


On Saturday, Jan. 21—the day after the presidential office transitions to new Commander in Chief—millions of women are set to converge on the U.S. Capitol for the Women's March on Washington. Despite the proximity to the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, organizers say the march is not a protest of the incoming president but rather a way to focus attention on "a multitude of social justice and human rights issues."

Photo/images: Lee Bennet Hopkins, Harper Collins

Cape Coral author and poet Lee Bennett Hopkins will be inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame next month, joining the likes of Robert Rauschenberg, Ernest Hemingway, and Burt Reynolds. He'll be the first such honored artist from Lee County.

Image: NOAA

Scientists from around the globe agree that the Earth’s climate is changing. The impact of that changing climate, how fast those impacts will be felt, and what residents in a coastal state like Florida can expect are more difficult to describe.
Photo: Naval Surface Warriors via Flickr Creative Commons

A report looking at health care for children in every Florida county finds the state ranks 47th in the nation when it comes to the quality of healthcare available to kids.

The report, released this week from Florida Kids Count (a joint program through the Florida Department of Child & Family Studies and the University of South Florida) looked at economics, education, and family and community factors. 

Photo: Christopher Connell via Flickr Creative Commons

Many immigrant students in Collier County continue to be re-directed to language programs at technical colleges, rather than enrolled in public high school classes. It's a practice the Southern Poverty Law Center alleges in a lawsuit brought last year denies the students an education and the chance to build credits toward a high school diploma.