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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

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Vladimir Morozov via Flickr

It's been a rough season for Florida’s tomato farmers. One of the wettest winters in decades gave way to growing season marked by disease and low yields. That's seen growers send off nearly 23 percent fewer boxes of Florida tomatoes to market this year.

Bike Walk Lee

In a state among the deadliest in the nation for bicyclists and pedestrians, Southwest Florida ranks among the most dangerous parts of the state for those on the road who aren't behind the wheel.

Bernadeta via Flickr

The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Inc. found Florida ranks 49th in the country on per-capita spending on access to mental healthcare services.  A state Department of Children and Families report finds more than 330,000 children in Florida struggle with serious emotional disturbances.  


Sustainable food production is the next step in advancing manned space travel, and NASA has already begun growing vegetables on the International Space Station (ISS) through their "Veggie" project. The research will play a key role in feeding future astronauts on an anticipated mission to Mars, and the technology and expertise has roots in Southwest Florida

9/11 15 Years Later

Sep 7, 2016

Sunday will mark the 15-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The attacks took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, injured thousands more, caused billions of dollars in damages, and continues to have profound influence on that national conversation.