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 

Facebook: WGCU Public Media
Twitter: - #GCL

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

Photo: Presidio of Monterey, CA via Flickr Creative Commons.

From Zombiecon to Club Blu to the Pulse Nightclub , Florida—like much of the country—has seen its share of mass shootings. The unpredictability of such attacks is prompting “active shooter” training programs. Friday at 1 p.m. we'll talk with Lee County Sheriff's Office Staff Officer Scott Griffith, and FGCU Chief Steven Moore, about the “Run Hide Fight” response plan.

Photo: Temple Shalom

A shotgun blast rattled a Jewish temple in Naples this week , while racist and white supremacist graffiti and messages continue showing up at Florida Gulf Coast University campus. Friday at 1:30 p.m., we talk with Temple Shalom Rabbi Adam Miller about how the community is responding to the shotgun incident, including a "Shabbat of Solidarity" planned at the Temple on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. We'll also talk with Mark Potok , senior fellow for the Southern Poverty Law Center , about where Florida fits in to the nearly 900 hate-related incidents reported nationwide in the last month.

Photo: User "rihaij" via Pixabay Creative Commons

The majority of animals admitted to wildlife hospitals in Southwest Florida suffer from an illness or injury caused by a human. While most people don't intend to hurt wildlife, thousands of animals are admitted to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital due to injuries from car accidents , accidental feedings, or unwanted interactions with windows , fishing lines , and more. That's on top of house pets who can't help but fall back on their natural instincts.

Photo: Florida Division of Recreation and Parks

In the next 50 years, climate change researchers say sea levels could rise by five to six inches. Those inches pose a threat not only to homes and buildings, but to the natural barriers that have protected Florida's coasts throughout human history. A combination of a warming planet and rising seas could drive more severe storm surges that wipe out barriers islands and flood coastal areas.

That's why researchers and planners in the Estero Bay region are taking steps now to build climate change resilience and adaptations into their plans, which are being shared at the Cela Tega conference series on the FGCU campus on Monday, Dec. 12.

Photo: Michael Hirsh, WGCU

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of an event that changed history: the attack on Pearl Harbor.