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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, and interact with experts, decision makers and each other via phone calls and social media.

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

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

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Friday, Oct. 20, is International Champagne Day. But, what makes Champagne so special? And, how do Proseccos, Cremants, Cavas, and Spumantes stack up?

Andrew McNamara is the vice president of wine development for Breakthru Beverage in Florida. To celebrate the holiday, he joins Gulf Coast Live to answer some of those questions with a tutorial on the difference between sparkling wines.

The Alliance for the Arts in Lee County serves as a kind of regional hub for arts and culture in Southwest Florida.  The Alliance’s 10-acre campus hosts more than 100 theatrical performances a year as well as music concerts, gallery exhibitions, film screenings, festivals, a green market, classes for art enthusiasts of all ages and mediums and much more. 

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Tomorrow, Fort Myers Beach will be hosting, yet again, the second annual Southwest Florida Sustains: A Regional Seafood Experience.

The event centers around culinary arts on the beach, all while promoting sustainable gulf seafood with dishes from Chloe's Seafood & Steaks, Charley's Boat House Grill, Pincher's on the Beach, Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille, Fish-Tale Waterfront Dining and others.

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Earlier this month, Gulf Coast Live talked about the Critical Thinking Lecture Series taking place at Florida SouthWestern State College throughout the month of October.

While most of the lecturers have focused on modern thought in the "fake news" era, the closer for the series will focus on the past.

Adrian Kerr is the director of corporate training at FSW. He is a respected lecturer on ancient civilizations and a published author of two books on Ancient Egypt.

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Congress missed a deadline at the end of September to reauthorize funding for the country’s community health centers, which provide access to primary care and other medical services for more than 27 million people nationwide.