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: Matthew F. Smith

Call:  1-877-GCU-TALK 
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Twitter: twitter.com/wgcu - #GCL

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

Photo: Harry Chapin Food Bank via Facebook.

Feeding America, the nation's largest network of food banks, has spent September promoting awareness of Hunger Action Month while simultaneously addressing the acute need for food and water in the wake of Hurricane Irma. Locally, the Harry Chapin Food Bank is raising awareness and mobilize volunteers to contribute to the fight against hunger in Southwest Florida, a struggle driving calls for donations, food drives, and emergency distributions to help those left hungry by the storm.

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As PBS stations across the country continue airing the ten-park, 18-hour documentary series The Vietnam War, veterans advocates across the nation are using the moment to reach out to vets who may be seeking help, a person to discuss their military service with, or coming to terms with undiagnosed trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

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The name Jeremy Cowart stands out in the professional photography world. He photographs celebrities, teaches, lectures and devotes himself to humanitarian efforts.

Photos: Karen Hirsh (left) / Lt. Jack Carollo, U.S. Army


This month PBS stations across the country are in the midsts of airing The Vietnam War, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.  The series strives to offer a comprehensive view of the war and the social and political environment of the 1960s. On Gulf Coast Live, we're also offering a unique perspective on the war from a one-time Army combat correspondent.

Photo: Rachel Iacovone, WGCU

Collier County Commissioner Penny Taylor reflects on the emergency response before, during, and after Hurricane Irma, and she says she’d give the county an “A.” She joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about whether any of the hardships after the storm could have been avoided with different planning or infrastructure, and what changes the county might consider moving forward. 

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