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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: Rachel Iacovone

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

Myra Roberts “Dream Peace” Exhibition

Jan 18, 2018
Myra Roberts

Acclaimed Sanibel Island artist, social activist and WGCU Maker, Myra Roberts, joins us as we explore works in her newest exhibition, “Dream Peace,” which runs Feb. 2-24 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.  This eclectic exhibit features works about social injustice and the current political atmosphere as well as that of the World War II era, including portraits and sculptures of Holocaust survivors. It will also include testimonial interviews from those who lived through the Holocaust presented in multimedia works Roberts describes as “talking suitcases.”

The Bonita Springs International Film Festival comes to the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs Jan. 25-28.  The festival includes screenings of more than 70 films from around the world including narrative, documentary, animation and short films.  Festival goers can also participate in workshops, demonstrations, Q & A sessions with filmmakers, writers, directors and actors. 

Union of Concerned Scientists

Global sea levels have risen about eight inches since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Scientific projections show that global sea levels will continue to rise over the course of this century, and while the models vary, even low estimates will in many ways transform our coastlines. We’re joined by two scientists with The Union of Concerned Scientists who are in town to present their new report called When Rising Seas Hit Home: Hard Choices Ahead for Hundreds of US Coastal Communities to discuss the implications of sea level rise to communities here in Southwest Florida.

According to futurist David Houle the world as we know it will be transformed beyond recognition over the decades ahead. He'll present a series of talks at the Ringling College Lifelong Learning Academy, where he's the college’s “Futurist in Residence.” Houle is author of “Entering the Shift Age” which explores the many ways change has become a constant, and increasing factor in our lives and culture. We'll sit down with him to explore his work, and get a preview of his upcoming presentations, the first of which is on Monday, January 22. It's titled "2000-2018: The Trends, Forces, and Technologies That Have Changed Humanity This Century.”

Jimmy Patronis's Twitter Account

We’re joined by Florida’s CFO Jimmy Patronis to explore what recourse you have if your insurance company still hasn’t covered your hurricane-related claims. He’s head of the Florida Division of Consumer Services, whose insurance specialists are standing by 24 hours a day to field consumer complaints. Once a complaint has been filed, insurance companies, by statute, have just 20 days to respond to the Department. You can find out what your rights are as a residential property policyholder in the Homeowner Claims Bill of Rights.

And, we’ll chat with someone from the Better Business Bureau about what you can do if a contractor has left you and your hurricane damage in the lurch.