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 
Facebook: WGCU Public Media
Twitter: - #GCL

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


SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, has long been the sad epitaph to explain the unexplainable: the inexplicable death of otherwise healthy babies. Improvements in health care and education have pushed SIDS out of the headlines in recent years, but researchers continue their efforts to better understand and ultimately end SIDS in our lifetime.  

Photo: SpaceX via Flickr Public Domain

Private aerospace manufacturer and space delivery company SpaceX made history in April when it successfully re-launched and re-landed a rocket that had already made one trip to low-Earth orbit. With roughly 70 percent of a rocket's cost sunk in the rocket, SpaceX's reuse of an orbital rocket represents a breakthrough for the economics of space exploration.

FGCU Baseball

Jun 23, 2017

After a record breaking season taking the FGCU baseball team to its first NCAA tournament after winning its first ASUN Tournament Title, Coach Dave Tollett is back out scouting for new players again this summer.


The casualties when arts funding is cut goes beyond entertainment and creative genius according to a new study from the Americans for the Arts, local economies are impacted as well. The study is called “Arts and Economic Prosperity” and it looks at how many jobs are created by the arts, how much money is generated as a result of arts programs, and what amount local governments end up receiving in return for an investment in the arts.

Photo: Rachelle Elsea, U.S. Air Force

The acronym “R.A.P.I.D.” signifies the steps teenage girls are advised to follow in a new course being offered by the Lee County Sheriff’s Department: Respond to a dangerous situation by Assessing your surroundings, Protecting yourself, Identifying defensive strategies, and applying Defensive actions (as a last resort). It's the name of a class that’s LCSO is offering exclusively for teenage years.