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 
email:  gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org 

Facebook: WGCU Public Media
Twitter: twitter.com/wgcu - #GCL

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

Photo: Peretz Partensky vis Flickr Creative Commmons

Seventeen bills filed for the coming March legislative session focus on guns. Some seek to ban the sale of certain guns or firearm components, while others seek to expand where Floridians can carry open or concealed weapons.

Photo: Wikimedia Creative Commons

It's illegal to sell food you make in your own personal kitchen; state and federal food safety laws dictate food has to have been made in a commercial-grade kitchen. It's one of the many obstacles would-be chefs face when starting out.

Photo: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

It’s being called the largest marine mammal stranding in Florida history: nearly 100 false killer whales have been stranded along the shores of Monroe County, on the west coast of Florida just south of Everglades City.

More than 80 of the dolphin-like animals have been confirmed dead on the western edge of the Everglades, caught in mudflats and among mangroves. Wildlife officials are converging on the site to assess the damage and help, if they can.

Photo: USFWS/Florida Keys Wildlife Refuges Photography Club

For the first time in 30 years, the invasive New World Screwworm has been reported in the Florida Keys. The bug and its flesh-eating larvae have been reported on the mainland.

Since September, 15 cases of the screwworm have been documented in endangered Key Deer, pigs, raccoons, cats, and dogs. In early January, the first case of the fly—and the flesh-eating larvae it produces when its eggs are hatched inside an animal—was reported in Homestead. That brings the screwworm onto the Florida mainland and just miles from Miami.

Image: womensmarch.com

On Saturday, Jan. 21—the day after the presidential office transitions to new Commander in Chief—millions of women are set to converge on the U.S. Capitol for the Women's March on Washington. Despite the proximity to the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump, organizers say the march is not a protest of the incoming president but rather a way to focus attention on "a multitude of social justice and human rights issues."

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