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

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

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Theaters in South Florida, and across the United States, Canada, and Europe, are screening the film adaption of George Orwell's dystopian classic 1984 on Tuesday, Apr. 4. The date was chosen because it's the day Orwell’s protagonist, Winston Smith, begins his fight against "Big Brother" by keeping a forbidden diary.


The American Association of Retired Persons was among the groups who applauded last week's failure of the U.S. House of Representatives' healthcare overhaul. The AARP vocally opposed the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, calling the replacement plan an “age tax.”
Photo: Chris Potter, via Flickr Creative Commons

Tax Day in 2017 falls is just over three weeks away. Normally collected on Apr. 15, that date falls on a Saturday this year, and Monday, Apr. 17, is Emancipation Day in the District of Columbia. That pushes the nation’s filing deadline Tuesday, Apr. 18.

Photos, images: Robert Macomber

Weaving tropical history into his naval historical fiction “Honor” series, Pine Island author Robert Macomber writes about the journeys of Peter Wake, who joins the US Navy in 1863 and is based in Key West. His new novel sees the action range from Tampa to Havana.

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If a juvenile’s first offense is a minor crime in Florida, officers don’t have to make an arrest. They have the option of handing out what’s known as a civil citation, an alternative to arrest that doesn’t mar their record.