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: Rachel Iacovone

Call:  1-877-GCU-TALK 
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Gulf Coast Live is funded by the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation

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The Trump Administration is considering ending Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for tens of thousands of Haitians, Salvadorans and Hondurans. But, a bipartisan bill has been proposed in Congress that would give certainty to those covered by the program whose futures are currently up in the air. We’re joined by an immigration attorney to learn more about the program and the proposed legislation.


While the obvious impacts from Hurricane Irma are becoming fewer and further between, thousands of southwest Floridians whose homes were flooded continue dealing with the lingering effects of mold. We’ll talk with a doctor, a mold remediation expert, and a professional home watcher about mold, from the health risks and how to alleviate them to ways to prevent mold from showing up in the first place.


November 23rd is National Espresso Day. Espresso is a main ingredient in your morning latte, or if you’re feeling adventurous, your solo or doppio--to get that caffeine straight into the bloodstream.

Espresso is known as the more potent, caffeine-laden variety of coffee, but it all comes down to the difference in brewing methods -- and, of course, the beans themselves.

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The number of opioid-related deaths in Florida increased 35 percent in 2016 according to a report released last week by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  The report, based on data collected from medical examiners across the state, finds that overdose deaths caused by the power synthetic opioid fentanyl shot up 97 percent last year and that the presence of fentanyl in overdose victims increased 80 percent. We talk with Lee Health Emergency Department physician Dr. Aaron Wohl, Director of Residential Programs at SalusCare Steven Hill, and Chief Medical Examiner for Florida’s 12th Judicial Circuit Dr. Russell Vega.

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The third Thursday of every November is the day that Beaujolais Nouveau is released. It’s a marketing gimmick embraced by pre-holiday revelers world-wide, and the wine itself can be seen as a sneak peek of the current vintage from the Beaujolais region of France.