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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

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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.

The Good Bad Kids

Nov 16, 2017
Jesi Cason Photography (http://www.jesicason.com/#1)

The Naples-based band, “The Good Bad Kids,” performs live in studio.  The duo’s high-energy mix of Americana, Folk, Rock, Punk and Bluegrass original songs and covers regularly brings audiences to their feet at performance venues throughout Florida and beyond.  We’ll talk with band members Nicky Ray D’Agostino and Matt McWaters who both serve as lead vocalists delivering tight vocal harmonies.

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Since 2001 Florida has protected more than 2.4 million acres of land through the Florida Forever program. And in 2014 75% of voters said they want tax money to go toward land conservation. Yet, lawmakers have zeroed out Florida Forever funding for three years in a row. We’ll take a look at the history, and future, of Florida Forever with the Nature Conservancy's Land Program Manager, Lindsay Stevens, and Will Abberger, director of The Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Finance service.

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