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 
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Twitter: twitter.com/wgcu - #GCL

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

Many consider cognitive decline an inevitable part of the aging process, but is it something we can take proactive steps to prevent?  We’ll talk with a researcher at the University of South Florida’s School of Aging Studies about an ongoing brain fitness study and how to delay or prevent cognitive impairment later in life.

Advocates for Florida tomato growers say the industry is in trouble, in part, due to cheaper tomatoes imported from Mexico.  A suspension pact between the U.S. and Mexico was established 16 years ago aimed at controlling Mexican tomato imports and setting a minimum sale price. 

The U.S. Commerce Department is currently considering a request to abolish the suspension agreement which some Florida growers say isn’t working.  Meanwhile, advocates for Mexican growers are defending the pact, saying it’s necessary to maintain a stable tomato market.  

A new federal policy aims to keep the American dream alive for young undocumented immigrants. Details on “deferred action for childhood arrivals” – who’s eligible, who’s not and what does it really mean? We’re joined by two immigration attorneys, and a student who hopes to make the policy work for him.

There are 490 sites on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail - which means there’s likely one near you. Learn where they are, and what you might to expect to see. 

With the Republican national Convention in full swing, WGCU brings you the latest from inside the convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Instead of our regularly scheduled program ‘Gulf Coast Live’, today we’re bringing you special coverage of the convention with WUSF’s “Florida Matters.” Host Carson Cooper speaks with President and CEO of the RNC host committee, Ken Jones and former mayor of Tampa Pam Iorio about the convention’s economic, political and security impacts.

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