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

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

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.

The 1990s saw an explosion in the number of children diagnosed with autism and now as those kids are approaching their 20s, families in Southwest Florida and around the nation are struggling to find appropriate work and housing options.  Experts with the advocacy organization Autism Speaks predict that another 500,000 children with autism in the U.S.

Sarasota has joined a growing number of cities and counties nationwide in its consideration of expanding rights to unmarried couples through the establishment of a domestic partner registry.  Find out what the registry could mean for unmarried couples in our community, both straight and gay.

With Florida’s primary election behind us, join us for an in depth analysis of the results with News-Press political columnist Betty Parker and FGCU Political Science Professor, Dr. Roger Green. We’ll be reviewing the winners and losers, the impact of Florida’s new elections laws, and the political climate moving into the November general election.

Our primary election coverage continues with a look at the candidates vying to represent Southwest Florida in Tallahassee.  We’ll hear an excerpt from the Florida Bar Association’s recent candidate forum in Fort Myers moderated by former Lt. Governor Jeff Kottkamp. 

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