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: - #GCL

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


The Everglades' python problem is not news to most Southwest Floridians, but what may be is the effects the overabundance of the invasive species may soon have on humans well outside of the Everglades.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, homeowners are wading through the muck of insurance claims, contractors and mold mitigation.

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This month, a Miami University of Ohio professor, Michele Navakas, released a book called, "Liquid Landscape: Geography and Settlement at the Edge of Early America."


The world of wine seems shrouded in mystery and connoisseurship to some, but for many in Southwest Florida, it is a business.

This is the time of year for wine buyers to make their business decisions, well ahead of the holidays and even further ahead of high tourist season.

Mike Kiniry

The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is now in its 10th year bringing a broad range of arts events to Southwest Florida.  Run by the non-profit Florida Arts, Inc., the Center’s state-of-the-art facility in downtown Fort Myers hosts exhibitions, galas, lectures, poetry readings, and concerts featuring world-renounced artists and up-and-coming local talent as well.