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

Photo: Danny Howard via Flickr Creative Commons / https://www.flickr.com/photos/dannyman/7342282794

In a state of 20 million people, an almost a quarter of eligible Floridians aren't registered to vote.  That’s an estimated 4.6 million people not voting, roughly equal to the entire population of Louisiana.

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Late last month, Chipotle restaurants across the U.S.  became the latest victim of a cybersecurity hack that stole customers’ credit card information from a number of its stores, including several in South Florida. With such attacks increasingly common, many aren't sure what to do if their card was hacked.

Photo: Mark Foley via Florida House of Representatives

Florida lawmakers returned to Tallahassee for a busy three-day special session last week, ending with new agreements on school spending, tourism and business incentives, and medical marijuana but leaving in place many of Gov. Rick Scott's vetoes, and questions about the session's last-minute deals unanswered.

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Monday marks one year since a gunman opened fire at Pulse, the LGBT nightclub near downtown Orlando. The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history claimed 49 lives and left dozens more wounded. The loss sent shock waves across the nation and around the globe, and transformed the city of Orlando at its core. 

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Record rainfall led to a soggy week for much of Southwest Florida. Portions of Collier, Hendry, and Lee Counties went from drought to deluge in just hours. Flooding shut down Marco Island and Everglades City, and flood watch advisories were in effect for much of the week elsewhere. In the wake of the rain, we'll review what homeowners need to know. 

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