Arts

Arts and culture

The Southwest Florida-based band Suwannee Swing Saloon transforms WGCU’s studio into a western swing revival with a live performance of the dynamic string band’s mix of western swing, classic country, blues and jazz tunes.  The group recently made their debut at the Marco Island Center for the Arts and performs at Point Ybel Brewing Company in Fort Myers tonight (March 22) at 7:00 p.m.   We’ll hear from band members Hunter Dahlen, Kathryn Fox, Jonathan Ingram and Robert Kissinger.

Episode 5: Who do you trust to tell you about wine?

Mar 21, 2018

Everyone with a cell phone, an appetite for wine, and an opinion is a wine critic these days, but is that a good thing? Gina and Julie talk with one of America’s most influential wine critics, Jon Bonné about the tough spot wine journalism is in right now: no one wants to pay real journalists and non-journalists are doing it for free. We look at how that creates an ethical vacuum PR agencies are eager to fill. 

Theatre Conspiracy begins productions of George Brant’s one-woman play, “Grounded,” next week at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.  The play tells the story of a U.S. Air Force Pilot struggling to adjust to her new life after a pregnancy takes her from soaring the cockpit of a fighter jet to a windowless trailer in the Nevada desert hunting terrorists by piloting drones.  The story challenges audiences’ assumptions about war and family.  We hear from the play’s star, actress Katie Pankow and director Bill Taylor.

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My guest this episode is Bob Grissinger - known best by many as the man behind Bennett’s Fresh Roast in downtown Fort Myers which, arguably, makes the best darn donuts on the planet. He’s also known by many listeners across southwest Florida as C. David Bennett, one of half of Bennett & Birch on Wink 96.9 FM - the two of them were heard weekday mornings for more than 14 years. Bob has a deep history with radio and music and so I figure he must have had just a heck of a time getting down to just three songs.

001 - Bob Grissinger

Mar 16, 2018

My guest this episode is Bob Grissinger - known best by many as the man behind Bennett’s Fresh Roast in downtown Fort Myers which, arguably, makes the best darn donuts on the planet. He’s also known by many listeners across southwest Florida as C. David Bennett, one of half of Bennett & Birch on Wink 96.9 FM - the two of them were heard weekday mornings for more than 14 years. Bob has a deep history with radio and music and so I figure he must have had just a heck of a time getting down to just three songs.

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