Gulf Coast Live

Courtesy of Chris Daniels

The “Sounds of Summer” concert series at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers continues July 27 with a performance from Southwest Florida Hip Hop artist Chris Daniels.  The concert also serves as the official release party for Daniels’ new album, “Sweet Release: When Doves Cry Too.”  We’ll get a sneak preview as we hear tracks from the new album and explore our region’s vibrant hip hop scene and the deeply personal meanings and experiences that have inspired Daniels’ music.

Parents Magazine

Fred Rogers’ name has resurfaced in our culture lately, with the release of a new documentary about his life and television show, and a feature movie called You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks due out at the end of next year. His public television show Mr. Rogers Neighborhood was a cultural staple in this country for more than three decades. We’re remembering Mr. Rogers on today’s show, with the help of a Naples woman who spent a week on set with him and his crew in the early 1980s, before writing a feature story for Parents Magazine. We’ll hear her memories, and listen to some classic moments from the show.

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We’re sitting down with Dr. David Campt in advance of his upcoming workshops on “Being a Better Ally” that seek to help white people learn empathetic listening methods to better hear and engage with racism skeptics.

Dr. Campt is a national racial equity and dialogue specialist. He conducts workshops using his White Ally Toolkit throughout the United States, teaching people strategies for changing attitudes, behavior and group culture through dialogue.

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A study was recently published by an associate professor of social work at Florida Gulf Coast University, and it looks at how the people living in Immokalee feel about their health.

The stated purpose of the study was to "assess the physical, oral and mental health status and health care needs of Latinos/as in the town of Immokalee in Collier County, Florida. The study explored how different aspects of their lives impacted their health and mental health.”

 

A lack of local specialized medical care, lack of healthcare coverage and financial stress are very real worries for the majority of Latinos in the town.  

 

Dr. Lirio Negroni is the associate professor in FGCU's Department of Social Work who headed up this study. She joins Gulf Coast Live with her research assistant, Karina Carcamo, to discuss their findings.

 

Jacob Summerlin
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If you’ve ever visited Fort Myers Beach or Sanibel Island in Lee County you are likely familiar with the name Summerlin. We recently received this Curious Gulf Coast question from a listener named Jesse Sanders:

"I drive down Summerlin Road maybe three times a week so I decided to look up who the road was named after. Interesting character for sure. ... People may be interested in history of the area and the cattleman behind Summerlin Road."

So, we're bringing in I-Mag Historian Jim Powers to get his insights into the man known as the Cracker Cow Hunter, Jacob Summerlin.

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