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Hallmark Channel

The holiday season is upon us — and with it, the season for the hopelessly romantic TV movies that have become a tradition for many during the month December. Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies have become such a sappy staple, the likes of even Netflix has now begun to imitate the art of the feel-good films this season.

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Researchers at The Florida Aquarium are joining forces with the London-based Horniman Museum and Gardens to save coral reefs by spawning corals in laboratories. This technique to aid coral restoration efforts has thus far only been accomplished at the Horniman.

We’re joined by The Florida Aquarium’s Coral Nursery Manager, Keri O’Neil, who’s just back from a visit to Horniman where she learned about their techniques of growing corals in a lab setting, and brainstormed ideas of how to transport future coral fragments to Florida for restoration purposes.

City of Orlando Police Dept

The term “active shooter” has unfortunately become all too familiar in recent years, as news reports from around the country bring stories of mass shooting incidents right into our homes. We’re joined by staff officer Scott Griffith from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. He’s presented dozens of active shooter preparedness training classes over the years to various groups around the county, including one he’ll be giving later this week for representatives from faith based institutions to help them develop a plan for before, during, and after such an incident.

Gulfshore Life Magazine

We’ll meet two men involved with a program called Gentle’men Against Domestic Violence that is sponsored by the Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples. The long-running program encourages boys and young men to replace stereotypical ideas of men as controlling, aggressive and gaining power through violence, with the truth that men can be gentle, compassionate and kind without risking their identities.


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A pair of Democratic state lawmakers have introduced joint resolutions for the 2018 legislative session that propose an amendment to the Florida constitution to expand Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act.  The proposals, from Rep. Lori Berman, D-Lantana and Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, would have to be approved by at least 60 percent of voters in a ballot referendum next fall.