Gulf Coast Live

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We’re joined by Bradley Myles, he's Executive Director and CEO of Polaris, a global leader in the fight to eradicate human trafficking and to restore freedom to survivors. Myles has devoted his life to combating human trafficking and modern slavery on a local, national, and global scale. His early efforts focused on directly serving survivors, researching local human trafficking markets, and helping to build Washington DC's first-ever Human Trafficking Task Force. 

Nick Adams

We're joined by Liza Jayne Longenhagen, she's starring as Helen Keller in Florida Repertory Theatre's current production of The Miracle Worker. She got her start earlier this year playing Scout in the theatre's production of To Kill a Mockingbird. As part of her research for the role, the fifth grader took a trip to the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind in St. Augustine with actress Betsy Hogg, who is playing her teacher Anne Sullivan in the show, as well as the play's director Maureen Heffernan. Both Hogg and Heffernan will join the show as well.

MEREDITH GEDDINGS / FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

As we enter the seventh week of Florida’s state-lawmaking session, our legislative roundtable series continues in a conversation with State Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, who represents Senate District 28 which covers portions of Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties.  We spoke with Sen. Passidomo the morning after last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. 

Universal Studios

2018 marks the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus," and Southwest Florida is marking the anniversary with a celebration to honor the enduring relevance of the novel 200 years later.

National Park Service

We sit down with Ron Feemster, 

Journalism professor at Florida Southwestern State College, to discuss his upcoming lecture “Living in a World of Fake News” which is part of FSW’s Critical Thinking Lectures Series. Professor Feemster has researched the history of “fake news” back to the dawn of the printing press. He says the world we live in today is quite similar to that of colonial times in terms of how publishers try to hold an audience, except now publishing is far cheaper, has no geographical boundaries, and moves at the speed of light.

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