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Mike Kiniry

We get a bit of an audio lesson from Gulf Coast Live’s director, Richard Chin Quee, who is also the interim director of programming and promotion at WGCU. Has the YANNY/LAUREL conundrum crossed your ears yet? It’s the latest version of the blue dress/gold dress phenomenon that went viral a few years back. Richard loves all things audio, and all things random and geeky, so we had him do a few experiments with some of our staff members and debrief us on what he uncovered.

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April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. About one million Americans are affected by the neurodegenerative disease, and now, there’s an improv comedy troupe in Naples dedicated to people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their partners.

 


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Utility company Florida Power & Light unveiled a new component to their solar field in Punta Gorda  for members of the media Friday . FPL is saying it’s one of the biggest of its kind in the country. 

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A University of Florida researcher has found three species of mosquitoes feeding on Burmese pythons in the Florida Everglades. Lawrence Reeves, a post-doctoral researcher at the UF/IFAS Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, says he and his team have recovered python DNA from the blood meals of those mosquitoes, and that it may be possible to detect the presence of the snakes using the technique. We'll learn more about his research and plans going forward.

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Cold temperatures are breaking records in many parts of the country, bringing snow to Northern Florida, and sending a chill down the entire peninsula. And mosquitoes aren't too fond of the winter weather. 

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