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  • Pollinators are responsible for assisting about 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce, and that includes quite a few crops grown for food. We learn about the work being done by pollinators all around us, and get some tips on how to attract them to our yard, and how to keep from harming them by misusing pesticides.
  • This week, we listen back to one of our favorite GCL Book Club conversations of the year. Poet and journalist Clint Smith’s How the Word is Passed, A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America, is essential reading.
  • This has turned out to be a record year for the number of dolphin calves born in and around Sarasota Bay. Researchers with the Chicago Zoological Society’s Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP) have documented 22 dolphin births so far this year, exceeding the record of 21 set in 2017. We learn about the program, and what’s made 2021 a record breaking year for new dolphin births.
  • The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has been all over the news lately. The massive, roughly 10-billion dollar space telescope has been jointly developed for decades by NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). Plans for it began forming as far back as the 1980s.The JWST will allow for observation of some of the most distant events and objects in the universe, including the formation of the first galaxies, and detailed atmospheric information on potentially habitable exoplanets — those are planets orbiting stars other than our sun.
  • Pollinators are responsible for assisting about 80% of the world's flowering plants to reproduce, and that includes quite a few crops grown for food. So, it’s fair to say that pollinators play a crucial role in not only our ecosystems, but our economies and lives.We learn about the work being done by pollinators all around us, and get some tips on how to attract them to our yard, and how to keep from harming them by misusing pesticides.
  • We're revisiting our recording session from February of 2020 featuring music performed live in studio by guitarist Max Hatt and vocalist Edda Glass. You can hear that episode in its entirety here.Their original music truly defies genre classification, but has been described as cinematic folk, including jazz, and Bossa Nova. They garnered a Grand Prize win at the 2014 NewSong Competition at Lincoln Center in New York. They’ve performed all over the country and have appeared on both NPR and PBS.
  • This episode originally aired on June 16, 2017.On September 11, 2001 Fort Myers native Beverley Bass was piloting an American Airlines 727 filled with…
  • From the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s there was a land boom in Florida driven by what were known as Installment Land Sales, which offered lots in Florida for as little as $10 down and $10 a month. They were aimed at retirees, and the lots sometimes turned out to be completely unusable, or at least not very desirable properties that regardless have left a mark on the sunshine state to this very day. We learn more about this history, and how it’s still shaping Florida living, from Dr. Jason Vuic, author of The Swamp Peddlers: How lot sellers, land scammers, and retirees built modern Florida and transformed the American Dream.
  • From the mid-1950s through the mid-1970s there was a land boom in Florida driven by what were known as Installment Land Sales, which offered lots in Florida for as little as $10 down and $10 a month. They were aimed at retirees, and the lots sometimes turned out to be completely unusable, or at least not very desirable properties that regardless have left a mark on the sunshine state to this very day. We learn more about this history, and how it’s still shaping Florida living, from Dr. Jason Vuic, author of The Swamp Peddlers: How lot sellers, land scammers, and retirees built modern Florida and transformed the American Dream.
  • As the holidays approach many of us will be spending time with members of our extended family for the first time in quite a while, so today we’re going to talk about ways to deal with relationship stressors during these trying times, how to handle conflict across the dinner table, and ways to reduce holiday-related stress and anxiety for people of all ages.