Gulf Coast Life on WGCU

Monday through Thursday at 1 & 9PM

Gulf Coast Life is a locally produced talk show that strives to connect listeners to the people, places, and things that make Southwest Florida unique.

Monday: We’ll meet beekeeper and self-proclaimed 'honey sommelier' Marina Marchese. She’s author of Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper, which tells her story of falling in love with honeybees, quitting her day job, and eventually opening her own honey business.

Hosted by: Julie Glenn
Produced by: Mike Kiniry

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Gulf Coast Life is funded by the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation

Julia Bonavita

For the past 20 years WGCU listeners have been informed about the world around them here in Southwest Florida by Dr. Jerry Jackson’s With the Wild Things

Mike Kiniry, WGCU

The Southwest Florida-based band Exploding Pages performs live in studio ahead of the anticipated release of their brand-new album “Steady Midnight.”  The band’s sound could loosely be described as indie rock and alt-Americana, but their sound stays true to the original intent of the founding band members more than 15 years ago to create music with no limits on style or genre. 

Chatham House

We’re getting a preview of a lecture on Saturday, January 25th at Florida Gulf Coast University called “Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy.” The title comes from the lecture's title of the latest book by our guest, Dr. Joseph Nye, who is a University Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Tom James -

Anyone who was living in Southwest Florida in 2018 will always remember the two massive harmful algal blooms that devastated marine animals, and hurt the local economy. The blue-green algae bloom which started in Lake Okeechobee and wound up choking the Caloosahatchee River, the canals that line it, and its estuary, met the offshore red tide bloom which was lining beaches with dead fish, dolphins, and even a whale shark.

Tom Hall –

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4th, 1968, while standing on the balcony outside of his room in the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. That was the day after he’d given his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech, which ends with him talking about the possibility of an untimely death. We’re discussing the play The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, which is a fictional account of a conversation Dr. King had with a hotel maid just after delivering that famous speech.