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Gulf Coast Life
Monday through Thursday at 1 & 10PM

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.

Hosted by: Julie Glenn
Produced by: Mike Kiniry

Facebook: WGCU Public Media
Twitter: twitter.com/wgcu - #GCL

Latest Episodes
  • We’re continuing our series of conversations with speakers from the Naples Discussion Group’s 20-21 schedule by talking with professor Ted Bridis, he is Rob Hiaasen Lecturer in Investigative Reporting in the Department of Journalism at University of Florida. He’ll be presenting a virtual lecture on Friday, January 29 on the Importance of Investigative Journalism in Our Current Environment.
  • We’re marking Holocaust Awareness Week by meeting a Naples woman who has spent more than four decades as an advocate for awareness and education. Both of Felicia Anchor’s parents were holocaust survivors, and she was born shortly after the war, one of 2,000 babies born from the end of the war until the displaced persons camp her parents were living in closed. She and her husband Kenneth are chairing the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 2021 ‘What You Do Matters’ Southeast Virtual Event on February 11, which seeks to inspire people to remember the lessons of the Holocaust and to help combat modern-day antisemitism and hatred.
  • As doctors, health officials, and researchers around the world continue working to find ways to combat COVID-19 and detect the coronavirus that causes it SARS-CoV-2 some innovative approaches are being tested. The World Health Organization is featuring leading-edge research by our guest today in its database of global literature on coronavirus disease. Dr. Ajeet Kaushik is assistant professor of chemistry at Florida Polytechnic University. He is co-author on three scientific papers released in 2020 and 2021 that explore the use of nanomedicine, biosensors, and artificial intelligence to diagnose and combat COVID-19.
  • Americorps has been addressing issues and serving needs in the United States since 1965 when it was known as Volunteers in Service to America, or VISTA. We speak with its current CEO Barbara Stewart about the many ways its members are helping people around the country today.
  • We explore 'Political Stress Disorder' and the dynamic of Outrage Addiction with Dr. Damir Utrzan, manager of Mental Health Services with Hazelden Betty Ford.
  • Science fiction author and editor, Dr. Ben Bova, passed away on November 29, 2020 from COVID-19 related pneumonia and a stroke. Bova wrote more than 120 books of fiction and non-fiction, and was a six-time Hugo Award winner. He was editorial director of Omni Magazine, the editor of Analog Magazine, and he was president of the National Space Society and the Science Fiction Writers of America. We listen back to excerpts from his appearance on Gulf Coast Live on January 3, 2007.
  • The U.S. House of Representatives is considering whether to ask Vice President Mike Pence and the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and it has already drafted one article of impeachment against President Donald Trump for "Inciting Insurrection" at the U.S. Capitol. To discuss the events that are unfolding we speak with Dr. Peter Bergerson, political science professor at Florida Gulf Coast University; and Dr. Susan MacManus, Distinguished Professor Emerita in political science at the University of South Florida.
  • In March of 2019 Florida Gulf Coast University announced the creation of a new Water School that would focus on finding solutions through holistic research and education. It’s been nearly two years since that announcement, so we’re getting an update on what’s happened since with Dr. Greg Tolley, Professor of Marine Science and Executive Director of the FGCU Water School.
  • Every year, January is the month of resolutions but this year, people may be looking for greater change. We talk with a career coach about how to do it right.
  • Ever since the beginning of the modern concept of "science" there have been people who denied certain things despite evidence that they are true or factual. From evolution by natural selection to human-caused climate change, and more recently things like COVID-19 and mask effectiveness and vaccine safety, some people refuse to believe what scientists and researchers reach consensus on.