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We Get the Latest on Covid-19 from Lee Health


As the new coronavirus continues to spread we're doing our best to keep you well informed with accurate and up to date information. On today's show we're focusing in on Lee County with Dr. Douglas Brust, he is an infectious diseases specialist with Lee Health; and Lisa Sgarlata, Chief Patient Care Officer for Lee Health, and who is running the Incident Command Center for the COVID-19 situation.


Dr. Brust normally spends much of his time working with HIV patients, but he has a deep history in the world of infectious diseases, including a 2-year fellowship at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, under the mentorship of Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Mike Kiniry is producer of Gulf Coast Live, and co-creator and host of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories: Biography Through Music. He first joined the WGCU team in the summer of 2003 as an intern while studying Communication at Florida Gulf Coast University. 
Julie Glenn is the News Director and the host of Gulf Coast Live. She joined the WGCU team in November of 2016 to expand the Gulf Coast Live call-in radio show from once a week to five days a week.  Since then, the show has been recognized in state and regional competitions and has featured artists, political leaders, historians, environmental experts, doctors, local reporters, and national and international scholars. After leading the station's award-winning coverage of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017, Julie was named Interim News Director. In January of 2018, she launched WGCU's first podcast: Grape Minds.