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  • This year, the theme of National Women’s History Month is women providing healing, promoting health. Sometimes this occurs within the context of helping survivors end abusive relationships and forge a new life. And that’s the subject of a play opening at The Naples Players on March 30th which WGCU Reporter Tom Hall calls the most consequential show to be produced anywhere in Southwest Florida this theater season.
  • We speak with Southwest Florida-based visual artist Patricia Turner who conceived of a trio of art exhibitions opening Friday at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. All the exhibitions include art about women, all by women artists.
  • State health officials reported 4,599 new COVID-19 cases and 55 deaths, Wednesday for a total of more than 1.9 million infections and 33,120 deaths since the start of the pandemic. So far more than 4.4 million people in Florida have received a vaccine dose, including nearly 2.5 million people who have completed the vaccine series.Governor Ron DeSantis wants to use some of the money coming to Florida through the federal COVID-19 relief bill to provide $1,000 bonuses to firefighters, law enforcement officers and other first responders. He also wants $260 million to go to supporting Florida’s struggling seaports and $50 million to be allocated to the state’s tourism marketing arm Visit Florida to help revitalize the tourism industry.The Florida Senate is set to vote today on a bill protecting businesses and healthcare providers from pandemic-related litigation. A bill cracking down on COVID-19 vaccine-related fraud passed its first Senate committee this week.New CDC guidelines recommend that nursing home residents be allowed to see visitors in person.Two pediatricians in Boca Raton have published a study after a vaccinated woman with no history of COVID-19 gave birth to a baby with COVID-19 antibodies.A new report from a national COVID-19 commission reports a dramatic rise in domestic violence amid the pandemic.
  • The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples is ready to open the doors to its Immokalee location.
  • When people think of domestic violence, they usually don't think about violence on household pets. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the…