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Gulf Coast Live: Red Tide Update / Candidates for Florida House and Senate

A Red Tide Algae bloom that first appeared weeks ago in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Sarasota county is now causing massive fish kills on beaches stretching from Charlotte to Collier counties.  We’ll take a closer look at Red Tide monitoring efforts as we get an update from experts with The Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute and Mote Marine Laboratory.

Plus, with the November election less than two weeks away, our series of conversations with the candidates continues.  We’ll hear from Republican incumbent Bill Galvano and Democratic challenger Paula House who are vying for the State Senate District 26 seat representing DeSoto, Glades and Hardee counties and portions of Charlotte, Highlands and Manatee counties.  We’ll also talk with Republican Heather Fitzenhagen and Independent candidate Kerry Babb vying for the Florida House District 78 seat.  That district covers eastern Lee County.

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Gulf Coast Live: David Javerbaum – The Last Testament: A Memoir / Art and Politics

What if God wrote and published a memoir? That’s the premise behind the latest book of satire from comedy writer David Javerbaum. He’s a former head writer and executive director of the nine time Emmy Award-winning program “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. Javerbaum is also a former writer for the satirical newspaper “The Onion” and an award winning musical theater lyricist and author. We’ll catch up with Javerbaum ahead of his appearance next week at an event sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee.

We’ll explore the convergence of art and politics in a conversation with artists involved in the gallery exhibition “State of Mind: Politics 2012,” now on display at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

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Gulf Coast Live: Living with Breast Cancer / Candidates for U.S. House

News-Press columnist Melanie Payne is best known for her role as the paper’s consumer watchdog investigating unscrupulous business practices and the latest scams, but she’s also a breast cancer survivor.  Payne’s personal battle with cancer serves as a guide for women on everything from diagnosis to remission.

Plus, with just weeks remaining until the November election, our conversations with the candidates continue as we hear from the contenders for Florida’s District 19 U.S. Congressional seat, which includes most of Lee County and coastal Collier County.  We’ll talk with Republican candidate Trey Radeland Democratic candidate Jim Roach.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

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Intersection: Election-season politics with Dick and Lou

It’s the final weeks before the November elections, and few regions are as important to the presidential race than Central Florida.

The I-4 corridor is considered the swing region of this swing state, which offers 29 electoral votes … more than any other swing state.

90.7 political commentators Dick Batchelor and Lou Frey explain how the presidential election in Florida might shape other important races … like Florida’s senate race. We’ll also discuss new text messages that reveal the behind-the-scenes politics of Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.

Plus, the Intersection team continues our look back at our favorite interviews as part of our 5-year anniversary. This week: a 2009 interview with Michael Jackson’s keyboardist.

Tune into Intersection and then share your perspective here. The show airs Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and is rebroadcast Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:30 a.m. Or listen online here.