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Gulf Coast Live: Exploring Industrial Hemp / Solar Energy Development

The passage of ballot initiatives in Washington and Colorado has enlivened the national debate over the legality of marijuana, but there’s another far less controversial use for cannabis plants that’s gaining ground: Hemp as an industrial building material. We’ll meet the man behind what will become Florida’s first hemp house as we explore the history and the future of industrial hemp in the U.S.

Professor Richard Komp, Ph.D. has traveled the world helping small villages from Central America to West Africa establish solar and other renewable energy infrastructures through the non-profitSkyheat Associates.  We’ll catch up with this leading solar researcher and lecturer ahead of his visit to Southwest Florida next weekfor a lecture on solar energy development and a workshop on building your own solar cell phone charger.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
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Gulf Coast Live: From Field to Feast / Vegetable Gardening in Southwest Florida

On today’s program we’ll meet two of the authors of From Field to Feast, a new book from the University Press of Florida celebrating the state’s agricultural heritage. The authors visited farms, fields, pastures, apiaries and restaurants – the result is a delicious book – illustrated with great photographs and recipes featuring Florida’s bounty. And, ever think about growing your own veggies? Two local organic farmers join us to talk about the challenges and rewards of sub-tropical vegetables gardening. And your calls complete the mix.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
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Gulf Coast Live: Post Election Analysis/ Susan Orlean Speaks at Sanibel Island Writers Conference

As the dust settles on Tuesday’s election, join the conversation with our panel of experts for a look at Florida’s role in deciding the winner of the U.S. Presidential contest.  FGCU Political Science Professors Dr. Peter Bergerson and Dr. Roger Green along with News-Press columnist Betty Parker will provide in-depth analysis on the results of other political races here in Southwest Florida.

Plus, we’ll talk with author and New Yorker Magazine writer Susan Orlean who is the key note speaker at the seventh annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference.

Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
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