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Gulf Coast Live: Surviving and Recovering from Sexual Assault / Christmas Bird Count

Project HELP, Inc., dubbed the ‘emotional 9-1-1’ of Collier County, fields hundreds of calls each month from people in crisis dealing with issues spanning from grief and loss to domestic violence and sexual assault. Victim advocates find the need for services doesn’t take a day off around the holidays. We’ll hear stories of recovery from local survivors of sexual assault and how they hope to use their experiences as a tool for helping others.

Hundreds of Floridians are expected to take part in the National Audubon Society‘s 113th annualChristmas Bird Count. The holiday tradition unites bird enthusiasts throughout the Western Hemisphere in an effort to promote bird conservation and to add to the event’s more than a century of data on bird populations. Find out what can make the event particularly fun and challenging for local volunteers.

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: Medicaid Expansion/ Florida Children and Health Care Coverage/Lee Mental Health, SWFAS Join Forces

As State officials consider whether to sign-on to the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid we’ll take a closer look at how expanding health coverage for the poor would impact Florida.  While lawmakers consider what expanding Medicaid will cost the state, analysis from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute finds Florida could extend coverage to about one million Floridians and actually save an estimated $100 million annually.  Plus, when it comes to providing health insurance for children, Florida is making strides in expanding access to care, but despite some progress, the state still ranks 48th in the nation.

Two of the region’s top mental health treatment providers are teaming up.  Southwest Florida Addiction Services and Lee Mental Health recently announced merger talks that would not only save money, but also streamline services.  Find out how the merger will impact access to mental health treatment in Southwest Florida.

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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