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Gulf Coast Live: Miracle on South Division Street / 4th Annual Punta Gorda Banjo Bash

A new, heartfelt and hilarious family comedy comes to the Florida Repertory Theatre.  “Miracle on South Division Street” is next in a line of plays from Tom Dudzick performed on the Fort Myers stage. We’ll meet him and artistic director Bob Caccioppo.  Dudzick holds a talk back session with the cast for the audience after the matinee on 2/9 at 2:00pm.

Members of the Gulf Coast Banjo Society, John Wildeman and Mike Currao join us for a live performance of old-time Dixieland jazz tunes.  Besides their regular performances in Southwest Florida, they’ll be hosting the 4th Annual Punta Gorda Banjo Bash February 15th and 16th at the Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center.  Proceeds from the two day banjo extravaganza will benefit the Young Musicians Education Foundation, Inc., providing musical instruments, lessons and fostering a love of music to underprivileged kids.

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: Sister Simone Campbell / Guardians of the Everglades

We’ll gain insight into the convergence of faith and politics in a conversation with Sister Simone Campbell who leads the national Catholic Social Justice lobbyNETWORK As an advocate for the poor and marginalized, Sister Campbell penned the now famous “nuns’ letter” which provided critical support for the federal healthcare overhaul.  Last summer, her “Nuns on the Bus” advocacy tour in opposition to Congressman Paul Ryan’s budget proposal, brought a great deal of attention her way, not only from the media and legislators, but also from leaders at the Vatican.  We’ll talk with her about her political positions and how they’re influenced by her faith, ahead of her appearance in Naples later this month as part of the Voice of the Faithful of Southwest Florida Speakers Forum.

And, we’ll talk with photographer Connie Bransilver and painter Nicholas Petrucci.  They’re two of the artists behind the “Guardians of the Everglades” exhibit now in progress.  Through photographs, paintings, a documentary film, a book and other educational materials the initiative aims to highlight the importance of preserving the Everglades and paying homage to some of its most ardent protectors and advocates.  The exhibit comes to Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Collier County next month.

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: Congressman Trey Radel / Experts Predict Busy Wildfire Season

With the election of Republican Trey Radel for Florida’s 19th Congressional seat, Lee and Collier County voters sent a new face to Washington D.C. Radel is a former TV news anchor, conservative radio talk show host and entrepreneur. He’s now serving as the only member of the 113th Congress’s freshman class from Southwest Florida. We’ll talk with Radel about his experience, his political ideology and priorities for the region, the state and the nation.

Southwest Florida’s peak season for wildfires looms just months ahead and despite a wet December, weather conditions are dryer than normal overall. Experts say that could indicate a busy brushfire season this spring. Find out how Florida Forest Service officials are preparing and steps you can take to mitigate the risk of a brush fire threatening your own home.

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: Robin Cook’s new medical thriller, “Nano” / 28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference

The 28th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference kicks off this week in Coral Gables. The event brings together stakeholders on the local, state and national level working together on efforts to preserve and restore Florida’s River of Grass. Ahead, we’ll explore some recent environmental restoration successes as well as challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Everglades advocates.

And, Naples author and medical doctor Robin Cook is out with his latest medical thriller. “Nano” is a warning about nanotechnology and what could happen as companies compete to be first with the medical discoveries coming from this science.

Cook is one of eight famous authors with local ties participating in an event called “The Writer’s Domain” at Norris Home Furnishings in Naples to benefit First Book- Collier County, on:

1/18/13 5:30pm-7:30pm ($35) Reservations for 1/18 are required
1/19/13 10:am-12:00pm (free)
Call (239) 263-0580.

Another book signing with Robin Cook is at Barnes and Noble, Waterside Shops, Naples 1/19/13 2:00pm-4:00pm.

And an event with authors who have ties to Fort Myers takes place at the Norris store in Fort Myers on 1/31/13 and 2/2/13 .

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

Call in: 1-877-428-8255
Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
Click here to go to the show’s page