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Gulf Coast Live: Babies Born Addicted to Prescription Drugs / Republican State Representative Dane Eagle

According to local experts, the number of babies in Southwest Florida born addicted to prescription opiates has shot up 800% in the last eight years and they say the mothers don’t fit the typical profile of a drug addict.

Nationally, the number of babies born addicted has tripled in the last decade. We’ll explore what’s behind the trend, how Florida officials are responding and how Lee Memorial health System has become a national model for dealing with the problem.

As state lawmakers prepare to convene this year’s legislative session on March 5th, we talk with freshman Republican State Representative Dane Eagle.  In November, he won the election to represent State House District 77 which includes Cape Coral.  

Learn more about Rep. Eagle’s background, political ideology, and legislative priorities going into the 2013 state legislative session.

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: Up with People / Flower Industry in Florida

Members of the group Up with People are in Southwest Florida this week preparing for a performance Sunday at North Fort Myers High School. Up with People was launched in the mid 1960’s and since then its ensemble of young singers and dancers has performed in 38 countries with a  repertoire they say is focused on bridging cultural barriers.

And, Florida used to be a lead producer of cut flowers – think Flower Rd in Punta Gorda and Gladioulus Blvd in Fort Myers – but now the industry has just about disappeared. What Happened?

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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