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Gulf Coast Live: Infant Mortality Rate / FGCU Coach Dave Tollet / Neal Conan

Florida’s infant mortality rate is at an  all time low.  We’ll talk to a representative fromFlorida’s Healthy Start program about what led to the decline.

Seven Florida Gulf Coast University baseball players are drafted by the MLB  – we’re joined by head coach Dave Tollet.

NPR’s Talk of the Nation comes to close,  host Neal Conan  joins us with a look  back at the show’s  22  year run.

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: Addressing Homelessness / Seafood and the Marine Environment 3 Years after the BP Oil Spill

Earlier this year, the Lee County Homeless Coalition conducted its annual homeless census, which found nearly 850 homeless individuals and families.  Experts said obtaining a true count is extremely difficult and the actual number of homeless living in the region could be in the thousands.  We’ll take a closer look at the prevalence of homelessness in the region and efforts to address the problem, including a campaign to end homelessness among Veterans by 2015.

From April 20 through July 15, 2010, 200 million gallons of black crude oil poured into the Gulf of Mexico from a broken well on the ocean floor.  The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill marked the worst disaster of its kind in U.S. history.  Now, three years later, officials with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said their screening efforts for contamination show Gulf seafood is safe to eat.

Although the most visible impacts of the spill have all but disappeared, other research into the long-term impacts of the oil spill on fish populations and the marine ecosystem indicate we’re far from being out of the woods and that there’s a great deal we still don’t know about the long-term impacts of the spill on marine life.

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: Hurricane Preparedness / Elder Abuse Awareness

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center calls for an active storm season ahead.  For the Atlantic Hurricane season, which begins June 1st, forecasters are calling for 13 to 20 named storms.  Seven to 11 of those storms are predicted to reach hurricane strength with three to six becoming major hurricanes.  We’ll check in with directors at emergency operation centers around Southwest Florida for a look at how they’re planning and what you can do to prepare.

Eight years ago, the World Health Organizationheld the first “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” to bring attention to the problem which some have dubbed a silent epidemic.  It’s unknown exactly how prevalent the problem is, but a study from theNational Center on Elder Abuse found that more than 500,000 people aged 60 or older were victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and a National Research Council study finds that only one in 14 of such cases of mistreatment are ever reported to authorities.  We’ll take a closer look at local efforts to address and bring awareness to the problems of elder abuse.

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