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Gulf Coast Live: Dreaming in Color / Foreign Illegal Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech at the 1963 March on Washington.  In the days leading up to that anniversary, the News-Press has been running a special series taking a closer look at race relations in Southwest Florida then and now and the challenges still facing a community where racial divides still run deep.  We’ll talk with News-Press reporters Melanie Payne and Janine Zeitlin who interviewed more than 50 community members from all walks of life for their “Dreaming in Color: ‘I Have a Dream’ 50 years later” series.

Foreign illegal fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is growing problem that poses risks to our economy, national security and the sustainability of the commercial fishing industry. It’s even been linked to drug smuggling and human trafficking, yet many people don’t even know it occurs. We’ll explore the extent and impact of foreign illegal fishing, barriers to law enforcement getting a handle on the problem, and proposals now making their way through the U.S. Senate aimed at addressing the issue.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

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Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
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Gulf Coast Live: 2013 Hurricane Season Update / Lake Okeechobee Releases

It’s the peak of hurricane season. We’re joined by a director from the National Weather Service who’ll explain how new technology is helping  forecasters do a better job.  Also, Florida’s Public Radio stations now have their own meteorologist– meet Jeff Huffman from the University of Florida.

Releases from Lake Okeechobee continue – easing pressure on the aging dyke that surrounds the lake,  but wreaking environmental havoc down-stream.   Our guests are Lt. Colonel  Thomas Greco from the  Army Corps of Engineers  and Rae Ann Wessel, Natural Resource Policy Director for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation.

The show will be live at 9AM on 90.1 FM

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Email: gulfcoastlive@wgcu.org
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Gulf Coast Live: Immigration Reform / The Vinyl Revival

As the momentum for immigration reform comes to a halt in the U.S. House of Representatives, the ACLU of Florida is collecting stories from around the state of families that have been affected by the status quo of U.S. immigration laws.  We’ll explore some of those compelling personal stories and how advocates for immigration reform are looking to see the system change.

Vinyl records are making a comeback. On this program we’ll explore who is making it happen and why. One California County has even declared August 12 as Vinyl Record Day!  Vintage LPs are being re-released and new ones are being made by current artists such as Adele. Some are worth a lot of money. We speak with Lee County indie singer/songwriter Wendy Webb who produced a vinyl LP from her 2011 album “Moon on Havana”.  We’ll also meet Kosmas Ballis, the co-owner of Echo Vintage Books and Vinyl – a store with more than 100,000 vinyl records in Fort Myers. We’ll talk about record fairs that happen three to four times a year in Tampa organized by Stacey Krieger. The next one is 9/14/13 at the Holiday Inn Express, 4750 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa from 10:00am to 3:30 pm. email questions totbrecordshow3@aol.com.  And we’ll meet the sound and graphics digitization technician at the Recorded Sound Archives at Florida Atlantic University.

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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