WGCU Public Media's initiative, Your Voice, examines issues affecting Southwest Florida. On a quarterly basis, Your Voice probes a topic from multiple perspectives combining a week’s worth of radio interview programs, feature stories, a live, call-in television broadcast featuring an expert panel, and articles in Expressions. Your Voice is a forum for discussion and an outlet for ways listeners and viewers can get involved. Click here to visit these topics:
Wednesdays @ 9am
Gulf Coast Live! is a live, locally produced call-in radio show focusing on issues that matter to Southwest Floridians. It's your chance to share your thoughts and connect to your community, live on the radio. Thursdays show focuses on the Arts around Southwest Florida. Whether produced on location, with a live audience or in our radio studio, Gulf Coast Live! invites you to interact with experts, decision makers and each other via phone calls, emails, texts, on Facebook and blogs.
Sound off with Sasha
Hosted and produced locally by Sasha Rethati, “Sound Off with Sasha” is a review of topics and events ranging from economic changes, to international policy, to national politics.
This program is known for addressing vital issues, and for featuring a wide range of outstanding guests, such as: Bishop John Shelby Spong, Dr. Larry Korb, Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan, Gen. George Joulwan, Former NATO Commander, Nobel Laureate Economist Joseph Stiglitz, Bestselling author Naomi Klein, and a list of authors, opinion makers and experts in their fields.
In March 2010, WGCU FM ceased airing Vernon’s Views.
For 13 years, fifth generation Floridian, Vernon Peeples’ graced the airwaves of WGCU FM with his commentaries focusing on Florida history. From politics to economic growth, Vernon’s Views brought a historical perspective to help you understand Florida.
Vernon Peeples is the author of "History of Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor Area". He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982-1996.
See “FM special programs” for broadcast times
The Naples Council on World Affairs’ annual lecture series brings distinguished scholars and statesmen to Southwest Florida. WGCU-FM records and broadcasts the lectures throughout the year. The Naples Council on World Affairs is one of 90 World Affairs Councils of America. With more than 2200 members, the non-profit, non-partisan Naples Council is the fifth largest council in the system. The Council works to promote a better understanding of the issues that face the world today.
Essays by Amy Bennett Williams
For years, Amy Bennett Williams touched our hearts each week with a special Essay. From the beauty found in Southwest Florida to heart-warming stories of family, friends and neighbors, her essays took us around our community and often into our past.
Her commentaries extol the beauty found in the commonplace objects and places – and are delivered with a touch of tenderness.
Weekdays @ 7:19 am
"With the Wild Things" is hosted by wildlife biologist Dr. Jerry Jackson and produced by the Whitaker Center in the College of Arts & Sciences at Florida Gulf Coast University. Funded by the Environmental Education Grant Program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, With the Wild Things is a one-minute look at a particular environmental theme. Dr. Jackson takes you through your backyard, and Southwest Florida’s beaches, swamps and preserves to learn about “the wild things.”
Tuesdays @ 8:35 am
Linda Fasulo, executive director of the Friends of the Library of Collier County, reviews books by Florida authors or stories that take place in Florida.
Submission Guidelines: If you would like your book reviewed by Linda Fasulo, here are some guidelines to keep in mind. The book should be based in Florida or the author should have significant Florida ties. It does not have to be a new release but it should have literary merit. We are not accepting self-published or self-help books at this time. If your book meets these requirements, please provide us with a review copy.
Linda Fasulo c/o Amy Tardif
WGCU Public Media
10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Fort Myers, Florida 33965
NatureWatch is a daily 90-second radio series that takes listeners to the meadow, mountain, and forest through the “mind’s eye.” It features a creative mix of engaging storytelling and pristine natural sounds. NatureWatch is produced in association with The National Geographic Society.
As of October 1, 2012 Naturewatch has ceased prodution.
Everyday @ 6:19 am
Our award-winning science content is seen or heard 15 million times every day on multiple platforms via both traditional and new media outlets. We are the world leader in bringing the voices of scientists directly to you and millions of others across the globe. Earth & Sky has brought the words and insights of scientists to you since 1991, while enjoying the support and partnership of thousands of scientists and scientific institutions.
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