WGCU, The News-Press and Naples Daily News host a series of live virtual town halls with some of the most recognizable thought leaders in our community.


Monday, Aug. 10 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 11 beginning at 7 p.m.

WGCU, along with The News-Press and Naples Daily News, will open a virtual town hall on TV, radio, online and Facebook Live over a span of two days in August.

Titled “Back to School,” it will examine the reasoning behind scheduling schools to open for face-to-face and/or online education. Masks? Social distancing? Temperature monitoring? Are these things possible? Are these measures enough? Too much?

Moderators will be Julie Glenn, WGCU’s news director, and Mark Bickel, audience development director for The News-Press.

The town hall will air on WGCU-TV, WGCU-FM, news-press.com and naplesnews.com from 9 to 10 p.m. Monday. Then on Tuesday, go to Facebook at 7 p.m. to see and hear some of your questions answered.

To submit your questions, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Guests for the Aug. 10 portion of the town hall include:

* Psychologist Frances Sanchez-Duverge of the
Healthcare Network Collier County

* Pediatrician Dana Crater of Physicians Primary Care of Southwest Florida

and a panel of students and parents who will share their experiences and thoughts about the coming school year.

Guest for the Aug. 11 portion of the town hall:

* Kevin Daly, president of the Teachers Association of Lee County

To connect to the town hall at 7 p.m. on Aug. 11, go to www.facebook.com/wgcupublicmedia or www.facebook.com/TheNewsPress for residents of Fort Myers and Cape Coral or www.facebook.com/naplesnews for residents of Naples and beyond.


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Past Town Halls