Will Gillian Go Through With Her Wedding? Watch 'Last Tango' To Find Out

Caroline gets to the heart of the reason Gillian is reluctant to go through with the wedding. With Celia's encouragement, Alan takes the first step toward forgiveness. Sunday, August 2, 8 pm on WGCU HD TV 30.1 Cable 3 / 440
Read More

Get Ready To Nominate A 2016 MAKER

Nominations for 2016 MAKERS will be open from August 15, 2015 to October 15, 2015 at WGCU’s MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida website, a digital platform that honors 40 women whose stories are preserved for generations to come. You can visit the site at www.wgcumakers.org. MAKERS: Women Who Make Southwest Florida was inspired in 2012 by the launch of PBS www.makers.com, which seeks to be the largest video collection of women’s stories ever assembled. If you have a woman in mind who is...
Read More

In a new video, presidential candidate Ted Cruz has manages to combine one of America's near-universal loves with one of its more contentious pastimes: bacon and guns.

The story of hitchBOT – the robot that had visited Europe and New York City, but couldn't make it out of Philadelphia in one piece – may not be over. A Philadelphia tech group is offering to rebuild the robot and hoping to repair their city's reputation.

A kid-sized robot that's built around a plastic bucket and sports a friendly LED face, hitchBOT had been on a mission to travel from Massachusetts to San Francisco, relying on the kindness of humans it meets along the way.

The World's True Global Artist is returning to Southwest Florida. Support WGCU and see him live!

Monday, February 8, 2016  -  Artis Naples

$360 per pair of tickets, includes membership to WGCU Public Media.

Secure your seats at 800-809-9428 or wgcu.org.

Il Volo Concert Tickets!

2 hours ago

Support WGCU and see, hear and enjoy Il Volo live in concert in Southwest Florida.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 --  Barbara B Mann Performing Arts Hall

$245 per pair of tickets

Secure your seats now at 800-809-9428 or wgcu.org.

Bear Hunt Permits Go On Sale

2 hours ago

Florida starts issuing permits today for the first bear in two decades. They will be on sale until the start of the seven-day season in October.

The permits are available online and at your local tax collector's office or retail license vendor. They cost 100 dollars for residents, and 300 dollars for non-residents.

In a tragic accident that has left a Kansas community in mourning, a bat boy hit in the head by a player taking practice swings Saturday has died of his injuries. Kaiser Carlile, 9, was a well-loved part of the Liberal Bee Jays, a summer league team for college players.

Photos of Carlile show him as a freckle-faced boy: hustling around the field, sitting in the dugout and talking with the players. But during his team's National Baseball Congress World Series game Saturday in Wichita, he was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle after an out.

Five weeks after an economic crisis forced its closure, Greece's stock market reopened Monday to a flurry of selling and falling prices. Banks led the losses on the Athens Stock Exchange, which is also coping with poor manufacturing data.

When it opened, the Athens Stock Exchange General Index plummeted from 797.52 to a new 52-week low of 615 — a drop of nearly 23 percent. But the index then recovered some ground, rising to 660 (a 17 percent drop) some three hours after trading began.

From Athens, NPR's Joanna Kakissis reports:

The inaugural 2016 debate for the White House on Thursday will be the first time many voters will be tuning into the volatile GOP campaign, and candidates are praying they'll get a boost and not a bust from the face-off.

"The level of engagement has been very low," said Rick Wilson, a Florida-based national GOP strategist. "This will be a week where we will probably have record viewership on FOX News for a primary debate, and it's going to get a lot of attention and a lot of focus."

Eight months ago, Mexico's first lady, Angélica Rivera, known for her fondness of designer clothes and European vacations, made a public promise to sell a multimillion-dollar mansion bought under controversial circumstances. She purchased the home, at below market rates, from a contractor with lucrative connections to her husband.

The scandal has been one of the biggest to rock President Enrique Peña Nieto's administration. Months later, many questions remain regarding the purchase — and Rivera has yet to sell the house.

In 1953, Dr. John Clements realized something fundamental about the way the lung functions — an insight that would ultimately save the lives of millions of premature babies.

The story begins in 1950, when the U.S. Army sent Clements, a newly graduated physician, to the medical division of what was then called the Army Chemical Center in Edgewood, Md. Clements was interested in doing research in biochemistry. His commanding officer was of a different mind.

Pages

Local Weather

WGCU News