WGCU Shows http://wgcu.org en Pink Gold Rush http://wgcu.org/post/pink-gold-rush <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; font-size: 8.5px; line-height: normal; font-family: 'Avenir Next'; "><span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px"><b>Thursday, April 24 @ 8pm on&nbsp;</b></span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px; color: #66963c"><b>HDTV</b></span><span style="letter-spacing: -0.1px"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:28:46 +0000 8829 at http://wgcu.org Pink Gold Rush 2014 Makers Part 1 http://wgcu.org/post/2014-makers-part-1 <p></p><p><strong>Premieres:</strong> Thursday, April 3 @ 8pm&nbsp;on HDTV</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:45:34 +0000 8227 at http://wgcu.org 2014 Makers Part 1 2014 Makers Part 2 http://wgcu.org/post/2014-makers-part-2 <p></p><p><strong>Premieres:&nbsp;</strong>Thursday, April 10 @ 8pm</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:43:50 +0000 8228 at http://wgcu.org 2014 Makers Part 2 2014 Makers Part 3 http://wgcu.org/post/2014-makers-part-3 <p></p><p><strong>Premieres:&nbsp;</strong>Thursday, April 17 @ 8pm HD&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:32:16 +0000 8229 at http://wgcu.org 2014 Makers Part 3 Dunk City: We Are FGCU http://wgcu.org/post/dunk-city-we-are-fgcu <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Catch </span>WGCU's<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;30-minute program highlighting the success and the impact of the </span>FGCU<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> Eagles men's basketball team!&nbsp;The program features interviews with many of the "stars" of the 2013 Men's Basketball team. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:21:53 +0000 19 at http://wgcu.org Dunk City: We Are FGCU MAKERS: Women Who Made Southwest Florida http://wgcu.org/post/makers-women-who-made-southwest-florida <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the turn of </span>20<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> century, Southwest Florida was still considered very much of a frontier. </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>MAKERS: Women who Made Southwest Florida</em></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> explores the hardy female pioneers who came to this region, determined to carve a community out of the wilds. Some – like Mina Edison – emerged from the shadows of more famous husbands to leave an indelible mark. Others – like Deaconess Harriet </span>Bedell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Bernice Russell and Mother Perry – bridged racial divides. Discover how such strong, capable – and often overlooked – women laid the groundwork for the Southwest Florida of today</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>.</em></strong></p><p><strong>Producer:<em> </em></strong>Janina Birtolo</p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:59:30 +0000 22 at http://wgcu.org MAKERS: Women Who Made Southwest Florida Biofuel Revolution http://wgcu.org/post/biofuel-revolution <p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">A quiet revolution is fomenting, with its epicenter here in Southwest Florida, where a handful of entrepreneurial pioneers are on a quest to develop renewable biofuels as alternatives to fossil fuels. It is a revolution that could create tens of thousands of jobs, have a profound impact on the national economy, change the way Americans fuel their cars and move the nation further down the path toward the elusive goal of energy independence.</span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><br><span data-mce-style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 10pt;" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span data-mce-style="font-family: Cambria;" style="font-family: Cambria;"><span data-mce-style="font-family: Arial;" style="font-family: Arial;"><strong>Producer/Narrator</strong>: Rod Clarke&nbsp;</span></span></span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><strong><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/2253775690/" target="_blank"><span data-mce-style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; color: black; font-size: 10pt;" style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;"><span data-mce-style="font-family: Cambria;" style="font-family: Cambria;"><span data-mce-style="font-family: Arial;" style="font-family: Arial;">Watch</span></span></span></a></strong></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"> Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:25:08 +0000 20 at http://wgcu.org Biofuel Revolution Silver King: The Birth of Big Game Fishing http://wgcu.org/post/silver-king-birth-big-game-fishing <p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">In 1885, a single, sensational catch at Sanibel Island’s Tarpon Bay made international news -- and revolutionized sport fishing. For the first time on record, a mighty, silver-sided tarpon was taken on a rod and reel, a feat that created a frenzy for the fierce-fighting fish -- and made southwest Florida the epicenter of a brand-new sport. The newly crowned Silver King of fish lured celebrities and presidents, and transformed Southwest Florida into the birthplace of big game fishing.</span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><span class="Normal__Char" data-mce-style="font-size: 12pt;" style="font-size: 12pt;"><span data-mce-style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;" style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif;"><strong>Writer/Producer:</strong>&nbsp;Lynne Howard Frazer<br><strong>Narrator:</strong>&nbsp;Peter Thomas</span></span></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><strong><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/2222809892/" target="_blank">Watch</a></strong><br> Tue, 01 May 2012 16:16:59 +0000 3 at http://wgcu.org Silver King: The Birth of Big Game Fishing Full Measure: A Veterans Story http://wgcu.org/post/full-measure-veterans-story <p></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf wars, Afghanistan: Every generation of warriors has faced vexing challenges upon returning home and struggling through the difficult transition from war to peace. Today, young Americans are coming home from combat, treated like heroes by a grateful country. But they are often broken heroes with broken bodies and broken minds. &nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 05 Nov 2011 13:54:24 +0000 21 at http://wgcu.org Full Measure: A Veterans Story Your Voice http://wgcu.org/post/your-voice <p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">WGCU Public Media's initiative,&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent;">Your Voice</em>, examines issues affecting Southwest Florida. Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:52:30 +0000 42 at http://wgcu.org CREW: Evolution of a Dream http://wgcu.org/post/crew-evolution-dream <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more than 20 years, the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed has been cleansing Southwest Florida’s water, educating its children, sheltering its wildlife and providing recreational opportunities for its people. But what will the next 20 years hold? Will CREW be able to expand beyond its 60,000 acres and enhance its offerings? Or will the fervor for environmental preservation wane in the face of tough economic times and shifting political priorities?</span></p><p><strong>Producer/Narrator:</strong> Rod Clarke &nbsp;</p> Sun, 05 Jun 2011 14:10:36 +0000 23 at http://wgcu.org CREW: Evolution of a Dream Long Ride Home http://wgcu.org/post/long-ride-home <p>http://youtu.be/fvZH892es34</p><p>The Freedom Riders of 1961 ushered in a new era of desegregation in the South, but where was Southwest Florida in all this? Through interviews with long-time residents, <em><strong>Long Ride Home</strong></em> takes a look at the role our residents played in this historic time. Who were the stakeholders? Where were the pressure points? What are the personal stories? Discover how change slowly came to the edge of the South.</p><p><strong>Producer: </strong>Shawn Holiday</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 14:23:27 +0000 25 at http://wgcu.org Into the Wild: Edison, Ford & Friends http://wgcu.org/post/wild-edison-ford-friends <p></p><p>In 1914, three famous friends -- Thomas Edison, the “Wizard” of electricity; Henry Ford, the pioneer auto-maker; and John Burroughs, best-selling nature writer -- trekked into the wilds for a camping adventure in the Everglades. Their campfire camaraderie inspired a series of camping trips throughout the next decade. Joined by another famous friend, tire manufacturer Harvey Firestone, the “Four Vagabonds” explored a changing America, finding rest -- and inspiration -- in the nation’s great outdoors.</p><p><strong>Producer:</strong> Lynne Howard-Frazer</p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:37:29 +0000 26 at http://wgcu.org Into the Wild: Edison, Ford & Friends CREW: Keepers of the Watershed http://wgcu.org/post/crew-keepers-watershed <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Through extensive interviews and on-site footage,&nbsp;this half-hour documentary&nbsp;traces the roots of the 60,000-acre Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) and the circumstances and conditions that led to its establishment, going back to the creation of the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary.&nbsp;The program&nbsp;examines the unique consortium of environmentalists, government agencies, landowners, developers and private citizens who came together in the CREW Land and Water Trust for a common cause: to preserve and protect one of the region’s most valuable and important resources, the watershed that refuels the aquifers and provides water to residents of Southwest Florida.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Producer/Narrator:</strong> Rod Clarke</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/1889231810">Watch</a></p><p> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 14:18:32 +0000 24 at http://wgcu.org CREW: Keepers of the Watershed Sea of Uncertainty http://wgcu.org/post/sea-uncertainty <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Produced during the summer of 2010, this half-hour documentary provides an in-depth look at&nbsp;how Southwest Florida's scientists, civil society and community leaders </span>responsed<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> to the </span>Deepwater<span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;"> Horizon oil spill.&nbsp;By documenting&nbsp;the local release of turtles and the rehabilitation of pelicans directly&nbsp;affected by the spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico as well as new regional methods for tracking the nesting of loggerhead sea turtles, the program investigates impacts to wildlife. The&nbsp;interviewees also address potential long-term environmental and economic impacts to our region.&nbsp;</span></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Producer/Narrator:</strong><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">&nbsp;Donna Roberts</span></p><p><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/1797210066"><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19px;">Watch</span></a></p><p></p><p> Sun, 05 Sep 2010 16:02:35 +0000 27 at http://wgcu.org Sea of Uncertainty Pain, Pills & Profit http://wgcu.org/post/pain-pills-profit <p>http://youtu.be/uT4yivgOopI</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Florida has spawned and nurtured a new billion dollar industry; the distribution, sale and exportation of prescription drugs – drugs more powerful, more addicting, more deadly than any that have come before. Law enforcement officers in Southwest Florida, overwhelmed by the onslaught, say the new drug dealers are pain clinic doctors.</span></p><p><strong>Producers:</strong> Rod Clarke &amp; Rachelle Grossman</p><p> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 18:10:29 +0000 30 at http://wgcu.org Connect! http://wgcu.org/post/connect <p></p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;">Connect features ways to explore the diverse and interesting region of Southwest Florida. As a guide to community engagement, it spotlights segments on living green, wellness, the arts, regional getaways, volunteering and grassroots activism. Hosted by Jim McLaughlin, the program aired on WGCU TV from 2007 to 2010. Individual segments are available for viewing and commenting on our&nbsp;<a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/wgcu#p/u" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(20, 80, 119);">YouTube channel.</a></p><p style="margin-top: 15px; margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 13px; background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 19px;"><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/program/1354334879/">Watch Full-length Episodes</a></p><p></p><p> Sun, 06 Jun 2010 15:37:26 +0000 35 at http://wgcu.org Connect! Untold Stories http://wgcu.org/post/untold-stories <p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;">The sunshine state has a rich and colorful history. For hundreds of years the state has attracted dreamers, opportunists, inventors and fortune-seekers. Native Americans, the Spanish, and American settlers all have left their mark on Southwest Florida. Yet, unlike world or national history, local history is a fragile thing that is easily lost. WGCU’s Untold Stories aims to preserve the history of Southwest Florida communities. The series explores the legacy of the many cultures that have left their imprint on the region and tells the stories of the people who call this part of Florida their home.&nbsp;<br>Click "Watch" for a full listing of the 43 episodes produced from 2004 to present.</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal;"><strong><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/program/1354335101/">Watch</a></strong><br> Sat, 05 Jun 2010 18:06:13 +0000 29 at http://wgcu.org Untold Stories Florida: Heaven on Earth? http://wgcu.org/post/florida-heaven-earth <p></p><p>An intriguing examination of the creation and development of four unique spiritual communities in Florida: the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in Central Florida; the Koreshan Unity in Estero; Kashi Ashram in Sebastian; and Ave Maria in eastern Collier County. Funded by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council, this documentary examines the role and importance of spiritual ideas and motivations in the creation of successful and sustainable communities.</p><p><strong>Producer:</strong> Lynne Howard Frazer</p><p><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/1892746324"><strong>Watch</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Wed, 05 May 2010 19:54:04 +0000 31 at http://wgcu.org Florida: Heaven on Earth? John's Wish http://wgcu.org/post/johns-wish <p></p><p>A young teenage boy from Fort Myers, Florida, is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. When the Make-a-Wish Foundation asks him what celebrity he would like to meet or where he would like to take his family on vacation, he responds with a challenging and selfless request. His wish is to build an orphanage in Africa. Together with the help of many volunteers, “John’s Wish” comes true.</p><p><strong>Producer:</strong> Tim Kenney</p><p><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/1797218364"><strong>Watch</strong></a></p><p> Fri, 05 Mar 2010 20:01:31 +0000 32 at http://wgcu.org John's Wish