southwest florida http://wgcu.org en 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 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 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!