documentary http://wgcu.org en 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 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 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 Promises Kept: The "Ding" Darling Refuge http://wgcu.org/post/promises-kept-ding-darling-refuge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge complex represents promises kept: a promise to nature and the earth to preserve and protect its habitat and its inhabitants, and a promise to the American people to make this 8,000-acre sanctuary available for their enjoyment, reflection and education. It is a fragile, carefully orchestrated balancing act. But the result is a true partnership between man and nature that bears the name and the stamp – literally and figuratively -- of an unassuming political cartoonist from Iowa who led the initial charge to save Sanibel Island from unbridled development and exploitation.</span></p><p><strong>Producer/Narrator:</strong> Rod Clarke</p><p><a href="http://video.wgcu.org/video/1876923578"><strong>Watch</strong></a></p><p></p><p> Tue, 06 Oct 2009 13:03:38 +0000 33 at http://wgcu.org Promises Kept: The "Ding" Darling Refuge