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100 Days of Coronavirus

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.

The SWFL Town Hall on Wednesday, June 17 featured experts discussing health challenges, what’s next for education, the future of the restaurant industry and the impact this pandemic has had on the residents of Southwest Florida.

The town hall was moderated by Julie Glenn from WGCU and Mark Bickel from The News-Press/Naples Daily News. Participating in the discussion were: Larry Antonucci, President/CEO, Lee Health; Paul C. Hiltz, CEO/President, NCH Health System; Sarah Owen, President/CEO, Southwest Florida Community Foundation; Maria Jimenez-Lara, CEO, Naples Children and Education Foundation; Annabelle Tometich, food and dining reporter, The News-Press/Naples Daily News; Rafael Feliciano, President/CEO, Food Idea Group; Greg Adkins, Superintendent, The School District of Lee County; Kamela Patton, Superintendent, Collier County Public Schools; and Mike Martin, President, FGCU.

LIVE POLLS were conducted from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. while watching or listening to the program on WGCU-TV, WGCU-FM and FACEBOOK, followed by all of the guests online after the show for a live Q&A session from 9:00 p.m. to 9:30 pm. The conversation continues. Email YOUR QUESTIONS ahead of time using the form below.

WATCH the June 17 broadcast conversation on WGCU Public Media’s Facebook page.
WATCH the Q&A Follow-up on WGCU Public Media’s Facebook page.
POLL PARTICIPATION (available through June 24, 2020.) Use code 3-2-3-1-1.

Still want to participate?

The show is over but you can still participate in the 100 Days of the Coronavirus poll. Go to and use code 32 31 1