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October 11, 2019 @ 12:30 am

Episode 83 - Fabiana Solano

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Fabiana Solano is a photographer for FGCU, Residential Conduct Committee Chair for FGCU Housing, and FGCU Office of Student Involvement Marketing Assistant. She's also an immigrant from Venezuela and current student at FGCU working on her master's degree. Oh, and she's got her own cardboard cutout in the University Welcome Center. She says she’s passionate about sustainability, and that her ultimate goal would be to work for an organization with an environmental mission in mind.

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October 4, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 82 - Kym Hudson

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Kym Hudson is a Library Associate in Telephone Reference at the Lee County Library System. (If you have ever called the library, you've probably spoken with her). Telephone Reference is considered the central reference point for all Lee County libraries.

She is a multi-generational Cape Coral native and a second-generation adoptee with roots running all the way back to when Chiquita Boulevard was known as Molter Grade.

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September 27, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 81 - Sam Walch

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Sam Walch is Director of Florida Gulf Coast University’s Cannabis Career Initiative...yeah, we’ve got one of those here. Sam also teaches classes on comedy, cannabis, drug policy, and the Apocalypse.

A Ft. Myers native who grew up the road in Sarasota, Sam is married to fellow FGCU professor, Dr. Mary Walch, who still demands that he call her doctor. They have two wonderful children, Sam who is 17, and Anna who’s 14.

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September 20, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 80 - Lisa Sbuttoni

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Lisa Sbuttoni is President and CEO of the Downtown Fort Myers River District Alliance, and is responsible for Fort Myers's Art Walk and Music Walk as well as a variety of other holiday events, like the New Years Eve Countdown, Freedom Fest and Downtown’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration.

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September 13, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 79 - Dick Spottswood

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Dick Spottswood has hosted The Dick Spottswood Show on WAMU-FM in Washington DC since 1967. He was a founder of Bluegrass Unlimited magazine a year before. We took the show on the road for his episode - driving down to Naples to the house his family has owned for decades. We sat down with him in his living room where he records his show.

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September 6, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 78 - Mike Cosden

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Mike Cosden is the Executive Vice President at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, and has played with bands like the Anchorite Four, Table 9, Let's Go Exploring, Radar Mile, and currently he’s singing and playing guitar in Exploding Pages. Mike has worked tirelessly to record and preserve local history, and he also once ran a super awesome vegan ice cream shop and live music venue in Fort Myers called Cool Hand Luc’s.

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August 30, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 77 - Jessica Wisdom

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Jessica Wisdom is Director of Development & Marketing, Alliance for the Arts. She’s passionate about connecting people to the causes they care about, and so was drawn to the world of fundraising and development. Jessica got a degree in Political Science at UCF and set out into the world to make a difference. She worked in political fundraising for years, including raising large sums of money for President Barrack Obama's 2008 and 2012 campaigns.

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August 23, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 76 - Dr. Peter Ndiangui

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Dr. Peter Ndiang'ui was born and raised in a village called Mathakwaini in Central Kenya. For the first eight years of his life Kenya was under colonial rule, and during that time the local people, including his parents, were fighting for their freedom. He says his family was very poor, but there was so much love and laughter in the house, the word poor was unheard of.

He is President of the African Network of Southwest Florida, and a member of the Lee County Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee. He is also chair of the new Fort Myers Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee. 

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August 16, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 75 - Seth Ford

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Seth Ford he comes from a long line of Florida Fords, going back seven generations in the state. His family has roots in Fort Myers dating back to the early 1910s. For the past 3 and a half years he’s worked for a company called True Tours, giving guided historical tours through downtown...that’s where I generally see Seth, and sometimes we give each other a nod as I drive past. He, his wife Jennifer, and their Daughter Amelia make up a band called The Shytunas that can be seen playing the streets of Fort Myers, and at other events like the Florida Folk festival.

 

This episode is supported in part by a City of Fort Myers Arts & Culture Grant.

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August 9, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 74 - Grant Maloy Smith

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Grant Maloy Smith is a Nashville Singer/Songwriter who blends country, bluegrass, folk, and pop music. He’s performed at Carnegie Hall, The Bitter End, The Clive Davis Theatre @ The Grammy Museum, The Troubadour, The National Sylvan Theatre, and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. He has appeared on Song of the Mountains, the official television show of the state of Virginia, as well as on Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. The National Veterans Foundation recently selected his song "Man Of Steel" as their official theme song. 

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