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June 21, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 67 - Tessa LeSage


Tessa LeSage is the Director of Social Innovation and Sustainability at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for the past five years or so - she works to establish partnerships with government and businesses to encourage collaboration, innovation, and measurable impact around this region’s most pressing issues.She also assisted with amendments to the Lee County Comprehensive Plan, earned several grants, and led the county’s effort to create a community-wide sustainability assessment, and a nationally recognized comprehensive and measurable sustainability plan.

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June 14, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 66 - David Newland


David Newland is a writer, musician, speaker, and adventurer who these days lives in Cobourg, Ontario. He spends his summers travelling with Adventure Canada as a Zodiac driver, and crisscrosses Canada as a performer and speaker throughout the year. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a distinction that reflects a lifelong engagement with landscape and story. His musical presentation, Northbound: The Northwest Passage in Story and Song has been selling out venues across Canada throughout since 2016. His newest album Northbound, which based on his Arctic adventures, just came out.

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June 7, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 65 - Kyle Anne Duggan


Kyle Anne Duggan is a southwest Florida-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and arranger. She's a “Berklee drop out with a penchant for hollow body guitars and writing songs about boys, and she says, "Pedal Steel makes me swoon. Please 'Like' my Facebook page and buy my music, I really want to quit my day job."


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


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May 31, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 64 - Dr. Sharon Isern


Dr. Sharon Isern is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at FGCU. She's a scientist, an educator, and an artist - her cool website is Besides teaching Cell Biology, doing research, and making visual art, she recently turned to theater.


She earned her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, then worked in industry as an engineer for Exxon designing equipment for oil refineries, and a production manager making soap for Procter & Gamble.


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May 24, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 63 - Berry van Boekel


Berry van Boekel is known for his ongoing annual Top 100 project that started in the Netherlands while he was still a teenager. In more than thirty-five years, he has charted millions of songs and painted thousands of musician's portraits.

He also teaches studio art and art history at Florida SouthWestern State College and has exhibited with the prestigious White Columns in New York; Skylab in Columbus; Reed Gallery at the University of Cincinnati; Country Club Projects in Cincinnati, Peel Gallery in Houston, and with the NADA Art Fair in Miami. Recently his work was shown at Tempus Projects in Tampa, curated by Jade Dellinger, director at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery in Fort Myers.

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May 17, 2019 @ 12:33 am

Episode 62 - Dr. Maria Roca


Dr. Maria Roca is in a way the main reason I am here today, getting to make this show. I was an FGCU student several times, and it was she who dragged me back in after being distracted by life...twice. AND she's who hooked me up with an internship at WGCU. 

Maria is the Chair of the Department of Integrated Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. She got her Ph.D. in Media Ecology, and her M.A. in Performing Arts Management, she is a founding faculty member of FGCU. She's also the mother of one daughter, Alissa, who is a professional opera singer living in Dallas.


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May 10, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 61 - Tara Calligan



Tara Calligan is this show’s online content producer and primary in house cheerleader. Her day job at WGCU is social media and digital philanthropy manager - which basically translates to being the station’s Social & Digital Media Maven - she creates and curates all of our social and digital media content, of which there is much.

Tara calls herself a self-proclaimed audiophile, supernerd, Bob Ross Chia Pet aficionado, and Halloween enthusiast...which I can attest to simply from spending time in her office. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism, and wound up at the station after doing an internship.

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May 3, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 60 - Jim Griffith


Jim Griffith is a musician and art center director. He got his M.M. degree from the Juilliard School in 1987, his undergraduate degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and attended Florida State University. He’s been a member of the Hudson String Quartet in New York and director of the New Arts Festival in Fort Myers. He formerly served as principal violist of the New York Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the New York Virtuosi, and he’s played with a bunch of other orchestras around the country over the years. He’s been with the Naples Philharmonic since 1989.

In 1997 he formed a nonprofit called Florida Arts, Inc. in order to create a home for the arts in downtown Fort Myers, and he managed the founding and development of the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center.

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April 26, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 59 - Caleb Neff


Caleb Neff’s a producer, songwriter, and lead singer of the band Rosaline. He began performing at the age of 10 when his mom forced him to get guitar lessons. He’s worked on, and contributed to, hundreds of recordings over the years. He describes himself as a “Lifelong tone afficanado”, and says he loves weaving old recording equipment into his process. His home base is Juniper Recording in Cape Coral, but he also uses commercial facilities when needed, he says giving the artists he works with the best of both worlds in terms of sound, feel, and budget.

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April 19, 2019 @ 1:00 am

Episode 58 - Marc Davis


Marc Davis’s been a musician for 25 years - he’s spanned genres as diverse as rock, country, reggae and metal. Today, he plays drums, guitar, bass and horns in both original and cover bands, as well as doing some session recording work. Marc is also a trivia quizmaster, host of the trivia podcast Know Nonsense, and a manager in the food service industry...think pretzels. To me, Marc Davis is emblematic of the power of trusting friends' opinions, plus social media, to create a real kind of friendship from a distance. His last message to me as he agonized over his song choices was, “Mike, this has torn my world apart...ha ha ha.”

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