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Ep. #169 – (6/12/2021) John Campbell, Steve McGuire, Bob Closson, Sarah McCormick – John Campbell from the Army Corp of Engineers keeps us up to date on the Corps’ LOSAM plan. Retired Federal Judge Steve McGuire talks about his book Prior Restraint and Bob Closson and Sarah McCormick, the new owners of Hammerhead Gym.
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Ep. #168 – (6/5/2021) Jim Knickle and James Evans. With 40 years experience in the Kettering, Ohio police department, Jim Knickle has a great perspective on public safety. James Evans from the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Association is the go-to person on Water Quality.
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Ep. # 167 – (5/29/2021) Brad Foreman, David Brown and Faiza Shariff. Brad Foreman tells us about his latest attempt to climb Mt. Everest and the COVID breakout on the mountain. David Brown and Faiza Shariff from Family United give us the details on the 2021 Reeling For Autism fishing tournament.
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Ep. #166 – (5/22/2021) Paula Smith, Wayne Edson, Forrest Critser, Louise Kowith and Cindy Johnson. Paula, Forrest and Wayne discuss the Blue Star Memorial at the Fort Myers Beach Library. Louis Kowitch from Lovers Key gives us an update on the new summer education programs and Cindy Johnson provides her input on Amber lights for Estero Boulevard.
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Episode #165 – 5/15/2021 – Tom Campo, Emily Asp, Jim Hockett and Steve Johnson
Tom Campo, owner of the Beach Theatre joined us to give us the history of the theatre and to talk about the great food his location has, which is also available for takeout. And, we continued the discussion about the lights on Estero Boulevard with Emily Asp from the Sea Turtle Conservancy and Steve Johnson from The Marine Resources Task Force Committee.
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Episode #164 – 5/8/2021 – Ralph Nudi, Jim Hockett, FMB Trivia
Ralph Nudi tells us about his new TV show called Nudi on The Beach. Lighting expert Jim Hockett, who’s also a member of the Estero Boulevard stakeholders committee, gives us his thoughts on amber lights versus LED. And, more Fort Myers Beach trivia from Mr. FMB History Lee Melsek. YouTube – Facebook – Podcast – Apple – iHeartRadio – Spotify Google Or download the BTR News app.

 

Episode #163 – 5/1/2021 – Eve Haverfield, Kelly Sloan and Jamie Kouba
It’s Turtle season in Florida. Eve Haverfield from Turtle Time and Kelly Sloan joined us to tell us all about how their organizations are taking care of the nests, what the hundreds of volunteers do during turtle season and how long it takes for the turtle to swim from Southwest Florida to the Keys. And, Jamie Kouba is the new Vice President for Save The Arches. Jamie updated us on the fundraising effort to reconstruct the arch that will be built at Bowditch Beach. YouTube – Facebook – Podcast – Apple – iHeartRadio – Spotify Google Or download the BTR News app.

Episode #162 – 4/24/21 – Janet Barts and Brian Nagle.
Lee County Homeless Coalition Executive Director Janet Bartos discusses all the programs available for the homeless in the county. Brian Nagle from Shuckers tells us about his May event at the restaurant to help the Beach School raise money. Ed and Kim review the situation with the town targeting the show. YouTube – Facebook – Podcast – Apple – iHeartRadio – Spotify Google Or download the BTR News app.

Episode #161 – 4/17/21 – Congressman Byron Donalds
United States Congressman Byron Donalds was our guest for the entire hour. Our topics included the crisis on the border, the attack on the Capitol, gun control and many local issues, especially water quality.
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Episode #160 – 4/10/21 – Doug Speirn Smith, Kelly Jones-Smith, Sandy Sandness
The owner of Matanzas Doug Speirn Smith joined us to talk about the mooring field issue. Kelly Jones-Smith and Sandy Sandness unveiled The Community Foundation cookbook. Ben Duva froml Tunaskin fills us in on their May 15 fishing tournament.
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Episode #159 – Sally Kreuscher, Dan Eaton, Paul Demello and The Easter Bunny
It was all about water Saturday safety with Golisano Childrens Hospital Safe Kids Coordinator Sally Kreuscher, Dan Eaton from the United States Coast Guard and Paul Demello who lost his 14 month old twins in a drowning incident.
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Episode #158 – Neil Newton, Chase Huessey and Charlie Whitehead
Neil Newton and Chase Huessey from Paradise Parasail tell us all about their 40-year old business on the beach and Charlie Whitehead talks Little League, community issues and why he opposes Myerside.
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Episode #157 – Nancy Bouchard, Steve Johnson, Jennifer Rusk, Popeye, Scott Allan – Nancy Bouchard updates the Community Foundation virtual fundraiser. Marine Resources Task Force members Steve Johnson and Jennifer Rusk detail the committee’s new pop-up education booths. Popeye has a new business called Bike Billboards. Scott Allan is hosting a fundraiser at the mancaves.
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Episode #156 – Shelby Sites, Tara Taggart, Len Lemmer and Mike Chianopolis.
Shelby Sites tells about the booth set up in Times Square for what would hae been the 2021 Shrimp Festival weekend. Tara Taggart from the Florida League of Cities explains the vacation bill moving through the Florida Legislature. Len Lemmer from Nervous Nellies and attorney Mike Chianopolis discuss why the town of Fort Myers Beach is targeting local businesses.
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Episode #155 – Brian Mast, Lou Daviau, Beverly & Rolland from Myerside
Congressman Brian Mast has a message for the Army Corps of Engineers, Lou Daviau wants to ride his motorized bike on the beach, and, Beverly Milligan and Rolland Weinmann, owners of Myerside Resort need a zoning change to expand.
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