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Today, in lieu of Gulf Coast Live, we’re airing an episode of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories. It’s an exploration of the way music connects to our memories. We challenge our guests to pick three songs from their lives, which we use as a means of getting to know them better. This episode, which was originally released in June of last year, is with fifth generation Southwest Floridian Jeff McCullers.


On today’s show we’re changing things up a little bit. Joshua Johnson from 1A is in town so we thought we’d spend an hour getting to know him -- but not in a traditional interview style. Instead, we're producing an episode of the WGCU podcast Three Song Stories live in the Gulf Cast Live time slot so we can get to know Mr. Johnson through his selection of three songs. If you’re not familiar with the podcast, it’s produced by Mike Kiniry and Richard Chin Quee -- they call it biography through music. They bring out their guests’ personalities, and personal histories, through the unique way music connects to memory, and we all get to listen to some great music along the way.

045 - Rob Preston

Jan 18, 2019

Rob’s an airline pilot, with more than 25 years of experience in the sky. Predictably, he’s always on the move. I feel like every time I see him, he’s getting back from Chile, and on the way to Munich, or something like that. Also predictably, he makes the most of his time at home spending it with his family - that’s his wife Amy, and their kids Zach, Sydney, Noah, and Ava. He’s got one of the friendliest families I’m fortunate enough to know, and I’d understand if I only ever saw Rob in passing.

Charlie Whitehead was born in Ohio, but raised in Tennessee and Kentucky with three siblings and what he describes as first-class parents. He went to college in Kentucky and South Dakota, playing football and basketball. He never graduated, but says he knows a lot of uneducated folks who did. Charlie worked in the ag business in northern Colorado for a few years – everything from truck-driving to equipment operator to working the pickle docks.

Leila’s an Iranian-Colombian artist who was born in New York City, but raised in Tehran, Iran, before moving back to the U.S. after graduating from Tehran’s Islamic Azad University Law School in 2000. After moving to Florida in 2005 and practicing real estate for 9 years, she took a break from her business to take art classes, where she met artist and professor Dana Roes, and decided to academically pursue her long-time passion for the arts. In 2017, Leila joined the Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva Island as a full-time staff member.

Three Song Stories is a WGCU Podcast launched in February, 2018 by co-creators Mike Kiniry and Richard Chin Quee. New episodes are released every Friday morning on iTunes, NPR One, the WGCU smartphone app, wherever you get your podcasts, and on the WGCU website.

Our guest Fort Myers-based musician Kate Skales. Kate was born and raised in a Lititz, PA, about an hour and a half outside of Philadelphia. She has a bachelor's degree in theatre arts from Kutztown, which is in a tiny farming town about an hour down the road. She went on to live in Philly for a few years after graduating, working in theatres, before moving to Florida in 2015. She started pursuing a career in music full time in the summer of 2017 and released her first EP called Ready For Me in April, 2018.

Kate Skales Band was fortunate enough to get back in the studio in October, and will be releasing new music in early 2019. You can also look forward to the release of the music video for “Daughter of the Devil” January 17th, 2019. Kate will be relocating to Los Angeles, CA shortly after the release of their new music video to pursue her career in the center of it all.

042 - Matt Keller

Dec 28, 2018

Matt Keller is mostly known as the lead pastor of Next Level Church, but he’s also a writer, podcaster, leadership coach. Like a lot of people in southwest florida - matt was born in the midwest - indiana to be specific. He moved here in 2002 when he founded the church - they started in a cafe and then a movie theater - now there are 3 locations here in town. Matt lives with his wife Sarah, sons Will and Drew, and he’s in the exclusive club of people who were on the original guest list of the show.

Three Song Stories is a WGCU Podcast launched in February, 2018 by co-creators Mike Kiniry and Richard Chin Quee. New episodes are released every Friday morning on iTunes, NPR One, the WGCU smartphone app, wherever you get your podcasts, and on the WGCU website.

 


Our guest is Florida Gulf Coast University President, Dr. Mike Martin.  A Minnesota native, Dr. Martin served as chancellor, or president, or vice president, or as a faculty member at a number of universities, including Colorado State, Louisiana State, University of Florida, and University of Minnesota prior to taking the reins at FGCU. His is Episode 30 of Three Song Stories, which originally released on October 4th, 2018.

Charles Runnells is reporter who covers arts and entertainment for The News-Press. If you look around at a local arts event in Ft. Myers, you can probably find him sitting in a corner scribbling notes for a review or standing near the stage shooting photos with his trusty Nikon. Charles was born in Alabama, but he grew up all over the place thanks to his Army father. He has a journalism degree from Auburn University and started working at The News-Press in 1998. He’s obsessive about music (practically anything, but especially heavy metal), and that he also loves reading, video games, and movies. He lives in Cape Coral with his girlfriend and their six cats (that’s halfway to a Paula Poundstone level of cat).

Eric Riemenschneider is an artist who makes large-scale oil paintings and mixed media digital designs. His works have been exhibited in the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery, Space 39, Tincture Gallery, Selby Gallery, Alliance for the Arts, Big Arts, Howl Gallery, Franklin Gallery, Yabo, Cru, and a solo show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Eric Riemenschneider is an artist who makes large-scale oil paintings and mixed media digital designs. His works have been exhibited in the Robert Rauschenberg Gallery, Space 39, Tincture Gallery, Selby Gallery, Alliance for the Arts, Big Arts, Howl Gallery, Franklin Gallery, Yabo, Cru, and a solo show at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

Jesse Thorn is host and producer of the public radio show and podcast Bullseye. Listen to it if you haven’t yet. He’s also host of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of the podcast Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of the podcast production outfit MaximumFun.org, which currently produces and distributes 39 podcasts if Wikipedia is up to date. From the number of times I’ve already used the word podcast you can probably tell Jesse might be the closest thing we’ve got in this world to a podcast mogul.

Jesse Thorn is host and producer of the public radio show and podcast Bullseye. Listen to it if you haven’t yet. He’s also host of the podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and the co-host and producer of the podcast Judge John Hodgman. He's also the proprietor of the podcast production outfit MaximumFun.org, which currently produces and distributes 39 podcasts if Wikipedia is up to date. From the number of times I’ve already used the word podcast you can probably tell Jesse might be the closest thing we’ve got in this world to a podcast mogul.

WGCU has launched two new podcasts this year: Julie Glenn’s Grape Minds, which explores the world of wine with her co-host Gina Birch -- and Mike Kiniry and Richard Chin Quee’s Three Song Stories, which challenges guests to pick three songs that are deeply connected to their lives, and their memories, in order to generate biography and get them to open up about their life’s story. You can find both of them on the WGCU website, or on iTunes, NPR One, or anywhere you get your podcasts these days.

This partial episode of Three Song Stories released on Friday, November 30, and new episodes come out every Friday morning. This episode features Karen Feldman, who spent 28 years working at the News Press, and was one of the voices behind the paper’s mystery food writer, Jean Le Bouf, and who now works at Florida Gulf Coast University editing the university’s magazine. During the show, they listen to the three songs the guests’ have picked, and hear the stories they are connected to. This segment starts about halfway between Karen’s 2nd and 3rd songs.

Karen Feldman grew up in the Jersey suburbs of Philly. After getting her bachelor’s in English from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she headed to Manhattan and the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where she earned her master’s degree, and came to the realization that northern winters were not for her.

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