Meet the extraordinary people that impact West Central Florida

Each half-hour program highlights personalities and topics with both broad and local appeal. Past episodes have explored issues such as healthcare, animal rights, adoption and mental illness, as well as spotlighting local arts and culture efforts. Guests have included bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, astronaut Andrew Allen and glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly.

Upcoming Episodes

Host Cathy Unruh will interview local veteran Taylor Urruela of Tampa on Thursday, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. Find out how Urruela’s determination brought him success and an ability to help other vets through the founding of the VetSports sports league. Urruela is featured on the upcoming series COMING BACK WITH WES MORE, airing in May. More information

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UP CLOSE WITH CATHY UNRUH highlights personalities and topics with both broad and local appeal. The program explores issues such as healthcare, animal rights, adoption and mental illness, as well as spotlights local arts and culture efforts. Guests have included bestselling author Carl Hiaasen, astronaut Andrew Allen and glass-blowing artist Dale Chihuly.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | December 2012: New Cancer Treatments

Learn about new cancer treatments being used and improved here in the Tampa Bay Area.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | November 2012: Thankfulness

Meet two guests who have gone through hard times and come out stronger.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | October 2012: Gemesis

Gemesis Diamond Company creates diamonds in a lab that rival natural mined diamonds.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | October 2012 Preview

Gemesis Diamond Company creates diamonds in a lab that rival natural mined diamonds.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | September 2012: American Graduate Webcast

A panel of Tampa Bay Area experts and educators talk about the dropout crisis.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | 2012 American Graduate Special

A panel of Tampa Bay Area experts and educators talk about the dropout crisis.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | August 2012: Lowry Park Zoo

Meet the extraordinary people - and animals - that impact West Central Florida.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | August 2012 Preview

Meet the extraordinary people - and animals - that impact West Central Florida.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | July 2012: Pit Bulls

Bad rap or bad breed? That's a question in many minds when it comes to pit bulls.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | June 2012: Joe Maddon

Host Cathy Unrue sits down with Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | June 2012 Preview

Meet the extraordinary people that impact West Central Florida.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | May 2012: Duncan McClellan

Meet the extraordinary people that impact West Central Florida.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | April 2012: Don Clark & Gus Stavros

Cathy Unruh speaks with long-time Tampa Bay residents Don Clark and Gus Stavros.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | 2012 Be More Awards Special

Cathy Unruh speaks with winners of the 2012 WEDU Be More Awards.

Up Close With Cathy Unruh | February 2012: Maestro Anton Coppola

Meet award winning American composer, conductor, and musician Maestro Anton Coppola.

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