WQCS schedules April student auditions for Young Musicians Spotlight

Music students in the four-county area, as well as northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's popular Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of young musicians. The auditions will be Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WQCS Studios on the Main Campus of Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce. The auditions...

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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, It's A Cancer Occuring More Often In Young People

Read more about the study showing colorectal cancer is occurring more often in young people by clicking HERE . Find out more from the Cleveland Clinic Florida by clicking HERE.

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Emerson Center Speaker To Address Climate Change

Dr. Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and international affairs at Princeton University will speak on the topic of climate change at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach on Saturday March 18. Find out more by clicking HERE

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At the State Department on Wednesday, officials from 68 countries and organizations gathered for a two-day summit to coordinate plans to fight ISIS. This was the first full meeting of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS since 2014, and a chance for the Trump administration to flesh out what it wants to do differently.

So far, it is mainly stepping up a fight that the Obama administration put in motion.

Angela Chen makes money hawking her ties to important people, running a consulting firm that helps companies connect with Asia's power players.

So it inevitably attracted notice when Chen spent nearly $16 million recently to buy a four-bedroom Park Avenue penthouse owned by President Trump himself.

The February deal, which was first reported by Mother Jones, underscores one of the problems posed by Trump's ongoing business interests.

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An airstrike by U.S.-led coalition forces leveled a school west of Raqqa and killed at least 33 people, according to two activist groups monitoring Syria. The groups allege the attack, which they say occurred overnight on Monday and Tuesday, hit a building that had been housing families fleeing violence in war-torn areas nearby.

Then-President-elect Donald Trump and his top aides were caught up in legal U.S. surveillance of foreign targets in the months after last year's election, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday.

Before Carmencita Misa became bedridden, she was a veritable "dancing queen," says her daughter, Charlotte Altieri.

"Even though she would work about 60 hours a week, she would make sure to go out dancing once a week — no matter what," Altieri, says. "She was the life-of-the-party kind of person, the central nervous system for all her friends."

A massive stroke in March 2014 changed all that. It robbed Misa, 71, of her short-term memory, her eyesight and her mobility — and it left her dependent on a feeding tube for nourishment. Now, she lives in a nursing home.

Thursday will mark seven years since President Obama signed the now-threatened Affordable Care Act before a crowd in the jam-packed East Room of the White House. It was the signature legislative moment of his presidency, underscored by then-Vice President Biden, who whispered into the president's ear that it was a "big f****** deal." The mic picked up the remark, which created quite a stir.

The owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy was acquitted on 25 counts of second-degree murder, but guilty of racketeering and fraud in the 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and hurt more than 700.

A jury found Barry Cadden, an owner of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, guilty of some of the charges, but decided against holding him directly responsible for the deaths, which could have resulted in a life sentence for Cadden.

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The Food and Drug Administration says at least nine women have died of a rare blood cancer after receiving breast implants, and that the agency is officially acknowledging an association between the implants and the disease.

On Tuesday, the agency announced that as of Feb. 1, it had received 359 breast implant-associated reports of a rare type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL.

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Tune in this Saturday for The Toll Brother's Metropolitan Opera

Launched in 1931, the Met’s Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running continuous classical radio series in American broadcast history. The 86th season of Saturday broadcasts is here.

This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the number of loggerhead sea-turtle nests counted in 2016.  It set a record!  Both state-wide and in our area.  Niki Desjardin with Ecological Associates says 122,000 loggerhead nests were counted statewide, and 27,000 were counted on the Treasure Coast.  The number of nests laid by green turtles and leatherbacks was down a bit in 2016 but is expected to be higher in 2017, while the number of loggerhead nests is expected to dip.  The nesting season began March 1 and continues until November 1.  Let’s keep those numbers high.  Remember

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