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UCF Gets A Permanent Location For Sea Turtle Research In The Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

UCF graduate students do important research on sea turtles in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County. Find out more about the research program by clicking HERE. More about the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge can be found by clicking HERE.
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Local Singer Terry Barber's Album "Christmas Presence" Being Considered For Grammy Nomination

Terry Barber is also the founder of Artists For A Cause. His album is being considered for the Best Traditional Pop Solo Album category. Find out more about Terry Barber by clicking HERE. More information about Artists For A Cause can be found by clicking HERE.
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WQCS Special Programs

WQCS Holiday Specials 2016

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12/19    Welcome Christmas 3pm

12/20    A Chanticleer Christmas 3pm

12/21    Carols And Cheers 3pm

12/22    Hollywood Christmas 3pm

12/23    Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir 3pm

12/24 Candles Burning Brightly (Hanukah) 6pm (Instead of Thistle)

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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.

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We have been receiving inquiries from listeners concerning problems streaming HD2 . We are working to have this problem corrected as quickly as possible and apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for listening and we appreciate your patience.
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This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the Indian River County homeowner who is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of education.  She is Betsy DeVos, 58, businesswoman, philanthropist, Republican donor and education activist.  She is married to Dick DeVos, former president of Amway and former president of the Orlando Magic.  The parents of four grown children, they spend most of their time in Michigan but own a compound in Windsor, the gated ocean-side community north of Vero Beach.  She is an outspoken advocate of charter schools and school voucher prog

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On the next Snap ... "Weight Of The World." Everyone has a secret. Some secrets are heavier than others.

In central Damascus, it's perfectly clear that President Bashar Assad is firmly in control. In the souks of the Old City, his face looks out of almost every shop window, pinned up next to gold jewelry or intricate rugs. No one has a bad word to say about him, at least not to a Western journalist.

In rebel enclaves nearby, forces loyal to Assad are creeping back into control. After years of siege tactics, opposition forces in the suburbs of Damascus are increasingly making deals which see their fighters heading into rebel-held areas.

Alex Jones has a following. His radio show is carried on more than 160 stations, and he has more than 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube.

And he claims to have the ear of the next president of the United States.

Jones is also one of the nation's leading promoters of conspiracy theories — some of which take on lives of their own. He has been a chief propagator of untrue and wild claims about a satanic sex trafficking ring run by one of Hillary Clinton's top advisers out of a pizzeria in Washington, D.C.

He was a flamboyant, alpha-male billionaire who said things no career politician ever would — someone who promised to use his business savvy to reform the system and bring back jobs. Voters believed that his great wealth insulated him from corruption, because he couldn't be bought.

But his administration was marked by criminal investigations and crony capitalism.

We like to think our brains can make rational decisions — but maybe they can't.

The way risks are presented can change the way we respond, says best-selling author Michael Lewis. In his new book, The Undoing Project, Lewis tells the story of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, two Israeli psychologists who made some surprising discoveries about the way people make decisions. Along the way, they also founded an entire branch of psychology called behavioral economics.

In the quest to help the poor, it's difficult to know whose needs are the greatest. Without clear data, it's tough to know who to help first.

The traditional way to look for the poorest of the poor is with household surveys. That's the primary source of data for policy decisions, but it has drawbacks.

UCF graduate students do important research on sea turtles in the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge in Brevard County.  Find out more about the research program by clicking HERE.  More about the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge can be found by clicking HERE.

A federal judge has overturned a military panel's decision to force a Marine out of service for using his Yahoo account to send an email that included classified information warning his fellow Marines about a corrupt Afghan official.

That warning was not taken seriously, as NPR's Quil Lawrence told our Newscast unit, and three Marines were killed shortly after. Later, "after some negative news coverage, the Marine Corps decided to force Jason Brezler out of the service for mishandling classified data."

Amazon says it is opening a new food and convenience store that doesn't have a checkout line.

Instead, the company envisions customers at the Amazon Go store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube say they are creating a database to keep track of terrorist recruitment videos and other terror-related images that have been removed from their services.

In a joint statement posted by Facebook on Monday, the company said:

The U.S. stock market is up more than 3 percent since Election Day four weeks ago.

One person who hasn't benefited: President-elect Donald Trump.

In a call with reporters, transition spokesman Jason Miller says Trump sold all of his holdings in the stock market over the summer. The move could remove some, but not all, potential conflicts of interest as the billionaire businessman takes office as president.

Even before the sale, stocks accounted for a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune. Most of his money is in real estate.