Ohio Governor & Former Republican Presidential Candidate John Kasich To Visit Vero Beach Book Center

John Kasich's new book, "Two Paths, America Divided Or United" describes the 2016 presidential race. Find out more about his visit to the Vero Beach Book Center by clicking HERE.

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African-American students say they matriculated to Duke Divinity School expecting to enhance their calling with top-notch theological training at a prestigious program. But instead they say they entered a racial nightmare seemingly from another era, with students being called the n-word and other slurs in class, consistently receiving lower grades than their white colleagues and being fed a curriculum with no inclusion of black religious traditions.

Taiwanese laws that prohibit same-sex couples from marrying violate their personal freedom and equal protection, the island's Constitutional Court ruled Wednesday. The justices called sexual orientation an "immutable characteristic that is resistant to change."

"The judges have today said yes to marriage equality," said Amnesty International's Lisa Tassi, who directs campaigns in East Asia. "This is a huge step forward for LGBTI rights in Taiwan and will resonate across Asia."

The Fox News Channel has retracted a week-old story based on a groundless conspiracy theory involving the death of a staffer for the Democratic National Committee, conceding it did not meet the network's standards.

During papal audiences with heads of state, the exchange of gifts comes after the private encounter and at the end of the event. It offers the press a chance to witness the body language of the two leaders and listen in as they explain their gifts.

It also offers a glimpse of what the two leaders think of each other.

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Police officers have arrested three more men as part of the investigation into Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The arrests came after Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to "critical," the highest setting.

It's a simple, frequently recurring phrase: "The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack." But it raises some questions: Is the claim credible or just an empty assertion, and if it's true, what does "responsibility" actually entail?

Experts who closely follow the Islamic State say that in general when it comes to attacks in the West, an ISIS claim of responsibility usually means there was some sort of connection. But the attack might have been planned, funded and directed by ISIS — or it could just have been inspired by the group's propaganda.


Thanks to all who participated in our student auditions for Young Musicians Spotlight

Tune in Memorial Day at 2PM for the show. There will be a rebroadcast on Saturday, June 3rd at 4 pM. Special Thanks to The Lyric Theatre in Stuart for judging the 2017 YMS. The 2017 Young Musicians Spotlight is underwritten by Shann’s Tax Service at 1586 SW Bayshore Blvd. Port St. Lucie. 772 878 6619 . http://www.shannstax.com/

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Treasure Coast Weather from The FPREN Storm Center

If you are having streaming problems

We have been receiving inquiries from listeners concerning problems streaming . We have added new links for all of our stations. You may need to reprogram your internet radio receiver with the links below. WQCS WQCS HD2 WQCS HD 3 WQCS Radio Reading Service

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This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

IRSC honored

May 22, 2017

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about an honor bestowed on Indian River State College.  It was named one of three finalists of distinction for the 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence.  The winner was Lake Area Institute in Watertown, South Dakota.  The other finalist was Broward College in Fort Lauderdale.  IRSC will receive a $100,000 award for its achievements.  One is extreme affordability.  Another is making students ready for the next step.  More than 90 percent of the graduates land jobs quickly or continue their education.  I spend time on the campus

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