WQCS Installing new Automation System

Jun 20, 2017

WQCS has installed a new Broadcast Automation System.    We appreciate your patience while we complete this conversion.  We also have a damaged hard drive in our our online streaming server. We have ordered the equipment for repair and hope to have it corrected soon.   We apologize for the inconvenience and interruptions in service.

Amateur Radio Field Day Weekend

Treasure Coast Amateur Radio Clubs are participating in the amateur radio ‘Field Day’ exercise going on around the Country this coming weekend. As Joe Lenartiene tells us, Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes

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Spotting And Fighting Fires From The Sky

This was a busy spring for firefighters as drought conditions contributed fuel to wildfires. Pilots in both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters with the Florida Forest Service helped the efforts of those fighting fires on the ground.

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The Mouse That Is Mightier Than The Storm

A Program at the Bervard Zoo helps breed Perdido Key Beach Mice. The little critters help protect beach dunes from erosion during storms. Their habitat is threatened by development, storms and predators such as cats. Find out more about the program by clicking HERE.

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Can the family of a slain Mexican teenager sue the federal agent who shot him across the U.S.-Mexico border for damages? The Supreme Court did not answer this question today, instead opting to send a case back to a lower court.

The case centers on a larger question: Whether the Constitution extends protection to an individual who is killed on foreign soil, even though that person is standing just a few yards outside the United States.

The Supreme Court says it will decide the fate of President Trump's revised travel ban, agreeing to hear arguments over immigration cases that were filed in federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland, and allowing parts of the ban that's now been on hold since March to take effect.

The case centers on the president's move to block new visas for travelers from six majority-Muslim countries for 90 days, and to suspend the U.S. refugee program for 120 days.

Cholera Hitches A Ride On The Backs Of Soft-Shell Turtles

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You can catch cholera from drinking contaminated water.

You can catch it from raw or undercooked shellfish.

And you can catch it from soft-shell turtles.

That's the finding of a study published earlier this month by scientists at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. And it's a particular concern in China and many other countries in East Asia, where turtle meat is often used in stews and soups.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could not be denied to a school run by a church.

"The consequence is, in all likelihood, a few extra scraped knees. But the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from a public benefit for which it is otherwise qualified, solely because it is a church, is odious to our Constitution all the same, and cannot stand," Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority.

The Democratic Unionist Party has given U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May enough votes to form a government, signing a "confidence and supply" agreement to back May's Conservatives in confidence votes and on key economic issues. The DUP also secured more than $1 billion in economic assistance for Northern Ireland.

"This agreement will operate to deliver a stable government in the United Kingdom's national interest at this vital time," DUP leader Arlene Foster said.

A gift to the Pope

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This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about something in the Vatican created in Stuart.  When President Trump met with Pope Francis last month, the Pope gave the president a large medallion depicting an olive branch as a symbol of peace.  And the president gave the Pope a bronze sculpture of a flowering lotus by Geoffrey Smith of Stuart.  It’s called “Rising Above” and evokes unity and resilience.  Smith, a wildlife sculptor and photographer, has a gallery in downtown Stuart and a studio on Dixie Highway.  He is best known on the Treasure Coast for his “Stuart Sailfish,” the 18

For 24 years, Joe Arpaio was a tough talking sheriff in Arizona, famous for cracking down on illegal immigration.

About a decade ago Arpaio, dubbed "America's Toughest Sheriff" in conservative circles, started instructing his deputies to make traffic stops and detain any unauthorized immigrants they encountered. Then they'd turn the immigrants over to federal agents for deportation.

In many ways, parenting newborns seems instinctual.

We see a little baby, and we want to hold her. Snuggle and kiss her. Even just her smell seems magical.

Many of us think breast-feeding is similar.

"I had that idea before my first child was born," says Brooke Scelza, an evolutionary anthropologist at the University of Los Angeles, California. "I definitely thought, 'Oh, I'm going to figure that out. Like how hard can it be?' "

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

Tune 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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Listen to Skywatch With Jon Bell

Mon Jun 26, 2017 CHARLES MESSIER

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The French astronomer Charles Messier was born on June 26th, in the year 1730. Because Messier discovered over a dozen comets in his career, King Louis the 15th dubbed him, “the comet ferret.” How’d you like to have that on your resume? Messier used a telescope to find comets, which, when seen that far out in space, lack the familiar tails that develop after they come close to the sun. He saw a lot of fuzzy objects, which he at first thought were comets, but which on later inspection, turned out not to be. They didn't move, and so were not part of our solar system.

This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

A gift to the Pope

2 hours ago

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about something in the Vatican created in Stuart.  When President Trump met with Pope Francis last month, the Pope gave the president a large medallion depicting an olive branch as a symbol of peace.  And the president gave the Pope a bronze sculpture of a flowering lotus by Geoffrey Smith of Stuart.  It’s called “Rising Above” and evokes unity and resilience.  Smith, a wildlife sculptor and photographer, has a gallery in downtown Stuart and a studio on Dixie Highway.  He is best known on the Treasure Coast for his “Stuart Sailfish,” the 18

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