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.

Stuart Artist Geoffrey Smith

Stuart Artist Geoffrey Smith created the sculpture given as a gift by President Trump to Pope Francis. We visit his Stuart studio.

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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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Three investigative journalists at CNN have resigned after the network retracted a story about a congressional inquiry into a link between a Russian investment fund and an American financier who is an adviser to President Trump.

Those departing are a past Pulitzer Prize winner, a finalist for the award and a senior editor who had been at CNN since 2001.

The U.S. State Department has issued highly public criticism of China in its latest annual report on the global state of human trafficking.

China is among the worst offenders of human trafficking, according to the Trafficking In Persons report. It's now lumped in with "Tier 3" offenders such as Syria, Iran, Russia and North Korea — the worst designation.

Advocates for ending child marriage are trying a new tactic: Show governments just how much the practice is hurting their own bottom line.

Suddenly, John McEnroe and Serena Williams are involved in a tennis match of words, and the pace picked up Tuesday. Both are rushing the net — stick with the metaphor here — and firing volleys.

First it was McEnroe, who told NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro on Sunday that while Williams is "an incredible player," (she's won 23 major singles titles and 14 in doubles) she'd be "like 700 in the world" if she played on the men's circuit.

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With their health care bill facing a perilous path, Senate Republican leaders have decided to push off a vote until after Congress returns from next week's July Fourth recess, GOP aides confirm to NPR's Susan Davis.

If you've never heard of Alexander von Humboldt, a once world-renowned Prussian scientist who predicted man-made climate change in 1800 and was an adviser to President Thomas Jefferson, then a New Hampshire distillery is aiming to change that, one glass at a time.

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Ransomware hit at least six countries Tuesday, including Ukraine, where it was blamed for a large and coordinated attack on key parts of Ukraine's infrastructure, from government agencies and electric grids to stores and banks.

The malware has been called "Petya" — but there is debate in the security community over whether the ransomware is new or a variant that has been enhanced to make it harder to stop.

States are not doing enough to improve safety on the roads, in the workplace and in the home, according to a new report from the National Safety Council.

The group, which graded all 50 states on safety, awarded no state an "A" grade for overall safety, but 11 states received an "F."

There's a big push in the U.S. from pediatricians to have mothers of newborns breast-feed exclusively for at least six months.

And many new moms want to. But only about 60 percent who start off breast-feeding keep it up for six months or more, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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

Heber Curtis was born on this date, June 27th, in the year 1872. He was an American astronomer who found strong evidence that the Milky Way was but one of many countless galaxies, what he called “island universes” in outer space. In 1920 he presented his work at a meeting of the National Academy of Sciences, citing the discovery of novas, stars that periodically brighten and dim, that could be found among many spiral nebulas. Based on their apparent faintness, he calculated that these novas were millions of light years away – too distant to be within the borders of our own galaxy.

This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

A gift to the Pope

Jun 26, 2017

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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