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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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"Point Of Contact" Is The Latest Book In The Tom Clancy Series

Mike Maden picks up the techno-thriller genre made famous by Tom Clancy with a book about Jack Ryan Jr., nearly four years after Clancy's death. Maden will be at the Vero Beach Book Center Sunday at 3:00 p.m.. For more information, click HERE .

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Thanks to Sigmund Freud, we all know what it means to dream about swords, sticks and umbrellas. Or maybe we don't.

"For 100 years, we got stuck into that Freudian perspective on dreams, which turned out to be not scientifically very accurate," says Robert Stickgold, a sleep researcher and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. "So it's only been in the last 15 to 20 years that we've really started making progress."

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One of China's most controversial celebrations, the annual dog meat festival in southwest China's Yulin City, is underway.

The event inflames passions among the celebrants and their critics to such a degree that the local government seems to be in a bind, unable to placate either side. Activists say that this year, the government issued a ban on the sale of dog meat, only to reverse following an outcry from locals.

"It's really confusing," says Zhang Xiaohai, secretary general of the AITA Foundation for Animal Protection in Beijing.

The humanitarian aid system is broken.

That's the message of a new paper by Paul Spiegel, a former senior official at the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). The piece was part of a special series on health and humanitarian crises published by the British medical journal The Lancet in early June.

America's diversity remains on the rise, with all racial and ethnic minorities growing faster than whites from 2015 to 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau says in a new snapshot of the national population. The agency also found the U.S. median age has risen to nearly 38.

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Both groups grew by 3 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. In the same 12 months, the non-Hispanic white population grew by just 5,000 people.

Louisiana has become the first state to prohibit all public universities from asking applicants about their criminal history.

By some estimates, as many as 70 to 100 million Americans have some kind of criminal record.

Immigration authorities have rounded up nearly 200 Iraqis in recent weeks, and the Trump administration is now under heavy pressure to hold off moves to deport them.

Many of those currently detained are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.

U.S. immigration authorities say the detained Iraqis have criminal records, but their families and supporters say many have already served time or paid their fines and that they would face persecution if sent back.

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And NPR's Alison Kodjak, who covers health policy issues and is covering this bill, has been listening in with us. And she's on the line. Alison, what did you hear that was significant there?

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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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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 http://96.69.32.253:8006/hd1?type=http WQCS HD2 http://96.69.32.253:8000/hd2?type=.flv WQCS HD 3 http://96.69.32.253:8002/hd3?type=http WQCS Radio Reading Service http://96.69.32.253:8004/rrs?type=http

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This Week's Treasure Coast Essay

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about safe boating.  It’s true that “safe boating week” is behind us.  But every week on the Treasure Coast should be safe boating week.  Statewide in July 2016, there were a record 96 boating crashes and eight fatalities.  How can boaters practice safe boating on the ocean, our lagoon and our rivers?  Be carreful, of course.  Don’t drink and operate a vessel.  Take a safe-boating course.  This year, a special emphasis is being put on wearing a life jacket.  All the time you are on board.  Everyone.  Even those who are good swimmers.  Most

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