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Jun 20, 2017

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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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One of the biggest threats to global agriculture these days is a tiny, bright red weevil.

These little crimson devils eviscerate coconut, date and oil palms, and are native to South Asia. But thanks to globalization, and the fact that these tenacious buggers can fly up to 30 miles a day — over the last three decades they've spread to more than 60 countries from the Caribbean to Southern Europe.

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Good morning. I'm David Greene. In Gotham City, two words are a criminal's nightmare.

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WILL ARNETT: (As Batman) I'm Batman.

Some coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana are under a tropical storm warning and forecasters are warning of potential heavy flooding as Tropical Storm Cindy moved inland from the Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning.

Severe weather and flooding have already been reported over the past two days along the Gulf Coast. The storm made landfall early Thursday morning near the Texas/Louisiana border, according to the National Hurricane Center.

For the hundreds of rural U.S. hospitals struggling to stay in business, health policy decisions made in Washington, D.C., this summer could make survival a lot tougher.

Jeon Chung-won tends sheep on the hilly farm where he was born in PyeongChang, a rural county a few hours' drive east of South Korea's capital Seoul.

"It's a simple, peaceful place where the mountain air hugs you," says Jeon, 32. "I really love this place."

Only a handful of domestic tourists typically come to PyeongChang, to hike green hills dotted with Buddhist temples or visit a small ski station nearby. But that is about to change.

Social media companies are under pressure to block terrorist activity on their sites, and Facebook recently detailed new measures, including using artificial intelligence, to tackle the problem.

The measures are designed to identify terrorist content like recruitment and propaganda as early as possible in an effort to keep people safe, says Monika Bickert, the company's director of global policy management.

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Let's ask why some of the nation's biggest energy companies say they're willing to support the fight against climate change. They say they are willing to be taxed for the pollution they create.

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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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