News http://wqcs.org en Tropical Outlook for Thursday, July 24 http://wqcs.org/post/tropical-outlook-thursday-july-24 <p></p><p></p><p>As expected, the season's second tropical depression has degenerated into a tropical wave. Florida Public Radio Meteorologist Jeff Huffman has more on what happens next.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:52:58 +0000 Jeff Huffman 46825 at http://wqcs.org Tropical Outlook for Thursday, July 24 Beautiful but deadly http://wqcs.org/post/beautiful-deadly <p>When you hear it thunder, don’t run under a tree, as Paul Janensch tells us in this Treasure Coast Essay.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:15:39 +0000 Paul Janensch 46775 at http://wqcs.org Pregnant women may need to make extra hurricane preparations. http://wqcs.org/post/pregnant-women-may-need-make-extra-hurricane-preparations <p>Dr. Karen Harris, the Program Services Committee Chair for the <a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/florida/">Florida Chapter of the March of Dimes</a> and an OBGYN in Gainesville, talks with us about how pregnant women can prepare for hurricanes.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.marchofdimes.com/pdf/connecticut/Hurricane-Emergency_Preparedness_Tip_Sheet.pdf">&nbsp; March of Dimes Emergency Tip Sheet</a></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:25:00 +0000 Tiffany Termine 46522 at http://wqcs.org Pregnant women may need to make extra hurricane preparations. Madison Hodges, WQCS Station Manager dies http://wqcs.org/post/madison-hodges-wqcs-station-manager-dies <p><u>TALLAHASSEE, FL </u>- Madison Lee Hodges died on July 18, 2014, in Tallahassee, from cardiac arrest following lengthy treatment for a rare bone cancer.&nbsp; He was born on December 25, 1947 in Pine Bluff, AR, to the late Elsie Madison (McBurnett) and Norman L. Hodges, Sr.&nbsp; He was the grandson of the late Matthew and Janie (Byrd) McBurnett of Pine Bluff and the late Samuel and Emma (Haven) Hodges of Forrest City, AR.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:17:05 +0000 Drew Mello 46656 at http://wqcs.org Remembering Madison Hodges http://wqcs.org/post/remembering-madison-hodges <p></p><p>Madison Hodges, WQCS station manager died Friday following a long illness.</p><p>Drew Mello has this remembrance.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:47:04 +0000 Drew Mello 46652 at http://wqcs.org Remembering Madison Hodges When to drive during a storm http://wqcs.org/post/when-drive-during-storm <p>Now that hurricane season is here, floods and tropical storms are more likely. Kenrick Thomas reports on the dangers of driving your car during a flood or storm and when&nbsp;you should&nbsp;and should not drive.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:33:03 +0000 Kenrick Thomas 46660 at http://wqcs.org When to drive during a storm Go on a guided sea turtle nesting walk. http://wqcs.org/post/go-guided-sea-turtle-nesting-walk <p>It's sea turtle nesting season.&nbsp; Now is the time to go on a <a href="http://myfwc.com/education/wildlife/sea-turtle/where-to-view/">guided sea turtle nesting walk.</a></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.escmc.org/">Environmental Studies Council</a></p><p><a href="http://esc.martinschools.org/">Environmental Studies Center</a></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:25:00 +0000 Tiffany Termine 46517 at http://wqcs.org Go on a guided sea turtle nesting walk. Fighting blood cancers http://wqcs.org/post/fighting-blood-cancers <p></p><p>Drew Mello speaks with Ken Coe from the Treasure Coast Leukemia &amp; Lymphoma Society.</p><p>LLS will be having two upcoming fundraisers in August-their annual golf tournament will take place on Saturday, August 9<sup>th</sup> at Martin Downs Golf Club in Palm City. The following Saturday, August 16<sup>th</sup> Hot Caribbean Night, a wine tasting and celebrity chef cook-off will take place at the Mansion at Tuckahoe in Jensen Beach.</p><p>For more information <a href="http://www.Facebook.com/TreasureCoastLLS.">click</a></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:08:56 +0000 Drew Mello 46567 at http://wqcs.org Fighting blood cancers Vero Beach native invited to join the USA National Ultimate Frisbee team http://wqcs.org/post/vero-beach-native-invited-join-usa-national-ultimate-frisbee-team <p>Vero Beach native, Ryan Hiser has been invited to play with the&nbsp;USA National Ultimate Frisbee team&nbsp;in Lecco, Italy. He talks about the journey to his success in his sport.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:07:08 +0000 Kenrick Thomas 46462 at http://wqcs.org Vero Beach native invited to join the USA National Ultimate Frisbee team Mercury in local fish. http://wqcs.org/post/mercury-local-fish <p>FAU's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute study shows increased mercury levels in those who consume fish from the Indian River Lagoon.&nbsp; Read the study in the <a href="http://www.mdpi.com/about/openaccess">International Journal of Environmental and Public Health</a>.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.floridahealth.gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/healthy-weight/nutrition/seafood-consumption/fish-advisories-page.html">Florida Dept of Health</a> also provides information on mercury and fish.&nbsp; Also the Martin County Health Dept. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Jill Roberts 46250 at http://wqcs.org