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Stuart Artist Geoffrey Smith

Jun 27, 2017

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

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.

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

Mon Jun 26, 2017 CHARLES MESSIER

Jun 26, 2017

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.

Spotting And Fighting Fires From The Sky

Jun 23, 2017

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.

  

  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

Drew Mello talks with Mark Perry, Executive Director, for Florida Oceanographic Society.

Since 1964, Florida Oceanographic has worked to protect our coastal ecosystems through education and research.

July will offer several volunteer opportunities at Florida Oceanographic Society.

For more information on the Florida Oceanographic Society click here:

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  have replaced a damaged hard drive in our our online streaming server.  All feeds via tune in and our web page should be working.  For those using internet radios still unable to hear WQCS,  The URLs are below. .   We apologize for the inconvenience and interruptions in service.

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Tue Jun 20, 2017 FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Jun 20, 2017

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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