This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about toxic marine bacteria.  They are something to add to the list of hazards along our stretch of Florida, along with lightning, rip currents and sharks.  In July, a Port St.

Drew Mello talks David Vaina with Treasure Coast Food Bank, the largest hunger relief agency on the Treasure Coast.

Throughout September, TCFB will observe Hunger Action Month – a nationwide initiative designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger and join the movement to help end hunger.

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Jill Roberts checks in with Florida Public Radio Meteorologist Jeff Huffman.  For Hurricane information, visit the FPREN Storm Center by clicking HERE.

Bring a red cooler

Aug 17, 2015

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about red coolers.  No joke.  Bring one with you when you go boating in the ocean.  It could save your life.  If the boat sinks, chances are the cooler will pop to the surface.  Red is easier to spot than white or blue from a rescue vessel or airplane.  That’s a safe boating tip offered by Palm City resident John Spatuzzi, a retired Coast Guard pilot, in a guest column that appears on  It was inspired by the search for two South Florida boys lost at sea.  Other tips: Wear a life jacket.  Bring a waterproof radio or a cell phone

Due to a storm on Thursday, WQCS Streaming is temporarily out of service. Repairs are underway. We apologize for the disruption to our online listeners.

Drew Mello speaks with Christina Kaiser with Devereux Community Based Care a non-profit organization that oversees child-welfare services on the Treasure Coast.

Devereux’s 25 by 25 campaign, to recruit and license at least 25 new foster homes, with an emphasis on teens, by December 25, is now underway. 

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Fight The Bite, Avoid Mosquitoes

Aug 10, 2015

  The rains in our rainy season have arrived and with that rain comes mosquitoes.  There are some simple steps you can take to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes which bite even during daylight hours.  Find out which insect repellent would be best for you by clicking HERE.

Fort Pierce Police Chief Diane Hobley-Burney

Aug 10, 2015

Fort Pierce Police Chief, Diane Hobley-Burney speaks with Kenrick Thomas about her new position and her goals for the Fort Pierce Police Department.

This is Paul Janensch with a Treasure Coast Essay about the graduate of Sebastian River High School who is believed to be the first woman to hold an NFL coaching position.  She is Jen Welter, 37, hired by the Arizona Cardinals as an assistant coaching intern during training camp and the pre-season.

Drew Mello talks with Adam Schnell Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Vero Beach. Their 2015-2016 season gets underway this Sunday, August 9th with the Chicago Repertory Ballet for two performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Riverside Theater.

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