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12:52 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate

The 2014 gubernatorial election is being watched by politics buffs across the nation. It's a competitive race, and Florida voters will have plenty to decide on.

In preparation for our coverage of the first English-language debate, public radio stations across the state have worked together to bring you stories about some of Florida's big issues.

Click on the icons to see what Floridians across the state are voting on.

 

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Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon October 13, 2014

Up the creek with a paddle

When I started coming to the Treasure Coast in the mid-1970s I got hooked on kayaking.  I don’t own a kayak.  I rent them and go by myself or with a group on an excursion put together by a commercial outfit or a nature center.  My typical kayak adventure lasts three hours.  On a group excursion, I stay close to the guide so to hear about the flora and fauna we encounter.  I’ve kayaked on the Indian River Lagoon north and south of Vero Beach.  I’ve been up the Sebastian River and around Pelican Island.  I want to explore the waters farther south on the Treasure Coast.  Once when I was paddli

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Treasure Coast Happenings
12:52 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Luau for the Lagoon

Drew Mello talks with Mark Perry, executive director of Florida Oceanographic Society.

The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center on Hutchinson Island in Stuart will be hosting Luau for Lagoon on Friday, October 24 from 7-10 p.m.

For more information on Florida Oceanographic Society click here:

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Weather
4:30 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

FPREN Storm Center

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1:06 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Make Sure Your Absentee Ballot Counts.

Request or track your absentee ballot with you county's Supervisor of Elections.

Brevard County

Indian River County

St. Lucie County

Okeechobee County

Martin County

Palm Beach County

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Announcement
12:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

WQCS to Present Oct. 15 Florida Governor’s Debate

 

Public radio station WQCS 88.9 FM will be one of 10 public radio stations in Florida broadcasting the upcoming Fall Gubernatorial Debate between Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist, scheduled for Wednesday, October 15th.

Scott and Crist will meet on stage for the one-hour debate at 7 p.m. at Bailey Hall auditorium at Broward College in Davie. WFOR/CBS4 anchor Eliott Rodriguez will serve as moderator for the debate. 

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News
6:05 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Local Children's Services Councils are up for voter reauthorization.

Due to a 2010 state law, voters in St. Lucie, Martin, Okeechobee and Palm Beach counties will decide the fate of each county's Children's Services Council as they cast their ballot this November.  The councils provide funding to many local programs for children and families.

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Support
12:42 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

WQCS is in the middle of an on-air fund drive

    

WQCS is listener supported public radio locally owned and operated right here on the Treasure Coast.  Our mission is to provide public service programming that informs, educates and entertains the community. 

For some, we are the only source of classical music.   For some others, we are the only source of local, national and international news. 

WQCS is also a member of the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network and is designated by the state as the Emergency Alert Radio Station for the area.

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Treasure Coast Essay
7:20 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Best and most

I’m a sucker for lists of places designated as “the best” or “the most.”  You know, like “the best places to retire.”  USA Today recently named downtown Fort Pierce as one of the most “idyllic and historic main streets in the country.”  The newspaper said: “Swaying palm trees line the sidewalks, and the atmosphere evokes the early 1900s when the city came into its own.”  The article noted that in 2011 Fort Pierce won a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Of course, there is no Main Street in downtown Fort Pierce.  “Main Street” is meant as a

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Treasure Coast Happenings
12:41 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Drew Mello talks with Scott Samples from Martin Health System about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks.

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society will host walks during October in all three counties of the Treasure Coast as well as Brevard and Palm Beach Counties.

To find out more about Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events click here:

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