Floridays

Floridays
8:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Recalling the Japan Earthquake

Two former St. Lucie County residents, now missionaries in Japan, talk about the earthquake and tsunami that struck northern Japan in 2011.  They say the survivors now face a new fear.

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Floridays
8:30 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Historian makes predictions about hurricane and treasure hunting seasons

Eugene Lyon says he expects good news on both fronts.

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Floridays
8:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Duck hunting bonds father and son

Jim Wiggins and his son, Ben, aren't a duck dynasty, but they can hardly wait to head out to the St. John's Marsh when the season begins. 

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Floridays
8:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Coast Guard guarded beaches on horseback during World War II

Treasure Coast native also remembers how Sebastian Inlet was protected from German U-boats. 

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Floridays
2:49 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Renowned artist James Hutchinson recalls years with Seminoles at Brighton reservation

James and Joan Hutchinson at home in Sewall's Point.
Credit Janie Gould
  • An interview with an artist

Hutchinson says the Indians were "dirt poor" in the early 1960s when he and his wife, Joan, camped on the reservation, "and so were we!"   

Floridays
4:08 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Long-time resident worked at seaplane school and Peerless Ice Cream

They were postwar ventures in Fort Pierce. Builder O.C. "Pete" Peterson, now 94, shares some memories.

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Floridays
6:42 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Vero archeological site a 'fertile crescent' ripe for exploration

It's known as the Vero Man site, believed to contain bones and artifacts from the Ice Age. Susan Grandpierre heads a committee that's working for a full-scale excavation.

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Floridays
2:30 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

Hunting was necessity, not sport, for Fellsmere resident in the 1950s

White-tail deer
  • An interview with a Fellsmere resident

He says rural Indian River County yielded deer, gators, otters, turtles and even wild mustard greens that grew along canal banks. 

Floridays
1:27 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Truman's unscheduled stop in Vero Beach had interesting consequences

Truman with aide Clark Clifford in Key West

William Crawford, author of a book about the Intracoastal Waterway, discusses what happened after the presidential yacht ran aground.

Floridays
2:29 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

'Two-legged historic landmark' gives tours of The Breakers in Palm Beach

Ponce with visitors at the Breakers
Credit Janie Gould
  • An interview with The Breakers' historian.

James Ponce, 93-year-old Florida native, was honored with that designation after giving hundreds of tours of the historic hostelry.  Henry Flagler built the original Breakers.

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