Janie Gould hosts and produces “Floridays,” an award-winning weekly show that’s now in its fourth year.  She has interviewed a wide cross-section of Floridians about life in the Sunshine State, on such  topics as mullet migration, lobster harvesting, early television, colorful politicians, roadside oddities, cattle ranching, farming, home remedies and numerous other topics. “Floridays” airs every Friday at 7:20 a.m. and 6:01 p.m. on the radio at 88.9 FM or online at wqcs.org.  Past shows can be accessed by visiting the website and clicking on Audio Archive and then Programs. 

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.

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

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

Janie Gould

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.

Even though it was decades ago, the ex-employee avoids eating sugar to this day.

Janie Gould

The new Elliott Museum showcases art, technology and history. It sits on the site of the original Elliott, dubbed the "pink lady," on Hutchinson Island in Stuart.

Courtesy of Indian River magazine

At the height of the great land boom, Hobe Sound was dubbed Picture City. Stuart lawyer and writer Rick Crary wrote about it in the March 2013 issue of  Indian River magazine and talks about it here.

Goliath groupers were prized for their size

Feb 21, 2013

A scientist studying the species says sportsmen liked to catch them -- the bigger the better -- but the meat often was ground up for fertilizer or cat food, and sometimes the carcasses were used to hide illegal drugs.

Margie Williams still remembers the ice man handing out slivers of ice to children playing outdoors on hot summer days in Fort Pierce. 

Before Sonic, there was Miracle Mile Sundries

Feb 1, 2013

Dollie Rivenbark Thomas worked as a curb girl at the drive-in in the early 1950s. Unlike Sonic's servers, she didn't roller skate to customers' cars.