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. 

Richard Milton Jones lived on land along the Indian River that his grandfather homesteaded in the 19th century.

Dr. Hugh McCrystal, now retired, said he saw the group of armed white men outside the hospital in the mid-1960s. The blacks in Gifford cancelled the march. 

Dr. George Porter's life has been chronicled by Stuart writer Alice Luckhardt. 

That was in the late 1940s. The inlet wasn't dredged during the war years, to prevent access by German U-boats.

Dr. Roxanne Connelly of the University of Florida's Medical Entomology Research Laboratory in Vero Beach, estimates there are "billions upon billions" of mosquitoes in the Sunshine State.

The radio show on an AM station in Stuart is credited with easing the path to school integration in the late 1960s.  

Some stores in Vero Beach gave discounts to teachers during that era.

Citrus consultant Paul Driscoll talks about one man's odyssey that led him to plant grapefruit in Florida.

Florida Memory Project

It was in the late 1940s when Roy Schick, newly arrived in Vero Beach,  tried to drink iced tea made with the odorous well water.

Janie Gould

The Russell House, built in 1875 or earlier, is the oldest still standing in St. Lucie County. It's been undergoing a restoration.