Floridays

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. 

Photo by Peter Gallagher

The project, pushed by South Florida business interests, was halted by the Nixon Administration in 1969. Nathaniel Reed of Jupiter Island, environmental advisor to Gov. Claude Kirk at the time, explains.

Janie Gould

Potsdam and the Frazier Addition were highlighted in 2010 tour sponsored by Stuart Heritage, Inc.

It was on the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. Only a few traces of the original buildings remain. 

St. Lucie native sought cold weather oysters

Dec 18, 2009
Florida Photo Archives

Polly Summerlin Moore says she and her brother often had to jump into chilly water in the Indian River in search of oysters

Despite the pressure, the priest went ahead with a funeral service for a black parishioner. Paul Driscoll, an altar boy at the time, remembers.  

Archive Center, Indian River County Main Library

Mary Johnson's father, S. B. Taylor, bought the land for taxes during the Depression and built cottages.

How a gaggle of geese learned to swim

Oct 10, 2009

Long-time Fort Pierce builder O.C. Peterson took them under his wing.

Val Martin owns Florida Classics Library in Hobe Sound. 

Mary Lou Hanlon of Vero Beach worked as a model in the 1940s. That's when she was selected to help promote the peanut butter brand.

Dick Wells organized Indian River Community College's nationally acclaimed swim program in the 1970s. Earlier, he swam  in horror flicks filmed at Wakulla Springs.  

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