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. 

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.  

Janie Gould

The poet and her husband were enchanted by the community's canopy roads. Their home is now on the grounds of the Environmental Learning Center.

That was before World War II. Frank Pearce  became a highly decorated veteran of the war and later was an optometrist in Coral Gables. He retired to Vero Beach. 

Sebastian packing house dealt in frog legs

Aug 7, 2009

A woman who worked there, and a man who remembers frog-gigging, share stories.

Janie Gould

The highway runs north to south along most of Florida's peninsula. The grandson of a pioneer Indian River County developer shares a story about why its path is different in the old Miracle Mile area of Vero Beach. 

Eddie Hudson also remembers hunting birds to add to his family's rice pot for dinner. He says times were hard but life was good when he was growing up in the 1940s and 50s.

Janie Gould

The find stirred renewed interest in the Vero Man archeological site.

Tommy Gore says it wasn't unusual for divers to bring up hundreds of pounds of silver a day during that era.

Sexton's Mountain once rose in Vero Beach

Jun 8, 2009
Sexton family collection, Archive Center, Indian River County main library

Waldo Sexton adorned the dig pile of fill dirt with tiles, statuary and a pair of thrones. Sean Sexton talks about the mountain and its ultimate fate.