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. 

Florida Memory Project

Dan McCarty died less than a year after taking office in the early 1950s. Historian Robert Taylor has written about McCarty and discusses his life here. 

Janie Gould

Jackie Carmine was a member of the Women's Air Force Service Pilots.

Florida Photo Archives

Rupert Metzroth, now of Martin County, was confined at Camp Blanding near Starke.

Florida State Archives

Decades before the casino, cattle herds from the Apaches in the Southwest were shipped to Brighton.  

Remembering Legislature's Porkchop Gang

Sep 11, 2008

Bill Scott of Stuart was a porkchopper, the name given to legislators from rural areas, in the early 1960s.

Joe Idlette says blacks had to drink from an spigot outside the courthouse rather than indoor water fountains, and weren't allowed to try on  clothes before buying them at Vero stores.

After 40 years in radio and TV,  Jim Mitts reminisced about the era when color television was new.   

Curtis King is retired after a long career as manager of the St. Lucie County International Airport.

Vero Beach retiree Don Ripke  says the recording session  was among the most memorable experiences of his life.

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Now, Brunelle Giteles is in her 90s and lives in Sebastian.  

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She still sells property from time to time.

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