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. 

Tales from the Ocean Grill

Jan 25, 2013

Mary Ellen Replogle, whose family has operated the iconic eatery for nearly half a century, remembers knocking on doors  to collect diners' unpaid bills.  

Rancher James Alderman says some descendants of cows brought to Florida by Spaniards 500 years ago lived on the ranch in his grandfather's time.

Former rodeo trick rider shares memories

Jan 8, 2013

Sparky Dent could do a difficult maneuver known as Roman riding. She would stand with one foot in the saddle of one horse, and the other foot in the saddle of a second horse. She says the hard part was making sure the horses stayed together. 

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Kay Harvin, a Palm City author, has written about the legendary DeSoto County resident.

Pulp fiction writer once lived in Sebastian

Dec 10, 2012

Hugh Cave churned out more than 1,000 pieces of fiction before his death in 2004. Vero Beach author Milt Thomas has written a biography about him.

Centenarian says dancing has kept her going

Nov 15, 2012

Marjorie O'Quinn, who moved to Fort Pierce with her parents in 1924 when she was 12,  says square dancing especially gave her a good workout.   

Judson Minear, now of Palm City,  remembers a sign at the dairy that advised workers to talk to the cows "as they would their wife." 

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Darlene Dollins has a herd of Nigerian dwarf goats on her farm in Indian River County, and sells soap that she makes from their milk.

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The Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail includes a "green edge" of mangroves lining the Indian River lagoon.

Sebastian fish house a local fixture since 1949

Oct 11, 2012
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Judah & Sons is on the Indian River, which proprietor Bobby Judah says has changed dramatically since his father and grandfather started the business.