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 Archives

Edward Blanton, age 90, remembers the roundhouse where Florida East Coast Railway locomotives were re-positioned. He also has vivid memories of the town's horse and buggy era.

Florida Photo Archives

Retired St. Lucie County Sheriff Bobby Knowles tells the story.  

Tom Baumker, a professional photographer and former superintendent at Harbor Branch, says he used to eat 12 sandwiches at noontime to fortify himself when he was picking and loading citrus.

Stuart Heritage Museum

Leona Luckhardt, 93, has lived in the same Stuart neighborhood since 1929. She likes to stop in at the Stuart Heritage Museum, and remembers when her father bought chicken feed there.

 

Local couple trapped otters to raise household cash

Jun 20, 2012

Indian River County native Edna MacPherson and her late husband shipped otter skins to Northern markets, where they were made into coats and hats. They made enough money that way to buy a couple of appliances for their home and pay for a power hook-up from Vero Beach.

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