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. 

World War I hero had deep roots in local area

Jul 6, 2011

An Air Force base in Florida's Panhandle is named for Frank Tyndall, who was born in what is now Martin County in 1894.  Alice Luckhardt of Stuart, a writer and retired teacher, has profiled the life of this remarkable man.  

Archive Center, Indian River County Library

Parker reportedly jumped ship rather than move to Oklahoma, and lived out her days in Florida. Rancher Bud Adams remembers seeing her on his family's ranch in the late 1930s. She was more than 100 years old.

Janie Gould

The house, originally west of the Indian River, now sits on the South Beach site of the St. Lucie County Historical Society and is open for tours.

Archive Center, Indian River County main library

Charles Gollnick  made hundreds of rescues during his long career at Humiston Beach in Vero Beach. Many were children of inattentive parents.   

After the fish camp closed, one of the old cabins became a bureau for the Fort Pierce News-Tribune. Reporter Nina Baransky remembers working without air-conditioning and finding "creepy crawlies" in desk drawers. 

He says he defused racial tension by playing a song  people thought was made popular by a white singer.  

Life-long crabber says industry has new nemesis

Mar 4, 2011

Tommy Herndon of Fellsmere says laws protecting sea turtles had an unintended consequence. 

Janie Gould

The county's first black judge, Ralph Flowers, a generation younger than C.A. Moore, tells the story. 

Rancher recalls stint as 'coon tycoon'

Feb 4, 2011

R.D. Thomas of Bassinger says he sold whole raccoons to a meat market in Belle Glade, and some of the fur went to Russia for hats.  

Karl Gercens

Heathcote leader Gloria Moore says the woman rushed to the gardens to keep a city bulldozer away, even though her hair was still in curlers. 

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