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. 

Remembering Vero Beach's 'Crackertown' community

Jan 3, 2011

A Vero Beach man reminisces fondly about the neighborhood east of the railroad tracks where he grew up. 

Tuba players hit it right with male gators

Jan 2, 2011

Journalist and author Jeff Klinkenberg took two tuba players to Gatorland to test a theory that alligators  respond enthusiastically to one particular musical note.

Remembering sea turtles in the family's pool

Oct 10, 2010

Pat Smith of Vero Beach said she and other kids would sometimes hold on to a turtle and get a free ride. Her family's pool was also a popular site for full-immersion baptisms.

After 30-year-old Estes Wright was fatally beaten on a Fort Pierce street in 1935, all records of his death vanished. Now, writer Jean Ellen Wilson has uncovered some facts about what happened to him.

Janie Gould

As many as 4,000 cows are run through the market on sale day.

The notorious mobster was living in Miami Beach when FBI agent Bill Murphy, now of Vero Beach, was assigned to watch him.  

No, it isn't Ponce de Leon, but rather a Spanish explorer named Pedro Menendez, who came to the New World with orders from the king to drive out the French. Renowned historian Dr. Eugene Lyon discusses Menendez' life and accomplishments.   

Coyotes no longer just in the Wild West

Aug 7, 2010

They've been seen in New York's Central Park and downtown Chicago, and are believed to prey on sea turtle eggs on Treasure Coast beaches.

Journalist and author Craig Pittman says media exposure caused attitudes about the manatee to change.  

Citrus grower Ken Kennedy says some tourists would stop at his Vero Beach store and ask how far it was to "Florida," meaning Miami.

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