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WQCS and other Florida public radio stations have joined forces with the Florida Division of Emergency Management to form the new statewide Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (FPREN). The FPREN utilizes the state’s public radio outlets to share critical emergency information statewide through radio, various mobile media technologies, and battery-powered devices.

 WQCS 88.9 FM is one of 25 NPR Member stations that has been selected to participate in a pilot program to demonstrate the delivery of emergency alerts to people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in the Gulf Coast states. The initiative is a joint effort with NPR Labs, the technology research and development group of NPR, under a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Public Media Code of Integrity

Sep 24, 2013

Public broadcasters have adopted shared principles to strengthen the trust and integrity that communities expect of valued public service institutions.

Public media organizations contribute to a strong civil society and active community life, provide access to knowledge and culture, extend education, and offer varied viewpoints and sensibilities.

Treasure Coast – Today we hear from Eric Martinez, in his own words. During two days this fall, he took a recorder with him to share his thoughts. Contact Leanne or Eric Martinez at positivemindbodysupportgroupnetwork.com

Tresure Coast – For the second in our series on living with AIDS, we hear from Leanne Jennison. Contact Leanne Jennison or Eric Martinez at positivemindbodysupportgroupnetwork.com

Treasure Coast – World AIDS Day activities:

Free testing Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. at Pettway grocery store 10230 SW Dixie Highway, Hope Sound. Sponsored by the Martin County Health Dept.

Free testing, counseling and eduction programs will be part of the observance Dec. 1 in Indian River County from 5:30 till 8:30 at the Heritage Center in Vero Beach.

Stuart – Martin County's lab building at the Tropical Farms Treatment Plant has a green certification from the Florida Green Buildings Coalition. It features sky lights and uses solar to heat the hot water and supply energy. Find out more about getting a "green" certification or ways to make your own home more green at floridagreenbuilding.org

Treasure Coast – The Butterball Turkey Talk Line number is 1-800-butterball. If you get a busy signal, visit them on line butterball.com

Indian River County – Find out more about the Great American Smoke-out and programs to help quit smoking at the Substance Awareness Council web site

Indian River County – Our full interview with Kristen Britt of the Substance Awareness Council of Indian River County

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