WQCS Public NewsRoom Archive



IRSC's Blackburn building is dedicated at the R. Duke Nelson Human Development and Resources Centre in Ft. PIerce. (2008-09-23)
IRSC's Blackburn building is dedicated at the R. Duke Nelson Human Development and Resources Centre


UFF to host Le Bal Masque (2008-09-23)
Drew Mello talks with Leigh Ann Gilcher, co-ordinator for Road to Success, a United for Families program that helps older foster children make the transition in adulthood by providing independent living skills.


Hard Times but Fond Memories of Gifford Community (2008-09-18)
School books were in short supply, and homes lacked running water, but life was good for a retired educator who grew up in the predominately black community in Indian River County.


Pedestrian safety rules (2008-09-17)
A Lakewood park teen on her way to the bus stop was struck by a car. She received minor injuries. We talk with Gerard Harrington of the Port St. Lucie Police Deptartment about traffic rules for pedestrians.


Vero Beach resident Nancy Carl is currently on a 250 mile bike ride to raise money for and awareness of kidney disease. (2008-09-16)
Vero Beach resident Nancy Carl is currently on a 250 mile bike ride to raise money for and awareness of kidney disease.


Vero Beach resident Nancy Carl is currently on a 250 mile bike ride to raise money for and awareness of kidney disease. (2008-09-16)
Vero Beach resident Nancy Carl is currently on a 250 mile bike ride to raise money for and awareness of kidney disease.


More water to be released from Lake Okeechobee (2008-09-16)
A new round of water releases from Lake Okeechobee begins at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday.


Vero Beach resident Nancy Carl is currently on a 250 mile bike ride to raise money for and awareness of kidney disease. (2008-09-16)
Vero Beach resident Nancy Carl is currently on a 250 mile bike ride to raise money for and awareness of kidney disease.


As we watch hurricane Ike take aim at Texas today, we remember there was a day when such forecasts weren't available. (2008-09-11)
As we watch hurricane Ike take aim at Texas today, we remember there was a day when such forecasts weren't available.


We're continuing to monitor Hurricane Ike, St. Lucie County officials urge residents to prepare now. (2008-09-05)
We're continuing to monitor Hurricane Ike, St. Lucie County officials urge residents to prepare now.


Watching the trio of storms in the Atlantic (2008-09-04)
There are three storms swirling in the Atlantic, what does that mean for us here on the Treasure Coast?


Pulse releases begin from Lake Okeechobee (2008-09-04)
Water is once again being released from Lake Okeechobee into the Indian River Lagoon. While the release is more gentle than others in the past, environmentalists are concerned about the ecosystem.


Amendment five debate (2008-09-03)
The courts will decide if Amendment five should appear on the November ballot. The measure would eliminate the portion of property taxes which go to public schools to be replaced with unspecified other taxes.


"Hot Salsa Nights" coming to Ft. Pierce (2008-08-11)
Drew Mello talks with Pam Gilette of Main Street Ft. Pierce about the work of the organization and their upcoming "Hot Salsa Nights" fundraiser.


Two IRSC swimmers to compete in the olympics (2008-08-07)
Two swimmers who attend IRSC will be competing in Olympic swimming competitions. Neither swimmer is competing for the United States.


ROAD MAP: Traveling from Micanopy to Key West (2008-08-05)
A Japanese garden, inventor's estate, elusive bison and Key deer were on the itinerary in this series of Florida trips.


Help 'Stuff the Bus' (2008-07-29)
Drew Mello talks with Diane Tomasik, Communications Director for United Way of Martin County, about the eight annual School Supplies for Students Drive taking place through August 11th.


ROAD MAP: Winter Homes of Edison and Ford Tell Story of U.S. Ingenuity (2008-07-29)
The inventor and the pioneeering automaker helped shape 20th century America. Their neighboring estates in Southwest Florida attract 200,000 visitors a year.


Backpack safety (2008-07-28)
As we get ready for back-to-school shopping most students have a backpack on the list. But which are best for students?


Mary Brogan Museum (2008-07-24)
The Mary Brogan Museum in Tallahassee makes learning fun. We visit and hear the good times first hand.


ROAD MAP: Key West Bustling in Midsummer (2008-07-22)
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum and Key West Aquarium are must-sees if you're traveling with kids.


What is the heat index anyway (2008-07-21)
When we give you the weather this time of year, we not only give you the temperature, but the heat index as well. Now we answer the question, what is the heat index anyway.


Christmas in July! (2008-07-19)
Drew Mello talks with Rebecca Rickey of the Vero Heritage Center & Citrus Museum about their Christmas in July market event on July 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. Go to www.veroheritage.org for more information.


Mahoney: Let's Import Canadian Oil (2008-07-16)
U.S. Rep. Tim Mahoney (D-Fla.) gives his take on energy and housing issues during interview with Morning Edition Host Drew Mello.


ROAD MAP: Searching for Key Deer (2008-07-15)
These pint-size deer live almost exclusively on one island in the Lower Keys, 30 miles from Key West.


Using bee stings to treat gout. (2008-07-14)
People with serious illnesses often use unconventional methods to treat the disease. One Florida man uses bee stings to treat gout.


Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup (2008-07-11)
Drew Mello talks with April Price of the Marine Industries Association of the Treasure Coast about their Treasure Coast Waterway Cleanup taking place Saturday July 19th. The coastal cleanup will specifically concentrate on waterways, spoil islands and area canals. For more information visit www.miatc.com


ROAD MAP: A Japanese Oasis in Urban South Florida (2008-07-09)
An air of tranquility reigns at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in bustling Palm Beach County.


What should you have in your hurricane kit? (2008-07-09)
Hurricane Bertha is not a threat to the Treasure Coast, but hurricane season is a long way from over. If you want to be prepared for a storm which may come our way, here are some suggestions for what you might want to have on hand.


Bertha may not come here, but it's still a good time to shop for hurricane supplies! (2008-07-08)
Hurricane Bertha seems headed for the open waters away from the U.S. coast. Still, there's four and a half months of hurricane season left, now is a good time to shop for supplies.


Berttha may not come here, but it's still a good time to shop for hurricane supplies! (2008-07-08)
Hurricane Bertha seems headed for the open waters away from the U.S. coast. Still, there's four and a half months of hurricane season left, now is a good time to shop for supplies.


GoomBay Bash combines philanthropy with a tropical party. (2008-07-07)
Drew Mello talks with Jill Hanson and Tara Biek, co-chairs of Martin Memorial LifeSavers, about the 7th annual Goombay Bash to benefit the Martin Memorial Maternal-Child Department.


GoomBay Bash combines philanthropy with a tropical party. (2008-07-07)
Drew Mello talks with Jill Hanson and Tara Biek, co-chairs of Martin Memorial LifeSavers, about the 7th annual Goombay Bash to benefit the Martin Memorial Maternal-Child Department.


GoomBay Bash combines philanthropy with a tropical party. (2008-07-07)
Drew Mello talks with Jill Hanson and Tara Biek, co-chairs of Martin Memorial LifeSavers, about the 7th annual Goombay Bash to benefit the Martin Memorial Maternal-Child Department.


ROAD MAP: William Bartram's 'Great Savannah' now a State Preserve (2008-07-01)
With 12,000 acres, Paynes Prairie is the largest "wet prairie" in the country.


VNA to host free Caregiver Symposium (2008-06-29)
This week on Treasure Coast Happenings, Drew Mello talks with Tracey Kendrick of the Visiting Nurses Association of the Treasure Coast about the services they offer and about their upcoming Caregiver Symposium


ROAD MAP: Author's Home No Longer Off the Beaten Path (2008-06-25)
Each year, 30,000 people visit the Cracker farmhouse once owned by "The Yearling" author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in North Central Florida scrub country.


Changes ahead for Indian River Community College (2008-06-25)
Indian River Community College is getting a new name, that's a permanent change, the institution will also be getting a new president, which may be a temporary change.


ROAD MAP: Author's Home No Longer Off the Beaten Path (2008-06-25)
Each year, 30,000 people visit the Cracker farmhouse once owned by "The Yearling" author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings in North Central Florida scrub country.


Don't forget your pet in preparing for a hurricane (2008-06-19)
When getting ready for a hurricane, Treasure Coast residents are encouraged to remember the pets in their preparations.


Bicycle Safety (2008-06-17)
It's summer and with students out of school and soaring gasoline prices bikes are becoming more popular. If you're going to ride you should know the rules of the road.


ROAD MAP: Silver Springs Still Bubbling (2008-06-17)
The iconic tourist attraction predates Disney by half a century.


ROAD MAP: Silver Springs Still Bubbling (2008-06-17)
The iconic tourist attraction predates Disney by half a century.


ROAD MAP: Silver Springs Still Bubbling (2008-06-17)
The iconic tourist attraction predates Disney by half a century.


Rules of the road for pedestrians (2008-06-16)
If you're going to be walking more places this summer to save on gas, make sure you're following the rules of the road.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-06-16)
Drew Mello talks with Marjorie Harrell and Janie Gould about St. Lucie County's Juneteenth celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.


The city of Port St. Lucie is ready for hurricane season. (2008-06-12)
The city of Port St. Lucie used lessons from 2004 to get ready for the current hurricane season.


ROAD MAP: A Backcountry Enclave in the Heart of the Treasure Coast (2008-06-11)
The Savannas Preserve State Park in St. Lucie and Martin counties has 6,000 acres of Old Florida wilderness.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-06-08)
Drew Mello talks with Dane Roberts of the Vero Beach Museum of Art about the museum and "Art After Dark" on Thursday, June 12th


St. Lucie County Emergency officials are ready for hurricane season. (2008-06-05)
Using some lessons learned from the past, St. Lucie County officials are taking all steps necessary to be ready should be get hit by a hurricane this year.


ROAD MAP: Historic Buildings, Tropical Streetscapes (2008-06-04)
Guided tour gives historic perspective about Stuart's vibrant downtown.


Emergency Operations Center opens in Indian River County (2008-06-02)
Building on lessons learned during the 2004 hits by hurricanes Frances and Jeanne, Indian River County officials uveil their new Emergency Operations Center.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-06-01)
Drew Mello talks with Annie Potts of the Treasure Coast Rowing Club about Learn to Row Day on Saturday, June 7th.


Email, Phones Help Modern Soldiers Stay Connected (2008-05-30)
Electronic communications helped Army Sgt.Steve Johnson stay in touch with his wife, Julie, while he was in Afghanistan.


Email, Phones Help Modern Soldiers Stay Connected (2008-05-30)
Electronic communications helped Army Sgt.Steve Johnson stay in touch with his wife, Julie, while he was in Afghanistan.


Couple Treasured Letters During Korean War (2008-05-28)
Pen and ink helped Ed and Joy Bailey stay connected during his 15-month tour of duty with the Marines in Korea.


Vietnam Web Extra (2008-05-27)
Vietnam Veteran Don Lucy tells us how writing letters from Vietnam helped spark a life long love of writing and helped him deal with the stress of war.


Communication from the Vietnam War (2008-05-27)
Vietnam Veteran Don Lucy tells us about communicating from the Vietnam War. In addition to letters, mail call now often included tape recordings.


World War II Web Extra (2008-05-26)
Bob Parenti talks about not being able to keep the letters he received during World War II and Laurie Parenti makes her Sweetheart jealous by writing about a dance in one of her letters to him.


Communication from World War II (2008-05-26)
A box of long forgotten letters tells a tale of love and war during World War II.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-05-25)
Drew Mello talks with Adrienne Moore of the Florida Public Relations Association about their annual Media Conference.


ROAD MAP: House of Refuge Stands Firm (2008-05-21)
Historic structure on Hutchinson Island has withstood countless hurricanes during the past 132 years.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-05-18)
Drew Mello talks with Robert McFalls, CEO of Area Agency on Aging - Palm Beach/Treasure Coast.


Expedition Web extra: How to make the best of your equipment when you have limited space (2008-05-14)
Richard Sylvestri tells us how he made the best use possible of the equipment he carried in his kayak.


Retracing the water route of the Lewis and Clark expedition (2008-05-14)
Jensen Beach resident Richard Sylvestri takes to the water in a kayak to retrace the route taken by the Lewis and Clark expedition 200 years earlier.


ROAD MAP: Beachfront Museum Tells Amazing Story (2008-05-14)
The McLarty Treasure Museum marks the spot where 1,400 survivors camped after a 1715 hurricane wrecked their Spanish treasure ships.


Expedition Web Extra: Why he didn't quit (2008-05-14)
Hear why Richard Sylvestri of Jensen Beach finished his trek to follow the path of Lewis and Clark.


Foster Story Web Extra: Carly talks about her natural family (2008-05-13)
Carly Caron, who just turned 18 and moved out of the state's foster care group home in Vero beach, tells us how she feels about her family.


Carly talks about her natural family (2008-05-12)
Carly Caron, who just turned 18 and moved out of the state's foster care group home in Vero beach, tells us how she feels about her family.


Turning 18 in Florida's Foster Care System (2008-05-12)
Turning 18 is a milestone in most people's lives, but most of us still depend on our families. For those in the state's foster system it can be a challenging transition.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-05-11)
Drew Mello talks with Tim Brown and Lindsay Nickerson about the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.


Award Winning Health Department Series (2008-05-05)
St. Lucie County health department celebrates it's 60th anniversary.


Treasure Coast Happenings for 5/4/08 (2008-05-04)
Drew Mello talks with Jane Rowley of the One Hundred Club of St. Lucie County.


Treasure Coast Happenings (2008-04-27)
Drew Mello talks with Laura Alexander of the Treasure Coast Food Bank about the work of the food bank and a special upcoming volunteer opportunity.


SP Recycling now accepts more paper. (2008-04-25)
White office paper and magazines can now go into large paper recycling bins on the Treasure Coast.


Green Home in Martin County is Supersized (2008-04-24)
You don't have to live in a rustic cabin to be environmentally friendly. Rufus and Melynda Wakeman's riverfront mansion in Martin County has been certified green, all 23,900 square feet of it.


Reusing and recycling at the St. Lucie County Landfill. (2008-04-23)
You think of the landfill as a final resting place for your garbage, but in St. Lucie County, that's not necessarily the case.


Manatee Center Ft. Pierce (2008-04-20)
Drew Mello speaks with Jann Widmayer of the Manatee Observation and Edcuation Center.


Judy Collins (2008-04-02)
Singer Judy Collins appears April 5 in Vero Beach for the Mental Health Association. She shares with us her personal struggle with thoughts of suicide as well as how she coped with the suicide of her son, Clark.


Zora Neale Hurston celebrated at Zora Fest! (2008-03-27)
Who would the fiesty author and anthropologist support this busy election year.


Mexican Textbook Donations (2008-03-25)
The St. Lucie County School District receives a donation of 300 Spanish Language textbooks from Mexico to be used in St. Lucie County classrooms.


School Shooting Drill (2008-03-21)
St. Lucie County School Resource Officers practice reacting to having a shooter on the campus of Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie.


Gifford Youth Activity Center (2008-03-21)
Jill Roberts visits the Gifford Youth Activity Center as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary.


Treasure Coast Legislative Preview (2008-03-21)
Treasure Coast legislators talk with Jill Roberts about what they'd like to accomplish this legislative session.


Gifford Youth Activity Center (2008-03-21)
Jill Roberts visits the Gifford Youth Activity Center as it celebrates its 10th Anniversary.


Jane Goodall (2008-03-20)
Renowned Chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall vists Vero Beach to share her views on how to make the world a better place.


Roots and Shoots (2008-03-20)
Chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall gives children the chance to help the enviornment, people and their community.


Zora Neale Hurston (2008-02-18)
Jill Roberts takes a look back at the time author Zora Neale Hurston spent on the Treasure Coast.