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Congratulations to our 4 winners of two tickets each to see The Capitol Steps at the Lyric Theatre on January 11, 2019. Dale Francke, Kathleen Clarke, Mel Singer, and Nancy Horberger. Congratulations, enjoy the show, and thank you for being valued listeners of WQCS!

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Archeology Day will be presented Saturday Jan, 19 the Richardson Center on IRSC's Meuller Campus from 10 a.m. till noon.  Admission is free.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Diminishing habitat. Red tide. News of our local environment is often quite… grim.

But there’s more to the story.

Each day, people with hopeful hearts and scientific minds work together to preserve what we do have…. and to improve it for future generations.

KG: “It’s nice that there are places like this that we can still save.”

That’s Ken Grudens, Executive Director of the Indian River Land Trust.

With too many activities to pack into one week, St. Lucie County Shedules Martin Luther King commemorateive activities.  To see a schedule, click HERE.

See Indian River County Events by clicking HERE.

Martin County Events can be found by clicking HERE.

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara and St. Lucie County School Superintendant Wayne Gent discuss school safety for the first part of the current School Year.

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Treasure Coast Happenings

If you've ever wondered if IRSC offers a program or a course that you might like, now is the time for you to find out.  A program showcase will be held Tuesday, June 10, 2018.  It's from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Koblegard Student Union Building on the Main Campus in Ft. Pierce.  If you can't make it, or would like more information click HERE.  You can also email info@irsc.edu or call 1-866-792-4772.

Sign up for gymnastics and aerial antics June 16 at Leisure Square in Vero Beach.   Find out more by clicking HERE.

The Annual Waterlily Celebration is June 16, have your pictures in by the 12th.

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From The NPR Newsroom

New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik is deeply worried about her party.

"We are facing a crisis level of Republican women in Congress," Stefanik said on Thursday, noting that there are only 13 Republican women in the U.S. House, down from 23 last session.

Stefanik stepped down as House Republicans' recruitment head last month. But with a new group she's launching, dedicated to boosting women candidates, she still has top Republicans' full attention.

A major winter storm is disrupting transportation routes in parts of New England and the Midwest, after bringing snow and freezing rain to the areas.

Pray With The Pope, From Your iPhone

3 hours ago

"Click to pray" are not words you'd expect to come out of the pope's mouth.

But that's what onlookers heard during the traditional Sunday address from Pope Francis, as he introduced ClickToPray, an app for communal prayer aimed at young people.

Updated at 3:00 p.m. ET

A crowd of students surrounds the Native American man, laughing and filming on cell phones. One boy, wearing a red Make America Great Again hat, stands just inches away from the man's drum, staring at him with a wide smile.

Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder participating in the Indigenous Peoples March, keeps drumming and singing.

Several parts of the federal government have been shut down for about a month now, and cybersecurity professionals say government websites are becoming more vulnerable to security breaches each day the shutdown lasts.

Visitors to manufacturing.gov, for instance, are finding that the site has become unusable — its information about the manufacturing sector is no longer accessible. Instead, it features this message at the top of the homepage:

Southern West Virginia is a playground for hikers, cyclists and rock climbers, but in the heart of that lush landscape rests the site of what many consider the worst industrial disaster in American history.

Today, from a picturesque overlook on the mountain above, tourists can see the gate of the Hawks Nest Tunnel, located on the New River in Gauley Bridge. There, water rushes through 16,240 feet of steel and rock.

The family of an American citizen believed to have been jailed in Syria two years ago is making his story public for the first time, spurred by President Trump's announcement last month that he will withdraw U.S. troops from the country.

Majd Kamalmaz, a 61-year-old psychotherapist from Arlington, Va., arrived in Damascus on Feb. 15, 2017. He traveled to the Syrian capital for a condolence visit following the death of his father and to check on elderly relatives, according to his family. They say he was arrested at a checkpoint a day after he arrived.

When Sarah Spiegel was in her first year at New York Medical College in 2016, she sat in a lecture hall watching a BuzzFeed video about what it's like to be an intersex or a transgender person.

"It was a good video, but it felt inadequate for the education of a class of medical students, soon to be doctors," says Spiegel, now in her third year of medical school.

In the latest social media craze, people are sharing photos comparing how they looked 10 years ago with how they look today. Dubbed the "10-Year Challenge," the viral fad has attracted everyone from celebrities like Mariah Carey and Justin Baldoni, to environmentalists seeking to highlight the impacts of climate change.

Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

8 hours ago

Shivering and blue-lipped but smiling, Niraj Shukla emerged from the Ganges River this week, flanked by his parents and millions of other people, feeling renewed.

"The water is very cold, but once you have a bath – it's sort of a miracle, you know?" said Shukla, a 32-year-old engineer who lives in India's capital New Delhi.

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