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Jill Roberts looks at issues of interest to the Treasure Coast. 

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.

During a stop in Stuart, Florida's new governor, Ron DeSantis, announced clean water policies and called for the resignation of each member of the board of the South Florida Water Management District.

Cleveland Clinic officials visit the Treasure Coast to announce affiliations with Martin Health Systems and Indian River Memorial Hospital.

The start of a new year usually brings resolutions, and clean slates.

If decluttering is your thing, you might be wondering what to do with all that expired medication you just pulled from the depths of the cabinet!

Or…. maybe someone close to you has made the New Year’s resolution to give up prescription drugs and needs help disposing of it… responsibly.

The old way was to flush or trash it. Now we know this only helps those chemicals get into the soil, the Lagoon and even our water supply!!!

Tania Ortega-Cowan

It’s that “most wonderful time of year” where every school in America is preparing a holiday musical program for the community.

In Vero Beach, Saint Edward’s School is preparing their Festival of Lessons & Carols for December 6th. It’s free and open to the public.

We dropped in on a rehearsal with 8 of the 45 total singers who will perform. They had just started their vocal warmups.

AB: I’m Anthony Baron and I am the Director of Choral Music at Saint Edward’s School.

We asked him: What exactly is a Festival of Lessons & Carols?

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day.  Find out about activities and testing opportunities in your area.

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A Day in the Life of the Indian River Lagoon

Nov 20, 2018
Tania Ortega-Cowan

Last month, 1500 students ranging from elementary to high school, descended upon the Indian River Lagoon, testing water quality, and taking count of plants and animals, as part of a-multi county event called A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON.

MW: “Such a nice way to have an impact on so many different students at one time and to give them the opportunity to get their hands wet, feet dirty, collect that authentic scientific data.”

That’s Missy Weiss, founder of the non-profit S.E.A. a Difference …

Tania Ortega-Cowan

A simple idea and swift action by two soccer moms is about to help a lot of kids in Puerto Rico.

LR: “I had this idea because both my kids – I have 6-year-old twins (who) play soccer at IRSA”

That’s Vero Beach native Laura Radocaj talking about the Indian River Soccer Association. She and fellow soccer mom Stephanie Dilella are collecting and about to ship an over-abundance of soccer uniforms to Puerto Rico, where hundreds of children who want to play soccer are ready to receive them!

Three-year-old Preslie is in stable condition after being shot in the head early Sunday morning during a road rage incident.  Police are looking for a dark sedan, possibly a BMW in connection with this incident.  There is a five thousand dollar reward.  To pass on a tip, call Port St. Lucie Police Detective Aisha Hardison at 772-871-7324 or Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers at 1-800-273-TIPS (8477).

Jill Roberts talks with Dr. Dina Rose, a sociologist who is author of the book, "It's Not About the Broccoli:  Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Health Eating," about dealing with the sugar rush that comes from Halloween candy.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

The Haunting Season is Here!   Halloween… Día de los Muertos… All Souls Day...  Spirits… the Afterlife…

So, when our own WQCS News Director Jill Roberts recently came across a sign promoting an Indian River Hauntings Ghost Tour… naturally, we had to find out more!

This led straight to Larry Lawson ---

“My name’s Larry Lawson, I am a former police officer. I’ve got 38 ½ almost 39 years. And I still am. I am a reserve out here in the City of Fellsmere.”

Vice President Mike Pence spent about two hours in Vero Beach Thursday evening.  He attended a fundraiser for Rick Scott's senate campaign.

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