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Tania Ortega-Cowan

So – last week, students from 39 different schools, ranging in age from 2nd grade to high school, partnered with 40 environmental groups and waded out basically all at once into the Indian River Lagoon at various points all along Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, Brevard and Volusia counties. Their mission? To collect data to create a snapshot of the health of the Lagoon.

MW: “The Indian River Lagoon is a complex system and the problems that it faces are not easy to understand.”

That’s Missy Weiss. She’s…

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Now that our busy season is upon us, we begin to hear a lot about fundraising efforts for the United Way. So, we wondered, specifically, how are these funds invested back into the community?

This week, we paid a visit to the United Way of St Lucie County to find out. We spoke with…

JP: Jessica Parrish

She’s the director of collaborative impact. And…

KT: Kenrick Thomas

He is the director of marketing and communications. You may also recognize his voice because in 2015,

Tania Ortega-Cowan

We are NPR for the Treasure Coast – and that name – the Treasure Coast – originates from actual treasure buried below the ocean just off our coastline!

Forecast data became much clearer Wednesday on what may, or in this case may not, happen with Tropical Storm Karen in the coming days.

Tropical Storm Karen has refused to intensify since leaving Puerto Rico, and newest data suggests the storm may dissipate entirely before ever becoming a threat to Florida.

 

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Stuart Air Show Takes To The Skies

Oct 17, 2019

Join us this weekend as we speak with Amy Bottegal of The Stuart Air Show as we celebrate its 30th anniversary November 1st. through the 3rd. We’ll look deep into the world of aviation and honoring its past and inspiring its future.  This year’s event will feature three days of air shows, a tour of the aircraft on display along with special areas for your children to play and learn.

Tickets are currently available by visiting Stuartairshow.com or at the gates each day of the show.  For more information you may also call 772-781-4882. 

Tykes and Teens with Paula Hundt and Courtney Buckel

Oct 10, 2019

Guests: 

Tykes and Teens provides mental health counseling services for children and their families in Martin, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Indian River Counties.  Since 1996 this organization has helped over 40,000 children.

The Festival of Trees and Lights is coming up in November and will be open to the public daily with no admission fee, there are some fun events surrounding the festival and all funds raised help support Tykes and Teens.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York officially endorsed presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in Queens, N.Y., on Saturday.

Addressing an estimated crowd of more than 25,000 supporters, Ocasio-Cortez said she was proud to join the Vermont senator in bringing "a working-class revolution to the ballot box of the United States of America."

A few times a month, Marhana leaves the village of Krui in southern Sumatra and journeys deep into the woods. Then she finds a tree, lined with triangular holes, each hole dripping with crystalized sap.

Marhana (like many Indonesians, she uses only a first name) takes a woven rattan rope and lassos up the tree, climbing higher and higher, chipping away at the sap using a tiny pickaxe.

"This is the damar," she says in Indonesian, as she looks at the golden droppings.

Music Moment: Summer Walker

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

Book: 'Free Cyntoia'

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

And finally today, singer Summer Walker made history this week. Her debut studio album called "Over It" became the most-streamed album by a woman R&B artist ever, breaking Beyonce's record for the album "Lemonade." Summer Walker is 23 years old. She's from Atlanta, Ga., and she is notoriously shy and doesn't give many interviews. But we wanted to hear more about her breakout album and why it's been getting so much buzz lately, so we've called music editor at The New Yorker Briana Younger to walk us through some of the album's standouts.

As the five-day cease-fire along Turkey's border with Syria continues to falter, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) tells NPR he thinks the deal is "really terrible."

Nestor is moving away from the Sunshine State, but the storm was much more than a nuisance for some Floridians.

At least three tornadoes have been confirmed across the peninsula, and heavy rain and storm surge caused moderate flooding across portions of the panhandle.

Protests in Santiago, Chile's capital, shut down metro service Friday afternoon and left a high-rise engulfed in flames, prompting President Sebastián Piñera to declare a state of emergency in the city.

Updated at 8:45 p.m. ET

The British Parliament delayed a vote on a Brexit deal by three months Saturday, another defeat for Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid what had appeared to have been a breakthrough in negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom.

The Department of Education has proposed several key changes to its massive survey that collects data from the nation's public schools on a wide range of civil rights issues.

Among the changes, the 2019-2020 version of the Civil Rights Data Collection would remove questions that focus on preschool and school finance. The proposals would also add in more questions about sexual assault and bullying based on religion.

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