Music students in the four-county area, as well as northern Palm Beach and south Brevard counties are invited to audition for public radio station WQCS / 88.9 FM's popular Young Musicians Spotlight, a one-hour radio special featuring the talent of young musicians.

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Tykes & Teens: Coping With Middle School Creatively

13 hours ago
Tania Ortega-Cowan

It’s hard enough coping with life, let alone life in MIDDLE SCHOOL!

Tykes & Teens is a mental health nonprofit that partners with the Martin County school system, but also has a creative after-hours solution to giving kids the tools to cope, build self-esteem, reduce anxiety, problem solve and uplift hope.

SS: I’m Shawna Scarpitti – I am a nationally board-certified art therapist

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Things are literally cooking over in a new industrial kitchen at the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Fort Pierce.

KF: Full capacity running full three shifts a day with processing, we can do about 25 million pounds of produce a year. We’re not there yet but we can.

That’s Krista Garofalo talking about their relatively new on-site commercial kitchen and production plant.

At least 16 cases have been reported in Martin County and at least two people have died.  What is hepatitis A, and how is it spread?  Printable information about hepatitis A and how to prevent its spread are available from the Florida Dept. of Health in Martin County by clicking HERE.

First Responders painted one fingernail blue as part of an effort to promote awareness of child abuse.  April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, so for the rest of the month it's hoped questions about why people have one painted nail will promote conversations on the issue.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

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American Media Inc. has made a deal to sell the National Enquirer, following months of scandals involving the tabloid's ties to President Trump and its reporting practices.

The company announced on Thursday that it had reached an agreement with James Cohen, magazine distributor and son of the founder of Hudson News. The sale would include two other publications, Globe and National Examiner.

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While the headlines about special counsel Robert Mueller's report have focused on the question of whether President Trump obstructed justice, the report also gave fresh details about Russian efforts to hack into U.S. election systems.

Imagine, if you can, a scenario in which Attorney General William Barr declined to put out a four-page letter to Congress describing the Mueller report three weeks ago.

Imagine, too, that he didn't hold a press conference Thursday before the redacted report's release.

Attorney General William Barr said there would be no obstruction of justice charges against the president stemming from the report by special counsel Robert Mueller, which was released in redacted form on Thursday.

But the threshold for charging the president might have been breached, had staffers not resisted his directives to engage in actions that would have impeded the investigation.


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