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Drew Mello

Feb 19, 2019

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of WQCS Morning Edition Host Drew Mello.

Drew’s smooth voice and sense of humor helped so many of us get our day off to a great start. Despite the fact that he got up well before the sun each weekday, he was always at his best both on the air and in person. Whether it was the location of morning traffic crashes or information during a threatening hurricane, Drew helped to keep us informed with his calm voice and clear delivery of information

Gretchen Rose writes from her daughter's point of view in her honest memoir titled "Dancing With the Devil."  She will be at the Vero Beach Book Center Feb. 20 at 4:00 p.m..  Find out more by clicking HERE.

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Finding Lost Souls: Explaining PROJECT LIFESAVER

Feb 11, 2019
Tania Ortega-Cowan

If you have a loved one with Alzheimer’s or Autism, then you know the worry they might wander off.  Hey, so – there is a solution! It is called Project Lifesaver and has rescued thousands of lost people!

KH: Over 3,500! Right now as of just a couple days ago actually! Yes.

That is Kyrianna Hoffses…

KH: the Public Relations and Media Coordinator for Project Lifesaver

We meet in their Port St Lucie office. Joining us is the Project Lifesaver creator himself - Gene Saunders!

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President Trump says it's up to his newly confirmed attorney general, William Barr, to decide whether to make public the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

As the battle against ISIS in Syria winds down a woman claiming to be an American woman who went to support ISIS pleads to come back to the U.S. She's one of many languishing in detention camps now.

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with James Blitz, Whitehall editor of the Financial Times, about the latest in Brexit and the formation of a new political party in the U.K. called "the Independent Group."

Teenager Nicholas Sandmann's family is suing The Washington Post, saying it targeted the Covington Catholic High School student and defamed him for political purposes when it reported on a January encounter on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial between Sandmann and Native American activist Nathan Phillips.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to state and local governments, thus limiting their ability to use fines to raise revenue.

The court's decision, written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, was announced by her on her second day back at the court. Ginsburg missed in-person arguments at the court for the first time in her quarter century on the Supreme Court bench after undergoing surgery for lung cancer late last year.

After pulling planes and canceling hundreds of flights, Southwest Airlines is offering an apology to travelers — and blaming the union that represents aircraft maintenance technicians.

Last week, the Dallas-based airline took more than 40 of some 750 aircraft out of service at four Southwest locations, spurring flight delays and cancellations. As a result, the company declared an operational emergency.

In 2017, Kim Nelson had just moved her family back to her hometown in South Carolina. Boxes were still scattered around the apartment, and while her two young daughters played, Nelson scrolled through a newspaper article on her phone. It said religious exemptions for vaccines had jumped nearly 70 percent in recent years in the Greenville area — the part of the state she had just moved to.

Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET

On day three of a hearing meant to get to the bottom of an absentee ballot scheme in the as-yet undecided U.S. House race in North Carolina's Ninth District, all eyes are on Republican Mark Harris, and what he knew and when.

The State Board of Elections investigation is centered on a political operative, McCrae Dowless, who was hired by Harris to get out the vote in the eastern part of district, which runs from outskirts of Charlotte along the southern edge of the state.

When Nazis Took Manhattan

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On the evening of Feb. 20, 1939, the marquee of New York's Madison Square Garden was lit up with the evening's main event: a "Pro American Rally." The organizers had chosen the date in celebration of George Washington's birthday and had procured a 30-foot-tall banner of America's first president for the stage. More than 20,000 men and women streamed inside and took their seats. The view they had was stunning: Washington was hung between American flags — and swastikas.

Last week, reports surfaced of a new videotape showing singer R. Kelly engaging in sex acts with an underage girl. This is not the first time the R&B superstar has been accused of sexual abuse. Allegations have circled Kelly for decades; in 2002, a videotape surfaced that purportedly showed Kelly engaging in sexual acts with a teenage girl.

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