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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Col. Andrew Kelly, Commander of the Jacksonville District of the Army Crops of Engineers says that due to expected oyster spawning, releases to the St. Lucie River from Lake Okeechobee will be slightly reduced.  You can find out more about the lake and its management by clicking HERE.

Vero Beach's Year-Long 100th Birthday Celebration

Mar 13, 2019
Tania Ortega-Cowan

On October 26, the City of Vero Beach officially turns 100! That means we are right in the middle of a year-long party.

TB: We started on October 26, 2018.

That’s Tammy Bursick, the City Clerk for the City of Vero Beach and co-chair for the Centennial Celebration.

We sat down with her and her co-chair…

TY: Colonel Councilman Tony Young

They have already had bonfires on the beach, a Veteran’s Parade downtown and extra special Christmas Boat Parade.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

The Florida Legislature has just started back up, and four women on the Treasure Coast are making sure the Arts are at the top of everyone’s minds!

PW: So the Governor’s budget right now – the line item for Arts & Culture is 5 million dollars… for the entire state.

That’s Pat Williams. She’s a member of Florida’s Council on Arts & Culture. We meet in downtown Stuart, along with other Council members, Katherine Dickenson, Janeen Mason, and Nancy Turrell.

Former WQCS reporter Kenrick Thomas met with Mary Ann Carroll in July of 2014.  We reach into our archives for that story.  Carroll was named a featured artist and her work was displayed in the governor’s mansion for Black History Month.

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The Russia investigation has ended, and special counsel Robert Mueller's report is now in the hands of Attorney General William Barr. Barr sent a letter on Friday notifying Congress that the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election had concluded.

Following Justice Department regulations, Barr addressed his letter to the leaders of the House and Senate judiciary committees.

Read the text of the letter below.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's report has been a long time in the making.

Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017 by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein after President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey.

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Presidential candidates have to file their first campaign finance reports at the end of this month. As NPR's Peter Overby reports, Democratic candidates are taking a tip from last year's congressional races and asking for small donations.

The new movie Us, Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out, is a horror movie.

It starts with a black family on vacation. They go to the beach; dad buys a boat. Then things start getting creepy.

One night, another family dressed in red jumpsuits shows up in front of the house. And each member of this new family — mom, dad, sister, brother — is an identical copy of the family inside. They're doppelgangers.

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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Most people in America want the Electoral College gone, and they want to select a president based on who gets the most votes nationally, polls say.

Democratic presidential candidates are weighing in too.

"Every vote matters," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in Mississippi on Monday. "And the way we can make that happen is that we can have national voting and that means get rid of the electoral college."

That line garnered one of her largest roars of applause for the evening.

Gregg says that change would radicalize politics.

Updated at 10:45 p.m. ET

President Trump said Friday he will nominate conservative TV commentator and former Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore to one of two vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board.

Moore, 59, has joined the president in criticizing the central bank, led by Chairman Jerome Powell, for raising interest rates.

"I have known Steve for a long time — and have no doubt he will be an outstanding choice!" Trump said in a tweet.

Headless Goat Polo Is A Top Sport At World Nomad Games

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Two bare-chested men on horseback wrestle. The goal is to pull your opponent off the horse so a part of his body touches the ground.

Three dogs chase a dummy clad in a fox or hare skin to see who's fastest. Biting an opponent is grounds for disqualification.

Sex work is illegal in much of the United States, but the debate over whether it should be decriminalized is heating up.

Former California Attorney General and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris recently came out in favor of decriminalizing it, as long as it's between two consenting adults.

Police in Charlottesville, Va., say they have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with a threat that "contained vile, racially charged language targeted African-American and Hispanic students" at an area high school.

At a news conference on Friday, police Chief RaShall Brackney said the suspect was believed to have made "threats to commit serious bodily harm to persons on school property" and to have carried out "harassment by computer."

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