Troubled Waters (America's Amazon) with John Nelson

Jan 16, 2020

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings Mike talks with John Nelson about his film Troubled Waters (America’s Amazon) The History of the St. Lucie River.  John will also be doing a three part lecture series talking about the river and a reshowing of his movie.

John will also talk about how the Audubon society has been a significant part of his life and helped shaped his long time interest that focuses on our waterways.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Mark Perry of Stuart, Florida is one of the voices advocating for our waterways to the Florida legislature and agencies, for both environmental and economic reasons.

MP: I’m Mark Perry. I’m the executive director at Florida Oceanographic Society.

It’s a non-profit that his own father helped found in the 1960s. We visit him at their campus, located along A1A in Stuart.

Martin County Open Studio Tour of Artists

Jan 9, 2020

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings Mike will be speaking with Brenda Leigh and Eduardo Gomez of the Martin Artisans guild to discuss the Martin County Open Studio Tour taking place next weekend on the 18th and 19th of January. The studio tours offers you an opportunity to meet over 40 artists, enjoy their work, and in some instances see where the artists create their artwork.

Mon Jan 6, 2020              PERIHELION

IRSC's Performing Arts program 2020 Schedule

Jan 2, 2020

Join the Indian River State College (IRSC) Performing Arts program for the 20

Join the Indian River State College (IRSC) Performing Arts program for the 2020 season, which marks 40 years of performing arts in the McAlpin Theatre. In that time, hundreds of students have shared their love and discipline, flooding the McAlpin stage with exuberant energy and theatre magic to the delight of thousands of patrons who have laughed, clapped and shared their in boundless pursuit of excellence in the arts.


The Legendary art Ivo David

Dec 26, 2019

Join Mike Fitzgerald this week as he speaks with world famous artist Ivo David, they'll talk about his 75 year career, and his talent with a paint brush that has taken him around the world. Ivo David has been a large part of the art world for a very long time, wearing his trademark yellow hat this 85 year old’s art can be viewed at some of Italy’s finest museums.

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The human body’s most vital function is one we basically never think of…


Until it stops working….


GP: I’m just the luckiest person there is, that’s all! (laughter)

That’s St Lucie County resident Gary Pettit. He is 72. In September, he was the 100th transplant patient to receive a healthy heart at Cleveland Clinic in the Weston/Ft Lauderdale-Miami area. We spoke to him by phone.

“Art in Motion” with Jocelyn Perez of IRSC

Dec 19, 2019

This week join Mike Fitzgerald on Treasure Coast Happenings as he speaks with Jocelyn Perez, Performing and Visual Arts Master Instructor at Indian River State College.  Together they’ll discuss a very exciting event titled “Art in Motion” that will highlight thought provoking art work followed by interpretive dance surrounding each piece of art.

Photo: Kaylie Evans / Sound engineer: Alexander Fitzgerald

Join Mike Fitzgerald this week on Treasure Coast Happenings as he speaks with artist Jen Clay, they’ll discuss her interactive artwork that will incorporate a hands on experience into a journey she calls “Soft Sanity”. This will be a one day event for the entire family with three shows on December 28th at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. Jen has been an exhibition artist for years with numerous shows seen throughout Florida. Join us on 88.9 WQCS

Tania Ortega-Cowan

When Indian River County resident John Engle made a 2-year commitment in Haiti to work with a small organization supporting education, he had no idea that he would end up staying for 20 years and dedicate his life to the Haitian people.  

JE: I’m John Engle, director of Haiti Partners.

Engle co-founded the nonprofit in Vero Beach in 2009.

JE: Our major focus is schools. We specifically articulate our mission as helping Haitians change Haiti through education.

(Haitian children singing)

The Atlantic Classical Orchestra featuring musical director and conductor David Amado along with Cindy Roden are Mike’s guests this week on Treasure Coast Happenings.  Together they are discussing upcoming shows including the appearances in Vero Beach, Stuart, and the Palm Beaches, and each performance will feature the music of Beethoven, Devorak, and Rachmaninoff.  They will also look ahead into the 2020 season.