This week on Treasure Happenings Mike will be speaking with Nancy McCarthy of the United Way of Martin County about the new school year, how education may look different in the wake of Covid-19 along with the need for school supplies and the financial burdens that many families are going through regarding expenses.


 Mon June 29, 2020   Planet Symbols

Mon June 22, 2020        PLUTO AND ITS MOONS

This week on Treasure Coast Happenings Mike speaks with Logan Spacek from the American Red Cross about…

  1. Hurricane Season
  2. Emergency Shelters
  3. Emergency Contact Information
  4. Safety Procedures during a storm
  5. Our Animals

Join us and get informed this hurricane season with 88.9 WQCS

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Saturday is the 4th of July. And while we won’t be celebrating with big fireworks and crowds this year, there’s plenty to reflect upon. We called up Fellsmere resident and World War II veteran Korky Korker for some patriotic inspiration.

CK: My name is Clarence Korker – of course everybody calls me Korky. So that’s a nickname that’s stuck with me for years. I’m 95 years old now.

Korker served with the US Navy Armed Guard throughout World War II.

CK: I enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and they took me in ’43.

Join Mike Fitzgerald and Detective Mazanoski of the St. Lucie County Sherriff's Department and they’ll share information about unscrupulous con artists that are taking advantage of those with Covid 19 or family members. 

provided by Harbor Retirement Associates

So, it’s safe to say that COVID-19 took most of the world by surprise, and one of the first places it showed up on the Treasure Coast was at assisted living facility Harbor Chase of Vero Beach.

Now, almost four months later, and with case numbers rising in Florida, we wanted to check in to see how they’re moving forward.

DE: You know, it’s a learning curve – we are all facing this in real time at the same time… but Harbor Chase of Vero Beach – we are COVID-free and we are now accepting residents and people are able to move in…

Pandemics, lockdown, unemployment, police and political unrest, this can be very overwhelming for people.  The week on Treasure Coast Happenings we will speak with Dr. Nicholas Coppola of the Mental Health Association of Indian River County about how to deal with all of these issues that may be affecting your health.

All lanes of Roosevelt Bridge (US Hwy 1) & Dixie Hwy under bridge closed until further notice. Alt routes: I-95 or Turnpike. 

Tania Ortega-Cowan

This week, 18 states are seeing upticks in newly reported COVID-19 cases. Florida is one of them.  The Treasure Coast is seeing this increase as well. While there’s no shortage of debate whether this is due to increased testing, or opening back up, or a combination, one thing is for certain: we are still learning about the virus and it is still out there.

CH: My name is Corbin Hodder. I’m the Medical Director for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine here at Cleveland Clinic Martin.

TOC: Wow! Now, you’re really on the front line.

Rachel Tennant of the Manatee Center joins us to discuss the observation and educational center and programs for kids this summer. There are three programs which include Eco-Explorers, Ocean Adventures, and Wild Discoveries.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Isolating victims from the outside world has long been a control tactic for domestic abusers. Now with enforced isolation from the COVID-19 pandemic and all its added stress, we wonder just how this is affecting domestic violence on the Treasure Coast. So, we travel to Safe Space headquarters in Martin County to have the discussion.