"Operation Kid Safe" With Mark Bott

Aug 15, 2019

Mark Bott is the Director of "Operation Kid Safe" he has worked with John Walshin protecting kids and informing parents on what to have on hand in case of an emergency. Mark is the founder of Operation Kid Safe which is an internationally known child safety advocate program for the last     18 years.  Mark is also the creator of the AMBER ALERT SYSTEM.

We all pretty much know to consider sea turtle nests when visiting our beaches this time of year, but what's going on below the sand?  Officials from Indian River County and Coastal Connections excavated a hatched nest in Vero Beach and invited the public along.  Nest excavations are also done in Brevard County by Stella Maris Environmental Research.  Find out more by clicking HERE.  Excavations are also scheduled at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.  Find details by clicking

Mon Aug 12, 2019            LAST CALL FOR PERSEIDS

So, imagine trying to go one day without using plastic.

(background sound of landfill up and under)

RO: It’s almost impossible. I mean your toothbrush is plastic.

That’s Rebecca Olson with St. Lucie County.

RO:  I am the Solid Waste marketing and quality control coordinator here at the landfill.

St. Lucie along with Indian River and Palm Beach are the counties in our listening area participating in a new pilot program to recycle plastic films and bags.

WQCS intern Christina St. Louis visits Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital for the donation of a cuddle cot.  Find out more about the cuddle cot and support for families of stillborn babies through Madison's Miracles by clicking HERE.

Pirates & Pearls Garden Bash for Molly's House

Aug 8, 2019

Pirates & Pearls Garden Bash for Molly’s House

On September 21st, 2019 between 5pm – 10pm you can take part in an extraordinary fund raiser to help support Molly’s House.

The evening will be filled with Pirates, mermaids and live music along with a silent auction.

Bill West, CEO of Molly’s House is this week’s special guest.

Linda Seals is Regional Specialized Agent for UF's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Indian River Research and Education Center in Ft. Pierce.  She is working to foster discussion in local communities about keeping the Indian River Lagoon healthy.  Find out more by clicking HERE.

Skywatch week of August 5, 2019

Aug 5, 2019

There will be a deputy in every school in St. Lucie County when school resumes this year, including two of the four-legged variety.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Indian River State College - home to this station - is now officially home-sweet-home to a special kind of house plucked right out of the history books!

The Laura Riding Jackson house is a wooden Florida Cracker House…

CT: …which we think was built around 1910. We’re not 100% sure. We are doing some research on that now.

That’s Charlotte Terry.

CT: I’m the vice president of the Laura Riding Jackson Foundation.

The American Red Cross is Always Ready to Serve

Aug 1, 2019

Join us this week when Treasure Coast Happenings talks with Logan Spacek, the disaster Program Specialist from the American Red Cross.  The Red Cross is always on hand when an emergency strikes, whether it’s a hurricane or other tragedy that touches your life.  Listen in and find out how the American Red Cross is always at the ready. 

Some of the sea turtles drawn into the cooling pond at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant are rehabilitated at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach.  You can follow their progress by clicking HERE

Demolishing our sand castles, filling in holes and picking up plastic will all help keep sea turtles safe during nesting season.  Find out more HERE.

Tania Ortega-Cowan

Hidden away in a nondescript warehouse in Stuart, Florida is a major coffee making operation that uses proceeds to give cars away to single moms, and help connect them with community partners. The couple behind this valiant effort is….

TW: I’m Tiana Wiles…

JW: I am Jeremy Wiles…

Both are filmmakers, and the coffee company, called Burly Man Coffee, is housed alongside their film company KingdomWorks Studios. They met in 2007…