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April 12: People want answers on hepatitis A outbreak and slimy Florida critters make headlines

4/12/2019
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Producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab get listeners caught up on the big headlines this week on TCPalm. Palm City man may be 3rd person to die from hepatitis A complications: http://bit.ly/2P3Xyro SLC Sheriff: Deputy did not use excessive force in detaining 11-year-old: http://bit.ly/2UUwVKK 17-foot female python with 73 eggs captured in Big Cypress National Preserve: http://bit.ly/2UcVyOm Toxic, dog-killing toads are invading Florida yards: http://bit.ly/2Z2IIGc

Duration:00:18:18

April 10: 'People are starved for information' on hepatitis A outbreak in Martin County

4/10/2019
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TCPalm reporters and columnists are asking a lot of questions about the growing hepatitis A outbreak...but they aren't getting a lot of information from the Florida Department of Health in Martin County. Amid full-blown Hepatitis A outbreak, Health Department needs to step up: http://bit.ly/2KlP1RT Hepatitis A in Martin County to date is equal to past seven years combined: http://bit.ly/2UsxuMv Martin County 'high risk' for hepatitis A; 2 people have died, 13 cases confirmed:...

Duration:00:25:04

April 5: Fake bomb threats, Make Lake O Great Again and hurricane predictions — oh my!

4/5/2019
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Did you miss a big headline this week on TCPalm? Producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab can get you caught up. Police used fake bomb threat to install cameras in Robert Kraft sex spa case: http://bit.ly/2FO9sBE Mar-a-Lago arrest: How security works at Trump club breached by Chinese woman with malware: http://bit.ly/2ViG64K Trump's MAGA hats inspired Make Lake O Great Again hats, but can they save polluted lake? http://bit.ly/2UmKrYs AccuWeather predicting 2-4 major storms in 2019 Atlantic...

Duration:00:15:33

March 29: Teachers packing, Trump speaking and tourists invading Florida amusement parks — oh my!

3/29/2019
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Producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab talk headlines topping TCPalm this week. Florida bill to arm teachers advances — and maybe that's a good thing: http://bit.ly/2YxeMSr President Trump to visit Lake Okeechobee to tout work on dike repair, EAA reservoir: http://bit.ly/2OyXaRp To Lake Okeechobee from Mar-a-Lago, Trump may see Everglades restoration projects: http://bit.ly/2FGqCC5 Worried about crowds at Star Wars Land? So is Disney, and here is what it's doing about it:...

Duration:00:19:58

March 27: Algae in fish and algae in the air. So is it safe to go near the water?

3/27/2019
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Environmental reporter Tyler Treadway explains what the most recent blue-green algae studies mean for residents and why the discharges haven't stopped yet.

Duration:00:15:37

March 22: Sharks are closer than you think and viral video leads to 'peaceful protest' (hopefully)

3/22/2019
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Outdoors writer Ed Killer explains why sharks migrate to Florida this time of year and why a viral video is angering fisherman in Sebastian. Sharks are much closer than you may think: http://bit.ly/2JuHyzC Palm Beach Boat Show offers deals for boat buyers: http://bit.ly/2CvpkIr Fish Joyce’s Dock: https://www.facebook.com/fishjoycesdock/

Duration:00:23:07

Spa prostitution update and a juvenile killer's sentencing do-over

3/20/2019
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Veteran legal affairs reporter Melissa E. Holsman gives an update on all the moving pieces of the spa sex trafficking ring in Florida including efforts to keep videos from being released and the first court appearance for one of the spa workers arrested for prostitution. Plus, a judge's final ruling on Victor Brancaccio, a Port St. Lucie man who killed a woman when he was 16. Brancaccio was granted a sentencing do-over for his life prison term, but new court rulings mean he's no longer...

Duration:00:28:24

March 8: Scary stats from area hospitals, daylight savings debate and the power of Pub subs

3/8/2019
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Do you know which Publix subs are the best? Dacia Johnson has you covered. We also share the latest updates from the solicitations busts surrounding NFL owner Robert Kraft and a new investigation into health risks for pregnant mothers. Robert Kraft's lawyer says Patriots owner will not be at arraignment in Florida prostitution case: http://bit.ly/2XHqyJk Kolter Homes President Richard Covell charged with soliciting prostitution: http://bit.ly/2Tzs7K7 Maternal complications at Martin Medical...

Duration:00:13:43

March 6: Should Poochie-poo go shopping with you? TCPalm takes on great dog debate

3/6/2019
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Columnist Gil Smart and editor Arnie Rosenberg debate whether dogs should be allowed in stores and supermarkets. Food and fur: Why do so many pet owners take Fido to the grocery store? http://bit.ly/2EPyK2X Publix on pups: No animals allowed in shopping carts, including service dogs, chain says: http://bit.ly/2C5nmhM

Duration:00:11:40

March 1: Selfies with Khalil Mack, new dining spot and shark pinging party topped TCPalm this week

3/1/2019
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Producer Dacia Johnson stops by to chat about the big stories TCPalm had this week that weren't connected to the human trafficking bust. Florida human sex trafficking ring: The full story: http://bit.ly/2TaU3nJ Visiting deacon at Vero Beach Catholic church arrested in human trafficking sting: http://bit.ly/2ThDtCD Khalil Mack takes photos with Fort Pierce police, patrons at Phatz Chick N Shack: http://bit.ly/2VjfrUU Guanabanas owners opening waterfront restaurant in Stuart with unique view:...

Duration:00:14:39

Feb. 27: All eyes on TCPalm as news breaks in prostitution, human trafficking busts

2/27/2019
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Readers around the country — and the world — have been following our coverage of these human trafficking stories and the connection to NFL owner Robert Kraft. Florida human sex trafficking ring: The full story: http://bit.ly/2TaU3nJ Florida human-trafficking cases, prostitution arrests: https://data.tcpalm.com/florida-prostitution-ring-arrests/ Lawmakers want mandatory 30-day jail sentences for all 'johns' in sex-trafficking cases: http://bit.ly/2T0dSyM Why would a billionaire go to a...

Duration:00:26:09

Feb. 20: Renovation contract will keep New York Mets in St. Lucie County

2/20/2019
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After a week of talks that eventually turned contentious, the county commission unanimously approved a deal to renovate First Data Field. $57 million renovation to First Data Field approved by St. Lucie commissioners: http://bit.ly/2SdcAep In St. Lucie ballpark flap: If taxpayers are safe, the Mets could be out: http://bit.ly/2GBXAp4

Duration:00:14:31

Feb. 15: Music, murder and the Mets topped TCPalm this week

2/15/2019
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Readers were quick to click on stories about drama surrounding spring training in Port St. Lucie, a local connection to the murder of two rappers in South Florida and the newest lineup for SunFest. Exclusive: Mets could leave St. Lucie County if talks over stadium renovation break down: http://bit.ly/2IeSXmF YNW Melly, Vero Beach grad arrested in South Florida, charged with Treasure Coast rappers' murder: http://bit.ly/2tmUcWD Grand jury indictment: YNW Melly fired the gun, killing the...

Duration:00:10:26

Feb. 13: Year after Parkland shooting, schools up safety while politicians propose differing bills

2/13/2019
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One year after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Treasure Coast schools are taking steps to protect students while differing bills are being proposed in Tallahassee ahead of the legislative session. Post Parkland shooting: More deputies, more security at Treasure Coast schools: http://bit.ly/2N0WdAA Florida legislators file bills to address school safety, guns after Parkland shooting: http://bit.ly/2I88Aw3 Florida Senate proposes school safety changes as Parkland...

Duration:00:19:10

Feb. 8: There is still so much to learn about Mike Woodbury and Nation Christian Academy

2/8/2019
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The investigation into Nation Christian Academy and former CEO Mike Woodbury began last fall. Months later, TCPalm is still turning over new information and waiting on more to come. Nation Christian is alter ego of Michael Woodbury, former Coach Bill Powers' lawsuit says: http://bit.ly/2GgvhfO Nation Christian Academy: YouTube audio of Mike Woodbury's viral tirade: http://bit.ly/2GfVNpx Nation Christian Academy being evicted from Port St. Lucie strip shopping center: http://bit.ly/2Gz7wyC...

Duration:00:13:40

Feb. 6: What has Gov. DeSantis done with his first month in office? A lot

2/6/2019
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The governor has made changes for the environment, education, infrastructure and the state budget. Were they all good ideas? As Common Core falls and charter schools rise, parents start speaking out on education reform: http://bit.ly/2t8fOpl Millions for textbooks may be on hold after DeSantis announces end to Florida Standards: http://bit.ly/2Gp9IZJ Gov. DeSantis wants tax cuts, more money for schools and environment: http://bit.ly/2HUTPg1 Gov. DeSantis​ announces executive order to...

Duration:00:21:39

Feb. 1: Music meets history at Summer Crush and readers take on great restaurant debate

2/1/2019
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Columnist Laurie K. Blandford explains what cigar box guitars are and where you can listen to them this weekend. Plus producers Dacia Johnson and Hannah Schwab look at this week's trending stories on TCPalm. Cigar Box Guitar Festival puts Treasure Coast on the musical map: http://bit.ly/2DLqzUG How to see 6 classic country concerts within 3 months on the Treasure Coast: http://bit.ly/2CIeEp1 Police identify Vero Beach woman found dead in car that crashed into canal: http://bit.ly/2sYsZJq...

Duration:00:19:08

Jan. 30: Cutting herbicides 'small step' in cleaning up Lake Okeechobee

1/30/2019
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Reporter Tyler Treadway and columnist Gil Smart explain why the FWC's move is good but not enough to fix Florida's water issues. Anglers, environmentalists laud FWC for suspending herbicide spraying, including Roundup: http://bit.ly/2B8CJFC SFWMD board member Rick Barber resigns at Gov. Ron DeSantis' request over sugar land lease: http://bit.ly/2sTksHC 12 Days of Christmas fulfilled Indian River Lagoon nonprofits' wishes, but more help needed: http://bit.ly/2sUoM9K Temporary Lake O Roundup...

Duration:00:21:03

TCPalmCAST: Treasure Coast is goin’ country

1/25/2019
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Entertainment columnist Laurie K. Blandford is back to break down what country artists are performing on the Treasure Coast this winter. Plus, this is the weekend to eat, drink and be merry with some great festivals. How to see 6 classic country concerts within 3 months on the Treasure Coast: http://bit.ly/2CIeEp1 Here's why some county fairs can't afford big concerts anymore: http://bit.ly/2FMNhhs Port Salerno Seafood Festival, Taste of Little Italy, Groovin' & Tastin' top this weekend:...

Duration:00:21:43

TCPalmCAST is back (you know you missed us)

1/23/2019
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After a month-long break, TCPalmCAST is back. Producers Hannah Schwab and Dacia Johnson talk about the changes coming to TCPalmCAST and Dacia's other project, Uncertain Terms. Tell us what you think about TCPalmCAST: tcpalmcast@tcpalm.com Uncertain Terms: https://www.tcpalm.com/uncertainterms Follow Uncertain Terms on Twitter: https://twitter.com/UncertainTerms

Duration:00:17:48