Quincy J Walters

Reporter

Quincy Walters is a reporter and backup host for WGCU.

He started in public radio as an intern at WUSF, the NPR member station for the Tampa Bay area. A year later, he was a production intern for NPR’s Weekend All Things Considered in Washington, D.C. After Quincy’s internship, he returned to WUSF as a reporter.

His stories have aired on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Quincy earned a degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from the University of South Florida.

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Cold temperatures are breaking records in many parts of the country, bringing snow to Northern Florida, and sending a chill down the entire peninsula. And mosquitoes aren't too fond of the winter weather. 

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A Fort Myers city councilman held a press conference Thursday to address the Dunbar dumpsite.

For decades during the 20th century, the city of Fort Myers dumped lime sludge in Dunbar — a predominately black neighborhood near downtown.

RELATED: More Tests On Dunbar Dumpsite As Fort Myers Hires Legal Counsel

The most recent tests from near the dumpsite show arsenic levels that are five times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency's safe standard. Those tests were published at the end of last month.


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Laura, a Curious Gulf Coast inquirer, asked: 

"When we moved to Southwest Florida from the Pacific Northwest we were surprised that Florida doesn't have a plastic bag ban plastic bags that end up in the ocean hurt wildlife and people get used to bringing their own reusable bags and it seems like a no brainer to keep the state beautiful and protect the environment.” 

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Last week, in an unprecedented and historic move, President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and said he wants to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

This upends a long-held global agreement of not recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. 

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This summer, an outgoing City of Fort Myers employee revealed that the city used land near downtown as a dumpsite for decades during the 20th century.  In time, Dunbar--a predominately black neighborhood--grew around that dumping area. Since June, the city has tried to address the problem with tests and community input. This week, additional groundwater tests were done and the city retained legal council to contend with potential lawsuits.

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