Quincy J Walters

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 Weekend All Things Considered.

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

David Williams and Alex Massie sat side by side at W.P. Franklin Lock along the Caloosahatchee River, waiting for something to nibble at their fishing lines. They were catching fish to eat, despite high levels of fecal bacteria recently closing down a beach just a few yards from their fishing spot. 

Williams, of Alva, said he's been fishing along the Caloosahatchee for 65 years. He's lived off of the river. And he's not concerned about the high levels of E. Coli in the water. 

"It's just a happening thing," Williams said. "There's nothing you can do about it."

If you had thoughts of racing in or watching the annual Cape Coral Cardboard Boat Regatta, think again. It’s been canceled.


A handful of Florida Gulf Coast University students walked around campus with empty holsters Tuesday. It was planned by the university’s College Republicans group. The students are doing it to make sure they’re not left out of the national gun control conversation.

A crowd of about 30 people gathered on the beach next to the Naples Pier to remember Stephon Clark, a black man killed by the Sacramento Police Department last month. Officers said they thought he had a gun, but only a cell phone was found at the scene. 


There’s going to be an exodus of artists from Captiva on Friday. But it happens several times a year. That’s because famed American artist Robert Rauschenberg’s foundation has an artist’s residency program on the island where artists from around the world spend about a month on Captiva, honing their skills and exploring new ones. 

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. About one million Americans are affected by the neurodegenerative disease, and now, there’s an improv comedy troupe in Naples dedicated to people diagnosed with Parkinson’s and their partners.

 


Governor Rick Scott came to Fort Myers Monday to sign legislation that requires emergency generators at all Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 

About thirty young people, ranging from middle schoolers to college students, met up in the parking lot of the Lee County School District building. They packed their bags into vans that’ll take them to the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

The Lee County School District and the Lee County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday that schools in the county will have bolstered security by the time students return from Spring Break. This comes less than two weeks after Gov. Rick Scott signed the “Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act”  and a day after a Maryland school shooting. 

When seasonal residents of Southwest Florida start getting ready to head back up north, they may leave behind non-perishable food items, which could spoil and have to be thrown away.

That’s why Lee County has come up with an initiative to not let that food go to waste.

Democratic politicians from Parkland – the town that’s home to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School – held a teleconference for media Monday morning.

Florida Rep. Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, D-FL, said that Florida Republican gubernatorial candidates Ag Commissioner Adam Putnam and U.S. Rep DeSantis, R-FL, had less-than-desirable responses to the Valentine’s Day school shooting that left 17 dead.

Moskowitz asserted that Putnam didn't visit the high school after the shooting.  

All across the country, students walked out of their schools to advocate for gun control and to commemorate the 17 lives lost in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting one month ago Wednesday.  At a high school in Venice, Fla.,  students had support from school administrators and the Sarasota County school district.

Utility company Florida Power & Light unveiled a new component to their solar field in Punta Gorda  for members of the media Friday . FPL is saying it’s one of the biggest of its kind in the country.