Front Page Edition of All Things Considered

April 26, 2013

By on April 26th, 2013

In Today’s Show

The Florida Department of Health issued an advisory for residents in the counties surrounding the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers. A sewage leak that began just above the Florida- Georgia Line has leaked an estimated 1 million gallons of waste into the water. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Morgan Falcon spoke with Environmental Health officials to get more on what happened and what residents should do.

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The Florida Senate has passed a measure to reform state-backed Citizens Property Insurance. Florida Public Radio’s Regan McCarthy reports the bill’s author says the plan isn’t perfect, but is a good first step.

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Federal law enforcement and local authorities across the state are working together on a program to help reduce the amount of unused or illegal prescription medication in circulation. National Pill Take Back Day is tomorrow. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT’-FM’s Julian Hernandez tells us what local authorities are doing to help

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The House rejected a Senate proposal that would use billions of dollars in federal money to help low-income Floridians get health insurance. Margie Menzel of member station WLRN in Miami reports.

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Rev. Anthony Eseke knows the journey of life presents challenges and rewards. After a lifetime of hard work, 42-year-old Eseke is a professor at the University of Florida and a priest at St. Augustine Church in Gainesville.Born in Nigeria, Eseke has a worldwide perspective he feels helps give him insight to the world – insight he combines with his academic achievements to improve his ministry. But what helps him most is how he feels towards his profession, one he wanted ever since he was a little boy. Eseke describes himself in three words

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Many are saying the culture of country music will never be the same after today. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Taylor Nones has the story.

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The severe drought in 2012 caused an historic collapse of Florida’s oyster industry. During the past year a variety of state agencies have been working for the Florida Sea Grant Program to try and understand all the causes for the fishery disaster. The cooperative effort is working toward designing a plan to help restore and manage the industry in the future. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with the Director of the Florida Sea Grant College Program, Karl Havens about the findings outlined in the group’s special report this week:

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One of the most famous acrobatic circus families is flying into Gainesville this weekend to wrap up Jest Fest!. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Drew Bryan has more.

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The University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its sixth annual Healthy Horses Conference tomorrow. Florida 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristen Botica tells us what kind of topics experts will discuss at the event tomorrow.

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Gov. Rick Scott is grumbling about his priority issues which are missing from the budget proposed by lawmakers so far. For one, Scott hasn t gotten the across-the-board teacher raises he wanted. The legislature is going for a merit-based pay system instead. The governor says he plans on going through the budget with a fine-toothed comb. The target: member projects.


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