Front Page Edition of All Things Considered

April 29, 2013

By on April 29th, 2013

In Today’s Show

Marion County Fire Rescue responded to a call this morning just before 5 a.m. to a fatal mobile home fire in Summerfield. Public information officer Jessica Greene says the next door neighbor made the 911 call and advised that there was a man trapped inside the home.

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Jason Collins, a professional basketball player, came out this morning as openly gay. He is the first active athlete to become openly gay in any of the four major sports in the United States. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Ben Bornstein caught up with a leader in the LGBT community to discuss what this means for other gay athletes.

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Four explorers will be reuiniting tomorrow night in Gainesville. The Hippodrome Cinema will have a special presentation of a film titled Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, that follows the travels of these four explorers across over 1,000 miles of Florida in 100 days.

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The age of technology has made all sorts of information readily available at our fingertips. This includes films, music, and even TV shows. You no longer have to plan your day so that you can catch your favorite show when it comes on TV, you can just watch it later or even live online. Same goes for movies, sporting events, and other forms of entertainment. This may be a great tool for viewers to be able to customize their viewing experience to their lifestyle, but this could cause a problem for networks who rely on advertisers for revenue. Graduate of the University of Florida’s department of advertising Dominick Bedasse says the trend is in favor of internet advertising

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The New York Jets used their second round pick in last week’s NFL Draft on quarterback Geno Smith out of West Virginia. With six quarterbacks on their roster, someone had to go. WUFT’s Lucas Dolengowski has more.

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More than two million pounds of expired medicine is now off the streets in Florida after this weekend’s Prescription Drug Takeback Day. The event gives people an opportunity to get rid of prescription drugs in a safe and responsible way. Alachua County was a participant in the event, and Alachua County public information officer Todd Kelly says it is a great way to avoid dangerous situations

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It’s the final week of the legislative session. As Margie Menzel reports, it s also the first time in years lawmakers didn’t have to consider deep cuts in programs like education and health care.

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With session coming close to an end, public employee pension reform in Florida is likely dead. But, as Florida Public Radio’s Sascha Cordner reports, if both chambers of the state Legislature do come to an agreement on a pension overhaul bill, which way could the Governor be leaning?

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There’s a Florida resident who’s been held captive for more than six years. And, as Florida Public Radio’s Sascha Cordner reports, the Florida Legislature is trying to get the attention of those in Washington D.C. to do something about it.

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Feel free to turn your radio volume up. The Florida Senate won’t try to stop you. Florida Public Radio’s Regan McCarthy reports lawmakers voted down a bill that would have banned blasting music in your car that’s plainly audible to a person standing 25 or more feet away.

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As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month the Department of Justice has released an update to their guidelines in these cases. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Ariana Lipkin in Gainesville reports on the changes.

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The U.S. Senate has delayed a vote on an Internet sales tax until May, after a handful of senators blocked lawmakers from voting on the legislation this week. WUFT-FM 89.1′s Heather van Blokland talked to local business owners to get their reaction.

 


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