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Cowboy art with a conservation message

Sean Sexton is this year’s keynote speaker at this Sunday’s Conservation Trust For Florida Round-up and Awards Celebration at the Whitehurst Horse Prairie Ranch off County Road 346 near Archer. Sexton’s 600-acre cattle ranch in Indian River County has a conservation easement to try and make sure the ranch stays …

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UF is on the foreront of a Public Education Revolution

Many of the nation’s leaders are turning their attention to public education-making it a popular campaign issue point during the mid-term elections. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz sat down with Don Pemberton, the head of the University of Florida’s Lastinger Center for Learning. They discussed his thoughts on public education, …

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Remembering those who sacrificed

This summer marked 65 years since World War Two ended. An entire generation who holds the memories that made that war is disappearing every day. There are millions of men and women, those who weren’t the celebrities, who still remember details from their experiences. Kari Beckerman has the story of …

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WW II vets—-the "greatest generation"

Nicknamed the “Greatest Generation,” American World War II veterans are getting older and older. In fact, experts estimate about 1,000 of them die each day. And as these men and women pass away, their great American stories often perish with them. Vic Micolucci spoke with a North Central Florida veteran …

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Gainesville, Alachua County honor vets

Among the many Veterans Day celebrations today (Thursday), an especially touching ceremony happened at Kanapaha Park in Gainesville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose has more on the event and the veterans it touched. Reporters Gillian Finklea and Alyssa Hayden gathered the sounds and comments at the cermony. [Audio …

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World champs with ties to Gainesville?

The World Series is over. But before you forget about baseball season, WUFT-FM’s Dan Katz reports on a connection between Gainesville and the Giants, even though it’s from many, many years past. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Bridging the achievement gap

A new report released today(Tuesday) shows troubling findings among black male students in public schools. According to the report, the gap between black male students and everyone else is widening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jason Hackett has more on a program at the University of Florida, which is trying to help. …

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Higher cotton prices to come

Cotton prices have increased drastically due to a series of events in Asia. Three of the world’s top cotton producers reduced supply to the U.S. A drought in China damaged crops, India restricted exports to protect its domestic market and flooding in Pakistan made it worse. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM reporter …

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