The Front Page edition of All Things Considered(ATC) today features a report on the return to Gainesville of a soldier killed in Afghanistan and the people who came out to honor him. Also, UF president Bernie Machen talks about a new development at the health complex on campus as well as the governor’s budget. Hosts Olivia Link and Chris Peralta will have these stories and more, plus a feature on the state’s softshell turtles and rules that area allowing a small group to harvest thousands. Join us at 4pm.
Soldier returns home, UF president on state budget, today on WUFT-FM
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