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Local NAACP chapter urges minorities to vote

The reasons are debatable, but the numbers are clear: minorities have long been ill-represented at the voting booths. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Mike Biana reports, an NAACP tri-county chapter centered in Levy County has placed getting people in the racial minority to vote at the top of its agenda. [Audio clip: view full …

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Two more victories for former Gator swimmer Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte continued to collect gold medals in Shanghai with two World Championship performances on Thursday in both the 200-meter backstroke and as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, bringing his  victory total to four. With two days of competition remaining and at least one event left to swim, …

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18 year old dies in car crash

A Williston teenager is dead after a head-on crash Friday morning.  Just before 7 a.m. 18-year-old Michael Cuello’s vehicle crossed the center line and hit a pick-up on State Road 121 between 85th street and Wacahoota Road. Cuello was not wearing a seatbelt and was pronounced dead at the scene. …

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Potential consequences of a national debt default

With the debt plan deadline looming, some have begun raising questions about the consequences of a national default if it were to happen. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe spoke with Prudential Florida Managing Broker Richard Cohen to discuss the possible effects a default might have on the real estate market. [Audio clip: …

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One student’s trash may be another’s treasure

As summer comes to a close, hundreds of students are moving out this week. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with Children’s Home Society of Florida Executive Director Jennifer Anchors about how those students can help area children in need. [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

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Swamp Dance Fest underway at UF

Choreographers have flocked to Gainesville from around the world to take part in an intensive four week course which culminates in the Swamp Dance Fest.  Matthew Reeves is one of the choreographers and directors of the Dance Fest.  He is a UF alum and has been a professional dancer in …

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Clock ticking down on debt ceiling issue

Congress has less than a week to make a decision regarding the debt ceiling crisis and local banks are feeling the pressure. President and CEO of Florida Bankers Association Alex Sanchez says people are worried about their money just as much as the banks are. Sanchez says he is very …

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Expo celebrates Americans with disabilities act

Gainesville’s Citizens Disability Advisory Committee held an expo today to celebrate the 21st anniversary of The Americans with Disabilities Act. The event served as an educational opportunity as the committee handed out information about services available for individuals with disabilities. Sherry Wetsel is a member of the Citizens Disability Advisory …

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