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Parents encouraged to monitor their children’s internet usage

By on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Use of the internet is now a given for today’s children.  As they explore the internet, they can get more than just the content they’re searching for online.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez reports, many of them  receive personal messages [...]

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Federal health care law affects screenings for domestic violence

By on August 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Nearly one in four women in Alachua County is the victim of domestic violence. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with  Executive Director of Peaceful Paths, Theresa Harrison, on how a new program implemented as part of the federal health care [...]

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Drought in middle America could hurt Floridians

By on July 30th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:38 pm

The drought plaguing the Midwest is the worst since the 1950s. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with Frankie Hall, the director for the Agricultural Policy Division for the Florida Farm Bureau, about how the dry spell is affecting us [...]

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FAMU president resigning immediately

By on July 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Florida A&M University President James Ammons is stepping down immediately after the school’s board voted to pay him more than $100,000 dollars in bonuses in exchange for leaving sooner. Ammons is the latest to resign in the wake of a [...]

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Guardian ad litem program advocates can now transport children

By on July 10th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:43 pm

The Guardian ad litem program’s trained volunteer advocates are now eligible to transport the abused and neglected children they serve through Florida’s foster care system. Circuit Dirctor for the eigth judicial circuit Guardian ad Litem Paul Crawford says the transportation [...]

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Marion County archeological discovery soon to be on display

By on July 9th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

One of the world’s top 10 discoveries for 2012 found by a Marion County Archaeologist on Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto’s  journey through the Southeastern United States will soon be on display at the Appleton Museum of Art.  The discovery was made by American [...]

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Gators ready to cross the pond

By on July 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

The University of Florida marching band is just weeks away from its debut at the Summer Olympics. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez spoke with the Director of the Gator Marching Band, Jay Watkins, who says the band is honored to attend [...]

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Helping children maintain a healthy weight

By on June 21st, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:46 pm

By Alexis Martinez – WUFT-FM The school year has just ended for most public schools.  But one issue remains, obesity in children.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexis Martinez reports, while schools are trying, a nutritionist says more people need to get [...]

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Teens face highest unemployment rates since World War II

By on June 13th, 2012 | Last updated: December 7, 2012 at 9:42 pm

America’s teens are having to face the trials of a rough economy as they struggle to find jobs this summer.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Alexys Martinez has more.

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