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“Legitimate rape” comment continues to stir political angst

By on August 21st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

The political fallout continues over remarks made by Missouri candidate for the U.S. Senate, Todd Akin. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports, despite a public apology, many are continuing to call for Akin to drop out of the race.

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Corey Brewer basketball camp in its third year

By on August 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

The NBA season may be over, but many atheltes are trying to stay busy. One former Florida Gator basketball player and current Denver Nugget  uses this time to host his third annual Corey Brewer Back-to-Back Youth Basketball Camp in Gainesville. The […]

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Gators soccer coach weighs in on success of the U.S. women’s soccer team

By on August 7th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Monday the U.S. women’s soccer team won its match, 4-3, in extra time, over the Canadian soccer team in the Summer Olympic Games in London. Many watched the two teams fight it out on the field. One of those watching […]

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Softball tourney brings excitement, visitors to Alachua

By on August 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:31 pm

It’s a repeat performance for the City of Alachua as it hosts the 2012 Babe Ruth Softball  World Series, for players 12 and under, starting Friday. WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports on what this means for the area.  

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New flight option available in Gainesville starting Aug. 1

By on July 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Silver Airways expanded its routes over the east coast with the launch of its first ever flight from Atlanta International Airport to Gainesville Regional Airport. The flights are scheduled to begin Aug. 1. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman spoke with Matthew Holiday, vice […]

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Fuel-efficient cars require specialized mechanics

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

In 2012 the automotive industry began a move toward environmentaly friendly and gas efficient cars. In 2011 alone more than 31,100 hybrid vehicles were sold.  But this trend toward hybrid vehicles has had an effect on just “who” can fix those cars […]

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How to talk with children about the movie theatre tragedy

By on July 26th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:36 am

As the investigation into the Colorado movie theatre shooting continues, many parents may wonder just how much exposure their children should have to the news coverage.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman talked with a child psychiatrist. Dr. Elias H. Sarkis, who gives some […]

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Live Oak residents play waiting game for storm recovery

By and on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Tropical Storm Debby is long gone, but its effects are still having an impact on several Florida residents in Suwannee County. The City of Live Oak was hit the hardest, and clean-up measures are still underway. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake […]

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School grades are in and Alachua County’s score drops

By on July 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:10 pm

School grades are out, and the Alachua County Public School District got some bad news. The district grade just dropped to a “B”.  The grading system is based off of the past year’s FCAT scores. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Blake Alderman reports officials […]

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Live Oak still picking up the pieces after Debby

By on July 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:31 am

Weeks after Tropical Storm Debby hit, the city of Live Oak is still putting itself back together after a lot of standing water was left after the storm. City of Live Oak Mayor Garth Nobles says even though some things are getting back […]

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