Author Archives: Brittany Thompson

Gainesville astronomy expert chosen as permanent Star Gazer co-host

By on June 17th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

Santa Fe College Planetarium Coordinator, James Albury was recently named a co-host for the PBS show, “Star Gazer.” Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Brittany Thompson has more.

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Lawn and gardening expert offers high heat tips

By on June 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:58 am

The summer months are often a time for outdoor activities, and one lawn and garden expert offers tips to make sure one’s time spent gardening and caring for a lawn isn’t counter-productive due to scorching summer temperatures. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s […]

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Alachua county algebra grades higher than state average

By on June 8th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:00 am

The state of Florida has implemented a new algebra end of course exam for all public schools. The results of the exam released yesterday show that Alachua County Public School students are among the top performers in the state. As […]

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Florida boat owners prepare for possible hurricane damage

By on June 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

An active hurricane season is expected and Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are making sure boat owners are prepared for what’s to come. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, derelict vessels can be prevented with proper planning before a storm.

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ACLU of Florida files suit to stop mandated drug testing for state employees

By on June 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida has filed a suit to stop Governor Rick Scott’s executive order 11-58 mandating the drug testing of state employees regardless of suspicion. As WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson reports, this is the first of several […]

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Appealing to Casey Anthony’s jury’s pathos

By on May 31st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:09 am

The case against Casey Anthony resumed today in Orlando. Those testifying in the case are bringing forth what those who practice law see as anything but “hard evidence,” painting a picture for the jury appealing to their pathos. As WUFT-FM’s […]

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Sneak peak of Florida’s annual folk festival

By on May 25th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

This weekend not only brings Memorial Day, but also the 59th annual Florida Folk Festival to White Springs kicking off on Friday. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson spoke with Tom Shed who will be performing at the festival this weekend. We take […]

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UF expert: floods changing nature of Mississippi River

By on May 25th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

The flooding caused by the Mississippi River is changing the face of underwater landscape. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Thompson has more on just how severe those changes are.

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North Central Florida church volunteers lend a hand to recent tornado victims

By on May 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:14 am

The death toll from the massive tornado that ripped through Southwestern Missouri continues to climb. The EF4 tornado destroyed more than 2,000 homes. On Monday about 1,500 fire fighters and police officers searched for missing people. Charles Litzell is very […]

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Drop in mail volume may cause relocation of Gainesville postal service facility

By on May 17th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The increase in internet usage along with a shaky economy have brought about a decrease in the volume of mail circulated through the United States Postal Service. Now that decrease is affecting a local USPS distribution center’s full operating presence […]

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