Author Archives: Brittany Wienke

FCAT scores affecting more than just students

By on May 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

In a reaction to dramatically lower-than-expected FCAT writing scores from fourth, eighth, and 10th grade students, the Florida Board of Education lowered the passing score. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports that even though students in Alachua County did better […]

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Gender identity issues at the forefront of recent political discussion

By on May 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:14 am

As President Obama announced his unequivocal support for same-sex marriage last week, many now believe the issue will be a polarizing part of the upcoming presidential election. But experts are saying that his support won’t affect any laws or policies, […]

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Unregulated foods safer than you might think

By on April 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

A Florida law passed last year is making it easier for residents to turn their love of baking or cooking into a small business. The Cottage Food Law enables people to sell small food goods directly to consumers without food […]

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Co-existing with Florida’s black bear

By and on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm

With human and black bear populations on the rise in Florida, people in rural North Central Florida have had an increased number of encounters with this native species.  The Umatilla bear festival occurred this past Saturday to give humans a […]

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Colony Collapse Disorder continues to baffle researchers and beekeepers

By on August 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Researchers around the globe continue to look for the causes of what’s being called “colony collapse disorder” with honeybees.  Agriculture depends on bees to pollinate the crops needed for market and in turn the family dinner table.  As Florida’s 89.1, […]

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Ten Commandments ruling appealed from Dixie County

By on July 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

In 2007, a large granite sculpture of the 10 Commandments found a home in front of the Dixie County Courthouse. Although it’s in a privately owned monument, the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed a lawsuit against Dixie County, […]

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Bus service added through rural areas of Alachua County

By on July 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:27 am

Residents in rural areas of Alachua County, such as High Springs, Alachua, and Archer, now have a means of regular and dependable travel into Gainesville. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports.

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Austin Cary Forest Conference Center burned to the ground

By on July 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:36 am

The University of Florida’s School of Forest Resources and Conservation’s teaching forest, the Austin Cary Memorial Forest, was home to a little cypress log cabin, which served as a teaching center, conference center, and community center. Yesterday afternoon, that little […]

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Low lake levels just a part of Florida’s natural water cycle

By on July 20th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:38 am

Despite the amount of rain Alachua County and surrounding counties have experienced lately, lake, aquifer, and river levels remain low. WUFT-FM’s Brittany Wienke reports that low water levels are not necessarily a bad thing.

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Former First Lady Betty Ford remembered for opening discussion about breast cancer

By on July 13th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

The body of Betty Ford was placed on an Air Force jet for a final trip to Michigan, where the former first lady is to be laid to rest next to her late husband, President Gerald R. Ford. During her […]

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