Author Archives: Caitlin Lawrence

Horse Park awaits news about funding

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

The Florida Agriculture Center and Horse Park Authority has its funding in the balance of the state budget, which is making its way to Governor Rick Scott’s desk for approval in the coming weeks. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Caitlin Lawrence spoke with Florida Horse […]

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Leading the charge against obesity

By on February 9th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Obesity rates are soaring among all age groups, and nearly a third of children are overweight or obese, something the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is aiming to tackle. Burness Communications Public Policy Vice-President Elizabeth Wenk is leading the foundation’s efforts. She  spoke with […]

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Florida civil rights icon remembered

By on February 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

A leader of the civil rights movement who made history while a student in Florida has died. Patricia Stephens Due died yesterday at the age of 72.  While Martin Luther King is recognized by many as a hero within the civil rights moveement, […]

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4-H students learn jobs skills while working with animals

By on February 6th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:24 pm

Saving a culture some feel may one day be extinct is just one of the goals of a 4-H group in Alachua County. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports on how some students are receiving some great agriculture job skills […]

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Gainesville immigration attorney speaks on possible problems for crash victim

By on February 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:27 pm

Lidiane Carmo, 15, from Marietta, Georgia remains in Shands Hospital because of the serious injuries she sustained in the I-75 accidents this past weekend. Her entire family died in the crash including her mother, father, sister and uncle. The family members moved to […]

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Hinson-Rawls wins District 1 Gainesville City Commission seat

By on February 1st, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 12:59 am

Yvonne Hinson-Rawls celebrated her election victory at the Supervisor of Election’s Office Tuesday night. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports on the next step for the new Gainesville district 1 city commissioner.  

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Yvonne Hinson-Rawls celebrates win

By on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

The City of Gainesville has a new District 1 Commissioner. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports on Yvonne Hinson-Rawls’ election win.

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Gainesville District 1 to get a new commissioner

By on January 31st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

Yvonne Hinson-Rawls is celebrating her District 1 victory. WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence says Hinson-Rawls won a majority over two other candidates.

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Last Florida GOP debate before Tuesday’s Republican Primary

By on January 26th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

The latest GOP debate gets underway in Jacksonville on the campus of the University of North Florida.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence takes a look at how this debate will influence Tuesday’s Republican Primary.

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President’s “State of the Union” speech draws mixed reactions

By on January 25th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:47 pm

President Barack Obama gave his 4th “State of the Union” address Tuesday night.  As Caitlin Lawrence reports, the speech which centered on the putting American back to work and new energy resources for the future as well as immigration reform […]

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