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Behind the scenes of college football TV coverage with CBS

By on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Thousands and thousands of fans will pack EverBank Field eager to watch the Florida Gators take on the Georgia Bulldogs this weekend in the annual Florida-Georgia game. Thousands of other fans will click on their televisions to watch the action too. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin […]

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Florida vs. Georgia, more than just a game

By on October 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

While this weekend’s Florida-Georgia football game in Jacksonville gets Gator fans pumped up, it is more than a game to the city of Jacksonville. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with First Coast News Sports Director Dan Hicken.

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Class size fines under review

By and on October 25th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 2:25 pm

The Alachua County school district is beginning to review a potential fine it faces because of class size violations. Public Schools Spokeswoman Jackie Johnson says the district knew there would be a penalty because it was unwilling to compromise education to […]

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Dance Alive going for the gold

By on October 4th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Olympians and ballerinas will join together next Friday to bring art and dance to the stage. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-M’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with the Dance Alive National Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Judy Skinner about the company’s upcoming performance and season.

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CBS Sports prepares for the big UF-Bama game

By on September 30th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

While the Gators and Crimson Tide prepare for the big game, CBS Sports is doing the same. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Caitlin Lawrence spoke with “the faces” of CBS Sports.

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President Obama proposes wealthy Americans pay higher taxes

By on September 20th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

President Obama released a plan which could mean the rich may be paying more taxes, that’s if Congress approves his deficit reduction plan. The President proposed raising taxes on the wealthy and trimming some mandatory programs in a plan expected to […]

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Choosing a Tea Party Republican debate winner tougher than expected

By on September 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Republicans had another opportunity to learn about presidential candidates, as the candidates took to the stage in the Tea Party Republican Debate held in Tampa last night. Santa Fe Community College Political Science Professor Richard Buckner says it’s tough to choose […]

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Heavy smoke over North Central Florida from fires miles away

By on September 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Smoke is filling the air in some areas across North Central Florida today, but the fire, is miles away. The Long Tram fire near Lake Butler in Union County was started by lightening in the first week of September. Wildfire […]

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Consumer confidence in Florida at near record low

By on August 30th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm

A University of Florida survey shows Floridian’s consumer confidence has decreased from July to August. This month’s mark fell five-points to a near-record low of 62, only three points higher than the record low of 59 back in the summer […]

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Hurricane Irene encourages Florida communities to stay prepared

By on August 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

The National Hurricane Center and FEMA held a press conference Tuesday morning on Hurricane Irene. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM’s Caitlin Lawrence reports, hurricane preparations have begun for the entire East Coast.

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