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U.S. Forest Service acquires new fire-fighting equipment

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded contracts to four companies to provide a total of seven next-generation airtankers to fight wildfires. This is an addition to the eight additional aircrafts added to the fleet yesterday. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Robert Lopez spoke with Jennifer Jones spokeswoman for U.S. Forest Service in Idaho about …

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Algal bloom on Santa Fe River topic of forum tonight

Prior to Tropical Depression Beryl, the lack of rain was a major factor in an algal bloom in the Santa Fe River near High Springs. A public forum will be held tonight at Poe Springs Park providing tips and expert knowledge to residents on the most recent algal bloom. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi spoke with President of Our Santa Fe River Merrillee …

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Florida Red Cross assures support one year after deadly Missouri tornado

A year ago, a tornado tore through Joplin, Mo., killing 161 people and causing nearly $3 billion in damage. In the year since the tornado, residents and volunteers have worked tirelessly to clear debris and rebuild a community shaken by the violent storm. Catherine Awasthi spoke with North Central Florida Red Cross Emergency Service …

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A projection of economic turmoil in Greece

The economic crisis in Greece is escalating as citizens fears of deflation escalates.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi gets the perspective of Grecian University of Florida Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Relations in the College of Journalism and Communications, Spiro Kiousis.

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