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In swing states like Florida, young voters attractive target for campaigns

By on July 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:49 pm

The presidential election is only four months away as the  presidential candidates campaign for votes around the country. With Florida holding 29 elecotoral votes, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how the swing state is turning into a presidential battleground with the biggest [...]

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Political ads geared to influence swing votes in Florida

By on June 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:48 am

It’s that time of year again…with airwaves inundated with presidential campaign ads. With only five months until the 20-12 Presidential elecation, WUFT’s Catherine Awasthi reports on whether now is the best time for candidates to run their political stabs…and why.

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Study shows Asians make up largest group of immigrants to the U.S.

By on June 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:49 am

A study released by the Pew Institute shows Asians have taken over Latinos as the largest group of new arrivals into the U.S. every year. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi talked with Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University [...]

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

By and on June 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

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 [...]

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Recall election has possible overtones to presidential election

By on June 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:09 pm

The Wisconsin recall election Tuesday marks only the third time in U.S. history that voters will go to the polls to decide whether to oust a sitting governor.   Some political observors say it is being viewed as the second most [...]

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Algal bloom on Santa Fe River topic of forum tonight

By on May 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:06 am

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 [...]

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Fire destroys several Gainesville businesses

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed a building on Northwest 53rd Avenue in Gainesville which was home to five businesses.  WUFT-TV’s Catherine Awasthi reports.

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Florida Red Cross assures support one year after deadly Missouri tornado

By on May 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:11 am

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 [...]

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A projection of economic turmoil in Greece

By on May 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

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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Shands begins next phase of Shands Hospital for Children at UF

By and on May 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:34 am

The University of Florida and Shands is beginning the next phase in the evolution of the Shands Hospital for Children.  Senior vice president for Health Affairs and President of the UF & Shands Health System, Dr. David Guzick , presented plans for the project at [...]

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