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Gainesville’s inspirational musical duo

By on December 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

In a community of almost 125,000 residents it’s not hard to find people who truly dedicate their time to what they love.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi looks into how one couple’s passion for music brings championship titles to local schools […]

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Younger students consider professional nursing programs earlier

By on December 5th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

A recent study by the journal Health Affairs shows the projected nursing shortage will not be as harmful as previously expected. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi explains how more students are applying to nursing programs earlier on. News Sources:  Santa […]

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Gainesville High School’s marching band wins state title

By on November 21st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

After more than 4 long months and 2 long days of hard work, the Gainesville High School Hurricane marching band  has won the state competition.Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how constuctive criticism turned this group of marching students into champions. (News […]

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Oba Chandler execution brings closure to some family members of Chandler and victims

By on November 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

At 4:25 p.m. yesterday Oba Chandler was executed at the Florida State Prison near Starke. The standard array of protestors and patrol gathered outside, but as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports, one woman standing just outside the area roped […]

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Debate continues on whether or not to reform the capital punishment system in Florida

By on November 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

A panel of legal experts is scheduled to meet in Tallahassee tonight to discuss wrongful convictions and Florida’s death penalty.  The Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University is the host a forum bringing about the conversation on capital punishment […]

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Halloween activities abound in Alachua County

By on October 31st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Today marks the final day for haunting festivities. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi takes us through two unique local Halloween events.

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Schools taking action to prevent bullying

By on October 31st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:34 pm

From every day school bullies to cyberbullies, schools around the region are fighting back. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Catherine Awasthi reports how three years after passing the Jeffery Johnson Stand Up for All Students Act, some North Central Florida schools are […]

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The CLASS Act cutback may leave some senior citizens without long-term care

By on October 25th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

A community assistance insurance plan intending to provide long-term care for aging residents was recently repealed by the Obama Administration.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi has more.

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Governor Scott looks to maintain trade relations with Brazil

By on October 24th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Governor Rick Scott is promoting the State’s trade relationship in Brazil this week. He left Thursday on a seven-day trip to Florida’s number one tradeing partner, visiting major trade shows to encourage international investment. This is Governor Scott’s third trade […]

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Ongoing wildfires will continue to blaze as fall months approach

By on October 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Wildfire season may be flaring up as temperatures in North Central Florida begin to cool down. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi tell us how wildfire activity is quickly increasing throughout the state of Florida.

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