Author Archives: Chrissy McLarty

Small Business Saturday urges shoppers to think local

By on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday there was another shopping holiday….Small Business Saturday.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy Mclarty reports on the event designed to encourage more holiday shopping from small business owners.

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Wasted water sparks flareups among farmers, residents and water managers

By on December 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Water management districts in North Florida are in the hot seat over the way they distribute water permits.  The current dry conditions are pitting agriculture against residents in a number of north central florida communities.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports many people says […]

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UF students to join March of Dimes to march for babies

By on November 15th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm

College students are partnering with the National Organization March of Dimes to help prevent infant mortality. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT- FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports why Gators March for Babies is on a mission to march.

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UF law school offers clinic to help domestic abuse victims with legal matters

By on November 9th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

According to recent surveys, one-in-three women in the U.S. has experienced a relationship where their partner tried to control them.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy Mclarty reports, one local program is working to lower these domestic violence numbers. News Sources: The University of Florida’s Levin […]

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Working with “man’s best friend”

By on November 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Alachua County’s K-9 department has a very unique police partnership between two officers. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, some dogs are responsible for putting convicts behind bars, while K-9s help them serve time.

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Occupy Gainesville to join with Occupy UF Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas

By on November 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:33 pm

The occupy Gainesville movement is joining hands with Occupy UF for a series of events on Wednesday (today).  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, organizers of these Occupy movements want people to exercise their first amendement rights. (News sources:  Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project […]

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Gainesville Regional Utilities operation center settles into new location

By on October 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

For more than fifty years Gainesville’s Regional Utilities center has been located in downtown Gainesville. But as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, the new Eastside Operations Center is located on North Main Street. The building is fully equipped with kitchens, bunk beds, […]

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Education improvements top list of priorities for Florida lawmakers

By on October 11th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Alachua County residents had the chance to make their concerns known today at an Alachua County Delegation meeting at the Kirkpatrick Center in Gainesville.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty reports, education issues were among the top concerns for both the […]

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National level elections forshadowed by students

By on September 27th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:44 pm

University of Florida students are heading to the polls.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chrissy McLarty spoke with students about elections on the collegiate level and how they relate to elections on the national stage.

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Community support for “green burials” is growing

By on September 20th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 3:14 pm

For the past few months a variety of musicians have performed at a relatively new venue called the “Prairie Creek Lodge” in Southeast Alachua County off County Road 234. Funds raised from the acoustic music concerts go towards two non-profit organizations […]

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