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Public awareness saving the lives of pets

By and on January 6th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Euthanasia numbers have dropped by 6,000 in the past 10 years.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, Animal Services are determined to see the pattern continue. And nationally, 60% of dogs and 70% of cats brought into animal shelters are euthanized [...]

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How far is too far when covering the private lives of politicians?

By on December 1st, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Media coverage of political figures private lives can lead to a damaged campaign. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, the coverage can have positive and negative outcomes.  

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IBMA award winner shares love for bluegrass with P.K. Yonge students

By on November 18th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

National award-winning guitarist Jim Hurst shared his love of music with high school students. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s  Jessica Becerra reports, bluegrass guitarist shared his talent and wisdom with P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School. Jim Hurst gives a guitar workshop [...]

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Crisis management speaker shares expertise in Ocala

By on November 17th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Having a crisis management plan for your company can be a necessary precaution.  As Floridas 89.1, WUFT-FM Jessica Becerra reports, the Ocala Chapter for Public Relations Association looks to bring awareness in preparing companies for these unexpected events.

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Turning garbage into energy at the Florida DEP

By on November 17th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection recognized America Recycles Day.  DEP is encouraging communities to re-use and recycle, which is an easy way for people to help reduce landfill space and prevent pollution. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports that aside [...]

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University of Florida students and police react to Penn State riots

By and on November 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Penn State University students riot after the firing of Head Football Coach Joe Paterno, As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, students emotions are running high. And in light of the news out of State College, some are wondering what [...]

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Conservation Trust for Florida to give land conservation award on Sunday

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

A state-wide organization is trying to protect local rural landscapes.  As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’S Jessica Becerra reports…land owners can preserve their land for future generations.

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Students and educators remember Apple Icon, Steve Jobs

By on October 6th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

In light of Apple Founder Steve Jobs death, University of Florida students and staff are taking a look at his life.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’S Jessica Becerra reports, his creativity was an inspiration to many.

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UF competes in Solar Decathalon

By on September 26th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:45 pm

In an effort to find energy efficient alternatives, The University of Florida is participating in the Solar Decathalon. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jessica Becerra reports, the contest creates homes with clean energy technology.

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The orange and blue continues effort to go green

By on September 23rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

With the fall semester underway, so are the efforts to continue the University of Florida’s zero waste goal by 2015 . As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FMs Jessica Becerra reports, the efforts to go green expand from gator football games to dining [...]

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