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While forestry crews fight muck fire, others recall night of crash

By , , , , and on January 30th, 2012 | Last updated: October 3, 2013 at 10:37 am

  Though traffic is flowing in both the north and southbound lanes of I-75, law enforcement officials continue their investigation into the multiple-vehicle crash that killed 10 people.  On Monday forestry workers could be seen watering the muck fire on Payne’s [...]

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Governor’s education funding plans bring mixed reviews

By on January 11th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Governor Rick Scott’s plan to spend one-billion dollars on state public education has yet to become a favorite among Alachua County school officials.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann who says Governor Scott is taking [...]

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SFC President Jackson Sasser outlines goals for spring semester

By on January 9th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:55 pm

School is back in session for colleges and universities across the state. And with new professors and textbooks, comes a new message for the faculty and staff.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with Santa Fe College President Jackson Sasser [...]

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Protecting butterflies from the cold

By on January 5th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Alachua County experienced a loud burst of cold earlier this week. And for visitor attractions, keeping the ice of the plants isn’t the only concern. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich spoke with Florida Museum of Natural History Visitor and Operations Coordinator Jeff [...]

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Shands not experiencing same nursing turnover issues as Marion County

By on December 12th, 2011 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:14 pm

As the need for health care grows, nursing schools across the nation are at full enrollment capacity. But for Munroe Regional Medical Center, executives are finding it difficult to keep a flourishing nursing staff. WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich reports on the [...]

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Civic Media Center shows documentary tonight on the life of state civil rights activist Harry T. Moore

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

It’s a name not mentioned in school history books, but one tied to the American Civil Rights Movement and often thought of as the first civil rights activist. He’s Harry T. Moore and tonight the Civic Media Center will have [...]

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Urban Meyer to take head coaching job at OSU

By on November 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:23 pm

In six seasons as the head coach of the Florida Gators, current ESPN College Football Analyst Urban Meyer accumulated many successes during his tenure. Now, after a two-year coaching hiatus, Meyer has accepted the position of head coach at Ohio State [...]

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UF Gator commentator speaks out about Penn State sex scandal

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

The former Penn State assistant football coach at the heart of a child sex-abuse scandal, Jerry Sandusky spoke for the first time last night with NBC’s Bob Costas along with his lawyer Joe Amendola.  In the interview Sandusky maintained his innocence saying [...]

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Small town players – big football dreams part 3

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

While some players have wrapped up their football careers and others are still playing the game they love they all agree that for current athletes it’s time to cherish the glory days.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich concludes her look at small town [...]

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Small town — big football dreams part 2

By on November 8th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

It’s not often that a football player from North Florida is drafted as the 3rd overall pick into the NFL.  In the second part of her series, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Jordan Matich presents the stories of small-town Florida football boys who made [...]

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