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Author Archives: Kara Van Hoose

Celebrating royally without crossing the pond

By on April 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:34 pm

As the world watched Prince William marry Catherine Middleton this morning at Westminster Abbey, one Gainesville group of royal enthusiasts gathered for its own little taste of the royal wedding. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose has more on [...]

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Eastside high school athlete who collapsed on Monday has died

By on March 9th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Eastside High School student, Sarah Landauer who collapsed during a track and field exercise on Monday passed away this morning (Wednesday) just before 6 A-M at Shands at the University of Florida. Friends and family gathered at the hospital to [...]

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New York teenager travels to the Space Coast for Discovery’s last launch

By on February 25th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:37 pm

As the space shuttle program launches the last few scheduled missions, each launch is now a special and unique experience. WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose attended Discovery’s 39th and final launch on Thursday. After lift-off from Kennedy Space Center, she [...]

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Space shuttle Discovery launched Thursday

By on February 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:38 pm

The space shuttle Discovery is off on its last mission. WUFT-FM’s Kara Van Hoose was at Cape Canaveral. Just before the launch she talked with Front Page Edition of ATC host Joanna Wise about today’s mission and the overall impact [...]

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Shark attacks down in Florida but up in the nation

By on February 7th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:18 pm

With Florida’s long coastline, the state traditionally sees the highest number of shark attacks per year globally. Last year, the number of attacks around the world climbed, but there were actually fewer reported in the state. WUFT’s Kara VanHoose spoke [...]

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Looking at what’s next for NASA’s space program

By on December 21st, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Since NASA first sent a man to the Moon in 1969, the Kennedy Space Center in Brevard County, Florida has been a vital part of the community, providing not only jobs, but key revenue to residents. But as Florida’s 89.1, [...]

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Dance Alive opens "The Nutcracker Festival" this weekend

By and on December 17th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:46 pm

The long-running “Nutcracker” is a holiday tradition in Gainesville. Kara Van Hoose reports.

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Florida business owners want BP to pay up

By on December 15th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Even though the BP Gulf Oil Spill was almost nine months ago, Northwest Florida Retailers are still feeling the effects. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose spoke with Florida Retail Federation Deputy General Council Samantha Padgett about the FRF’s [...]

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Guitarist Sam Pacetti brings his music to the Unitarian Universalist Church in a benefit for the Civic Media Center

By and on December 10th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Singer-Songwriter Sam Pacetti brings his diverse and mesmerizing guitar talent to Gainesville tonight at 8 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church in a benefit for the Gainesville Civic Media Center. Pacetti grew up in Saint Augustine and is a [...]

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Santa Fe High School Marching Band wins first at state championships

By on November 29th, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Several area high school marching bands competed in the State Finals competition this past weekend. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Kara Van Hoose tells the story of the Santa Fe High School Raider Regiment and their record-breaking performance.

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