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Peacebuilding center named after the late River Phoenix

The late River Phoenix (photo courtesy of Heart Phoenix)

The River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding is providing innovative ways to resolve conflict in Gainesville. Heart Phoenix, her husband Jeffrey Weisberg and Dot Maver are the founders of RPCP and believe the building of peace begins on a local scale. The center, named after Phoenix’s late son, provides services like mediation, communication skill building …

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture brings President’s “blueprint for America” message to Gainesville

“Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food,”….that’s the topic U.S. Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan is bringing to Gainesville. Merrigan was scheduled to speak at 5:45 Thursday afternoon at the Straughn Extension Professional Development Center. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz spoke with Merrigan earlier this afernoon about the Secretary’s message which …

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Civil rights activist Cornel West brings his message to Gainesville

A nationally known activist and academician, speaking in Gainesville today, stopped by the Bo Diddley Plaza to lend support to members of the Occupy movement.  Cornel West, who will speak tonight at University of Florida, offered his support to those downtown. Civil rights activist West, a professor at Princeton University, listened …

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Stargazing offered Saturday at Hickory Ranch by Friends of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park

The Friends of Paynes Prairie and the Alachua Astronomy Club club are having their annual stargazing event tomorrow evening. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz talked with Payne’s Praire Park Services Specialist Andi Christman about how Payne’s Praire is providing some natural family fun from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.. To attend DO NOT enter the …

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