Author Archives: Kelsey Diaz

Forbes list billionaire wants water permit to beef up Marion County’s cattle industry

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Marion county’s largest private property owner is looking to beef up the area’s cattle industry, but he’ll need a lot of water to do it. While some residents would welcome an economical boost to the area, others wonder about the environmental […]

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Prairie Creek Lodge to display artwork from year-long project this weekend

By on February 24th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm

The Alachua Conservation Trust and Six Artists-Six Prairies are holding a project-closing event tomorrow at Prairie Creek Lodge off CR 234 near Rochelle, just east of Gainesville. The event will feature paintings of area prairies, which have been painted over […]

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Carmina Burana brings music, drama and dancing to the Phillips Center stage

By on February 17th, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Monks, nuns and an antichrist are taking over the Univeristy of Florida’s Phillips Center tonight for Dance Alive National Ballet’s production of the ballet Carmina Burana. The performance envolves 250 performers and runs tonight and tomorrow night. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s […]

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As she retires, long-time Santa Fe administrator honored

By on February 10th, 2012 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Santa Fe College is honoring its vice president of student affairs, Dr. Portia Taylor.  As WUFT-FM’s Kelsey Diaz reports, the college is fondly remembering her 35 years of service.

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Peacebuilding center named after the late River Phoenix

By on February 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:25 pm

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 […]

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Winner of “Positive Music Award” performs tonight in Gainesville

By on January 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 26, 2013 at 1:05 am

When life gets serious, make music. This is the message that Greg Tamblyn is bringing with him to Gainesville tonight when he performs at 7:30 p.m. at Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Avenue. The comedic musician has been writing and performing […]

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

By on January 26th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm

“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 […]

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Civil rights activist Cornel West brings his message to Gainesville

By , and on January 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:49 pm

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 […]

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

By on January 20th, 2012 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 1:38 pm

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 […]

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