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Author Archives: Kristi Posson

Kicking for a cause

By on April 27th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:40 pm

The “Kicking Out Malaria” Kickball Tournament at the University of Florida connects athletics and a cause. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of a sport where the winners are not the players in the game, but those benefitting from it.

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Consumers in Florida remain pessimistic about the economy

By on April 26th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:03 pm

April’s index of consumer confidence in Florida is out and is showing a drop for the third consecutive month. As WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson reports, consumer confidence will increase if tourism and healthcare continue to do well in Florida.

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USF students dies while cave diving in Citrus County

By on April 19th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm

WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of 22-year-old University of South Florida student Amy Ryan, who died from being trapped in the underwater

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Taking aim at teacher tenure at community colleges

By on March 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

A proposed bill by the Florida House of Representatives education subcommittee would eliminate multi-year contracts for all of Florida’s community and state college employees, much like what was done for Florida public school teachers. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story [...]

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Cracking down on pain clinics

By on March 29th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Pill mills are getting a lot of attention in Florida, and Governor Rick Scott is addressing the issue. Governor Scott’s initiative to crack down on these facilities that are prescribing pain killers includes using unspent funds from Florida Department of [...]

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Shuttle watchers witness history: Discovery’s final launch

By on February 28th, 2011 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 8:18 am

Space shuttle Discovery was originally scheduled for a November launch, but no one in the crowd which showed up last Thursday to witness the takeoff seemed to mind the three-month and twenty day delay. After 39 voyages, Discovery will be the first of the shuttle fleet to retire. Space shuttles Atlantis and Endeavour will retire after they fly later in the year. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson travelled to Cape Canaveral where space enthusiasts came out to witness history.

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Shooting kills St. Petersburg police officer

By on February 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Six Florida police officers have been shot and killed since the beginning of the year. Saint Petersburg has been hit the hardest, with three officers killed. The most recent shooting was Monday night. WUFT FM’s Kristi Posson has the story [...]

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The process of purchasing firearms in Florida

By on February 21st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

After the Tuscon Arizona shooting left six dead and twelve people wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, questions about gun possession and control began to arise. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has details on Florida’s policy for purchasing firearms.

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A rally for the rivers

By on February 15th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Florida’s springs, lakes and rivers are more than just fun to look at, they can also help support the economy… and now they’re being celebrated. WUFT-FM’s Kristi Posson has the story of the Fifth-Annual Rally for the Rivers. Through the [...]

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New Movie ‘Extraordinary Measures’ Has Ties To UF Physician

By on January 22nd, 2010 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

The motion picture “Extraordinary Measures” portrays the life of John Crowley, a man who stops at nothing to find a cure for his two sick children. Actor Brendan Fraser plays the role of Crowley, but that is not the only [...]

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