Author Archives: Kristin Hammel

Sharing a little holiday spirit with Seniors at nursing homes

By on December 16th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:01 pm

The holiday season will forever be celebrated with family gatherings, company parties and of course presents.  Some people, howerver, are unable to partake in holiday celebrations because they are reliant on the care of a nursing home.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s […]

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Chia seeds hold potential health benefits

By on December 13th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:03 pm

The holiday season is upon us and everyone’s favorite treats are abundant at both office and family parties. After a weekend of sugar cookies and eggnog some people may be searching for weight-loss aids in their stocking. And strange as it may seem the […]

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Curator of lepidoptera at Florida Museum of Natural History nominated for major conservation prize

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

The critically endangered Miami Blue butterfly is one of the rarest insects in North America. The breed returned to South Florida in May when University of Florida researchers released several hundred butterflies that had been bred in captivity. Director of the […]

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Holiday favorites open this weekend at the Hippodrome State Theatre

By on November 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm

The Hippodrome State Theatre is celebrating the holiday season with a re-make of one of America’s favorite holiday movies, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Kristin Hammel sat down with veteran actor Christopher Swan to talk about his role as […]

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Occupy Gainesville protestors arrested over the weekend

By on November 14th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Gainesville police officers arrested three occupy gainesville protesters early Saturday morning for violation of a city ordinance. The protestors illegally gathered at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza after the park had closed. Vietnam war veteran John Fullerton was among the 23 protestors  […]

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UF Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program provides justice in animal cruelty cases

By on October 28th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

Neglect, hoarding and blood sports all fall under the category of animal abuse.  Two years ago the University of Florida paired up with ASPCA, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to form the first veterinary forensic […]

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Turkey earthquake spurs UF researchers to study Earth’s crust

By on October 24th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Turkey yesterday killing more than 138 people. It struck in the afternoon, about nine miles northeast of the city of Van, rupturing 12.4 miles underground. University of Florida’s Department of Geological Sciences Associate professor, […]

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Location for Alachua County Fair faces uncertain future

By and on October 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

As the Alachua County Fair makes a comeback this month after not operating last year, a new debate has begun. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Bechara reports on the possibility of moving the fairgrounds in the near future. Above are the […]

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Ocala begins cleanup after heavy rain causes flooding problems

By on October 10th, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

North Central Florida recently faced some unexpected heavy rainfalls. Two major accidents occured on rain-soaked Interstate-75 near Ocala, about twelve-hundred houses lost power and more than 20 city streets are still reported to be flooded. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT’FM’s Kristen Hammel spoke wih […]

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Immigrant farm workers call attention to anti-slavery campaign

By on October 3rd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

In July 2010 three individuals were indicted in U.S District Court and charged with human trafficking for enslaving more than 50 Haitian workers on a farm in Alachua County. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida […]

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