WUFT News

Author Archives: Lauren Rautenkranz

New campaign reaches out to Florida veterans

By on September 5th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:45 pm

The Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs announces new logo, mission, vision statement and outreach campaign.

Florida | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

State park officials champion fencing around large oak tree

By on August 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Marion County officials are meeting tonight to discuss an oak tree, dubbed the Florida Champion Tree.

Local | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Marion County students miss first days of class over immunization issues

By on August 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Marion County students showed up for their first day of school earlier this week ready to start a new year, but some weren’t allowed into their classrooms. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports on the concern of students without proof of [...]

Education, Florida, Health and Science, Local | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Teachers coping with standardized tests

By on May 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:35 am

Teachers deal with many challenges every day. The recent fiasco with the FCAT writes scores attests to that. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports, whether it’s new curriculum or dealing with standardized tests, two teachers at different ends of [...]

Education, National | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The struggles of those who teach

By on May 4th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:16 am

Teachers deal with many challenges every day. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz  reports, whether it’s new curriculum or dealing with standardized tests, two teachers at different ends of the experience scale in Alachua County are overcoming these obstacles.

Education, Local | Leave a comment

With summer travel around the corner, gas prices showing hope

By on April 30th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:16 pm

For the first time this year, motorists are paying less at the pump than at this time last year- an average of $3.80 per gallon. AAA South Senior Motor Club Manager John Albright says this decrease will have a direct [...]

Environment, National | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Budget cuts hurt the poorest of the poor

By on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:25 am

With Governor Rick Scott’s $2-million veto, legal aid services all across Florida are seeing major cuts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM Lauren Rautenkranz spoke with Three Rivers Legal Services Executive Director Allison Thompson about how low-income residents in North Florida are facing a shortage [...]

Business, Florida, Local, Politics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Public defenders under strain with high case loads, low budget

By and on April 18th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:31 am

The Florida Supreme Court is set to hear arguments for a case about whether the Miami-Dade County public defenders office can refuse to represent some clients in light of excessive caseloads. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz reports on the current [...]

Florida, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taking civics class to the next level

By on April 18th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Santa Fe College is one of ten community colleges nationwide selected to promote civic engagement and democratic learning in its curriculum. Democracy Project Co-Director Marilyn Tubb says the college was a great choice for this group. Tubb says Santa Fe [...]

Education, Local | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fire officials work to contain County Line fire

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

The County Line fire in the Osceola National Forest is now about 25% contained, although Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Lauren Rautenkranz says the atmosphere around the fire will remain smokey for some time.

Environment, Local | Tagged | Leave a comment

Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Day Sponsorship Payments
Underwriting Payments