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By Leah Harding on May 9th, 2013 | Last updated: May 10, 2013 at 8:50 am
Since the earthquake, the New York Times estimates that nearly seven billion dollars has been given to Haiti from around the world. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Leah Harding recently visited Haiti and reports on the growing push for sustainability within the small Caribbean country.
By Leah Harding on April 30th, 2013 | Last updated: April 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm
The Wounded Warrior Project offers perspective and support for Boston Marathon bombing victims who have lost limbs.
By Leah Harding on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 6:29 pm
Officials are searching for the suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings that took place earlier this week. The two brothers, one dead, who are suspected of the crime are said to be from Chechnya, a controlled state of Russia. Two experts from the University of Florida discuss what this background means to the investigation.
By Leah Harding on April 3rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 8, 2013 at 3:19 pm
Following North Korea’s announcement to restart a reactor at its main nuclear complex, Cpl. Duane Dewey, Congressional Medal of Honor winner from the Korean War, reflects on the implications of the announcement.
By Leah Harding on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm
Today marks the 10th anniversary of the US Iraq invasion. Veteran Affairs at Santa Fe College is helping student veterans transition into life on campus.
By Leah Harding on February 5th, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 5:40 pm
Duke Energy is closing its Crystal River Nuclear Plant after a crack in one of its buildings was discovered in 2009.
By Leah Harding on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, deputies have been reassigned to each elementary school in Alachua County with hopes of increasing school security.
By Leah Harding on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm
President Barack Obama advocated the LGBT community at his inauguration speech Monday. This was the first time a president has mentioned gay rights in an inaugural address.
By Leah Harding on January 17th, 2013 | Last updated: January 17, 2013 at 5:56 pm
UF assistant professor Terje Ostebo said the Algerian hostage-taking is an attempt to prevent Western invasions, such as France’s invasion of Mali.
John Cooper, a Tallahassee circuit court judge, ruled Tuesday that a plan for prison privatization must be approved by a full Legislature, rather than just a panel. Gov. Rick Scott plans to appeal the decision.