Author Archives: Leah Harding

Language a gateway to growing in Haiti

By 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.

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Wounded Warriors offer Boston bombing victims support, encouragement

By 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.

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Experts on Chechnya discuss suspect’s background

By 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.

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North Korea to restart reactor at nuclear complex, stirring memories of America’s past conflict

By 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.

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Student veterans observe 10th anniversary of Iraq invasion

By 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.

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Crystal River’s nuclear plant retires, but Progress Energy is not leaving

By 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.

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Safety measures increase at Alachua County elementary schools

By 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.

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Obama advocates for LGBT community

By 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.

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UF expert: Algerian incident an attempt to block West

By 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.

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Judge rules on Scott’s prison health care privatization plan, sends to Legislature

By and on December 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 10:43 am

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.

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