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Finding solutions to veterans with PTSD

By on April 5th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm

In the final part of his series on post-traumatic stress disorder Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo brings us the voice of Lieutenant Preston Lewis from the Salvation Army of Gainesville about finding solutions to a growing concern.

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PTSD brings memories of survival

By and on April 4th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Yesterday we heard from Kayla Mead, a University of Florida student that lives with the experiences of PTSD through the eyes of her father, an American Soldier. Today, we continue the series with the voice of Vietnam veteran from Gainesville, Scott Camil.  As [...]

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The effects of PTSD on military families

By on April 3rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Yesterday we heard from John McDaniel, the founder of Wounded Warriors in Action, about the opportunities he is giving purple heart veterans as they battle physical injuries and cases of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Today, Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo [...]

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Wounded Warriors help veterans to cope

By on April 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Last Friday we brought you the story of Pat Corcoran, a retired sargeant major and 26-year veteran and purple heart recipient. He is one of the many who served the United States through the military, and valiantly fought some of the [...]

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Veterans reflect on healing from war

By on March 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:43 pm

March 30th marks the 39th anniversary of the ending of the Vietnam War……one of the bloodiest and most politically charged wars involving the U.S. military.  It’s a day to reflect on veterans across the country who have fought for America in not [...]

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Freeze mob for Syria’s freedom

By on March 29th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

      Today students across the University of Florida campus took part in a protest demanding freedom in Syria. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, it’s a protest unlike any other.

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The sweet and silent voice of diabetes

By on March 28th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:44 pm

Diabetes was in the news again this week as the New York Times reported how dietary surgery could benefit those living with type 2 diabetes. But in every story, there is always one missing voice. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo [...]

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The “Piano Man” shares his story with Gainesville

By on March 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:52 am

25-time Grammy nominated singer song writer Billy Joel visited the University of Florida on Thursday, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT- FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, the night became a melting pot of stories, including those of the audience and of those [...]

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Getting by through music

By on February 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm

The Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. is exhibiting the works of Aleksander Kulisiewicz.  And as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, one woman brought his work to the University of Florida, to show the significance of life in a topic [...]

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Students at UF react to Machen’s “hazing email”

By on February 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm

The University of Florida sent out an e-mail on Tuesday outlining an investigation on an alleged physical hazing incident. Luis Giraldo of Florida’s 89.1 WUFT FM tells us how the student body is reacting to the message.  

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