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Luis Giraldo

Cuba is the topic, but humanity is the issue

Cuba is a topic of confusion. And although there are lots of opinions when it comes to the politics of the Island, there is never much thought on it’s people, especially their youth. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, there is one group of people that wants to hear …

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Today’s rain not enough to squelch wildfires

Today’s rainy weather may be a medicine but not the cure for the wildfire in Lafayette County. The L.A. Bennett Fire continues to control more than 450-acres. Florida Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Chelsea Parker says dry weather conditions are to blame. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Parker adds the mild …

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Innovation Square is a step closer to reality

Only at a place for nurturing ideas can one find elected officials mingling with business developers, while watching pretend robots dance. The mix on Wednesday afternoon was a celebration for the newest idea to close the gap between the City of Gainesville and the University of Florida.  As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo …

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New NASA space probe to research Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft is heading for Jupiter Friday, and it can’t get much greener than this: a solar-powered, windmill-shaped spacecraft. Juno will be launched Friday morning aboard an unmanned Atlas V rocket. The end of the shuttle program is giving extra oomph to the $1.1-billion voyage, which is set to …

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Optimism despite the debt ceiling crisis

Americans should expect an increase in interest rates regardless of a possible default in the U.S. economy. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo spoke with Santa Fe College Economist David O’Gorman who says he thinks there is a very slim chance of a default and expects an 11th hour settlement to the debt …

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Marion County looking for kindergarten students

The number of students registered for kindergarten in Marion County is smaller than expected this year, worrying some school officials. With only seven weeks before the start of school, 1500 students have registered, about half of what would be considered normal. WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo talked with Marion County Executive Director …

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State tightening up oxycodone inventories

Authorities are increasing the penalties for physicians who prescribe or dispense prescription narcotics. It’s a joint effort between the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. The crackdown coincides with the death of a two-year-old girl in Hernando County. Brittany Wienke and Luis Giraldo have more. …

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Local veterans group honors those with mental illnesses

One local group is honoring veterans by providing a local meeting area for veterans suffering with mental illnesses. The Veterans Administration’s Hope, Opportunities, Networking, Outreach and Recovery or HONOR Center invites those diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder to its support group. WUFT-FM’s, Luis Giraldo spoke with Recreation Therapist at …

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Shands at UF opens the new pediatric emergency room

Today marks the beginning of a new era in pediatric care for Shands at the University of Florida. The new pediatric emergency room opened this morning. The nautical-themed facility welcomes children and their families, providing what pediatrics medical director in the UF Department of Emergency Medicine, Doctor Jennifer Light calls …

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